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About Avalanche Creek - Glacier National Park
Avalanche campground in located in one of the most popular sections of Glacier National Park west of the Continental Divide. The campground is situated within old growth cedar and hemlock trees, keeping the area cool during the summer months. The campground accomodates tent and RV campers, however only 50 sites will accomodate vehicle lengths up to 26 feet. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Bring your hiking boots and binoculars if you are staying at Avalanche Campground. Two popular day hikes, Trail of the Cedars, and Avalanche Lake, afford visitors spectacular scenery and glimpses of birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. Plant enthuisiasts will appreciate the diverse species of flora. Be sure to check out many of the evening programs with a ranger at the Avalanche Amphitheater, just a short stroll from the campground. Use Glacier's free shuttle service at this campground to access other shuttle stops on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Operator
National Park Service
Features
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No ADA Access
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Location
Avalanche Creek - Glacier National Park is located in Glacier National Park in Montana
Latitude
48.68 N
Longitude
-113.819 W
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13 Reviews of Avalanche Creek - Glacier National Park
Favorite Campground in Glacier

I love this campground! On weekends, you should expect to arrive no later than 7AM to find a spot, as this fills up quickly. I love this campground because it's connected to the Avalanche Lake (moderate) and Trail of the Cedars (easy) hikes. The amphitheater at the campground is amazing for star gazing. The sites are big enough to fit one to two cars, or an RV. The first time I went, I think we had 3 tents and 12 people, and we fit just fine. There's flush toilets, sinks, dumpsters, firepits, and picnic tables. Please bring your own firewood, as I believe collecting downed branches is not allowed. Also, don't feed the ground squirrels - practice LNT!

Amazing almost rainforest feel in the mountains

Exceptional life list trails nearby with perfect Glacier NP scenery and wildlife all around. This means you absolutely need to get there early to get a site since there are no reservations at this camp site. The campground has regular ranger programs and modern but simple facilities (at least as of a number of years ago). There were RVs and it was full but it was still pretty serene.

Wonderful park service

I'm a single mom and decided last minute that we were going on a last minute end of summer trip to Glacier National Park. We had no trouble getting a spot at this camp with no reservation. The camp spots were nice and has trees that were perfect for blocking the wind. The park host were very friendly they had running water and bear proof trash cans near almost all the sites and they provided food storage that was bear proof at each site. Very handy. This was also a middle of the park camp ground meaning it was an easy drive to all the main attractions. My kids and I had a blast we spent 10 days in the park.

Very popular spot

Avalanche campground filled up before noon everyday we were there. Some days are worse than others, was during peak season though. This is a great spot. Large campsites, beautiful trees, next to the lake, creek, and several hikes. The shuttle also stops here. Toilet, water available. There was a fire ban while we were here due to the heat wave.

A GNP Classic

Avalanche Campground is always packed these days. Excellent location though with plenty of good beginner/easier hiking. If you haven't hike to Avalanche Lake, have you even been to Glacier National Park?! If my 2, 4, and 6-year-old cousins can do it, so can you!

Beautiful Glacier Site, Perfect For 2 Tents!!

Beautiful campsite, large sites and fairly private. Access to water and bathrooms. Close to Lake McDonald and many amazing trailheads. We were here for a fun friends adventure and enjoyed our time here. Huge fans of Glacier NP

Beautiful Glacier Site, Perfect For 2 Tents!!

Beautiful campsite, large sites and fairly private. Access to water and bathrooms. Close to Lake McDonald and many amazing trailheads. We were here for a fun friends adventure and enjoyed our time here. Huge fans of Glacier NP

Beautiful Glacier Site, Perfect For 2 Tents!!

Beautiful campsite, large sites and fairly private. Access to water and bathrooms. Close to Lake McDonald and many amazing trailheads. We were here for a fun friends adventure and enjoyed our time here. Huge fans of Glacier NP

In the Woods - Peaceful

We stayed at the Avalanche Creek Campground in Glacier after Labor Day weekend and had a great experience. It is a first-come first-serve campground so you have to get there in the morning especially in the summer in order to get a spot. But we found that after Labor Day it is easier. We stopped there at 2pm and still got a great spot. It is set in the woods and very well kept. Bathrooms left a little to be desired as they didn't have lights, so bring a headlamp and they aren't heated so dress warm. It was a nice quiet campground and very peaceful. The stargazing was great out here.

We camp with a 3 person tent and just one vehicle.

We would definitely stay there again.

Breathtaking

A gorgeous campground in the Crown Jewel of the National Park System!