The Greater Flathead Valley offers the best in outdoor recreation and entertainment. Hike hundreds of miles of trails in Glacier National Park, float the three forks of the Flathead River, visit the Hungry Horse Damn, take a scenic drive to Flathead Lake, or relax with a Red Bus Tour. However you choose to spend your time here, you'll find an inexhaustible list of possibilities.
The crown jewel of Montana--explore rugged peaks, hike thousands of miles of trail, fish pristine waters, experience breath-taking mountain views, and live in nature's ultimate work of art. Established as the United States 10th national park by President Taft, Glacier National Park is the true destination of any camper or RV enthusiast. Travel the world famous Going-to-the-Sun Road and experience beauty in it's purest form.
(Photo: 1910 Grinnell Glacier)
The main attraction of Glacier National Park is the spectacular 50 mile drive that crosses Continental Divide and traverses the Towering Garden Wall. Living glaciers, sparkling lakes, mountain-fed streams, brilliant wild flowers, dense forests and abundant wildlife provide an ever changing panorama. Glacier Rental Cars will deliver your car to our KOA campground for no extra charge. Visit their website to learn more & contact them!
Ride the Red Jammer Buses through Glacier National Park. Completely refurbished buses with a knowledgeable driver will give you an experience of a lifetime. These tour buses will pick you up at our campground daily. Visit the Glacier National Park Lodges' Website for more information on tours available and reservations. There are also shuttles available in Apgar, just inside the park's entrance.
There are half day floats, full day floats and dinner floats available. If you are interested in going on a float trip please come to the office and let us make reservations for you. The raft company will come to our campground and pick you up.
There are numerous places to go trail riding in and around Glacier National Park. Just outside Glacier Park is Swan Mountain Outfitters which is only one mile from the campground. Inside Glacier National Park there trail rides are available at Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier. You can sign up for one hour, two hour and all day tours.
Glide through spectacular mountain scenery and unique geologic phenomena. You'll see and feel the grandeur that makes Glacier National Park the Crown of the Continent. There are lake cruises available on Lake McDonald, Two Medicine Lake, St. Mary Lake and at Many Glacier. Boat rentals are available at all of the locations except St. Mary Lake.
The Jewel Basin Hiking Area is a unique 15,000 acre hiking area maintained exclusively for hiking and camping. This high mountain area is popular for backpacking, fishing and plant and wildlife viewing. For campers with dogs - these trails are Fido friendly... The lakes up here offer a great cutthroat trout fishing opportunity as many of these lakes are teeming with fish.
Glacier Park offers you nearly a thousand miles of trails. There are many short day hikes that will take you into Glacier back country or to mountain chalets. A few good choices would be Avalanche Lake Trail, Trail of the Cedars, Granite Park Chalet or the boardwalk at Logan Pass. There are guided day hikes available also. Don't miss experiencing all that Glacier National Park has to offer. You will be amazed at the wildflowers, vistas and all of the wildlife that you can see on a day hike or even a short walk in Glacier! Or take a guided hike with Glacier Guides!
There are fishing trips available through the local rafting companies in the area. If you have your own boat there is an unlimited number of lakes in the area and also Hungry Horse Reservoir which is only nine miles from our campground. Fishing in Glacier Park is allowed with a free permit that can be obtained at the Visitor's Center in Apgar just inside Glacier National Park. Fishing charters and tours are available on Flathead Lake.
No vacation is complete without a round of 18 holes. Enjoy multiple courses throughout the valley, each offering challenges to beginners as well as experienced players. Glacier View Golf Course features panoramic mountain views and nature's landscaping. Meadow Lake Resort lies in outer Columbia Falls, 15 miles away--a true golfer retreat. Travel the greater Flathead Valley and find courses in Whitefish, Kalispell, and beyond.
There is a paved bike path inside the entrance of Glacier National Park. You can ride you bikes from the town of West Glacier into Glacier National Park and access this paved bike path. Also, in the spring you can ride bikes on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway before it opens to car traffic. It is a great time to view wildlife and beautiful mountain scenery with all of the snow still on the peaks! There is Forest Service trail access near the campground for mountain biking. Mountain bikes can be rented nearby.
Take a self-guided tour of the dam, available in season. Bring your boat, lake kayaks or canoes and explore the Hungry Horse reservoir. You could spend the day boating, fishing or swimming in this scenic area.
Check out this quaint little town, located at the edge of beautiful, Flathead Lake. The town includes great restaurants, art galleries and unique shops that feature home-made Montana Craft. The Bigfork Playhouse has some great plays that run during the summertime. Bring your boat and explore Flathead Lake!
Whitefish is a great place to go shopping for the day. The town has lots of local artists, great restaurants and unique shops to browse through. See a play at the Whitefish Playhouse or attend one of the local events in the area. Don't miss out on Whitefish Mountain Resort either--they have Alpine Slides, lifts to the summit, and plenty of opportunity for an afternoon hike.
The Amazing Fun Center is the perfect family hang-out. Explore a massive wood-constructed maze complete with four towers as you race against the clock. Battle it out on Bumper Boats fully equipped with water spray guns. You can compete with each other in the challenging basketball Bank Shot course or putt around on an expansive and highly-detailed mini-golf course. Finish the day with a race around the go-cart track. Don't miss the fun.
Any railroad buffs will love this place! A quaint inn set in the mountains. Stop in for lunch or dinner for a delicious homemade meal and watch the trains go by. Great local history of the area!
Don't get scorched by the sun--get wet! Montana's largest waterslide and mini golf course is located approximately 12 miles from the KOA campground. Experience the exhilarating rush of ten different slides, a large hot tub, arcade, mini golf and bumper cars and water balloon fights. It's the wettest wildest fun in the west.
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