Anybody who has visited Montana’s Flathead Valley in the summertime doesn’t need another reason or excuse to come back and visit again.
This part of the country that makes up the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park is arguably some of the most beautiful country in the contiguous United States.
Magnificent mountains, beautiful lakes, friendly people, fantastic wildlife… these are just a few of the things that make this area is such a fantastic vacation destination every summer for thousands of people.
However in case you have not had the privilege of visiting this area in the past, or if you just need a few more reasons to remind you just how wonderful it is to spend part of your summer here in Montana’s Flathead Valley. We have compiled a list of six more reasons you should consider making the Flathead Valley your summertime vacation destination. More specifically, why you should plan on spending your Glacier National Park summertime vacation with us here at Glacier Peak’s RV Park and campground.
Reason Number Six: You Will Find More Than A Dozen Beautiful Lakes Just Minutes From Your Campsite
When you choose to spend your Glacier National Park summer vacation with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground, you’ll find yourself not more than a 20 minute drive from some of Montana’s most beautiful lakes in every direction.
When you turn west out of a Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground you will be a quick 10 minute drive from the warm sandy shores of Whitefish Lake in Whitefish Montana. Here you will find a large sandy beach beach area called “City Beach” that is perfect for laying out and working on your summer tan. You will also find a very nice boat ramp where you can launch your boat for a day of fishing and water skiing. Several well-maintained areas have been set aside and designated specifically for swimming on Whitefish Lake, at City Beach, Whitefish Lake State Park and Les Mason State Park. You will also enjoy the beautiful views of the Big Mountain and the Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, that can be enjoyed from nearly every spot on the lake.
Lake McDonald and Hungry Horse Reservoir
If you take a turn east out of Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground, you will only be about a 20 minute drive from a handful of beautiful lakes at the foot of Glacier National Park. Perhaps the most well known option in this area is the stunning Lake McDonald which is just inside the western entrance to Glacier National Park.
This beautiful lake is about 10 miles long and more than a mile wide with a depth of more than 472 feet. The waters in this lake are shockingly clean and clear. Sitting on your boat you’ll be able to see the rocks of the lake bottom even at depths of up to 20 and 30 feet. This lake is teaming with native species of trout and other gamefish. The stunning backdrop of Glacier National Parks ragged peaks make this a very popular summer time hangout spot.
Lake McDonald is not the only beautiful lake in the West Glacier area. You will also find a Hungry Horse reservoir, another wonderful option for summertime recreation with more than 1640 square miles of water surface and many dozens of coves, private bays and secluded inlets where you can escape to and find your own peace and quiet.
Head straight south from Glacier Peak’s RV Park and campground and within approximately a half-hour or less you will find yourself relaxing on the shores of perhaps Montana’s most well known and popular lake destination, Flathead Lake.
Flathead Lake is a natural lake that occurs along the main line of the Flathead River. A dam was put in place backing 1930s at the southern end of the lake near Polson Bay which raised the lake by approximately 10 feet over its historical catchment level. Flathead Lake has wonderfully clean and clear water, considering it’s size and depth. Flathead Lake is approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles wide and covers and area of more than 190 square miles. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River.
Reason Number Five: A Half-Dozen Golf Courses are Calling Your Name
If you get tired of playing on the lake, or you just need a change of pace, you might consider breaking out the clubs and heading for the greens! There’s more than a dozen immaculate golf courses located just a short drive from Glacier Peak’s RV Park and campground.
Meadow Lake golf course in Columbia Falls is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course. The course is a par 72 and was rated by golf digest has a 4 1/2 star course and one of the “best public golf courses in Montana”. Golf magazine also raved about it calling it a “must play course”.
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Just to the west of Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground you will find the Whitefish Lake golf course. The Whitefish Lake golf course is made up of two distinct courses, a north course and a south course.
The north course is a ‘parkland style course’ with views looking over Whitefish Lake and the Whitefish Mountain Resort.
The south course is more of a ‘players course’ with big sweeping greens and beautiful fairways that meander through beautiful subdivisions and along the west shores of Lost Coon Lake.
You also have several options for golf to the south in Kalispell and Bigfork including the legendary Eagle Bend golf course overlooking the waters of Flathead Lake in the town of Bigfork Montana.
Buffalo Hill, Village Greens and Northern Pines
Additionally, there a several more options in Kalispell, Montana, including Village Greens, Buffalo Hill golf course, and Northern Pines along Highway 93.
