Glacier National Park: What and Where
Set in 1,583 square miles, Glacier National Park is filled with stunning glacier peaks and valleys that commence at the Canadian border. The park has a preserved ecosystem popularly termed ‘Crown of the Continent Ecosystem’, which is also unmarred by humans.
According to National Park Service of U.S Government,
“The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and interest in visiting parks is at an all-time high”.
Camping in Glacier National Park
- When camping in Glacier National Park, make sure to keep yourself safe from the wildlife by camping without disturbing it. Click here to know how.
- The park advocates, ‘preserve and protect natural and cultural resources’, which also bans hunting, mining, and logging.
- As the park contains over 700 lakes, of which merely a 131 has been named, you will find many sources of fresh water all around. However, always make sure to treat your drinking water before use.
- The park once recorded a drastic temperature variation of 100 °F within 24 hours on January 23-24, 1916. Keep your water tanks in check prior to RVing in Glacier National Park.
- Glacier National Park is also a prime site of Wildfires and one should take adequate steps to counter these wildfires while camping in this NP. Click here to know what to do when a wildfire is approaching.
- With its mesmerizing glacial peaks and endless valleys, Glacier National Park is considered to be the hiker’s paradise.
- The park also has 200+ waterfalls such as Swiftcurrent falls and Bird-women-falls.
Known as the Switzerland of America, Glacier National Park was built in 1910. The national park permits camping, hiking, backpacking and trekking for all guests.
Yet another significant facts about the park is that it is filled with coniferous trees as well as 1,132 different plant species. Two ideal times to visit the national park for RVers are in the fall and in June.