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Swan Lake Campground

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Overview

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…

Fee Info

To Make Reservations by phone please call: 1-877-444-6777

Individual Site Reservations: $20.00 per camper unit per night. Guests must arrive and check in with the campground host by 11 a.m. the day following your arrival or risk forfeiture of fees and the site may be given to another camper. …

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 75 ft.

Reviews

6 Reviews of Swan Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Sallie H.
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Small and quaint

Stunning park across the street from the lake. In the evening we could hear the wolves howling.

  • It was smoky- 2020 wildfires
  • Chilly!!
  • Smoky but still pretty
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Month of VisitOctober
Erin A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Perfect Dry Camping

This National Forest campground is beautiful. Very spacious sites, paved pads, and decent shade in the Ponderosa loop. Short walk to day use and water access on Swan lake and 16 min to Bigfork, hour to West Glacier. The camp hosts were so nice and sold firewood for $6/bundle.

Hint: there was only…

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Month of VisitJuly
Jonas
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2020

Awesome.

Stopped here because we got tired of driving on the way to glacier from Yellowstone. Awesome little spot. Didn’t do much other than pitch a tent and eat dinner. Friendly and helpful host. $18 to camp for the night - got there around 7pm and there was plenty of space. Highly recommend.

Location

Swan Lake Campground is located in Montana

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.

Coordinates

47.93638851 N
113.85055597 W

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About This Campground

Overview

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. Here, we have 38 rentable sites. 24 sites are reservable and 14 sites are for our walk-up visitors. The stay limit is 16 consecutive days.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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 7 days of arrival, must be turned in to the concessionaire as a refund request and will be "considered" for a refund 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.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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