Dear God above, the train…it runs right next to the campground at all hours. Fun for the kids to see from the lake at 3pm, hell for a family tent camping at 3am. It is the reason we won’t go back.
The facilities are great. Bear vaults provided. Lake access is awesome. The Watersport rentals are nice and affordable. By all means, pay the fee and hang out here for a day. It’s a great day-use area. And if you can sleep through the end of the world, camp here happily. Everyone else, pick another option in the area. There are plenty.
Despite being near houses and a load train route - and on the smaller side of things - this campground makes the most of it. Two camp hosts, great signage and brochures, and a pretty sweet little bay to boat in on makes this a good spot. You could land in a lot worse places than Whitefish, MT, let me tell you.
Whitefish Lake State Park is located right on the south end of Whitefish Lake. Beautiful sunsets across the lake and wonderful views of the Northern Lights during the summer months. If your lucky and can reserve a spot on the Fourth of July you will see the city's fireworks display on the lake.
Campground has about 25 camping locations, restroom and showers, public boat launch and on site campground host. Perfect location for kayaking and paddle boarding.
As others have stated you are right next to train tracks and they do run often.
This campground has private sites. Boat launch and water sport rentals. it is clean and well maintained. The staff is very helpful and friendly. It is located right under the train tracks so bring your earplugs.
This campground is located in a great spot for getting onto Whitefish Lake and being near town while still out in the woods. But… There are train tracks about 40 feet away from some of the campsites and trains come through almost all night long. If you are a light sleeper I wouldn't plan on getting much sleep. There are restrooms and water as well as a day picnic area. Overall, the campground is quite nice and has good proximity to some beautiful hikes. Also, if you are into winter camping this is probably one of the best places to camp to get out to Whitefish to ski.
This was a very lovely park for a day visit. It's right on the lake with beautiful, clean facilities. Unfortunately, the busy train tracks pass right next to the park, with the tracks a couple hundred feet from campsites. Trains pass through regularly, all night long. It was so close that our tent shook! It was impossible to sleep more than a few minutes at a time, as we could only sleep between train passings. We were grateful we'd only booked one night.
I loved being here it was so nice the campground is nice the sites are close together but you are right next to the lake! The people that work here are so nice and the volunteers! I went on some very nice hikes and you can rent paddle boards right at the campground for a very affordable price. I definitely recommend going here! However if you are a light sleeper there is a train track near by and you will hear a couple trains.