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Going-to-the-Sun Road Opens in Glacier National Park!

After nearly three months of working on clearing snow Going-to-the-Sun Road opens!  Glacier National Park personnel is pleased to announce as of Saturday morning, the opening of the full 50+ miles of Going-to-the-Sun Road to automobile traffic.

The road has been open to foot and bicycle traffic for the past many weeks, even as road crews were continuing their snow removal and road clean up work.  But many visitors to the park prefer to drive the road in a vehicle rather than walk or bike it.

Logan Pass visitors center will be open daily from 9 am to 7 pm throughout the summer.

Park officials are cautioning visitors to the park to be prepared for still snowy and cold conditions at Logan Pass, with wind and rain possible.  Also visitor are cautioned to be on the lookout for potential icy conditions that might be present along certain areas of the road at higher elevations.

Several of the hiking trails throughout the park remain closed at this time due to hazardous snow conditions.

Glacier Peaks RV Park is ready to accommodate you and your family during your Glacier National Park Vacation.  Our spacious and quiet RV Park and Campground offers an ideal location for those who want to visit Glacier National Park as well as experience some of the other highlights of northwest Montana, including Whitefish Resort, and Flathead Lake.

Give us a call at 406-892-2133 to reserve your site and come celebrate northwest Montana and Glacier National Park with us today!

For the latest information on road conditions and weather in the park, call 406-888-7800 or visiting the nps website.

Glacier National Park… Hollywood… And The Family Vacation Experience That Will Last A Lifetime

Thousands of people set out each year to take their family on an unforgettable, experiential adventure for their summer family vacation. Perhaps once or twice you have even thought about it yourself? We all have grandiose desires to take our family on that epic Hollywood movie-style vacation, where all our problems get resolved, every one falls in love all over again, lives are changed, miracles happen and everyone lives happily ever after.

Some people go to great lengths and spend obscene amounts of money trying to create this fairy-tale vacation experience. We do this because we all want to experience the magic… we all want to experience something remarkable, something memorable. When we vacation we want something more than just a couple of weeks away from home, we want an experience that we will remember for a lifetime.

I am sorry to break it to you, but I do need to get one thing out of the way right up front… that miraculous hollywood-style vacation experience described above, that is probably not going to happen for you this year… not in Glacier National Park or any other destination you can pick on the map.

Sorry, but life doesn’t follow a script. It doesn’t come with an Academy award -winning director who makes sure that everything will happen exactly when it is supposed to, carefully scripting everyone to say the perfect line at exactly the right time.

Life is messy. People are imperfect. Our lives don’t follow a script, so we cant expect our vacations to either.

We all know that life isn’t perfect, but I am here today to tell you that even though life isn’t perfect, there is a destination that comes close to perfect, and in fact, it might just be close enough to perfect to make you forget about all those problems in life, at least for a moment…

The moment that you are searching for…that moment that will last a lifetime.

You see a vacation to Glacier National Park isn’t about striving to find perfection. It’s not about making sure that everything stays on schedule and happens exactly according to plan.

A vacation to Glacier National Park is about escaping… leaving all of that nonsense behind, and simply living in the moment. Its about discovering that life is about so much more than schedules and agendas, deadlines and day-planners. Its about spending quality moments together with your friends, family and loved ones. It is about making memories that will last a lifetime and often times the unexpected detours and surprises make the best memories of all.

Glacier National Park is a place where you can lose yourself on a quiet wilderness trail where the only sound is the wind in the trees and the roar of a distant waterfall. It is a place where you can leave the phone and the watch behind and relax for hours along the shore of a crystal lake as the gentle waves lap against the shoreline erasing all of your cares. It is a place where you can commune with your kiddos or your buddies around a campfire under a canopy of stars and and share moments that really matter.

Northwest Montana has never claimed to provide the perfect vacation experience, but it does provide many of the ingredients that can help orchestrate a vacation that will build memories that last a lifetime.

Of course at the top of that we have Glacier National Park with its million-plus acres of pristine beauty teaming with all kinds of wildlife and wonder. More than 700-miles of hiking trails, dozens of rivers, lakes and streams for fishing, boating, swimming and more. There are several options of outfitters in the area that can help you arrange river floats, horseback riding adventures, helicopter tours, fishing trips and more.

