Emery Bay Campground is located 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.
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.
The campground offers 26 campsites, including some first come, first serve, available for tent and RV camping. Two group campsites are also available and can accommodate up to 75 guests on each separate loop. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided. An on-site host is available to answer any questions about the campground and surrounding areas.
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.
Emery Bay Campground is just 15 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.
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5 mile off pavement, but close to town. On the reservoir, so good boating and swimming.
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.
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.
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.