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Old 04-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Glacier National Park U.S.

I'm thinking of making reservations at Glacier. Fish Creek, Apgar and St. Mary's take reservations. Any opinions?
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Hi Ruthe,


Here's wishing yall a safe and happy trip/adventure. I've passed by a few CGs in the park. Seems like they were pretty well packed each time I passed by em'. Most of the times that I visited GNP I overnighted somewhere outside of the park. Last time I stayed overnight within the park boundary was many years ago and that was in one of the cabins.

That GTTS road sure offers some spectacular scenery IMO.

A couple of links: are you familiar with them? I've never used reserveamerica but I've looked at it and the other site a time or two.

http://www.parkcamper.com/Glacier-National-Park/Glacier-National-Park-Camping.htm

http://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do



My last stay was at the KOA on the west side of the park. To me it is a large and busy KOA. However, there were many shaded sites for small rigs and tent campers. The shade ment a lot to me and I enjoyed my stay there.
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As I recall, Apgar reservations are for group sites. Other than location preference (westside vs eastside), Fish Creek has campground ambiance while St Mary's is more of an RV Park. Non-reserved sites such as Rising Sun and Many Glacier are scenic and often open daily until afternoon. Old memories though...
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BTW, are you familiar with the "West Glacier Restaurant"? It doesn't seem to be too far from apgar CG.
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From what I've been reading the past few hours, St. Mary's is not the campground of choice. So I'm thinking that we'll make reservations there for one night and then early the next morning go over to Many Glacier. I need to look on the map and see the distance between them.
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From what I've been reading the past few hours, St. Mary's is not the campground of choice. So I'm thinking that we'll make reservations there for one night and then early the next morning go over to Many Glacier. I need to look on the map and see the distance between them.
St Mary's and Many Glacier are very close together - 30 miles or so. You are aware you cannot pull your Escape over Logan Pass?
Going-to-the-Sun Road FAQs - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (about half way down)
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Highly recommend Two Medicine campground. It can provide all of the activities you may be interested in. Many Glacier is heavily used, crowded, and the hiking trails are frequently closed due to bear activity.Hiked through and camped at all of the campgrounds at GNP and end up at Two Medicine.
http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/twomedicine.htm
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I'm thinking of making reservations at Glacier. Fish Creek, Apgar and St. Mary's take reservations. Any opinions?
I've camped in Glacier at least a dozen times, Many Glacier is my favorite. The hiking is spectacular and the fact that it is a bit off the beaten path makes it less hectic. I've always had good luck finding a spot between 9-10am when folks are leaving.

As a second choice, I'd drive up to Waterton. It's a slightly different experience and you'll need to watch the hours for Customs.
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We camped at Fish about 4 years ago and loved it. It was quiet and very clean with plenty of hiking and lake viewing. It's also a great base to venture from.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #10
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Glacier!

I have stayed at all of them except Many Glacier and the group site. I liked Rising Sun best because it is smaller and quieter. St Mary is more open and has some spectacular views. Two Medicine is also quiet, but it is quite a bit further from the rest of the park. We took all the hiking trails there and then moved.

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