We ended up staying at Glacier Peaks because it was the only RV park near Glacier National Park where we could book a two weeks stay in August. While it offers a great location for visiting Glacier the price is on the steep side considering the quality of the amenities.
RV Park Cost: $578 ($41/night)
Address: 3185 Hwy. 40 Columbia Falls, MT 59912
GPS: 48.372030, -114.245075
- Close to Glacier National Park
- Shady lots
- Full hookups
- Near 24 hour Grocery Store
- Coin operated showers
- Iffy Bathrooms
The website for Glacier Peaks touts its excellent location and I am in full agreement on that account. It is close enough to Glacier national park that it is only a short drive through town to get there. The town itself is handy in that it has a large, well stocked, 24-hour supermarket, a real rarity so far in our travels.
The downside and one of my growing litmus tests for parks are the bathrooms. While not outright dirty, they are a bit disheveled and messy on most of my visits. The TP dispensers are cantankerous and not always well stocked. Worst of all are the showers, which require $2 in quarters to use. For the price the park charges, I’d expect them to be complimentary. Nor are they very nice looking showers. I decided to stick with my cramped trailer shower on this stay.
The lots themselves are decent. Cramped gravel roads lead to the reasonably sized lots. Large fir trees give a fair bit of shade which is nice. They also attract birds which I appreciate. Trees can hamper wifi signals and that seems to be a problem at Glacier. The wireless was fairly functional when you could get it, but the signal cut out fairly often while we were here.
The price was the biggest downside. It’s not listed on their website (always a bad sign) and they are stingy with discounts. Ours came to $41 a night after taxes and such which is quite a bit more than we like to pay. If it were not the only option we could find, we would have given Glacier Peaks a pass and we would suggest you do the same if you can.