Reason Number Four: Enjoy the bounty and camaraderie of an old-time farmers market
The communities of the Flathead Valley are pretty serious about coming together to celebrate the beauty and fun of the summertime in their weekly farmers market get-togethers.
Whitefish comes together every Tuesday evening around five at the north end of town in a beautiful park just In front of the train depot. Here they celebrate friends family and Montana’s long summer days with music, merriment, fresh produce, food vendors, and wonderful arts and crafts made by some of the areas best artisans and craftsmen.
Columbia Falls does the same on Thursday night in a wonderful restored old lumber yard that they have affectionately called ‘The Coop’.
Kalispell gets together on Saturday afternoons in the parking lot at the community college where you will find a wonderful variety of the freshest produce, delicious homemade pastries and other products, and a wonderful array of unique crafts and handmade goods.
Whether you choose to check out the farmers market in Whitefish, Columbia Falls, or Kalispell, you are sure to find a plethora of friendly people, fresh delicious food and produce, and wonderfully unique items that you will not find anywhere else.
Staying with us here at Glacier Peak’s RV Park and campground puts you in the perfect location to visit each of these wonderful family friendly farmers markets and share in a little bit of a magic that makes these Montana communities so special.
Reason Number Three: Delicious dining options so close you can almost smell it cooking from here
That’s right, when you stay at Glacier Peak RV Park and campground you will be located only moments away from some of Montana’s most delicious restaurants and dining venues. Whitefish Montana is chocked full of them, Mexican food, Italian, delicious Montana fare, seafood, Indian, sushi and more. Whatever it is you’re looking for you’ll probably find it somewhere in Whitefish Montana.
Not to be outdone, Columbia Falls offers some delicious options as well, including the locally popular hotspot ‘The Back Room’ where you will find delicious homestyle barbecue. Columbia Falls is also where you will find Mudman burgers which was recently named as the number one spot to find the best burger in the Flathead Valley, and also Three Forks Grill where you will find a more elegant dining experience with a variety of unique options of entrees to satisfy any appetite.
If you want even more options, head south from the RV park toward Kalispell where you you are sure to find something that will cater perfectly too whatever appetite you have. From high class five-star restaurants, to gourmet burger and pizza options. You will even find a Mongolian grill, and a Japanese steakhouse if either of those suite your fancy.
Reason Number Two: You Will Not Even Need To Sacrifice That First-Run Showing of The Big Summer Block Busters!
Yes, summertime is popular for a lot of things, and one of those things is the big summertime releases of the Hollywood blockbusters. Well your kids will be happy to know, but if you choose to spend your vacation with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground that they will not have to give up the first run showing of that big summer blockbuster. Kalispell’s beautiful 14 cinema signature theater is I located just a short 20 minute drive from Glacier Peaks RV Park. Here you family can get their fill of all of the popcorn and coca-cola they want while they enjoy all the chills and thrills of the summers hottest flicks in stunning digital cinema picture quality and sound. They can even catch the big blockbuster films in digital 3D if they want to.
Reason Number One: Close Proximity To Glacier National Park
Of course the biggest reason most people will choose to visit Montana’s Flathead Valley this summer is to see the beauty and grander of Glacier National Park.
Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground makes the perfect basecamp for a vacation to Glacier National Park. We are located less than 30 minutes from the parks western entrance, and getting to the park from here couldn’t be any easier. All it takes is two left turns and you are in the park!
That’s right…turn left out of Glacier Peaks RV Park and head east on highway 40 (which turns into Highway 2 a few hundred feet from our driveway) and continue down Highway 2 until you get to the town of West Glacier. One more left turn into West Glacier and you are entering the Glacier National Park!
The great thing about staying with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park is that you can easily spend your days exploring and playing in the park, but then come ‘home’ to Glacier Peaks and be close to all the conveniences of Columbia Falls, Whitefish and Kalispell.
Grab a nice meal in one of Whitefish’s delicious restaurants. Take in a movie in Kalispell, or grab some groceries for a meal in the RV at Super One Foods grocery in Columbia Falls, it is just a few minutes from our front door!
Well, as you can see there are many great reasons to plan your visit to Glacier National Park, and the Flathead Valley of Montana. And there are some really good reasons to choose to make Glacier Peaks RV Park your home base destination during your stay.
Give us a call today at 406-892-2133 to make your reservations. Or visit our website at http://www.GlacierPeaksRVPark.com to take a look at our RV Spaces and rental cabins.