The Magic of Glacier National Park Camping
 

Be ready for an incredible experience with Glacier National Park camping. You will take home awesome memories to last a lifetime! Being a part of nature and sharing the lush forest with the animals in Glacier Park is unforgettable.

Be aware that it gets cold at night in the mountains of Glacier National Park - you will want to bring a warm jacket along. The mornings will also be crisp and cool, so be prepared.

A steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a frosty morning is a special part of camping in Glacier National Park, though.


Be sure you have a warm sleeping bag - there is nothing worse than being cold when you are trying to sleep!

You might even want to bring an extra blanket to cuddle up with when you are sitting around the campfire at night.

  

Weather in Glacier National Park changes quickly - always have a jacket handy.

Rain showers are common, even snow early and late, so some rain gear would probably be wise.

Mornings are usually damp, as well as cool.

If you have kids along, it would be a good idea to bring along some kids rain boots. They are helpful for dewy mornings, as well as for a rain shower.

When leaving your camp for the day, prepare it for rain or wind. It isn’t fun to come back from a day of hiking to find a wet sleeping bag or no dry wood to start a fire.




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Keeps coffee hot and/or drinks cold for hours

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Glacier Park Campgrounds

Apgar Campground


Apgar Campground - located on the southern shore of Lake McDonald - open from the first part of May to mid October - 196 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station - maximum trailer length 40 feet - boat ramp - fee $20.00 per night - first come, first served



Avalanche Campground

Avalanche Campground - located 4 miles north of Lake McDonald - open from mid June to the first part of September - 87 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station - maximum trailer length 26 feet - trailhead to Avalanche lake - Fee $20.00 - first come, first served


Bowman Lake Campground

Bowman Lake Campground - located in the northwest corner of Glacier Park - open from mid May to beginning of September - 48 sites - vault toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water - not recommended for large trailers or motor homes - boat access - fee $20.00 - first come, first served


Cut Bank Campground

Cut Bank Campground - located in the East Glacier area - open from the end of May to the first of September - 19 sites - vault toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water - maximum trailer length 20 feet - popular with backpackers - fee $10 - first come, first served


Fish Creek Campground


Fish Creek Campground - located near Lake McDonald - open from mid June to the first part of September - 180 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station - maximum trailer length 26 feet - fee is $23.00 - to reserve this campground, click here - Fish Creek Campground Reservation


Kintla Lake Campground

Kintla Lake Campground - located in the northwest corner of Glacier Park - open from mid May to the first part of September - 13 sites - vault toilet, fire rings, tables, drinking water - not recommended for trailers over 18 feet - boat access - fee $15.00 - first come, first served


Logging Creek Campground


Logging Creek Campground - located north of West Glacier - open in July and August - 8 sites - vault toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water - not recommended for trailers over 16 feet - fee $10.00 - first come, first served


Many Glacier Campground

Many Glacier Campground - located near Swiftcurrent Lake - 110 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station, shower, laundry - maximum trailer length 35 feet - boat access - fee $20.00 - first come, first served


Quartz Creek Campground

Quartz Creek Campground - located north of West Glacier - open in July and August - 7 sites - vault toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water - not recommended for trailers over 16 feet - fee $10.00 - first come, first served


Rising Sun Campground

Rising Sun Campground - located on St Mary Lake - open the end of May to mid September - 83 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station, showers, laundry - maximum trailer length 30 feet - boat access - trailheads  - fee $200 - first come, first served


Sprague Creek Campground

Sprague Creek Campground - located where Sprague Creek empties into Lake McDonald - open mid May to the end of September - 25 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water - no towed units allowed - fee $20.00 - first come, first served


St Mary Campground


St Mary Campground - located on St Mary Lake - open from the end of May to the beginning of September - 148 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station, showers and laundry near by - maximum trailer length 35 feet - fee is $23.00 - to make a reservation, click here - St. Mary Campground reservation


Two Medicine Campground

Two Medicine Campground - located on Two Medicine Lake - open mid May to the beginning of September - 99 sites - flush toilets, fire rings, tables, drinking water, dump station -maximum trailer length 32 feet - boat access - fee $20.00 - first come, first served


Backpacking in Glacier Park

Glacier Park is a backpacking paradise with over 700 miles of trails, abundant wildlife and unmatched scenery.

Backcountry camping in Glacier National Park requires a permit, but it is free. The permit may be obtained at the Many Glacier Ranger Station or the Apgar and St Mary Visitor Centers.

Glacier Park chalets are fun to stay in when you are backpacking. Inquire about availability when you get your permit.

For an unforgettable experience, go deep into the wild and pristine interior to enjoy the finest Glacier National Park camping you could ever imagine

Glacier National Park Camping is sure to be a highlight of your vacation and you no doubt will be excited to do it again.

A word to the wise - generator use is regulated in Glacier Park. The times allowed are 7 to 9 am, noon to 2 pm, 5 to 7 pm. The reason for the regulation is to allow everyone to enjoy this wilderness park with all it’s beauty and solitude.

 

 

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