Camping

There are 13 different campgrounds and around 1,009 sites to choose from!

Pick a Campground

For detailed information about each campground visit this National Park Service page.

If you are trying to camp using an RV or trailer, you can not go to the following campsites: Bowman Lake, Cut Bank, Kintla Lake, Logging Creek, Quartz Creek, and Sprague Creek

Secure A Campsite

The only campgrounds that can be reserved in advanced is Fish Creek, St. Mary, some of the Many Glacier, and half of the groups sites in Apgar.

Fees
Camping fees usually cost between $10-$23 per night in the summer.

Regulations

  • Camping is only permitted in designated campground.
  • Connecting to water, sewer, or electrical outlets are prohibited.
  • Camping in Glacier National Park is limited to 14 days either in one period or combined separate times from July 1 to Labor Day and from Labor Day to June 30, you are limited to 30 days.
  • You are limited to 8 people and 2 vehicles where there is available space at the campsite. There is a maximum of two tents per site.
  • Group sites for 9-24 campers are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, St. Mary, Two Medicine.
  • If you would like to save your site while you are hiking, string a paper plate with your name and date on it across the entrance and that will show that the site is taken.
  • Sites may not be left unattended for over 24 hours
  • Checkout time is 12:00 noon, but if you are staying another night you need to re-register by 11:30 am.
  • The speed limit in the campground is 10 miles per hour

Food Storage

Animals at the park are attracted to food and the smell of food. You should store all of your food or anything used to cook food in your car or in a camping unit that is constructed of solid, non-pliable material, suspend it in the air so they can not reach it, in a locker, or a bear resistant container.

Do not burn any waste or leave any liter around your campsite.

If you do not properly store garbage, this may result in $75 fine or confiscation of improperly stored items.

Quiet Hours and Generator Use

Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. These rules are set in order to ensure noise does not disturb other campers.

Generator use is permitted only during the hours: 8:00- 10:00 am; 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm; and 5:00 -7:00pm

Generator use is prohibited at ALL TIMES at the following campgrounds:

  • Fish Creek, C Loop
  • Many Glacier, sites 88-102
  • Spraque Creek, All sites
  • St. Mary, A loop
  • Two Medicine, sites 1-36
  • Cutbank Campground, all sites

Pets

Pets are not allowed in any areas except in developed areas and picnic areas, roads open to motor vehicles, and in vessels on lakes where motorized watercraft is permitted. If you do have pets in these areas, they must be on a leash at all times, that is no longer than six feet, or under physical restraint, or caged at all time. Owners must pick up after their pets and dispose of any waste in a trash receptacle.

Fires and Firewood

You may not cut or gather firewood in any of the areas except in the following locations:

  • Along the inside North Fork Road from Dutch Creek to Kintla Lake
  • Along the Bowman Lake Road
  • In the backcountry campgrounds that allow wood fires

You may only gather dead wood to use as fuel for a campfire

Fires must be contained inside of fire grates and attended at all times.

Fireworks are prohibited at all times in Glacier National Park

Sanitation and Water Use

You may not use faucets to wash dishes, clothing, clean fish, or prepare food, or to bathe.

All water used from showers and dishwater must be contained and disposed of in a proper way.

Showers are available for registered campers at the Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds.

Bicycle Use

There are some hiker/biker campsites at Apgar, Fish Creek, Sprague Creek, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Two Medicine, and St. Mary. Sites are shared with a capacity of 8 people; if your group is larger than that you will need to split up or use group sites. The fee is $5 a night for Apgar, Sprague Creek, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Two Medicine and Rising Sun. But if you would like to make a reservation, you may at St. Mary and Fish Creek, with a fee of $8 for the first person and $5 for everyone after the first.

Campground Evening Programs

Ranger and Native America Speaks programs are offered at some campsites throughout the summers, which cover a variety of topics. The programs usually begin at 7:30 or later and usually last around 45 minutes.

The following campgrounds have program amphitheaters:

  • Apgar
  • Fish Creek
  • Rising Sun
  • St. Mary (Loop C)
  • Two Medicine (Loop B, site 40)
  • Many Glacier

Additionally, evening programs are held at Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium (nearest campgrounds: Apgar, Sprague Creek, and Avalanche) and St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium (nearest campgrounds: St. Mary and Rising Sun).