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Author Topic: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance  (Read 1221 times)

UTTransplant

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Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« on: September 03, 2016, 09:37:54 AM »
We want to camp in Glacier beginning Monday (Labor Day).  Campground should be fine without reservations, assuming we get there early. The prices for commercial campgrounds there just kill me, so I would prefer a boondock within an hour or so of Apgar. Suggestions?

Oh, and I know they have snow coming. Not a concern to us.
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BruceP

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sfpcservice

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 11:34:33 AM »
https://goo.gl/maps/tbLiDQdiCwA2

Not sure if ya rig can get here, but it looks to be a gravel pit up a forest service road.  Might be worth investigaring...

sfpcservice

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 11:37:56 AM »
https://goo.gl/maps/S5hH6r9NaNU2

This looks more promising...

UTTransplant

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 04:08:30 PM »
BruceP, I am familiar with the park campgrounds since we have been to Glacier before. Reservations aren't accepted after 4 September (my arrival time), so that's why we don't have any. For the first come campgrounds, I can either get up early after camping at some place like Missoula, spend a fortune at a private campground near Glacier (not my cup of tea), or boondock close.

Sfpservice, the first one looks somewhat promising but the second one looks like a subdivision with hard surface roads.

Is there someone else has stayed? If you do t want "your spot" public, you can send me a PM/email and I promise to keep it quiet!
Pam and Kevin plus Minou and Lily (the cats) plus Lexi (the grand-dog)
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Ken & Sheila

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 07:56:28 AM »
Sorry I don't know of any real boondocking places near Glacier.

What about Apgar in the park. Apgar is non-reservation but is not filling early this time of year. Fish Creek is closed for the year because there demand is down in September.  On the North Fork Road is Big creek campground ($20, but 50% of with senior pass)

North American is Coram is a PA park.
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robertusa123

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 01:33:16 PM »
All way amazes me how many people. Park their camper after labor day and will not take out again trial. Menorail day weekend
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UTTransplant

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Re: Boondocking near Glacier southwest entrance
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 06:22:51 PM »
We decided to stay at a nice park in Missoula tonight and head out early in the morning. Apgar is our goal, and I am hoping lots of folks leave Labor Day! I hope even more than normal will be heading out since snow is in the forecast. It isn't going to be much, but so many folks are spooked of even an inch. We can camp comfortably without any worries down to the mid 20s so we will be fine.
Pam and Kevin plus Minou and Lily (the cats) plus Lexi (the grand-dog)
2014 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 240RKS
2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
http://toobusyforwork.com

 

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