And outside the park we have an endless array of other activities and experiences to help you make the most of your stay in the area.

The Whitefish Mountain Resort offers zip-line tours, an alpine slide, some of the best mountain biking trails in the state and lots of other enchanting experiences to fill your days with fun.

There are nearly a dozen golf courses in the area that offer various levels of challenge and fun, ranging from small 9-hole courses to 36-hole championship golf resorts.

You can cast your line for trophy trout in Flathead Lake, Lake Koocanusa or many of the other beautiful lakes throughout the region.

And of course the culture, shopping options and dining experiences throughout the valley from Bigfork to Kalispell to Whitefish are some of the best you will find anywhere.

And the perfect centrally located spot for you to base your vacation to take the most advantage of all of these options, is right here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and Campground. We are located just minutes away from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Resort and Kalispell and Flathead Lake.

Our staff can point you in the right direction and help you make the most of every day and every opportunity that you have while you are in the area.

The owner of Glacier Peaks RV Park has spent a lifetime in this area, running around the hills and mountains of Glacier National Park, exploring the shops, restaurants and little-known ‘can’t-miss’ places throughout the region, and she is always more than happy to share her knowledge with you about where to go, what to do and how to add a little ‘movie-magic’ pizazz to your northwest Montana vacation.

So give us a call today at 406-892-2133 to arrange your stay with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground and leave the hard work of planning and prep to us. We will roll out the red carpet for you help you to make a memory that will last a lifetime!

The Magic and the Majesty of Glacier National Park

The magic and majesty of Glacier National Park

The magic and majesty of Glacier National Park

Why is Glacier National Park such a fascinating place? What is it about this land of mountains and mist, rivers and wildlife, ice and granite, that makes us feel so much more alive. That gives us hope and makes us feel like our goals can still be realized and our dreams can still come true.

Perhaps it’s the solitude. The ability to get away from the noise and distractions. Vacationing in Glacier National Park provides the ideal opportunity to forget about all of the deadlines and demands, all of the hassles and the headaches. Up here at the crown of the continent, all of that nonsense fades away. There is no traffic, there is no 3:00 PM deadline, there’s no angry boss, no honking horns, no bills to be paid, no customers to please or clients to pacify. There is just you… surrounded by more than one-million acres of freedom. It’s as if all of the bad things in your life, all of the things that are crowding in on you and trying to steal away your peace and your comfort have just been erased. Deleted. It as if the Creator hit the reset button and gave you the unique opportunity to see the world afresh, the way it was meant to be. It’s a glimpse of heaven.

Or perhaps it’s the serenity. That sweet aroma of mountain beargrass growing wild along the flanks of Glacier National Parks mountain peaks… the fragrance of pine trees and larch as their needles warm under the loving gaze of the summer sunshine. The distant call of an eagle soaring through Montana’s big sky… the bugling of an elk calling for a mate… the thundering crack of two bighorn rams butting heads as they try to prove their dominance over one another.

Perhaps it’s the majesty. The sheer impressive magnitude of the rugged rocky mountain cliffs that rise abruptly from the valley floor and stand together in somber sovereignty, with intimidating dominance like mighty kings of old ruling over their pristine kingdom of natural beauty and abundance.

Perhaps it’s the trill. The rush of adrenaline you get from the mighty roar of a rushing river as it thunders down a granite corridor that has been carved out of granite over thousands of years by the melting glacier ice.

Whatever it is, solitude… serenity… majesty… thrill… or something else… it matters not. What matters is the fact that this place holds a power and significance unlike any other destination on earth. You can feel it the moment you enter through any one of her gates and traverse her roads and backcountry trails.

There is peace here. There is a sense of rejuvenation. There is joy. There is hope and appreciation for the opportunity to experience something so beautiful, pure and magnificent…

The magic of Glacier National Park!


Call today to book your stay at Glacier National Park, and come experience the magic!


Avalanche Creek in Glacier National Park

The Avalanche Creek area is one of the most popular spots inside Glacier Park! This area is beautiful, and it is only about a half-hour drive from Glacier Peaks RV Park!

