Two Medicine is the favorite campground in Glacier National Park for many a camper, gaining a 5-star Campendium review.
2 Medicine Road
East Glacier Park, MT 59434
GPS: 48.4871, -113.3675
Elevation: 5207 ft
Nightly Rate: $20–30
Open June through October, Two Medicine Campground is a lesser-known area of Glacier National Park, but what some consider their favorite part of the park. The campground is located on Pray Lake and offers stunning views of Sinopah Mountain. “We loved our stay here,” wrote Campendium reviewer Scott. “Tucked away in remote corner of the park, with awesome scenery, great hiking, and wildlife viewing.”
“Wander Wagon” said “this is one of our most favorite places we have camped to date. Our site was right on the edge of a creek. The view was incredible. The Going to the Sun Road was the scariest road we have ever been on in our life, but is a must drive road with incredible views. We will definitely go back again.”
Good tips were posted from Campendium reviewer “Kate at The Scenic Route”. “This is a beautiful part of Glacier National Park. The lakes are so scenic and this part of the park is not as busy as the west side,” she wrote. “Even though the National Park website says that this is a quieter part of the park, we found the competition for first come first served sites quite fierce when we visited in July. So you’ll need to get there early to score a desirable spot.”
Using your phone there will be an issue, however, and nearly every Campendium reviewer posted a warning about lack of connectivity. “There is no cell service at all,” wrote reviewer Chris. “You can get some AT&T up the road a few miles, but if you have to work you probably won’t be able to here unless you drive into East Glacier each day. Otherwise, this campground is clean and beautiful.”
Other downsides include intrusion by bears and fires, seasonal closures, and some campsites can be tight. (RVs are restricted to 35-foot; the limited number of larger rigs can be accommodated by the lake.)
According to Campendium reviewers, Two Medicine has potable water, no electrical hookups, and sites 1-36 are generator free. There are many shaded campsites as well as sunny sites for those needing to charge solar panels. Many sites are pull-through.
“The main reason to be here is the lake itself,” said Kate. “The hiking around the lake is beautiful. By the way,” she added, “there is a cafe in East Glacier that advertises ‘World Famous Huckleberry French Toast’. The world-famous claim may be a stretch, but this is to die for. Make sure you get a hike in first because it is about a zillion calories.”
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