The Many Glacier Campground is located on the east side of Glacier National Park, at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet. The campground is located about 22 miles from the town of St. Mary and the east entrance to Glacier National Park. The St. Mary Entrance allows access to the spectacular 50 mile-long Going-to-the-Sun Road, and traverses the high point at Logan Pass with an elevation of 6,646 feet. Babb, Montana, is the closest community to the Many Glacier Campground and is located approximately 12 miles east of the campground. Babb has a general store, gas station, several restaurants and an U.S. Post Office. Cell phone coverage is not available in the campground. However, limited coverage is available in Babb.
Many Glacier Campground is located on the east side of the Continental Divide, and has excellent trails available for day hiking and overnight backpacking. Trailheads start at a higher elevation than those on the west side of the park, resulting in a shorter ascent to reach scenic vistas. Trails traverse areas frequented by grizzly and black bears, so take these safety precautions -- hike in groups, make lots of noise to avoid surprise encounters and carry bear pepper spray (know how to use it).
Potable water at shared spigots is available throughout the campground. Restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with cold running water. Camper utility sinks are available to dispose of gray water. Each campsite has a picnic table. The campground is located in a forested area so most campsites have some shade. Some sites are "generator free" for a more quiet camping experience. Other sites have limited hours for generator use. Within walking distance of the campground is the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, a concession facility with a restaurant, camp store, gift shop, limited groceries, and coin operated showers. Please read the individual site descriptions carefully to ensure your vehicle and camping equipment (including RVs) will be accommodated in the campsite. Most campsites and driveways are very small and will not accommodate towed units over 21 feet. A limited number of sites can accommodate towed units 26 to 30 feet. Many campsites will not accommodate camper "slide-outs". If you must use slide-outs, please make a reservation at St. Mary Campground, located 22 miles from Many Glacier and 1/2 mile along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Many Glacier Campground is situated in a mature Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and quaking aspen forest. Vegetation is dense and provides partial shade for almost all campsites. Occasional strong wind gusts occur, however, with tree cover, most sites have some protection from the weather. Nearby natural features include Swiftcurrent Creek and Lake, and mountain views of Altyn, Henkel, Wilber, Grinnell Point, Allen and Wynn.
If you have the time and a current passport, be sure to visit Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. Waterton Lakes National Park is a sister park to Glacier and both are known collectively as "Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park" -- the first international peace park in the world and designated in 1932. Waterton Lakes National Park offers fantastic hiking, scenic boat cruises and several short drives to view wildlife and access numerous hiking trails. Waterton Lakes National Park is located approximately 45 miles north of the town of Babb, Montana. Take Montana highway # 89 north to the intersection of Highway#17 or the Chief Mountain International Peace Park Highway. Continue north to the Chief Mountain international border crossing, where the road number changes to highway #6 and then highway # 5 into Waterton Lakes National Park.
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This campground, as most in Glacier, gets very busy in the summer, so get there early! There are a couple particularly nice spots by the river, where the sound of water is calming all night. This side of Glacier is slightly less busy than the other side, because it's a longer drive and has longer hikes. This campground is within walking distance to both the Grinnell Glacier hike, and the Iceberg Lake hike. It has all the normal Glacier amenities like flush toilets, sinks, bear-proof dumpsters, picnic tables, fire rings, etc. You're close to your neighbors, but I've never had a problem with noise. The trees are close enough if you'd like to hammock.
I had a wonderful experience while staying at Many Glacier. It really enjoyed hiking a ton of the trails just outside of the campground. It was nice to be able to leave the car behind. We were able to hike from Logan Pass all the way back to Many Glacier one of the days. While it was a trek the views were breathtaking and one of my fondest memories.
Best spot to access some really epic hikes! If you do what we did and pull in super late head over to the cabins, they usually have some or the park works will sometimes let you hang up a hammock on trees near their cabins.
Great spot for amazing hikes off Swiftcurrent lake. Lots of camping but the spots are pretty foliage covered so you still feel secluded.
so the sites were very close together. Plenty of trees. But your neighbors are close. Little river on half sites. Amenities were clean and well maintained. Was busy tho. And they had a loop closed for some reason. Lots of hiking trails very close. People everywhere tho. Would be a good spot in fall.
Been coming here since I was a baby and it's always a good experience. It is every increasingly busy, so we leave Kalispell at 4am to drive there and get a spot. Even getting there by 7am, there is already a line of people waiting to get spots! Very clean, excellent facilities though!
I have stayed at this campground 3 different times now. However, during the summer months this area of the park can get so busy and be booked so far out in advance that you can't get a campsite to save your life. If you are able to get one it is well worth it because of the proximity to some of the greatest trails in Glacier National Park. There are plenty of restrooms along with availability of almost anything else you need in the immediate area.
This campground is beautiful. It's quiet and shaded, and deer pass through the sites in the morning and evening; chipmunks skitter around all day. The bathrooms are cleaned daily and are very nice. It's very quiet and down a rough road, so there aren't many RV's. There are potable water taps and bear-proof food storage boxes scattered throughout; you don't have to go far for anything. Bring a rake. There are pinecones everywhere, and you'll want to clear them out before you set up your tent. We were there before the "season" was in full swing, so the showers and camp store weren't open yet. There are a couple of trail heads right there, and Redrock Falls (accessible through those trail heads) is a MUST see. As mentioned before, the road to this campground is really rough, but it is so worth it. Along that road, we saw a moose, four bears, and a wolf. We loved this campground.
The campground and hotel is a beautiful spot in Glacier!! Picturesque for backdrops I can see it as a beautiful pick for weddings and photographs!! The hike is leisure and enjoyable! I recommend visiting this area of Glacier Montana!!
Great sites with lots of different options. I prefer then there are spaces that are too small for RVs and these sites have those options along with generator free areas. Some sites are small but you should be out exploring the park so it should be fine. There are some reservable sites and some first come first serve which are also great if you are trying to explore a bunch of different sections of the park. Great base camp area for some amazing hikes. They had dry flat areas for the tent, clean bathrooms, and potable water. You're also near the "swiftcurrent Motor Inn" if you happen to forget any supplies and you should definitely take a peak at the Many Glaciers Hotel and do a boat tour of rent one to explore on your own.