Located in the Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park is known for its stunningly beautiful views - filled with impressive peaks and valleys that have been carved out over time from glaciers. Located in Montana and sitting on the Canadian border, this park is full of historical wonders, making it a place with lots to see when you go RV camping here. For over 10,000 years, people have been attracted to this land area for different reasons. It started with the Native Americans, then the European explorers came in, followed by the miners and eventually, settlers. Each group wanted something different - game buffalo, beaver pelts, minerals, and farm land. This area finally became an official national park in 1910 under President Taft, making it America’s 10th national park. There are a total of 375 historic properties within the park and out of them, six are recognized as must-see National Historic Landmarks.
When you visit or go camping here, you can expect the weather to be a bit unpredictable due to the park’s location. It sits on a Continental Divide, which gives a mix of warm, wet Pacific air coming from one direction, and cold, dry Arctic air coming from the other. This means that temperatures can drop drastically at night, and the rainfall can be completely different depending on which side of the park you’re on. The best thing to do is dress in layers and always be prepared for rain. It’s a remarkable experience to see the drastic differences in weather when you go from one side to the other, and there’s no better way than from an RV base camp.