Glacier National Park

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Visiting Glacier National Park

Experience one of the best national parks with unbelievable geological features — Glacier National Park. This popular national park is located in the Rocky Mountains on the Montana and Canada border. You can explore over 1 million acres of Glacier National Park through hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas and waterways.

Glacier National Park is known as the Crown of the Continent because of the array of beautiful landscapes, like alpine meadows, lakes, mountains and exquisite forests. This park is a must-visit for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts with extensive hiking trails, numerous types of wildlife and historical features.

Planning your trip to Glacier National Park will include learning about entry fees, the weather you can expect, all of the activities available, how to get to the national park, places to visit and where to stay. You can choose to stay in a tent, cabin or RV when you visit one of the many Kampgrounds of America locations in the surrounding area.

KOA Campgrounds are the perfect accommodation for your trip to Glacier National Park because of the amenities and proximity to the park. Whether you want to stay north of the park closer to Canada, south of the park near Flathead Lake or close to the park entrance, you can find the right KOA to make your Glacier National Park camping adventure one to remember.

Glacier National Park

Experiencing Glacier National Park

The first step in planning your visit to Glacier National Park is deciding when you want to go. If you like warmer temperatures and want to be able to get to most places in the park, the best time to visit is in July and August. This time of year is considered peak season, and temperatures are usually in the low 80s during the day and drop into the 40s at nighttime. It's still important to bring layers and jackets, though, because the weather can change quickly. You may even see some snow if you're visiting higher elevations in June and July.

Arranging travel plans to Glacier National Park is your next task. You can arrive at this park by air, train or vehicle. Air travel will require you to arrive at Glacier Park International Airport, Missoula International Airport or Great Falls International Airport. The airport you fly into may depend on the KOA Campground you plan to stay at.

The Amtrak Empire Builder will stop at West Glacier (Belton) and the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex year-round, and stop at East Glacier Park seasonally.

Making the trip by car or RV is ideal for people who enjoy road trips and stopping at numerous destinations along the way. Traveling in an RV is a great option to keep all of your belongings in one place and easily stay at a KOA Campground.

If you are visiting during the peak season, make sure you are aware of the high crowd levels at popular trails, scenic areas and parking lots during your stay. It is helpful to plan your days early or take advantage of park transportation options to make it to all of the sights and areas you want to explore.

Glacier National Park is a popular destination because of all of the places you can visit within the park and in the surrounding area. A must-visit area is Logan Pass — the highest point in the park that you can access by vehicle. At 6,646 feet in elevation, Logan Pass is an excellent spot to take in the beautiful scenery this national park offers. Make sure you make it to the location early, as this is a popular place for visitors to stop by and view the glacial peaks, wildlife and alpine plants.

Other ways you can experience this park are by exploring hiking trails, riding on bike trails, rafting down rivers, signing up for a red bus tour or taking a boat excursion on one of the lakes. There is an activity for nearly every person at Glacier National Park and numerous ways to experience the beauty of this location.

Things to Do and See in Glacier National Park


Apgar Nature Center


Avalanche Lake Trail


Glacier Park Boat Company


Going-to-the-Sun Road


Grinnell Glacier


Hidden Lake


Highline Trail


Iceberg Lake Trail


Lake McDonald


Logan Pass


Red Bus Tours


St. Mary River and Lake


Trail of the Cedars


Two Medicine


Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Fun Facts About Glacier National Park

Keep an eye out for scenery from Glacier National Park Area featured in these films:
Beethoven's 2nd
Forrest Gump
Heaven's Gate
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The River Wild
The Shining
The Thing from Another World
Verticle Limit
What Dreams May Come

Nearby Attractions to Glacier National Park

Bear Paw Battlefield

Big Hole National Battlefield

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Flathead National Forest

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Grant-Kohrs Ranch Historic Site

Holland Falls & Lake

Hungry Horse Reseervoir

Kootenai Falls

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Nez Perce National Historic Park

Whitefish Lake

KOA Campgrounds Near Glacier National Park

With over 500 KOA campgrounds in the United States and Canada, you'll find 3 KOA campgrounds near Glacier National Park.
KOA Holidays

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

106 West Shore, St Mary, Montana

Camping near Glacier National Park At The St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

Stay here, and you're just a mile from Glacier Park and the entrance to Going-to-the-Sun Road, the 52-mile highway that climbs across Glacier National Park's spectacular alpine spine. The view is almost as good from your campsite here at Glacier's eastern edge, where towering peaks frame the St. Mary River and Lake. Pick up lunch fixings at the KOA grocery store and gift shop, then board a Glacier tour bus at the campground entrance. If you want to give your dog a day off while you explore, your hosts offer pet sitting and kennel boarding. Or relax at the KOA with full espresso bar while you hone your putting skills, play bocce or enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub complex. Rent a kayak and explore the wilds of Lower St. Mary Lake and River. Pizza and food service items available daily from mid-June to September.  Pool/Hot tub: June 15 - September 10. Max pull thru: 75 feet. Your hosts: Will & Susan Brooke.

