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Old 04-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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Unless I am missing something, I don't think we would need to go over Logan Pass to get from St. Mary's to Many Glacier.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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I had written down Two Medicine and then forgot about it. The campground map looks interesting and it seems like it would be easier to get a site there even on Fourth of July week, which is when we'd be there. It also seems to be near a store and hiking and even a boat tour. Are there any disadvantages?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #13
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Unless I am missing something, I don't think we would need to go over Logan Pass to get from St. Mary's to Many Glacier.
True - but the other campgrounds in your first post (and much of the park) are on the other side of the pass from St Mary's. (And we think the west side of the park is prettier.)
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #14
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We also camped at Fish Creek a few years ago. Great campsites, not to far from from Apgar and the stores. Beautiful spot, as Tom said a great base camp! We took the jammer tour over Logan Pass and back (had lunch at Many Glaciers), that was really fun. We got to know the couple sitting next to us well since we were all leaning together (to keep the bus from going over the edge ).

If you want to get to the West side of the park, the drive around the south side is beautiful (No RV's on Going to the Sun).

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:08 AM   #15
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We just made reservations for two nights at Fish Creek for late July. We are such planners that just showing up and getting a spot makes us a little anxious. Plus we only have a limited time to get back home after we pick up our Escape, so we have our places reserved ahead of time to make sure that we don't lollygag! The pictures of all the GNP campsites look really nice!

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Old 04-03-2014, 12:04 PM   #16
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Last summer we arrived at Glacier Park in the morning, and in the middle of the week, hoping to get a spot. No luck! We ended up staying at a private campground in St. Mary's, which was ok, but sure not as nice as Many Glacier! We did walk through Many Glacier, where we met a fellow and his son with his new 5.0 Escape heading home after picking it up from the factory! My advise is to reserve, as Glacier is crazy busy. We had trouble even finding a place to park at trailheads. Waterton Park across the border had plenty of campsites.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #17
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We camped at Waterton two years ago and hiked to the Goat Haunt Ranger station in Montana and then took the boat to Waterton village were we started. It was a very good experience. The hike was guided by two rangers from the USA & Canada. It celebrates the fact that Waterton/Glacier is the first International Peace Park.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #18
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The Crypt lake hike and the hike from Camernon falls down to the town site in Waterton are two of my favorites.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #19
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get a site there even on Fourth of July week, which is when we'd be there.
Fourth of July!!! I kinda hate to say it but.....Ouch.
I'm curious about which direction you will initially be approaching the park from----east or west side?




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If you want to get to the West side of the park, the drive around the south side is beautiful Kathie
Copy that. And I've even seen a grizzly on that south loop---off 49 I believe.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #20
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The thing is when we take a long camping trip in the spring and summer we can't avoid holiday weekends -- we've got to be somewhere. We'll be coming from the north, so I guess we could approach it from the east or the west -- it wouldn't really matter.
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