Check out the video below to learn more about this beautiful area of the park, and make your plans to visit northwest Montana and stay with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park & Campground.

Family Fun and Adventure For the Entire Family

Ahh Montana! Big Sky Country… home of the open range… a land where there are more trees and deer than there are people! Montana is the perfect place to plan your relaxing summer getaway. Indeed, a summer vacation to Montana is the perfect choice when you are planning a summer trip that the entire family will enjoy. However, if you are planning on packing up the spouse and kids and embarking to northwest Montana for a road trip this year, then you should take a little time to plan out some fun and interesting activities that the kiddos will be sure to enjoy and remember for years to come. Lets face it, Montana is a big state to drive across, and once you reach your vacation destination in the Flathead Valley, your children are going to be aching for some fun and adventure, so you better be prepared with some well thought out itinerary!

Below is our list of ideas and suggestions to get you started in your kid-friendly vacation planning…


Do Some Backcountry Exploring in Glacier National Park

Ok lets be honest, Glacier National Park probably played a significant roll in you even choosing this part of the country for your vacation plans to begin with right? Rightly so! Glacier National Park is amazing, boasting more than 700 miles of hiking trails, hundreds of dazzling lakes, rivers, waterfalls and tarns to gaze upon and explore. Beautiful old-growth forests, and jaw -dropping mountain scenery that is unlike anything else you and your family has probably seen anywhere else in the US.

While there are many great hikes located all throughout the park leading to hundreds of amazing and picturesque locations, I am going to limit this conversation to just a few of the more popular, easy-to-access trails which are easily accessible and easy for the whole family to hike and enjoy, regardless of their atheletic abilities.

The Trail of the Cedars is a very short, easy and kid-friendly hike. The Trail of the Cedars is located along the western side of the park just north of Lake McDonald, in the Avalanche Creek area. This easy and level trail wanders through a grove of quite impressive old-growth Cedars some of which have a diameter of more than 15 feet! A significant part of this trail consists of a boardwalk which is raised to protect the fragile forest floor, and this is a very easy but very enjoyable hike.

If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you might want to continue along the Avalanche Trail which starts near the half-way point on the Trail of the Cedars Loop, and leads further back through the forest to a beautiful cirque where you will find idyllic Avalanche Lake reflecting a perfect mirrored image of the beautiful surrounding mountains of Glacier National Park.

Near the top of the Going-to-the-Sun road you will find the trailhead for the Hidden Lake Trail starting just behind the Logan Pass visitors center and striking out across the beatuful alpine meadow back to Hidden Lake. Unlike the Avalanche and Cedar Trails, this trail passes mostly through higher alpine country so the views are sweeping and impressive. You will have a good chance of seeing some interesting wildlife up here, including hoary marmots, mountain goats, and big horn rams. Like the Trail of the Cedars, much of this trail consists of a boardwalk, which makes it quite an easy and family-friendly hike to complete. At the end of this trail you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of hidden lake, a beautiful alpine lake situated almost a mile above sea level and reflecting the stunning blue color of Montana’s Big Sky.

Along the eastern side of the park one great hike that is pretty easy, and would be enjoyable for the whole family is the hike to St. Mary Falls. This hike is less than a mile and the thundering roar of the waters at St. Mary Falls is something that the kids are sure to enjoy and not soon forget. If your feeling more adventurous, you can continue on down the trail a bit further and see another stunning waterfall called Virginia Falls. The trail to Virginia Falls is a little more taxing, but still easily doable, and definitely worth the effort.


Let The Kids Become Official Junior Rangers!

A fun endevor for kids to take part in is the Glacier Park Junior Ranger Program. In this program, children who visit the park will attend a ranger-led program and receive a fun Junior Ranger activity booklet. If they complete at least 5 of the activities in the booklet, they can return the booklet to any of the park visitor centers through the park and receive their official Junior Ranger badge.


Go For a Horseback Ride!

There are many opportunities throughout the Flathead Valley and the rest of Glacier Country where you and your kids can get your ‘cowboy’ on, with horseback riding, cookout dinners under the big sky sitting around a campfire, wagon rides, and so much more!

