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. Calling the Rocky Mountains home, this national park is in Montana and sits along the Canadian border. Glacier National 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, this park has attracted many to this land area for different reasons. It started with the Native Americans, and then the European explorers came in, followed by the miners and settlers. Each group wanted something different - game buffalo, beaver pelts, minerals, and farmland. 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, six of which are must-see National Historic Landmarks.
When you visit or go RV 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. Due to this type of environment, 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 prepare for rain. It’s a remarkable experience to see the drastic differences in weather when you go from one side of this vast national park to the other.
There is so much to enjoy during your motorhome camping trip to Glacier National Park, whether you own or are renting your RV. From fishing in the crystal clear waters, exploring the miles of trails, getting out on horseback or your ATV, there are many ways to enjoy Mother Nature. Grab your camera as you'll see the abundance of Montana wildlife like grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and maybe even a bald eagle soaring overhead. There’s no better way to enjoy nature than from an RV base camp from one of Montana’s most popular destination, Glacier National Park.