We are all saddened by the photos and reports of the Reynolds Creek fire burning on the east side of Glacier National Park near St. Mary lake.
So far we know that the Rising Sun campground and motor inn have been evacuated, as well as the St. Mary motor inn.
The Reynolds Creek Fire was first reported Tuesday afternoon just before 4:00pm. At that time it was approximately 2 acres in size. However strong winds and extremely warm and dry temperatures pushed the fire through thick, dense, and very dry forrest area, and the fire quickly escalated to more than 1,000 acres by Tuesday evening (approximately 5 hours after first being reported). Overnight the throughout the day on Wednesday the fire continued to grow at a very rapid pace, and reports Wednesday evening were stating that the fire has grown to approximately 4000 acres in size now, and is beginning to become a threat to the town of St. Mary.
Our prayers are with all of the fire fighters, and personnel who are working to battle the wildfire and keep people, both park employees and visitors, safe and secure during this time.
Our thoughts are with all the folks who have chosen to make Glacier National Park their vacation destination this summer. A large portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road has been closed down in leu of the fire and several of the trails in that area of the park have been closed as well for safety reasons.
However we would like to remind folks that the majority, of the park is still open for visitation including all areas around Lake McDonald, Bowman and Kintla Lake, as well as Two Medicine Lake and Many Glacier along the east side.
In addition to that, northwest Montana is far more than just Glacier National Park, (although we do love the park as much as you do)… do not forget that there are many other amazing destinations and attractions outside of Glacier National Park which also helps to make this area a fabulous place to spend your vacation even if parts of Going-to-the-Sun Road and Glacier National Park are temporarily closed.
The Whitefish Mountain Resort
The Whitefish Mountain resort offers all kinds of fun summer activities including zip lines, an alpine slide, chairlift and areal gondola tours, a unique walk in the treetops feature, a mountain biking course and so much more. Whitefish Mountain Resort is just a short 20 to 30 minute drive from Glacier Peak’s RV park and campgrounds. And is a favorite spot for families.
Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater body of water West of the Mississippi, It is also one of the most beautiful and one of the best locations in the continental United States for trout fishing, And other recreational activities like waterskiing, boating and more.
There are many state parks throughout the area which offer dozens if not hundreds of options for hiking and taking in some Northwest Montana’s beautiful backcountry trails.
There are also dozens of other lakes and rivers scattered throughout Northwest Montana where you can cast your line, launch your boat or relax on an inner tube and soak in the beautiful big sky sunshine.
Whatever your plans are for enjoying Northwest Montana, even if they are your “plan b” options… rest assured that Glacier Peaks RV park and resort provides the perfect vacation hub or home-base destination for you to experience all of the wonderful activities and attractions that this area of the country has to offer.
Click here to take a look at our rental cabins and RV spaces and see what we have to offer and what makes us special! And if you are looking for a place to stay give us a call at 800-268-4849 and we will do our best to get a spot reserved for your arrival.