Local Area Recreation Near St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

At St. Mary KOA we do not have organized campground recreation but onsite there is a lot to enjoy.  If you decide to take a break from Glacier National Park, you will find a quiet place to read a book or chill out at the heated pool and hot tub. We have a nature trail around the edges of the campground allowing you to explore the river and forests on the lower part of the campground while enjoying the views of Glacier's peaks on the upper part.  Birdwatching and sometimes wildlife are enjoyed by our guests.  If you want to explore lower St. Mary Lake, we offer kayak and SUP rentals.  The delta end of lower St. Mary Lake is shallow enough to allow guests who may be new to kayaking to get the feel of the boat without river currents or deep water.  Then once you're comfortable the lake is beautiful and interesting.  Sometimes you can even spot submerged logs and deck rails from the old chalets that were destroyed during the 1940s at Sun Point and St. Mary.Delete

Hiking

Hiking

The east side of Glacier Park is a hiker's Mecca. There are plenty of great 1-3 mile hikes for families, like St. Mary Falls, Hidden Lake at Logan Pass, and Baring Falls/Sunrift Gorge. If longer hikes are your thing, then you will love GNP even more. We are always glad to answer any hiking questions or provide advice at the front desk. Click on this link to Glacier's NPS newspaper for more information on hiking in the Park.  https://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/dashboard/

Flowers

Flowers

Glacier park is a treasure trove of fun for flower lovers. With close to a thousand species of wildflowers, you won't get tired of spotting goodies.