A few of the popular spots throught the area include the Bar W Guest Ranch, Gynor’s Resort, Lonesome Dove Guest Ranch and more

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a 3000+ acre ranch located along Spencer Lake just west of the town of Whitefish. This working ranch offers unique opportunities for horseback riding, riding lessons, real ranch-style cattle work, horsemanship skills training, wagon rides and dinner rides, campfire cookouts, square dancing and so much more.

Also located a few miles west of Whitefish Montana and situated in a picture-perfect valley with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, Gaynor’s Resort is a beautiful resort ranch which also offers many western-themed activities including roping and horseback riding, practice bull riding, feeding the horses, wagon rides, and lots more.

Located south of Kalispell near Flathead Lake, the Lonesome Dove Ranch also offers horseback riding opportunities, as well as lessons in horsemanship, campfire cookouts and more.


Get Into The Zone

The Zone Family Fun Center is located just north of Kalispell along highway 2, just a few miles south of Glacier Peaks RV Park. The Zone offers all kinds of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, including lazer tag, the Krazy Zone climbing center featuring climbing ropes, slides and foam ball launchers, a bowling alley, bounce zone, arcade, and much more! You can also order delicious pizza and ice cream while you are enjoying the attractions. This one is sure to please the kiddos.


A Mountain of Adventure

If you are looking to unwind and satisfy your desires for an adrenaline rush, then the Whitefish Mountain Resort is the place you want to go. Many recent aditions to this resort have made it as popular a destination during the summer time as it is in the winter time. Here you will find an alpine slide, an Aerial Adventure Park and obstacle course, a unique “Walk in the Treetops” attraction that lets you walk from treetop to treetop through the forest, and more. For those who really want a rush of adrenaline, Whitefish Mountain Resorts’ Zip Line tours are a can’t miss attraction. You can choose either a 5 or a 7 line zip tour, with zips that will fly you through the air 300 feet above the forest floor, and for distances of up to 1500 feet!


Experience a Whitewater Adventure

The middle fork of the Flathead River is famous for it’s whitewater rafting opportunities. In fact, stretches of this river were used in the filming of the Hollywood production “The River Wild” in 1994.

There are several river rafting tour operators in the area that will arrange for half day or full day rafting trips that will take you through some of Montana’s scenic back country, and through some exhilarating class II and III rapids.


The Amazing Fun Center

Located just up the road from Columbia Falls, on the way to Glacier Park, you will find the “Amazing Fun Center” another family-friendly fun center with go carts, bumper boats, mini-golf, and a walk-through maze.

The Flathead Valley and northwest Montana is full of fun and adventure for the entire family to enjoy. And Glacier Peaks RV Park is ideally centrally located offering easy access to all of these fun family attractions and adventures.

You can learn more about Glacier Peaks accommodations and book your stay by calling 800-268-4849 or visit

Why Choose Glacier National Park For Your Vacation Destination This Year?

Glacier National Park RV camping

Glacier National Park

Summertime is approaching. Have you made your vacation plans yet? Millions of people every year from across America and around the world choose to make a Glacier National Park in northwest Montana the destination for their family vacation.

Have you ever considered Glacier National Park for your family vacation? If you haven’t, maybe it’s about time you set your sights on this beautiful corner of the country which has become known as the crown of the continent.

Why consider Glacier National Park for your vacation this year? Well for starters, if more than 2 million people choose to make this national park their vacation destination every year, there must be something to it right?

Glacier National Park encompasses more than 1,000,000 acres of wilderness area in northwest Montana just below the Canadian border. This park is serene and beautiful and offers one of the last truly spectacular opportunities in the United States to find vast stretches of wild, pristine nature, virtually untouched by man.

The wildlife is abundant in Glacier National Park. The scenery is breathtaking. Outdoor adventure abounds. And Glacier National Park is one of the few places left in the United States which has received the title of being a “dark sky ecosystem.” Which means that this area is still relatively free of light pollution, allowing you to witness a dazzling array of stars and other heavenly bodies in Montana’s big night sky.

