We dropped the ball on our camping trip out west to glacier, did not reserve a camping spot and found this magical place via Dyrt. Upon arrival, we were offered two different camp sites - one in tent only camping with everyone else on the property and one secluded spot behind a small stage. The price per evening to camp is a little more than the parks, but you're given access to the grounds (on a beautiful lake) for your stay. The showers are clean as are the bathrooms. The property is family owned for generations and well kept. We were, at first, sad not to be able to camp at glacier - but on our next trip to Montana, we will reserve a spot at lake 5 without question. Located about 15 minutes from the park and the closest town, this place is a don't miss gem of the west.
We stayed here for about 4 weeks in Summer 2018. Great family camp right on the lake. Fairly isolated so not very crowded or touristy compared to other campgrounds in the area. Owner and employees are very friendly. Close to Glacier NP, so a good base camp to explore the area. Really enjoyed our time here.
We stayed in a cabin at Lake Five 28 years ago so when planning this trip, we decided to stay again particularly since it put us as close to the campground in Glacier NP that we hoped to snag a site at. The cabins are essentially the same but now there are electric hookups for the RVs and a live entertainment stage (we were there on a Monday so did not see any entertainment). The other thing that is different is that there are fewer mosquitoes (I remember they used to be vicious) due to bats (although I did not see any). Located right on a lake just a few miles from the west entrance to the park, there are accommodations to fit everyone’s needs. Cabins, some with bathrooms, some with kitchens, RV sites, and tipis. In my opinion, Cabins 1 and 2 are the best with full lake views but these are larger cabins and better suited for families. We stayed in Cabin 8 this time, with a bathroom but no kitchen. We had a picnic table and fire ring so enjoyed our dinner outside. The cabins are rustic (think summer camp) but clean. They have very limited outlets! One in the main room, used for the fridge and fan, and one in the bathroom, so don’t plan on charging your devices after being in the woods camping! Make sure you bring towels– while there are sheets on the bed, there are no bath towels. Cabins are a bit pricey but that is to be expected in a prime location. The RV sites are close together; the sites on the outside of the loop are more private with trees behind them. Sites 1-8 have NO privacy or separation between them and while lakefront, the view is filtered through the trees. Other amenities include a utility sink, showers (for campers only) and reasonably priced laundry, although with only one washer and dryer, there was a big back-up! This is a great place from which to explore Glacier National Park or just relax by the lake. Lots of families swimming and boating and hanging out. The office is open from 9am-9pm. Owner Ron has a dry sense of humor and is very welcoming, along with his two very large dogs. The resort is open spring through fall, with discounts in the spring and fall. Check is the preferred payment when making a reservation and you will receive a confirmation as soon as the check is received. Note if you are using Google Maps: if you are approaching from the west, Belton Stage Road is gravel (about 1.5 miles) but there is another paved entrance from the east.