West Glacier KOA Attractions

Glacier National Park

The crown jewel of Montana--explore rugged peaks, hike thousands of miles of trail, fish pristine waters, experience breath-taking mountain views, and live in nature's ultimate work of art.  Established as the United States 10th national park by President Taft, Glacier National Park is the true destination of any camper or RV enthusiast. Travel the world famous Going-to-the-Sun Road and experience beauty in it's purest form.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The main attraction of Glacier National Park is the spectacular 50 mile drive that crosses Continental Divide and traverses the Towering Garden Wall.  Living glaciers, sparkling lakes, mountain-fed streams, brilliant wild flowers, dense forests and abundant wildlife provide an ever changing panorama. Glacier Rental Cars will deliver your car to our KOA campground for no extra charge. Visit their website to learn more & contact them!

Glacier Park Tours

Ride the Red Jammer Buses through Glacier National Park. Completely refurbished buses with a knowledgeable driver will give you an experience of a lifetime. These tour buses will pick you up at our campground daily. Visit the Glacier National Park Lodges' Website for more information on tours available and reservations. There are also shuttles available in Apgar, just inside the park's entrance.

Whitewater Rafting & Float Trips with Glacier Raft Co

There are half day floats, full day floats and dinner floats available. If you are interested in going on a float trip please come to the office and let us make reservations for you.

Horseback Riding

There are numerous places to go trail riding in and around Glacier National Park. Just outside Glacier Park is Swan Mountain Outfitters which is only one mile from the campground. Inside Glacier National Park there trail rides are available at Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier. You can sign up for one hour, two hour and all day tours.

Boat Tours and Rentals

Glide through spectacular mountain scenery and unique geologic phenomena. You'll see and feel the grandeur that makes Glacier National Park the Crown of the Continent. There are lake cruises available on Lake McDonald, Two Medicine Lake, St. Mary Lake and at Many Glacier. Boat rentals are available at all of the locations except St. Mary Lake.

Jewel Basin Hiking & Fishing Area

The Jewel Basin Hiking Area is a unique 15,000 acre hiking area maintained exclusively for hiking and camping.  This high mountain area is popular for backpacking, fishing and plant and wildlife viewing. For campers with dogs - these trails are Fido friendly... The lakes up here offer a great cutthroat trout fishing opportunity as many of these lakes are teeming with fish.

Hiking

Glacier Park offers you nearly a thousand miles of trails. There are many short day hikes that will take you into Glacier back country or to mountain chalets. A few good choices would be Avalanche Lake Trail, Trail of the Cedars, Granite Park Chalet or the boardwalk at Logan Pass. There are guided day hikes available also. Don't miss experiencing all that Glacier National Park has to offer. You will be amazed at the wildflowers, vistas and all of the wildlife that you can see on a day hike or even a short walk in Glacier! Or take a guided hike with Glacier Guides!

Fishing

There are fishing trips available through the local rafting companies in the area. If you have your own boat there is an unlimited number of lakes in the area and also Hungry Horse Reservoir which is only nine miles from our campground. Fishing in Glacier Park is allowed with a free permit that can be obtained at the Visitor's Center in Apgar just inside Glacier National Park.  Fishing charters and tours are available on Flathead Lake.

Golfing

No vacation is complete without a round of 18 holes.  Enjoy multiple courses throughout the valley, each offering challenges to beginners as well as experienced players. Glacier View Golf Course features panoramic mountain views and nature's landscaping.  Meadow Lake Resort lies in outer Columbia Falls, 15 miles away--a true golfer retreat.  Travel the greater Flathead Valley and find courses in Whitefish, Kalispell, and beyond.

Biking

There is a paved bike path inside the entrance of Glacier National Park. You can ride you bikes from the town of West Glacier into Glacier National Park and access this paved bike path. Also, in the spring you can ride bikes on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway before it opens to car traffic. It is a great time to view wildlife and beautiful mountain scenery with all of the snow still on the peaks! There is Forest Service trail access near the campground for mountain biking. Mountain bikes can be rented nearby.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Gondola rides to the top of the mountain. Mountain biking and hiking are available at the resort. See the Big Mountain website for more information.

