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    looking for campgrounds with water and electric preferred that will take a trailer between Glendive, Montana and St. Mary (Glacier) via Wolf Point

    also looking for potential stops to come back from St. Mary to say Billings without going along the interstate which goes out of the way.

    Any personal recomendations?

    Also what about the roads coming back south and east any to avoid?

  • #2
    We stayed at Yellowstone River RV Park, Billings, MT years ago.

    Typical commercial RV Park. Very clean. Sites close together.

    I would stay there again.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by whereigo View Post
      looking for campgrounds with water and electric preferred that will take a trailer between Glendive, Montana and St. Mary (Glacier) via Wolf Point

      also looking for potential stops to come back from St. Mary to say Billings without going along the interstate which goes out of the way.

      Any personal recomendations?

      Also what about the roads coming back south and east any to avoid?
      We stopped at Lake Fort Peck, a Corps. of Engineer campground, and camped just below the dam. I think it was called the Down Stream Campground. It was a very nice place plus a nice surprise was a free dinosour museum there beside the campground. In the main lobby a life size, fleshed-out model of Peck's Rex, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaur fossils are also on exhibit from their dig to make the dam.

      Don
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      • #4
        the Billings KOA is the original one and is one of the best we have ever visited .... easy off/on the interstate .... if we are ever back in that area, we wouldn't hesitate to camp there again

        Jim
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        • #5
          You're talking about along Hwy 2. I've only been to Glacier from the west on Hwy 2, so I can't make any camping recommendations to the east, but if the highway to the east is anything like the highway from the west, it's a gorgeous drive and great roads for towing.

          Sounds like a trip I'd love to make.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tluxon View Post
            You're talking about along Hwy 2. I've only been to Glacier from the west on Hwy 2, so I can't make any camping recommendations to the east, but if the highway to the east is anything like the highway from the west, it's a gorgeous drive and great roads for towing.

            Sounds like a trip I'd love to make.
            On our Alaska trip, heading west, we took Hwy 2 all the way from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the west entrance of Glacier in Montana. On the return trip we came down from Alberta into Washington and took Hwy 2 east. I love the drive on Hwy 2. Mainly four lane, some two lane. Not interstate. You still get to go through small towns. Plenty of campgrounds along the way. As our normal method of traveling, no reservations. We never had a problem geting a campsite.
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            • #7
              +1 for Billings KOA. Very nice and very clean. Be aware, however, that they don't recycle.

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              • #8
                2X at Ft Peck

                Originally posted by D & K View Post
                We stopped at Lake Fort Peck, a Corps. of Engineer campground, and camped just below the dam. I think it was called the Down Stream Campground. It was a very nice place plus a nice surprise was a free dinosour museum there beside the campground. In the main lobby a life size, fleshed-out model of Peck's Rex, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaur fossils are also on exhibit from their dig to make the dam.

                Don

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                • #9
                  thank you for the replies, keep them coming !

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                  • #10
                    We have been at Dick's RV Park in Great Falls for the last 4 days--sitting out a snowy/rainy/cold spell before heading for Glacier. If GFalls is on your route, I recommend it for an overnight or a longer stay. Very clean, lots of pet grass areas. About $33/night after GSam discount.
                    Joe
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                    • #11
                      WE stayed on the East side of Glacier last year for about 10 days, we stayed at Johnson's RV park,sort of small but great views and close to park . There is also a KOA there but can't recall the name....we had to wait several days for the Road to the Sun to open, snowed in... We liked the east side better, great hiking and scenery is better IMO anyways. West side is more commercial and crowded but still worth it. We stayed at American RV park on the west side( I think that was the name anyways) it was a few miles from park entrance)
                      WE brought kayaks and paddled the lakes in the area, great scenery..We also did some white water rafting on the Flathead....that was REAL fun..
                      If you go i strongly suggest the ranger led hikes, very informative...get some bear spray too.

                      1. picture of Grizzly with cubs, 2. fog and snow at range station Road to the sun (ranger station was covered in snow!) 3. Moose at Grinnel Glacier hike.
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