The first night I didn't sleep all that well concerned about bears but after that it was awesome! The drive to the top of the mountain was gorgeous and the facilities at the campground were kept clean and has running water. Loved it!
This is a very busy and fairly typical National Park campground. The sites are situated between "Apgar Village" and the road along lake MCDonald. This makes the large campground easy to use and access, but not very private. The good news is coffee, ice cream and shopping are all within walking distance. The views of Lake McDonald as the sun sets are a bonus!
Lake MacDonald is breathtaking. Most sites have shades from large, moss covered trees. Bathrooms had water and were well-maintained. Walk to the lake from any campsite is quite short. Would love to go back one day when I have the time.
We probably got one of our worst nights sleep at this campground but it was worth it for the beauty. The wildlife kept us away and we sat in our tent ready to use our bear spray (you can buy some or rent it but would definitely recommend it). While up there we saw the most bears we sa the whole trip in one day, a mother and her 2 cubs, and 2 other bears in separate locations. Would return for the wildlife again for sure.
Glacier is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Apgar provides a great jumping off point for a lot of Glacier Adventures because of it's generally central location. The campgrounds definitely get very full, especially on summer weekends (we got lucky and found one!). There's a little village close by with restaurants and ice cream. It's a fabulous place for kids too!
Apgar Village is located on the west end of Glacier National Park. Though crowded during the season, this campground offers lakefront views, ranger-led lessons and access to hiking and biking paths. Also a short walk from Apgar Village shops and restaurants, as well as a shuttle that will take you anywhere you want to go in the park (go public transit!). Be sure to check out the telescopes in the parking lot! ProTip: check the Glacier website each morning during the high season for the availability in each Glacier campground (they fill up, some as early as 7:30 a.m.).