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No Fires
No Pets
Drinking Water
About Swan Lake Campground

This recreation area is located near the village of Swan Lake at the north end of the scenic Swan Valley in northwest Montana. The campground consists of two loops. Ponderosa Loop offers open, large sites with plenty of space, while sites at Birch Loop are shaded and more clustered together. There is also a reservable group site which accomodates up to 100 people.


Campers and day-use visitors have access to a boat ramp and a beach. Both power and non-motorized boating is permitted. This campground also offers Kayak, Paddleboard and Canoe rentals. Anglers can fish for several kinds of trout as well as Kokanee salmon and Northern Pike. Bike lanes wind throughout the campground.


The campground has 38 family-sized campsites and large group site with paved parking areas, fire rings and picnic tables. Drinking water and vault toilets are available. There is no dump station at this campground but there is a fill station as you enter the park on the right just passed the Pay Kiosk.

Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Natural Features

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout, with numerous lakes, streams and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West. Swan Lake is surrounded by dense conifer forest and the craggy, snow-covered peaks of the Swan Mountain Range.

Nearby Attractions

Glacier National Park is within an hour drive. About a mile from the campground is the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge, with a wildlife and bird observation area.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival 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 1-877-444-6777, then followed up with a call to Cheryl at 406-752-PWAI (7924) or 406-404-4164 to get the information to the campground and to be considered for any refund.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Individual Site Reservations: $18.00 per camper unit per night. Guests must arrive and check in with the campground host or risk forfeiture of fees and the site may be given to another camper. Although you are allowed two motorized vehicles per site, the first vehicle is included in the site fee and an extra vehicle charge of $5.00/day per vehicle will be collected upon arrival at the campground. Group Site Reservation (G1): 1 - 25 people - $100/night 26 - 50 people - $175/night 51 - 75 people - $250/night 76 - 100 people - $325/night There is no extra vehicle charge in the group site.
National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Swan Lake Campground is located in Montana
47.9364 N
-113.8506 W
Get Directions
From Bigfork, Montana, take State Route 209 east for 4.9 miles to Swan Lake/State Route 83. Turn right and go 10.9 miles to the campground sign. Turn left at the sign into the campground.
2 Reviews of Swan Lake Campground

The main camping area is not directly on the lake but across the road. You can walk to the lake and the boat launch pretty easily. The group site area has a decent grassy area for games and such. Lots of tree cover

First to Review
Swan Lake

Very large camp spot in Montana, lots of space and seclusion. Necessities available and camp spots scattered around the lake, good fishing, hiking and wild life observing. Kayaking most common here. It's Calm, peaceful and renewing.