Glacier National Park Campgrounds camping information camp

has over 1,000 campsites spread among 13 drive-up campgrounds. There is also an array of trail camps for backpackers. Reservations are accepted at 2 of the park’s 13 campgrounds, Fish Creek Campground on the west side and Saint Mary Campground on the east side of the park.

Most campgrounds in Glacier National Park are situated in pine forests, often nestled next to lakes or creeks. Camping in the picturesque park can be restful and invigorating. There are also historic lodges and hotels for those who do not want to camp. Check rates and make reservations at tripadvisor.com.

Lake McDonald
Lake McDonald from Fish Creek Campground

During summer months (when most campgrounds are open), camping stays are limited to a maximum of 14 days with up to eight people and two vehicles per site. All food, utensils, and anything that might attract bears and other wildlife must be kept inside a vehicle when not in use. Dispose of trash responsibly and do not burn waste in fire rings. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Showers are available to the public at Rising Sun and Swiftcurrent Motor Inns for a fee.

Campgrounds in Glacier National Park

West of the Continental Divide

Kintla Lake Campground | 48 sites | open from late May to mid September | first-come first-serve | $15 per night | hand pump potable water | vault toilets | accessible via a dirt road | elevation 4,000 feet

Bowman Lake Campground | 13 sites | open from late May to mid September | first-come first-serve | $15 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets | accessible via a dirt road | elevation 4,100 feet

Quartz Creek Campground | 7 sites | open from late May to mid September | first-come first-serve | $10 per night | primitive | no water | vault toilets | accessible via a dirt road | elevation 3,500 feet

Logging Creek Campground | 7 sites | open from early July to late November | first-come first-serve | $10 per night | primitive | no water | vault toilets | accessible via a dirt road | elevation 3,550 feet

Avalanche Campground | 86 sites | open from mid June to early September | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, and flush toilets | elevation 3,500 feet

Sprague Creek Campground | 25 sites | open from mid May to mid September | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, and flush toilets | elevation 3,200 feet

Fish Creek Campground | 178 sites | open from early June to early September | reservations accepted | $23 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 3,500 feet

Apgar Campground | 192 sites | open from early May to early October | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 3,200 feet

East of the Continental Divide

Many Glacier Campground | 109 sites | open from mid June to min September | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 4,950 feet

Saint Mary Campground | 148 sites | open from late May to late September | reservations accepted | $23 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 4,550 feet

Rising Sun Campground | 83 sites | open from early June to mid September | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 4,550 feet

Cut Bank Campground | 14 sites | open from mid June to early September | first-come first-serve | $10 per night | primitive | no water | vault toilets | accessible via a dirt road | elevation 5,150 feet

Two Medicine Campground | 99 sites | open from mid June to mid September | first-come first-serve | $20 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 5,200 feet

 

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Trails in Glacier National Park

 

Trail
Description
Distance
Location
Grinnell Lake100Grinnell Lake Trail
This long but level partial loop passes a triplet of beautiful turquoise glacier-fed lakes in the Many Glacier region of the park.
7.5 miles
100 - 300 feet
48.795359,
-113.657262
Highline Trail300Highline Trail
This stunning trail along the Continental Divide offers many hiking options, like an amazing 13.5-mile through-hike that takes in the exceptional view from Glacier Overlook.
7 - 15.2 miles
400+ feet
48.696343,
-113.717601
Glacier Overlook330Garden Wall Trail to Glacier Overlook
This extension off Highline Trail climbs the Continental Divide to extraordinary views over Grinnell Glacier and a trio of subalpine lakes.
2 miles
1,000 feet
48.762639,
-113.743372
Johns Lake400Johns Lake Loop
This loop visits a small lake in a mossy fores and then follows McDonald Creek past McDonald Falls to return to the trailhead.
2 miles
225 feet
48.633341,
-113.862285
Saint Mary Falls700Saint Mary Falls and Virginia Falls
This out and back hike visits two waterfalls in the forest above Saint Mary Lake on the east side of Glacier National Park.
3 miles
250 feet
48.674307,
-113.608719

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