July 5: We arrived three hours later than expected due to temendous long waits on road crews, terrible dirt roads, and people driving slowly that refused to used the appointed turn offs to let people pass. (That was on highways and dirt roads mostly and partial park roads.)
We figured west glacier would already be packed and headed to the east side and ended at Two Medicine Campground. (signage a little confusing). We arrived at the right time to have Park Ranger Pam crossing the road and after an enjoyable conversation with her she helped us locate a campsite. All we asked for was quiet and not two inches to the next persons tent. We ended at loop C. Generators are allowed but only at specific times and quiet times are 11pm-6am and are enforced for everyones enjoyment. All they ask is that you keep your camp activities to a minimal so as not to interrupt the enjoyment of other campers.
Restrictions for campsites are posted but the rangers also explain this as most people ignore or do not read the restrictions. They had a recent bear in our camp area so asked everyone to stay on top of things. Not instrusive but responsible. The rangers walked the campsite areas twice a day to say good morning, answer questions, and to check on animal activity and condition of campsites. Rangers give frequent talks around a campfire.
There are flush toilets, cold water sinks, no showers. Close potable water to every campsite. There is hiking, lake, fishing, boating, small store, close to the area. Close enough to the "big area draws" and far enough away to be remote and quiet!! No cell reception, no wifi, no tv. No electricity except for two plugs in the bathrooms. BE AWARE BRING LOTS AND LOTS OF MOSQUITO SPRAY! It had rained for quite some time and they do not do any passive spraying so mosquitos abound but with a little spray kept them at bay.
To address a fellow reviewer about not allowing dogs on most trails which I can understand can be upsetting. It is clearly stated on the national parks website: Visitors with pets should be aware that pets are not allowed on any park trails. Pets must be on a leash or caged at all times. Kennels are available in neighboring communities. And while most owners are respectful, at the very least most would not take them 200 ft off trails to do there business or pick up after them. At the worst, there are mountain lions and bears that see small animals as prey and there scent is an attractant.
The best is we got to explore one of our national treasures!!
- Also Known As:
- Two Medicine Campground West Glacier, Montana