Review overview

Safe9.5
Clean 9.5
Convenient10
Value10

Summary

9.8

Glacier National Park has earned its reputation as the “Crown of the Continent” and the St Mary KOA Kampground is a great place to center your RV for all the East Glacier activities.  The ST Mary KOA is convenient to Many Glaciers, the East side of the Going to the Sun road, Waterton Lakes in Canada, Two Medicine, and the St Mary visitor center.  There are also great dining options close to the Campground.

St Mary KOA

The lots I saw were reasonably level and had a fire ring and picnic table.  We were closer to the rear of the park near the swimming pool.  The lot we had is a pull thru and very narrow.  Plenty of room though to craft something from a few pipe cleaners.

The park office offered a well-stocked pantry and Montana/Glacier NP souvenirs.  The laundry room was huge and had commercial units.  The Bathhouses on the main building were clean, modern, tiled and had a drop down bench in the shower stalls.  There were wash basins for tent camping dishes.  The bathhouses by the pool in the rear of the park are also clean but are a more rustic aesthetic.

 

We arrived later in the evening, so by the time we set up camp it was dusk.  But we had lots of fun anyway.  Football anyone? The mountains were beautiful.

 

The pool was nice but did not seem heated.  The hot tub was great. I was smart enough to let the hubby take the kids swimming without me.  I don’t think the water would ever be warm enough for this southern girl.  There was an offered breakfast but we were happy to eat in the Rv.  The playground was nice but we played mostly right around our lot.

Getting there

The only thing I would have changed would have been our passage in.  There were 2 ways for us to get to the park.  We chose poorly.  There was lots of construction and it was a beast of a road.  Not to mention there were cows all along the route.  I would recommend avoiding hwy 89 from Browning into St Mary (or at least check on the construction status before white knuckling your way through there like we did).

The ride was a little less stressful for the kids though. What do you think?

I would stay at the St Mary KOA again if we are on the East Side of the Park in our RV.  It was a great jumping off point and convenient to so many east park stops.  Park City Cafe and The St Mary Lodge were just a short drive away.

Shanda Smith
A Wife, Mother, horseback riding, RV-ing, travel enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. As the Matriarch of a homeschooling family of four we keep our suitcases packed and our atlas handy. Join us on our adventures. With Love and Coffee, Shanda

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