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Glacier National Park Campgrounds
Camping in Whitefish, Montana and Glacier National Park

Mc Donald Lake, Glacier National Park

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Undoubtedly one of the most wild and rugged parks in the National Parks System, Glacier is a camping destination for outdoors enthusiasts, families and backcountry hikers. Camping areas are located near alpine meadows, rugged peaks, and pristine rivers and lakes. With 13 campgrounds and more than 1,000 campsites to choose from in Glacier National Park, there is no shortage of camping options.

Famous for its rugged wilderness, Glacier is a top destination for backpacking. The park has a well-organized backcountry camping system. Before you go check the trail status, backcountry campground reservation availability, and read the backcountry camping guide.

Glacier's website has detailed camping information and regulations and up to date information on camping and campground status. For more information regarding a specific campground, click the name of that campground below.

Glacier Park Campgrounds:

Apgar Campground Located near the West Glacier entrance and Apgar Village, the campground is the largest in the park. There are 194 campsites, of which 25 can accommodate a 40-foot RV. Some the group campsites can be reserved, otherwise the campground is first-come first-serve.

Avalanche Campground On the west side of the Continental Divide, Avalanche campground is located near popular hiking trails and 15.7 miles along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. There are 87 campsites, of which 50 can accommodate a 25-foot RV. All campsites are first-come first-serve.

Bowman Lake Campground In the North Fork area 32.5 miles from the west entrance, Bowman Lake Campground is situated near the lake shore in a remote area of the park. There are 48 campsites. RVs and trailers are not recommended; tt is a long, narrow and windy dirt road to the campground. All campsites are first-come first-serve.

Cut Bank Campground Located on the east side of Glacier, Cut Bank Campground is a primitive camping area. There are 14 campsites. RVs and trailers are not recommended and there is no water at the campground. All campsites are first-come first-serve.

Fish Creek Campground The second largest campground in Glacier National Park, Fish Creek Campground is located near the west entrance, only 2.5 miles from Apgar Village. There are 178 campsites and 18 sites can accommodate RVS up to 35 feet long. Park rangers host nightly programs at the amphitheater. Fish Creek is one of two campgrounds that take reservations.

Kintla Lake Campground One of the most remote frontcountry campgrounds, Kintla Lake Campground, is located in the North Fork area, 40 miles form the west entrance. There are 13 campsites; RVs and trailers are not recommended. Because of its remote wilderness location, Kintla Lake is a quiet campground offering solitude for tent campers. Camping is first-come, first-serve.

Logging Creek Campground A small primitive campground, Logging Creek was closed at the time of publication. The campground is located on the west side of the ark in a remote area near the North Fork. RVs are not recommended. Campsites are first-come, first0-serve. Check the park website for campground status before you go.

Many Glacier Campground One of the most popular campgrounds in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier fills up quickly. There are 110 campsites and 13 sites can accommodate RVs 35-feet in length. Nightly ranger programs are available. All campsites are first-come, first-serve.

Quartz Creek Campground With only 7 campsites, Quartz Creek is the smallest in the park and considered primitive. The camping area is located west side of the park. RVs and trailers are not recommended. Campsites are first-come, first-serve.

Sprague Creek Campground A popular camping area located on McDonald Lake, Sprague Creek Campground is small and fills up quickly. There are 25 campsites, none of which allow towed trailers or units. All campsites are first-come, first-serve.

Saint Mary Campground Located close to the St. Mary Visitor Center at the east entrance, the campground at St. Mary is one of two in the park that take reservations. The visitor center offers nightly interpretive programs. St Mary Campground has 148 campsites; 25 sites can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 35-feet.

Two Medicine Campground Just 13 miles from the east entrance, Two Medicine Campground is situated in a remote and peaceful location. There are 99 campsites; 13 sites can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 35-feet. Camping is first-come, first-serve.

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