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Two Medicine Campground
Calgary, Canada
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“Scenic, well run, clean. No dogs on trails???”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

We stayed two nights here and enjoyed the scenery and access to the store as well. There are quite a few park wardens present but they seemed affable enough. The one gripe I have is that our dog was not allowed on any of the trails (presumably in the National Park). We had to leave the National Park the second day in order to get some hiking in which was inconvenient given that we'd paid $25 for the privilege of park entry (over-and-above the campsite nightly fee of $20). I truly wish that pets on leads were allowed on defined trails - to be honest it's a bit of a deal breaker for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

This was our first time camping in a National Parks camp ground and we were very pleased with what we got.  Above all, peace and tranquility.  No cell phone ringing, no wifi computer distractions and no tv. Just nature to watch and breath taking scenery to absorb. 

Get there early in the day because the sites soon fill up and we noticed numerous people trawling around looking for a change of location early each day. Once you have located a suitable site it is then self registration but this is routinely checked by the park staff. Fees can be paid in US or Canadian funds and while we were there the dollar and the looney were taken on par.  
There are numerous washrooms dotted around and some specifically for the disabled.  All are flush toilets and have running cold water to the sinks.  Electric points are also available inside the washroom blocks so connecting hair dryers or shavers isn't a problem.   These washrooms are cleaned daily.   Around the camp ground there are also numerous fresh water taps available but these do not accept a hose connection so filling your portable water tanks is more of a challenge (unless there is an adapter out there somewhere).  You can use the hoses at the dump station to fill your portable water but this is on the way out.
Just outside of the camp ground is a well stocked and very reasonably priced general store, selling just about everything you could need for a few days camping in the woods.
The lake is adjacent to the camp ground and provides excellent leisure resources for fishing, kayaking and swimming, etc.  The area has plenty of good walks but this is bear country so bring your spray and bear bangers.  Its also a good idea to pack lots of bug spray because the mosquitos are more problematic than the bears!  
Every evening the park staff present a different interpretive talk that lasts about an hour. 
If I have any criticism it is that a tiny two man tent is allowed to occupy a space that would be more suited to a 45' motor home while a more suitable sized site is left empty. A little more regulation might maximize the potential of this camp ground.  Loop C is more in tune with small units while A and B are capable of handling the larger rigs.
I will definitely return to this location in the future. 

  • Stayed August 2011
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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

This is a beautiful small campground. It's nestled by a lake and near some great canyon hikes. I'd recommend it because you're close to St. Mary's and East Glacier, but you're just far enough away in a smaller location that it's much more quiet and personal experience.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Clinton, Iowa
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana is a nice place to visit. If your into camping try out Two Medicine campground. Two Medicine is a peaceful campground surrounded by mountains and nestled next to a lake. There are even pull-thru sites for bigger rigs. It has flush toilets but no showers or hookups. No reservations are accepted it is first come. View bears and mountain goat on the side of the mountains, watch moose graze in the lake.

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Property: Two Medicine Campground
Address: Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT 59936
Region: United States > Montana > West Glacier
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Ranked #11 of 13 Speciality Lodging in West Glacier
Number of rooms: 99
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