Glacier National Park Summer Camping

Family vacations are a fun and memorable experience regardless of where you travel.  Simply taking the time to get away from your normal surroundings and spend some quality time with your spouse and children plays a vital role in the health and happiness of your family.  There are plenty of options that you have to choose from when you plan your family vacation… the beach… an amusement park… a national historic landmark… all these are great options, but one option that can be especially fun for the entire family is to pack up the family and head to one of America’s national parks.

Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, the Great Smokey Mountains…all of these are great vacation options, but there is one destination that doesn’t get as much publicity, but it certainly deserves a visit from your family, and that is Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.

Glacier National Park: A World Heritage Site

Glacier National Park shares a common border with Canada and in fact it is part of the greater “Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park” – one of the first International Peace Parks established in the world, as well as a World Heritage Site.

Activities & Adventure in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park offers a plethora of fun and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy, from hiking and horseback riding to whitewater rafting or going for an evening dinner cruise on one of the placid lakes within the park, such as Lake McDonald or St. Mary Lake.  The beauty and tranquility that you will find in Glacier National Park is unlike anything that you have probably experienced before.  A summer vacation in Glacier National Park is certainly a memory that your family will remember for a lifetime.

Kids and adults both will enjoy the opportunity to ride horseback through the Glacier Park backcountry.  You can  choose from several different outfitters to guide you on your horseback adventure, and each of these outfitters provides you with several different options to suite your needs, from short half-day trips, to multi-day trips or even trips that combine your horseback riding adventure with other Glacier Park activities such as  fishing, rafting and more.

For something with a little more adrenaline, check out Glacier National Park’s neighbor, the Whitefish Mountain Resort on The Big Mountain in Whitefish Montana.  Whitefish is just a few miles down the road from Glacier Peaks RV Park, and it offers all sorts of fun activity options for the entire family.   There are mountain biking trails, gondola rides, an alpine slide, hiking, horseback riding and more available at or near Whitefish Mountain Resort.  One of the newer activity options available at the Whitefish Mountain Resort is the Zip Line tours.  This adrenaline-pumping activity allows you to soar like an eagle out over the treetops and across the wide valley’s of the Whitefish Mountain Range at speeds of over 50 miles per hour and heights of more than 300 feet off the ground!  This is definitely one  adventure you do not want to miss.

Looking to spend your time in northwest Montana’s ‘Glacier Country’ doing something a little more laid back and relaxing?  Want to pass the time soaking in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while you are getting a little oversize and enjoying yourself?  Northwest Montana is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses you will ever find.  In fact, there are more than a dozen courses to choose from within the general area.  Many of our golf courses have been featured in national magazines like Golf Digest, and have  garnered national attention as being some of the top “must-play courses” in the world.  Boasting immaculate greens, long forest-lined fairways, challenging course design and some of the most beautiful backdrops you will ever lay eyes on, it is not too difficult to understand why these beautiful golf courses have attracted so much attention and widespread acclaim.

Another wildly popular adventure that attracts people to the area is the blue-ribbon trout fishing in both the lakes and rivers across northwest Montana.  Fishing Flathead lake is something that every angler should do at least once in his or her lifetime.  The fish here are absolute monsters, and the cold waters of Flathead Lake keep the fish healthy and strong which makes for a good fight as you reel them in, and makes for good eating once you have reeled them in!

The above examples are just a few of the adventures that you might consider during your next summer camping trip to Glacier National Park.  This place really is an endless adventure, guaranteed to provide your family with enough memories to last a lifetime.

For more information on the park and  to make your lodging and Glacier National Park camping reservations, visit or call Helen at: 800-268-4849

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