A new RV park is opening this summer by the western entrance of Glacier National Park. They will have full-service RV sites and modern cabins just across the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, less than a mile from the entrance gates. The RV park will also be within walking distance to the shops and restaurants in West Glacier Village.
West Glacier RV Park is set to have paved roads and pull-through sites that will fit motorhomes and tow-behinds up to 80 feet long. Each RV site will have full hookups, a picnic table, fire pit, and barbecue.
Their cabins will sleep up to four people and have a full kitchen, queen-size bed, bathroom, and living area with a futon. The park amenities will include free WiFi, coin-operated laundry, a playground, and propane and RV supplies available to purchase.
There will also be a short wooded path that leads from the RV park to West Glacier Village. You can browse the gift shop for souvenirs, mercantile store for camping supplies, and grab a bite to eat from West Glacier Restaurant. They also serve ice cream and espresso to-go and have outdoor tables so you can enjoy your food and drink with a view.
Summer in Glacier National Park means long warm days and cool nights under the big blue Montana sky. Go hiking, fishing, or take a drive on the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road while the full route is open. Keep in mind that the mountain road is very narrow with hairpin turns and vehicles over 21 feet long are not permitted.
West Glacier RV Park will be opening on July 1, 2019. You can learn more about the park and book your site or cabin on their website. Let us know how your experience goes on RV LIFE Campgrounds.
Stephen Hawn says
I dont who can afford $85+ per night, not me, for klamping camper i guess. If you have spots for $25 let me know.
C Schuelke says
$85. Per night? That is outrageous!Won’t be staying there.
Personally I don’t like cabins being in campgrounds. Many campers are bad enough about poor behavior and being too loud- in my experience the cabin renters are usually even worse.
No thanks- don’t want to be near cabins and certainly not willing to to pay $80 a night in any case.
$85/night?!! Thanks for the warning. Will look elsewhere……..
Pete, in Tacoma WA
If you bought an RV, you certainly did not do it to save money (I have recently found out!). Here is SoCali, that price is a bargain, but I can see the “money savers” wanting a better deal. Frankly, I look forward to just paying $85 a night for a beautiful spot. Malibu, Pismo Beach, and Central/North Coast of Cali will steal $120 night or more from you, so I look forward to spending a lot less in other states and locations when we get there…
Brian Lutz says
The going price for beauty isn’t cheap!!!
That park isn’t charging for beauty – nature is free. They are charging for convenience.
I look forward to a RV park with nice size spaces and not jammed up like some of the State and National Parks.. Hopefully it will not require reservation a year in advance like the lower priced parks sometime do. I will gladly pay the price for size and convenience..
GORD CURRIE says
RV’S cost too much these days to buy and maintain so the pad rates should be at least 1/4 of Hotel rates.
Peter & Judy Sauer says
In my opinion pad rates all should be no more than $35 a night with full hook ups.
James Savage says
Like it is said convenience costs. Yellowstone is exactly the same the closer you are the more you pay. I agree that cabins invite people that are not camping but taking the city out there with them.
Oh the other hand Glacier is such a great place to visit you can see things not any where else and hike amount the wild animals.
Charlie Ethier says
Is this the new RV park that has a low bridge to go under before you get to the RV park?
Just wondering what kind of issues it is?
Have heard no problem to it’s an issue.
$85.00 a night???
Good for them I hope they are FULL all summer long!
I expected more and will gladly pay $85.00 a night to avoid overpriced hotels, all the kids, the riff raff and rednecks that Summer always brings out of the Montana woods which gives ya a whole new appreciation for bears!
Don’t be too hard on people in the cabins. They are likely just as nice and courteous as you and cannot afford an rv and don’t want to sleep in a tent. I myself travel by motorcycle ( a whole other strike against me ;-)) and sometimes just don’t want to haul everything to tent camp so really like the convenience of just bringing a sleeping bag to use in a cabin.
JAMES MCGANNON says
If I understand correctly, 21 feet is longest coach allowed on the road to the campground. That eliminates 90 % of the motorhomes anyway.
Jack M says
Not quite. The 21 ft restriction takes effect well inside the park on the Going to the Sun Rd. As a comparison, the West Glacier KOA which is a couple of miles down the road is around $100/night and worth it IMO.
You are missing the point, this area is like no other. Hike and enjoy nature, its not the city lights its nature at its best.
Charlie Ethier says
Thanks All. I do understand the issue of the length deep inside the park. I’m still looking for any information anyone might have as to the height of the bridge that’s close to the entry to the RV Park. I believe it’s a railroad bridge.
Thanks in advance for any info people might have.