Room To Stretch Your Legs And Avoid The Crowds

The great majority of the 2,000,000+ visitors that visit Glacier National Park every year stick primarily to the tourist hubs at the eastern and western gateways of the park. As well as driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road which connects the town of West Glacier on the western end of the park, to the community of St. Mary on the eastern side of the park. The Going-to-the-Sun Road truly is one of the most remarkable stretches of highway in the United States if not the world. And the communities located at the eastern and western gates of the park are truly fascinating as well. Yet there is so much more to Glacier National Park than the average tourist will ever see.

The Glaciers of Glacier National Park

Hidden behind the majestic peaks of many of Glacier National Park’s rugged mountains linger remnant’s of the Ice Age which is responsible for building this beautiful national Park. Even today, centuries after the official end of the Ice Age that carved of the peaks and valleys of Glacier National Park, you will find lingering relics of these great rivers and lakes of ice. Many of the glaciers which remain in the park are located in the aptly named “Many Glacier” area of the park. The change in weather patterns in recent years is causing many of these glaciers to melt quicker than the snows of winter can replenish and maintain them, and scientists predict that the remaining glaciers will probably shrink down to miniscule size, and could disappear completely by the mid-21st century. It would be a travesty not to be able to witness firsthand these beautiful glaciers which are such a part of the park’s history before they are gone.

The Lakes and Rivers of Glacier National Park

Another byproduct of the beautiful glaciers which cling to the shaded walls of Glacier Park’s rugged mountain peaks are the stunning glacier-fed rivers, tarns and alpine lakes which can be found throughout the park.

Glacier-fed lakes are not like typical lakes. They are bright blue in color, almost turquoise or aquamarine. This beautiful color comes from the ‘glacier flour’ which flows down from the melting glaciers high above on the mountain walls. This glacier flour is a mix of sediment created by the slow-moving glaciers which even today are slowly carving away at the mountain walls.

Many of Glacier National Park’s lakes and streams are teeming with native trout, a sportsman’s nirvana! You will not even need a fishing license to fish within the park. Although make sure that you do talk to a Ranger or consult a fishing guide which covers the park, because not all of the lakes and waterways inside the park are open to fishing, and those that are, do have special regulations regarding what type of fish can be kept and what has to be released.

Wilderness Trails and Wildlife Inside Glacier National Park

Mountain Goats in Glacier National Park

Glacier Park Mountain Goats

You will find more than 700 miles of hiking trails within Glacier National Park. These trails range in length and difficulty from mild blacktop covered trails and boardwalks to almost perfectly vertical goat trails and alpine traverses which are covered in snow 10 months out of the year. These trails will take you to some of the most breathtaking scenic back-country you will ever see. And the park is rich with a diverse ecosystem of birds, fish and other types of wildlife. The park is known for its generous population of both grizzly bears and black bears, along with mountain goats, Moose, dear, elk, mountain lions and various other critters like the cuddly hoary marmot.

Glacier National Park is truly an amazing destination. One that should be included on everyone’s to-do list at least once before they die. And the sooner the better. It just wouldn’t make sense to put off visiting this amazing national park until after it’s glaciers have disappeared when you have the opportunity to still witness their majesty and beauty today.

Make plans to visit Glacier National Park this year, and make plans to stay at the Glacier Peaks RV Park when you come. Glacier Peaks RV Park is an RV park and campground located not far from the western gateway to Glacier National Park in the town of Columbia Falls Montana. Staying at Glacier Peaks RV Park provides you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the park as well as the many other activities and attractions that can be found in the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana including the Whitefish Mountain resort, Flathead Lake, the many golf courses throughout the Valley and so much more.

Visit to learn more about the RV Park and Glacier National Park.

Beneficial Glacier Park Camping Tips That Anyone Can Use

When some people think of camping in Glacier National Park, they think of roughing it like they do on the popular survival shows. This typically isn’t a correct assumption about today’s camping experience. Today you can easily enjoy your trip to Glacier Park and still avoid the bugs and dirt if you take time to create a proper plan. If you want to learn easy ways to enjoy camping, you should read the tips below.

Know Where You Are Going When Your Going To Montana

Learn how to use a compass or read a map, beforehand. Even if you are familiar with your intended Glacier National Park campsite, you could still get lost because many areas look the same. Avoid problems by learning to use useful items such as a compass, GPS, atlas, or a map service from Google or Bing. These tools can save you a lot of time and frustration, they could even save your life.

Plan Well To Pack Well For A Glacier Park Adventure

Ensure that you pack everything that you will need before leaving for your camping trip to Glacier Park. It would be horrible to forget something important like the tent or camp mat. In order to ensure that this does not happen, make a checklist before you head out and cross off the items as you pack them.

Plan for every situation that you can think of before packing for your trip. Anything can happen while camping in Glacier so it is crucial to be prepared. Injuries, illnesses and the weather can change suddenly. You must always exercise great care, avoid risk and consider your actions always.

Take Necessary Precautions To Stay ‘Food-Safe’ When Camping in Bear Country

Remember food safety when you go camping. Make sure your food stays dry and safe by using airtight bags and waterproof containers. Keep your food inside insulated coolers. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping cooked and raw foods far apart. Use a cleaner or sanitizer to keep hands and surfaces clean, just as you would at home. Thoroughly cook foods and store them right away.

Also, remember that you are in bear country when you are camping in northwest Montana, You should never leave food containers unattended outside. Stow all food items away in a food-safe container and if you are tent camping it might be a good idea to elevate your food off the ground out of the reach of animals using a rope and pulley.

Make Sure Your Pets Are Glacier-Park-Ready Too

If Fido is coming with your on your Glacier Park camping trip, don’t forget his leash. Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times while inside the park. Also remember that dogs are not allowed on any of the hiking trails within the park. Some people are afraid of dogs. You should be respectful of other campers while at your camp site. Also, because it is a new territory, dogs can get into trouble and cause damage to the site if not supervised. Make sure you familiarize yourself with all of the pet policies of the campsites that you will be staying at, and be sure to abide by their rules.

Don’t Forget The Little Things

Make sure to carry a utility knife with you when you are camping. These types of knives are the key to success when you need tools at a campsite. Carry an extra one in your bags in the event that your main one gets lost.

Did you know that dryer lint is a very useful addition to your camping supply list? It might be a little weird sounding, but it’s a great and cheap way to start up a campfire. The lint makes bright flames, even brighter than with twigs or wood chips. You just need to use some lint with a spark, and you can enjoy a nice, warm fire.

As you can see, camping can actually be a lot of fun. You can use the tips that you found in this article as a guideline to help you in the planning of future outdoor adventures. The information can help you enjoy your time instead of fighting with nature during your stay. Learn more about camping near Glacier National Park by visiting our website

Camping at Glacier National Park: A Guide From One Who Has Been There Before

There isn’t much in this world that can be as satisfying as a good camping trip to Glacier National Park. Seeing the wonders of Glacier National Park, (The Crown of The Continent) and experiencing nature up close is an awesome experience indeed. If you are interested in camping, read on for some tips and advice that will make your camping trip to Glacier Park even better.

Camping With Pets at Glacier Park

Don’t want to leave your four legged friend behind when you take your Glacier Park vacation this year? Well good news…you don’t have to! However, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind if you are bringing your furry friend along for the trip, which will help to make the experience better for you and them. For one thing, you will want to protect your canine companion on the trip by keeping him leashed and under careful supervision. Remember there are wild animals in and around the park that could harm your little companion if he were to wander away from camp unattended.

Another thing to keep in mind is that other campers might be fearful of your dog, no matter how friendly he might be. You must consider them when you are camping, as well. You do not want Fido to ruin anyone’s campsite due to lack of supervision.

Setting Up Camp At Glacier Park: Settle In Before the Sun Goes Down

Before the sun goes down, make sure that you have your camp completely set up. If you driving an RV, you should locate a safe parking spot. If you have a tent, carefully select the plot of land you are going to use. Knowing the area around your campsite before it gets dark adds to your camping safety. You will be able to see a lot better, and this will make everything easier. There are several options for both tent-camping and RV-camping inside and around Glacier National Park. Many people choose to stay at one of the camping sites just outside the park such as Glacier Peaks RV Park and Campground in Columbia Falls (the gateway to Glacier Park) because it provides easy access to the park as well as the convenience of having more stores, restaurants and activity options to choose from.

Wherever you choose to pitch your tent or park your rig, it is both a common courtesy to your fellow campers, and a good safety precaution to get your camp set up and settled-in before the sun sets. Not only will you neighboring campers appreciate this, but it will save you from a lot of headaches and potential problems as well.

If you can avoid it, it is best not set up your camp near a bathroom. Although many people might think this is an advantage, providing easy access during the night, they soon discover otherwise. Areas near the bathrooms are usually very busy areas of any camping area, with lots of light, noise, and busy foot traffic which can make it very difficult to get a good nights sleep. Therefore, they end up not having the convenience and comfort that you would at first expect.

Be Sure To Plan Ahead and Pack Well

Pack additional clothes when camping at Glacier National Park. Camping is messy. Kids love getting into dirt. As a result, they are going to be seriously messy by the end of each day. Take extra clothing with you for your children. The key is being prepared.

It’s always smart to bring easy and nutritious snacks like beef jerky and trail mix when you decide to take a camping trip. After a busy day of hiking the trails in Glacier or other strenuous outdoor activities, you may be too tired to deal with campsite cooking. These snacks are healthy and nutrient-dense, making them a quick and easy source of nourishment. Plus they will stay fresh for long periods of time, so they won’t go to waste.

Don’t forget to pack the Duct tape! Duct tape can be used to solve many problems on camping trips. It can fix so many different things, holes, leaks and just about anything else that arises. Tape can be used to seal holes in your sleeping mattress. It can seal a rip in your tent, sleeping bag, or tarp. You can also protect your feet against blisters while hiking long distances by putting duct tape on them. This can also be used for injuries when you do not have a regular doctor around. Also, Duct tape ca fit in some very small places in your suitcase, so why not pack it along?

Use a shower curtain as a tarp to put underneath your tent. You can use it for a variety of other purposes as well. A shower curtain can make a great table cloth to cover that nasty picnic table…it can be a rain shield when it starts to drizzle…it can be used as a divider in your tent if you want a little more privacy…the uses are many, and it packs up small, you will barely even notice that it is included with your other camping supplies. Instead of getting rid of an old shower curtain, use it for your next camping trip.

Take water purification tablets with you. Even if you pack what should be enough water or plan on boiling water you collect, you might run out of time or need more than you think. Give the tablets a try at home so you know how the water tastes when it’s purified with them. This will help you circumvent dehydration due to the fact that you dislike the water’s taste.

Simply adhering to the ideas presented within this article can pave the way to camping success. These suggestions will help make your planning easier and more productive. It is a great idea to always look for any information that can enhance your experience.

Four Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Glacier National Park RV Vacation

Hopping into an RV and venturing into a Glacier Park vacation allows you to do a number of things. If you’ve never been to Glacier National Park in northwest Montana, you’ll be amazed at the beauty and grandeur that awaits you in this part of the country. And there is no better way to experience the Glacier National Park area than by traveling and staying in an RV. Some of the benefits of traveling by RV on a Glacier Park vacation include:

  • Convenience. With a Glacier National Park RV camping experience, you can do everything you can do when you’re at home, allowing you to enjoy conveniences that camping at Glacier National Park normally would not give you. But the good thing here is that while you have conveniences to enjoy, you still get to stay right smack in the middle of the great outdoors so you don’t miss out on the rich experience that camping has to offer. The main difference here is you just don’t have to sleep in the woods and do your business with leaves. If people knew they didn’t have to feel like a caveman when they go on a vacation to Glacier National Park, more people would probably be headed to the park.
  • Accommodation options. When you visit Glacier National Park in an RV, you essentially have a place to sleep wherever you go. However, should you not feel like staying in your mobile home for the night, RV parking services like the Glacier Peaks RV park offer other accommodation options for you to consider. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or a couple of months, accommodation options are opened to you so you can choose whatever you are interested at the moment. Knowing you have options can also ultimately lead to a better time at Glacier National Park.
  • Mobility. You are basically free to head anywhere you want to go on a Glacier National Park RV trip. You pretty much have the capabilities to be mobile so whether you want to start with a certain trail or head to the city for a while, you can do that when you RV to Glacier National Park.
  • Savings. You stand to save on costs when you stay at a Glacier National Park RV park because you already have everything you need. You just need to pay for the space where your RV will be staying. You don’t have to pay additionally for food or accommodation, allowing you to stick to your budget and save on costs while you’re on vacation at the Glacier National Park. Some parking services will even allow you to use facilities for free as part of your stay.

