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Emery Bay Campground

About

National Forest

Flathead National Forest

Overview

Emery Bay Campground is located on the Hungry Horse Reservoir, high in the Rocky Mountains, less than 30 miles from the Continental Divide, surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Visitors can expect a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, exploring and big game hunting. This Campground has 26 sites, 16 of which are reservable and 10 are walk-up sites. The stay limit is 16 consecutive days.

Recreation

Boating is popular on the 27,750-acre reservoir, and a native boat ramp for smaller watercraft is available. Swimming and fishing are also popular pastimes, and anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat trout and other varieties.

Facilities

Boating is popular on the 27,750-acre reservoir, and a native boat ramp for smaller watercraft is available. Swimming and fishing are also popular pastimes, and anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat trout and other varieties.

Natural Features

The campground is situated along the massive Hungry Horse Reservoir, which was dammed to provide hydroelectric power and flood control to the area. It is the 10th highest dam in the United States and provides a stunning backdrop.

Nearby Attractions

Emery Bay Campground is just 15 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations made within the 4 Day Reservation Window will be "considered" for a refund, by the concessionaire, of Camping fees only and will automatically forfeit the first nights fee. Day of Arrival cancellations must be turned in by calling Cheryl at 406-752-PWAI (7924) or 406-404-4164 to get the information to the campground Host. All Considerations will be made after your original reservation dates have passed.______ *No shows have no chance of a refund.__

Fee Info

To make reservations by phone please call: 1-877-444-6777 Individual Site Reservations: $18.00 per camper unit per night. <br><br>Group Site Reservation (G1): <br>1 - 25 people - $90/night <br>26-50 people - $150/night <br>51-75 people - $200/night <br><br>Two motorized vehicles may be parked per site. The first vehicle is included in the site fee; the second vehicle is charged $5.00 upon arrival at the campground.

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Location

Emery Bay Campground is located in Montana

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Martin City, Montana, turn off Highway 2 and continue on the main road through the town heading south. This road becomes East Side Reservoir Road. Continue for about 6 miles into the campground.

Address

EAST SIDE RESERVOIR RD #38
Martin city, MT 59926

Coordinates

48.3325 N
113.9494444 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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12 Reviews

Jay D.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Stolen Items

Our tent was stolen while we were out and about. Upon speaking with the camp host she informed us that this happens often at this campground. Other people in town also informed us that they were not surprised about this. The campsite also wasn’t super clean. Probably 5/10 on the cleanly scale (bathrooms didn’t have soap, overflowing dumpsters, etc.). Campsite was pretty, but not worth having your stuff stolen over.

Site22
Month of VisitJuly
The N.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Back to camping

Amazing camp ground. Clean and secluded. No cell phone service, or internet. Just like it used to be. Camping!!! Planning the next trip already. 

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Month of VisitJuly
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Ronald G.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2020

Out of control dust and Speeding

Wanted to take my new 26 ft rv into space 8 and it was 7 ft from the road dust and speeders. Did not fit well and could not light a fire because the fire pit was too close to the rv. We lasted 5 days and left very disappointed. Labor day had a Montana mob at the group site and was very out of control until 2 at night.Hungary Horse is a very beautiful but most people are just there to to see Glacier Park and leave. Old dusty camp sites from 1 to 8 and others not with any privacy. Primitive except for a toilet here and there. No refunds

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2020

Loved it! But not easy to get to

This campground is beautiful and very nice! Vault toilets were well maintained. Camp hosts are super nice! No showers and no store so plan ahead. Getting there is a bumpy drive. The road is gravel, very dry and dusty, and full of potholes. Not sure how easy it would be with a large trailer. Some sites have shared bear lockers so you only get half of a usual locker.

Bjorn S.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

Curve Ball

Maybe it's that this campground by a non-busy road, or the gorgeous views of Hungry Horse Reservoir from perch sites sitting up on the side of a hill, or the good tree cover or unique layout.  So close to five stars - I'm just picky about having more space between sites and having sites not right next to the campground road.  Call me spoiled, though.  Can't go wrong here.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Emery Bay Campground by Bjorn S., August 31, 2020
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Annell N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2020

Emery Bay Campground - Montana State Park

July 9-13, 2019 Beautiful campground. The water is blue. Site 21 was a walk-up and there was no electric, water or a dump station. No internet or TV through antenna. Was able to find an area in the park where I could make a phone call and send text. Vault toilets were clean. Sr. lifetime pass rate $8 per night. 15 miles West Glacier National Park entrance. Dirt roads kept truck coated with dust.

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Month of VisitAugust
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John T.
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2020

Emory Bay is Beautiful

The campground is a little farther than I had hoped to be from the heart of Glacier NP, but Emory Bay is beautiful in its own right. If you’re there for an extended period of time and your main focus is to explore Glacier, it’d be ideal to camp inside the park. But if you want to spend a good portion of the trip outside of the park then this place is perfect. If I had a boat, I’d spend most of my time at Emory Bay.

N
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2019

Pretty Spot

Stayed in June 2018 with a travel trailer. We were near the boat ramp so was slightly busy during the day but all-in-all not too bad. It is a favorite spot with the teens for swimming. They were friendly, polite, and teenagers. It is also a very popular area for boating. My husband used the kayak in this large reservoir. Beauty view of the mountains. We stayed on site #4 which is an easy back-in site. Host was seen often.

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Month of VisitJuly
Dennis B.
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2018

Very comfortable.

5 mile off pavement, but close to town. On the reservoir, so good boating and swimming.

Month of VisitSeptember
Laura P.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2018

Great spot to get away with the basic necessities only

Emery Bay offers a great spot to explore both the mountains and waters of The Hungry Horse Reservoir. Not too far off the beaten path but far enough to get away. The campground offers basic necessities and always a kind host to help.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Emery Bay Campground by Laura P., August 2, 2018
Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2018

Awesome campground

This was a great campground. Campsites were nicely spread out. Running water in the summer season, and the cleanest nicest smelling outhouse I have every visited. Campground host was one of the nicest we have ever meet. Campground has plenty of open spots when every campground in Glacier NP was full. Only about a 20 minute drive to the park.

Month of VisitAugust
Evan H.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

Tons of fun!

We showed up here after a long day of hiking and backpacking in Glacier hoping to find a campsite. Thankfully, the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir fills up a little bit slower than the west due to the dirt roads that are required to get there. The campground itself is located on a hill with different rings of campsites as you go up the hill (the outer ring near the water gets a nice breeze). There is plenty of room for trailers and boats at this campground with double wide spots. Toilets, picnic tables, fire pits, trails to water, firewood, campground hosts, and water sources are all available here. This campground offers tons of opportunities for activities such as swimming, cliff jumping, boating, hiking, and some great night photography locations. Overall, this is a really fun place to stay.

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Month of VisitSeptember
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Emery Bay Campground?

Camping at Emery Bay Campground can cost between $90.00 and $200.00 depending on the site.

Does Emery Bay Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Emery Bay Campground has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Emery Bay Campground?

Emery Bay Campground allows vehicles up to 48 feet.

Are fires allowed at Emery Bay Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Emery Bay Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Emery Bay Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Emery Bay Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Emery Bay Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Emery Bay Campground?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Emery Bay Campground. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Emery Bay Campground, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Emery Bay Campground?

There are 28 campsites at Emery Bay Campground and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts