I'll start with the positive, and say that the air here was bursting with the heavenly scent of pine, magnifying the glory of the regal mountains that encircle the park. The sites are adequate if a bit small, fairly level, easy to pull into, and the staff seem to be fairly nice people. Now the negative. I can only speculate why, but their Wi-Fi connection is the most restrictive I've ever encountered, and that's saying a lot because I travel a lot and need the internet for work Monday through Friday. Perhaps the cost is too high for better bandwidth and increased limits on download/upload amounts through tengointernet.com. I'm not sure why it was setup with such restrictions (100MB up or download per 48 hours). So if you plan on visiting Essex or Glacier National Park and are in need of internet during your stay, you might want to call and see if they still have these restrictions in place. Otherwise, give this park a chance especially if you're in love with the smell of pine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is 20 miles east of West Glacier and located between the Hwy and the railroad tracks. Surprisingly neither was a particular problem. The ground shakes occasionally. The park appears to be relatively new, well maintained and shaded. The 50 amp power was a little weak when we first arrived but proved to be adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an RV Park located beneath a pine forest, 35 miles south of East Glacier, and about 20 miles east of West Glacier on Highway 2. If you like trains, this is the place for you. The sites are sandwiched between the highway and the rail line. Both can be extremely noisy. The tracks were within 50 feet of our site. Freight trains run every 40-minutes. There is no horn blasting, but the nearness of the train was unsettling for us. A four engine train here causes the ground to shake and roll. We had the one of the two pull-through site and it was not level. Most of the backin sites are sloped and many are of short length. The access loop and sites are partial gravel and dirt. The hook-ups are of high quality. Big rigs may find the loop turns tight with pine trees. Only a few of the sites could accommodate a 40-foot plus RV, and not the pull-through. There is no WiFi, no cable TV and the trees blocked our Direct TV signal. Considering all aspects, this RV Park does not provide the value for the price. Its a long ways to either the west or east side of Glacier NP. We stayed here for two nights and we will not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Family run business with cabins, RV sites & primitive sites. Very convenient to Glacier (20 miles to west entrance), but also across from railroad tracks (as are a lot of the campgrounds along Rt.2), but you get used to the trains or can close up to decrease noise. Great value for full hook-ups, but no cell service or internet, so plan to get away from it all. Nice cafe with good food. Close to hike to Stanton Lake. Only downside was that the restrooms ran out of paper often and were not as clean as they could be. But again, with the full hook-up, it is easy to use your own facilities. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.