Glacier National Park Campgrounds
There are 13 developed campgrounds (although 3 are classed as "always primitive") at Glacier National Park. Some campgrounds are open before and after the summer season, but all amentities are shut off and the camping is classified "primitive." The Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds are open in the winter, but you'll probably find all services shut off (which action makes them "primitive"). A large part of Glacier National Park simply can't be reached with a vehicle in the winter because most roads aren't plowed. In the summer time, Glacier is a very popular place, and most of the campgrounds fill early, every day. Kintla Lake is probably the least visited of the campgrounds and often has spaces available into the late afternoon. Reservations are available at Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds but you might want to call well ahead.
Backcountry camping is permitted but you'll need to check with a ranger station and obtain a permit before heading out.
Below is a list of available developed campgrounds. You can click on the links below or on the names on the map above for more info about each particular campground.
|Campground||# of Sites||Summer||Primitive||Winter||Showers||Notes|
||194||X||X||X||X||X||-||X||Amphitheater; 40' unit max|
||87||X||-||-||X||X||-||-||26' unit max; Amphitheater|
||48||X||X||-||Pit||X||-||-||Tents & Pickup campers only|
||14||-||X||-||Pit||-||-||-||Tents & Pickup campers only|
||178||X||-||-||X||X||-||X||Reservations available; 35' unit max; Amphitheater|
||7||-||X||-||Pit||-||-||-||Tents & Pickup campers only|
||110||X||X||-||X||X||X||X||35' unit max|
||83||X||-||-||X||X||X||X||25' unit max|
||148||X||X||X||X||X||-||X||Reservations available; 35' unit max|
||99||X||X||-||X||X||-||X||32' unit max; Amphitheater|
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|Campground location map courtesy of the National Park Service.|
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