If you have not yet considered a vacation to Glacier National Park in an RV, I hope this article has enlightened you to some of the many benefits that this sort of traveling experience provides. Glacier National Park is open 365 days a year. And Glacier Peaks RV Park in Columbia Falls, Montana (the Gateway to Glacier National Park) is always ready to welcome you in and provide you a place to park your RV so that you can enjoy all that the region has to offer. For more details visit: http://glacier-peaks.local

Five Tips For A Better Glacier National Park Vacation Experience

Are you looking for tips to make your Glacier National Park vacation less stressful and more productive this year? You have come to the right place. We can help you travel more effectively. If you will read and follow our tried and true tips, you will have a more successful, less stressed-out trip.


Stay Connected

For a stress-free vacation, make sure people can get in touch with you. Take your cell phone with you and keep it charged.  Although cell coverage is not very good inside the park, you should have a strong signal at any of the comunities and campgrounds outside the park. Bring your laptop with you if you know you will have an internet connection where you are staying.  Many of the hotels and campgrounds near Glacier National Park offer free wifi connections to the Internet. In case of emergency, people can let you know what is going on and you won’t have any bad surprises when you come back.


Book Accommodations in Advance

Plan and book hotels and campground reservations in advance. Some hotels provide packages including meals and activities based on your destination. You might like this, or you might like to plan your own thing completely. Another thing to consider is the type of accommodation that you want. For instance, if you’re a light sleeper, do not book a room right next to an elevator or noisy lobby area of a hotel, and if your staying in a campground, request one of the sites furthest away from any highway’s or busy roads. Ask questions, and make the right arrangements for you needs.


Traveling By RV Can Be Quite A Rewarding Experience

If you have the time, travel by car or RV instead of flying. Driving through the states is a wonderful way to see the country. You will pass by quaint towns and attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. Traveling by car or RV offers you more flexibility in case you need to change your itinerary at the last minute.  Plus there are some vary nice Glacier National Park RV resorts in  and around the park including Glacier Peaks RV Park in Columbia Falls, Montana which provides a full-service RV camping experience with extra amenities like WiFi, laundry service and more.


Be Well Adapted To Glacier National Parks Erratic Weather

Pack lightly when traveling, but also make sure that you are dressing for the weather and the activities you plan on doing. That way, you don’t sweat too much when rock climbing, or freeze in a museum.  Wear adaptable clothes when visiting northwestern Montana, look up the weather in advance and plan accordingly, but also prepare for surprises. Remember that you might not be used to extreme heat or cold if you live in a place with a mild climate. But the weather can change drastically throughout the day in Glacier National Park and at various elevations.  Bring multiple varieties of clothes with you and do not hesitate to buy new clothes in local stores to meet your requirements.


Plan Out A Budget Ahead of Time

Plan your budget before your trip. There’s nothing worse than being away from home and realizing you don’t have enough money to do all of the fun things on your list. Plan so much per day for food, entertainment, souvenirs, and cab/bus fare if needed. The great thing about a Glacier National Park vacation is that  there is so much to do and see in the area that will not cost you a dime. You can really have a highly enjoyable and exciting vacation without spending much money.  However there are some things that you will want to budget for on your vacation to Glacier National Park.  Meals, recreational adventures like whitewater rafting and horseback riding, etc.  Make up a set spending limit for each day of your vacation, and make sure to stick to that amount each day. At the end of your trip, you might be pleasantly surprised by how much you have left over.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to have a better, less stressful trip. Our insightful and proven tips will help you to make the most of your Glacier National Park vacation experience. Follow the tips we have provided and you will have the best travel adventure yet.

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