Apgar: The Montana Gateway to Adventure in Glacier National Park
When I was a kid, once a year for a week in June, my family and several of my cousins and their families would head up to Glacier Park and camp in Apgar.
For a kid who rode bike on a gravel road, Apgar was absolutely dreamy. We'd get to ride our bikes all over all day on PAVED ROAD. The feeling of absolute freedom and pure joy. That's what I remember thinking back on those days.
There were a lot of other cool things as well. It's right on Lake McDonald, so if we were up early enough, and the dads were ok with it, we'd get to go morning fishing on the lake. Some days we'd head up on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, or go into Hungry Horse or Kalispell, and some days we swam in the chilly lake or rented a kayak. There were several programs from the park rangers too. Bear aware programs all the way to making sure you didn't eat the wrong berry. Plus you could reserve a red bus tour. And when the getting back to nature stuff wasn't working, you could always ride into Apgar and check out the shops. There was always something cool to do.
The campground at Apgar Village is the biggest in the park with 194 campsites situated in trees for RV campers and tent camping alike. There is potable water access and flush toilets and even showers in some sections of the campground.
Apgar Village has a restaurant and the largest gift shop in Glacier National Park. Other shopping and food choices are as little as 5 miles away.
You need to reserve your spot. You can do that by clicking here. You can also reserve spots for a group of campers, like we did when I was a kid.
Get ready for a great time in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And don't forget your bike.