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

Open May 16 to September 30 More Details

Camping at St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (6/15 - 9/10)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Fishing
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals
  • KampK9®

Hours / Operation

Open May 16 to September 30


Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


106 West Shore
St Mary, MT 59417
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KOA Resorts

West Glacier KOA Resort

355 Halfmoon Flats Road, West Glacier, Montana

Camping near Glacier National Park At The West Glacier KOA Resort

West Glacier Campground

Less than three miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park lies Montana's best glamping experience. The West Glacier KOA Resort is home to endless opportunities, enabling you to enjoy breathtaking views and take part in extraordinary adventures the whole family will enjoy. Our West Glacier campground is ideally situated to help you have the experience of a lifetime. 

Why Choose West Glacier KOA?

Discover the magic of West Glacier and Lake Mcdonald as you traverse the landscape, taking in natural wonders that date back thousands of years. Our private western Montana campground near Glacier National Park offers immediate access to nearly 700 miles of trails, letting you explore the unforgettable peaks, lakes, glaciers and wildlife. Hop on horseback or jump in a famous Red Bus for unique guided tours through the park. Don't forget to drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road and cross the Continental Divide. 

Once you've had your refreshing dose of Mother Nature, head into one of the nearby towns for a different kind of adventure. Visit art galleries and eat at delicious restaurants in Bigfork. You might also want to explore Whitefish and spend a day at White Mountain Resort enjoying alpine slides, lifts to the summit and more beautiful scenery. No matter what you are looking to do, our West Glacier campground puts you right in the middle of everything! 

Want to stay on the campground? We have plenty to offer! From delicious treats at the Lazy Bear Cafe to fun campground activities and events, we have something that appeals to anyone!

Glamp in Style

Are you interested in camping near Glacier National Park and Lake McDonald? Our campground offers many ways to stay, take in the remarkable views and celebrate the area's history. We offer tent camping sites for those looking for a refreshing few nights beneath the starry Montana sky. Choose between our individual and group Tent Sites, as well as optional water and electric hookups to ensure your whole group has the necessary space and resources. 

For extreme glamping in West Glacier, our lodging options offer an assortment of perks to give you the comfort you want. From our Camping Cabins that provide just a bed, roof and microwave to our KOA Deluxe Cabins that come with patios, bathrooms and partial or full kitchens, you will learn what camping in style really means. 

At West Glacier KOA Resort, we also provide Pull-Thru and Back-In RV campsites. Many of them are big rig friendly and provide options for full hookups, giving you the space you need for a private and enjoyable getaway. One of our options even provides you with an additional tent site! No matter how you choose to stay with us, you will have access to our on-site espresso bar, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, adult hot tub and more. 

Looking for group campsites? No problem! We're happy and willing to accommodate groups of all types and sizes! The West Glacier KOA has been a popular Montana camping destination for large groups and events for years! In addition to our group camping areas, we also provide a tent pavilion that can be reserved for gatherings and events free of charge.

Book Your Stay at West Glacier KOA Resort 

Ready to get your getaway started? Choose to stay at our wilderness cabin and RV campground by Glacier National Park and prepare for a trip you will never forget. Call us at 800-562-3313 or fill out our online form to reserve your campsite now! 

Pool: May 26 - September 23, 2023   |   Max Pull Thru: 75 feet

West Glacier KOA Resort

Open May 1 to October 15 More Details

Camping at West Glacier KOA Resort

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

West Glacier KOA Resort Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/21)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • KampK9®

Unique Amenities

  • Back-in RV Sites
  • Breakfast
  • Camping Cabins
  • Deluxe Cabins with Linens
  • Deluxe Patio RV Sites
  • Deluxe Tent Sites
  • Espresso Bar
  • Friendly Staff
  • Grocery and Convenience Store
  • Group Tent
  • Hiking Trail
  • Laundry Facility
  • Lazy Bear Cafe
  • Planned Activities
  • Playground
  • Pull-Thru RV Sites
  • Restrooms & Showers
  • Scoops Ice Cream Shop
  • Tent Sites

Hours / Operation

Open May 1 to October 15

All Sites

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


355 Halfmoon Flats Road
West Glacier, MT 59936
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KOA Holidays

Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

5121 Highway 93 South, Whitefish, Montana

Camping near Glacier National Park At The Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

As busy as this majestic corner of Montana gets during the summer, you'll feel like you're in your own private hideaway at this fun campground. Sprawling across 33 acres of a secluded, forested valley, it's a mere 24 miles from Glacier National Park and a short drive from Whitefish and Kalispell. This KOA is renowned for its kid-friendly areas. It also features an adults-only hot tub, game room, free mini golf, free fun-bikes, walking trails. There's even a free Frisbee golf course. Check out Buffalo Bob's Family Entertainment Center - a restaurant serving pizza, sandwiches, salads, as well as a free hot breakfast in the summer. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Hosts can help you with Glacier National Park information and other attractions, such as whitewater rafting and horseback-riding trips. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet. Your hosts: the Staves family. E-mail us at:  [email protected]NEW! - Take a Virtual Tour of our campground online now!

Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

Open May 15 to September 15 More Details

Camping at Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/15 - 9/15)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar
  • Propane
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals
  • Tour Shuttle

Unique Amenities

Hours / Operation

Open May 15 to September 15

All Sites

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


5121 Highway 93 South
Whitefish, MT 59937
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