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Old 07-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #15
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Wow, those pictures are awesome. It looks like it will be closed the rest of the year, after the road is open it's going to take a lot of man hours just to get the rest rooms access cleared. What about the campgrounds, I'm sure they are a swamp with all that snow melting.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #16
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We were in Glacier the third week of July last year. We'll vouch for Mountain Meadow RV Park in Hungry Horse near West Glacier as being a great and convenient place to stay with hookups close to Glacier. It has more of a state park feel to it than RV park. If you don't need hookups and want to stay in Glacier NP the campgrounds there looked quite nice. Only two of the campground areas there allow reservations, the rest are first come first serve. if you go that route, just plan on getting there early in the day for a spot. We can't wait to go back. Yes, the Going to the Sun Road is incredibly awesome but Glacier has a multitude of other breathtaking sites as well. You will have an awesome trip!!
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I'm in Apgar now; have been for the last couple of days. Nice & dry here. Lake McDonald is higher than I've seen it in the past, and all the area rivers are running strong, but most of the campgrounds in the park are open.

There is plenty of space (at least now) at Apgar - I'm in loop "A" & at least 1/2 the sites are available. Of course that will probably change on the weekends & later in the summer...
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:08 PM   #18
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2008 Glacier Visit

On July 2nd 2008 we were the first cyclists over the pass. It opened that morning. They did not have the water turned on in the bathrooms yet and it was cold. We did not linger.

Here I am hurrying with my food and clothes to fuel and dress warmer. I think 30 minutes was our visit after a 46 mile ride up that took just under five hours. You can guess that going down was a bit faster.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #19
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I I was going to take a helicopter ride to shoot some photos of the plow work, but they wanted $455.00 for a half hour flight - a bit too rich for my blood. I'll have to stick with the park's photos: Glacier National Park's Flickr Plowing Photos.


Worth every penny! Promise! (though I completely understand it's a lot of money).


I was just speaking with the people who bought our Rv park last night. She said, rumors are that it could be some time in late July. But knowing where they have broke through too as of yesterday, I am gonna say 2 weeks tops! Lot of snow up there, but let me assure you, Glacier wants the snow outta there just as bad as anyone else. They are losing money as a park, every day that road isn't open.


They have now allowed the shuttle (free) to go as far as the turn around, so basically taking a shuttle from West Glacier up as far as it goes gets you almost all the way. Then of course from the east side you can go as far as the allow (which basically means your not missing a lot!) And if you account for the 25 mph and slower (due to traffic) you can reasonably see as much as possible with just a little more effort. Plus the travel on Hwy 2 across to the East Side is beautiful, great stops along the way such as Goat Lick and Essex MT. Essex, MT (ESM) — Great American Stations




Will also add that, for those who are considering a visit to Glacier. Fall is the best time of year to be there! No doubt about it! It's beautiful, less crowds, the fall color is amazing! (better than Colorado's if you ask me!) But services are much less available, so that is something to consider!
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Glacier is on my "Bucket List"
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #21
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As for inside Glacier, there are no full hookup's. Though most of the campgrounds are nice


As for private, I suggest Mountain Meadow, full hookups, Between Hungry Horse and Coram. About 10 min from the west entrance. If you only want electric and water hook up, I suggest Glacier Campground which is less than a mile from the West entrance. Both have that campground experience.


Don't let the Big Rig picture on their website fool you. They are more of a campground though they have a few big rig sites.



Tell Sue, at Mountain Meadow, or Kathleen Hi at Glacier Campground Robin said Hi!



North American Rv Park is great for big rigs. And smaller rigs like it as well as it's open (that's if they don't care to be in the forest) but it's not a campground! It was designed as a big rig park so you won't find a lot of pine trees. Just ornamental trees. Though I haven't been there in a few years and they changed the configuration of the park since we owned it. Not sure if they moved the ornamental tree's or not.
A timely post for me, thanks Robin... I will be at Glacier in a few days. Mostly planning on rustic camping, but every few days I need to dump and fill tanks and recharge batteries, so the full service CG info is welcome. (I forgot my big CG directory at home, doggone it!)

Since I was planning to do both the west and east sides anyway, being unable to see those last couple of miles at the pass will just be a minor inconvenience. Looking forward to taking photos of some snow-covered mountain peaks, and blue lakes with white reflections!

Mike... currently in Moab
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A timely post for me, thanks Robin... I will be at Glacier in a few days. Mostly planning on rustic camping, but every few days I need to dump and fill tanks and recharge batteries, so the full service CG info is welcome. (I forgot my big CG directory at home, doggone it!)

Since I was planning to do both the west and east sides anyway, being unable to see those last couple of miles at the pass will just be a minor inconvenience. Looking forward to taking photos of some snow-covered mountain peaks, and blue lakes with white reflections!

Mike... currently in Moab

Oh good! Glad it was timely! Enjoy your trip! It's beautiful there. I would check prices of rustic (inside the park) against private cause last time I heard they weren't that far apart, price wise and people (on another camping forum) had an issue paying for nothing when they could stay outside of the park and have hookup's. Worth checking! For dumping and filling up I would do North American Rv Park, easy in easy out!



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Ewwww, good bucket list choice in my opinion.
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Robin, thanks. I found NA RV's website. They are at $39.50 this year. Glacier is $29 w/e and $24 elec only. Apgar appears to be $15. I think NA is a little pricey for me, but Glacier seems pretty reasonable. I guess I'll have to see what the ambience is like between them and the park CGs... and how badly I want the amenities each day, of course! If it's really cold, the electric heater would be nice.
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Robin, thanks. I found NA RV's website. They are at $39.50 this year. Glacier is $29 w/e and $24 elec only. Apgar appears to be $15. I think NA is a little pricey for me, but Glacier seems pretty reasonable. I guess I'll have to see what the ambience is like between them and the park CGs... and how badly I want the amenities each day, of course! If it's really cold, the electric heater would be nice.


Mike, most likely you will enjoy Glacier Campground as well as Mountain Meadow more. Remember NARV Park is a Big Rig Park. Probably not your cup of tea.


I was just suggesting NARV Park for dumping and filling (if you were choosing to stay in a place that didn't have any dumps or water spigot, such as some campgrounds around the canyon leading to Glacier, Hungry Horse for example.) Because NA is a Big Rig park its easy in , easy out............ for quick dump and fill...


Otherwise I suggest Glacier Campground or Mountain Meadow for egg camping!
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Glacier NP headquarters just announced that The Going-to-the-Sun Road will be fully open on Wednesday July 13th! Hats off to the road plowing crews for all their hard work!
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I have arrived at Glacier, and discovered that the price info I found on the net for Apgar was not up to date... it's actually $20. I've got a nice quiet woodsy site in Glacier CG. Much farther from roads than Apgar, it turns out. Pretty nice around here! And the mosquitos aren't too bad either, just a few of the little vampires.
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I have arrived at Glacier, and discovered that the price info I found on the net for Apgar was not up to date... it's actually $20. I've got a nice quiet woodsy site in Glacier CG. Much farther from roads than Apgar, it turns out. Pretty nice around here! And the mosquitos aren't too bad either, just a few of the little vampires.
Please- Give us some pictures and weather info- thanx
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For those interested, I'm back at Glacier (US) after a couple of days at Lake Louise in Canada, currently at St Mary Campground on the east side of Glacier (Site B85). On entering the park the gate ranger said the expected opening date of the Going to the Sun road is Wednesday. I'm here for 3 days - will post photos if it opens...

Here is one of Lake McDonald from last week:
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