Hungry Horse Dam

Take a self-guided tour of the dam, available in season. Bring your boat, lake kayaks or canoes and explore the Hungry Horse reservoir. You could spend the day boating, fishing or swimming in this scenic area.

Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada)

This National Park is about a two and a half hour drive from our campground. It is just across the border into Canada, so you will need your passport. Don't miss seeing this beautiful park while you are in the area!

Bigfork

Check out this quaint little town, located at the edge of beautiful, Flathead Lake. The town includes great restaurants, art galleries and unique shops that feature home-made Montana Craft. The Bigfork Playhouse has some great plays that run during the summertime. Bring your boat and explore Flathead Lake!

Whitefish

Whitefish is a great place to go shopping for the day. The town has lots of local artists, great restaurants and unique shops to browse through. See a play at the Whitefish Playhouse or attend one of the local events in the area.  Don't miss out on Whitefish Mountain Resort either--they have Alpine Slides, lifts to the summit, and plenty of opportunity for an afternoon hike.

Amazing Fun Center

The Amazing Fun Center is the perfect family hang-out.  Explore a massive wood-constructed maze complete with four towers as you race against the clock.  Battle it out on Bumper Boats fully equipped with water spray guns.  You can compete with each other in the challenging basketball Bank Shot course or putt around on an expansive and highly-detailed mini-golf course.  Finish the day with a race around the go-cart track.  Don't miss the fun.

Izaak Walton Inn

Any railroad buffs will love this place! A quaint inn set in the mountains. Stop in for lunch or dinner for a delicious homemade meal and watch the trains go by. Great local history of the area!

Big Sky Waterslide & Mini Golf

Don't get scorched by the sun--get wet!  Montana's largest waterslide and mini golf course is located approximately 12 miles from the KOA campground.  Experience the exhilarating rush of ten different slides, a large hot tub, arcade, mini golf and bumper cars and water balloon fights.  It's the wettest wildest fun in the west.

Whitewater & Scenic Rafting, Fishing & more with Great Northern

Get picked up by the friendly folks at the Great Northern at our campground for a day of adventure & fun!

Glacier Ziplines

8 treetop platforms - Glacier Ziplines is a thrilling adventure for the entire family!

Montana Massage Motives

Cheryl Bengtson received her licenses in massage, salon & spa from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy & has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years.

Glacier Rental Cars

Rental Car Service

Glacier Guides

Rafting, hiking, biking and fishing with Glacier Guides/Montana Raft

Wild River Adventures

Rafting, fly fishing and horseback riding

Glacier Planner/Concierge Service

Sharon is a lifelong resident of the Flathead Valley.  Two of the many things she loves is Glacier National Park and helping people.  There are very few areas in Glacier that she has not driven, hiked, biked or paddled to and through.  She would love to help you experience Glacier in the way that best suits you.

Glacier Highline

Glacier Highline offers the ultimate treetop adventure with over 50 different high line and rope course activities.  Including Zip Lines, Burma Loops, Log Walks, Cargo Nets, a Giant Swing, Rock Climbing Wall and the Tarzan Swing.

Helicopter Tours

View Glacier National Park in a private helicopter tour, where there are no roads, just endless view.  Tours start May 15th.

Montana Air Adventures

Soar the mountain tops by plane or helicopter and view glorious mountain views, hidden lakes and wildlife.  Available year round.

Bagley Guide Service

Fish Flathead Lake for a trophy trout!

Flathead Lake Charters

Flathead Lake Charters offers half day, full day and twilight fishing charters-everything you need to enjoy a day on the lake is provided.

Howe's Fishing-A Able & Mo Fisch Charters

Chase Lake Trout in Flathead Lake, but we also know and understand that the areas variety of fishing is worth sharing.  On all trips, we supply all the tackle you will need.

Bigfork Anglers

Offering professional and licensed Montana fly fishing guide services to anglers around Glacier National Park, the Flathead Valley and throughout Montana.

Glacier Anglers

Let Glacier Anglers provide you with a professionally guided fly fishing trip.  From Half Day to Full Day river trips, private pond fishing, Cast and Raft combinations, fly fishing schools and custom Mult-Day fly fishing adventures.