Glacier National Park Information

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Campgrounds in Glacier National Park

Enjoy the crackling of a campfire and sleep under the stars in Glacier National Park. With 13 different campgrounds and approximately 1,009 sites to choose from, options are plentiful.
 

Campgrounds on Lake McDonald

The following information was taken from the Waterton Glacier Guide, which is given to each Park visitor. You may request a copy by writing Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT 59936 or by calling (406) 888-7800. Visit their web site at www.nps.gov/glac for up-to-date information.

"Campgrounds in Glacier provide just over 1,000 camp-sites. Most are available on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Fish Creek and St. Mary campgrounds may be reserved ahead through the National Park Service Registration System by calling 800-365-CAMP.

"Campsites are limited to 8 people and 2 vehicles per site. Most campgrounds have drinking water, restrooms with flush toilets, and cold running water. Utility hookups are not available."

Apgar: The campground opens May 7 and closes October 18. The campground is open for primitive camping April 1 through May 3 and again in the Fall from October 10 through November 30. Winter camping December 1 - March 31 in picnic area. Primitive camping is $10.00 per night. There are a total of 196 sites; 25 sites are set aside for RVs. The campground offers flush toilets and a disposal station.

Avalanche: The campground opens June 18 and closes September 5th. There are a total of 87 sites; 50 sites have lengths of 26 feet. The campground offers flush toilets but no disposal station.

Bowman Lake: The campground opens May 14 and closes September 12. Bowman offers 48 camping sites, but RVs are not recommended (primitive road).

Cut Bank: The campground opens May 8 and closes September 5th. Cut Bank has 19 sites, but RVs are not recommended.

Fish Creek: The campground opens June 1 and closes September 5th. Offering 180 sites, three sites provide a maximum length of 35 feet. Flush toilets and a disposal station are provided.

Kintla Lake: The campground opens May 21 and closes September 12. The campground offers 13 sites, but RVs are not recommended.

Logging Lake: The campground opens July 1 and closes September 26. Logging Lake has eight campsites, but RVs are not recommended.

Many Glacier: The campground opens May 28 and closes September 29. Primitive camping begins September 29-October 31 (closing date is weather dependent)
Offering 110 campsites, 13 sites have a maximum length of 35 feet. Flush toilets and a disposal are provided.

Quartz Creek: Operated in primitive status all season, through November 28 (closing date is weather dependent)

Rising Sun: The campground opens May 28 and closes September 12. Offering 83 campsites, three sites have a maximum length of 30 feet. Flush toilets and a disposal station are provided.

Sprague Creek: The campground opens May 21 and closes September 12. The campground offers 25 sites, but no towing units are allowed. Flush toilets are provided.

St. Mary:  Primitive camping is available April 1 through May 24 and again September 19 through November 30 for $10.00 per night.
Reservations end September 4, 
First-come first serve September 5-19 
Primitive camping September 19-November 30 
Winter camping December 1-March 31 Offering 148 campsites, 25 sites have a maximum length of 35 feet. Flush toilets and a disposal station are provided ( no services for winter camping).

Two Medicine: The campground opens May 28 and closes September 13. Primitive camping September 19 - October 31 (closing date is weather dependent)
Offering 99 campsites, 13 sites have a maximum length of 32 feet. Flush toilets and a disposal station are provided.


This concludes all of the Campgrounds in Glacier National Park, there are many other campgrounds located just outside of the park that are very nice when these are full.

Backcountry Camping Guide
The new backcountry guide is online. Please read through it as there are some changes from past years. One big change is the application form. You can now submit requests for two trips on the one form.

The Belly River Ranger Station provides a nice landmark about 6 miles into the trip. Located near the ranger station, a group of backcountry campsites known as Gable Creek Camp lays a short distance off the trail. If you plan on camping in the backcountry, you must obtain a permit at a visitor center or ranger station.