This place was incredible. We drove down from San Francisco and arrived around 2am. We found an empty site and slept in the car that night. The next day we set up camp and a friendly ranger came by so we could pay for our spot. We spent the next couple days wandering around the park completely floored by how vast and quiet it was. We also stumbled upon a bunch of rock art! The best part of the whole trip was how bright the stars are at night! Simply incredible!
I have camped and hiked here a couple times and fall is my favorite time to come. When it's damp here everything looks so green and magical. Plus if you are lucky you get to see all the newts and banana slugs come out. Only warming is that raccoons can be a problem so lock up your food!
We stayed at Kinzel Lake during our 2 day backpacking trip in the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness. The reason I am giving it 3 stars is because the lake was pretty low and you cannot see if from your campsite. The campground is also off an OHV road so I can see that it's probably a better spot for people who are driving up. Not the greatest campground but it is decent.
We did a 2 night backpacking trip along the Hoh River Trail. We decided stay 2 nights at Olympus since there was still snow pack up the mountain. We hiked in 10 miles the first day and the next day we left out stuff at our campsite and hiked up to Elk Lake and back.
The sites at Olympus are pretty spread out and include a couple group sites. There are also plenty of great spots for hammocks. They do have 2 composting toilets (one was full) which is all you can hope for when you are backpacking. The trip overall was fantastic and I highly recommend it!
Two Medicine was the first campground we went to in Glacier. It is on the southeastern part of the park and there were significantly less people there. There are plenty of campsites and there is a good amount of privacy for each site. The camp store there is great too!
The best part of this place is there were plenty of fantastic trails leaving right from the campground. I highly recommend the hike to No Name Lake.
The campground is great! We tried to get a spot at Many Glacier by arriving at 7am and the line of cars was all the way down then road. We failed to get a spot so we headed to Rising Sun. At that time in the morning there were plenty of people packing up and leaving. I wish we would have just came straight there. If you do not already have reservations at Many Glacier I would highly recommend going to Rising Sun.