Best Camping near Olney, MT

Olney, MT is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Montana camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Olney, MT (243)

    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park

    1.

    Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park

    58 Reviews
    210 Photos
    478 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    Overview

    Apgar, Fish Creek, and St. Mary Campground reservations WILL NOT provide access to any vehicle reservation areas (including the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Many Glacier, and North Fork). To obtain a vehicle reservation, visit Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservations on Recreation.gov. __ Fish Creek Campground is the second largest campground in Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park, in northwestern Montana, is comprised of pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles (1,125 km) of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. It also provides countless scenic vistas for those wishing to relax and take in its natural beauty. The campground is located on the western side of the park at an elevation of nearly 3,500 feet (1,066 m). This area of the park generally receives the most rainfall. Daytime temperatures can exceed 90__F (32__C), although it is frequently 10__ to 15__ F cooler at higher elevations. Weather in the mountains can be varied, including snow in summer; visitors should come prepared for anything.

    Recreation

    This facility is conveniently located in the western part of the park, nearby many day hikes, including Rocky Point Trail, which wanders through a burn area from a 2003 wildfire. Explorers of all ages can attend nightly ranger programs at an amphitheater within the facility.

    Facilities

    This facility is conveniently located in the western part of the park, nearby many day hikes, including Rocky Point Trail, which wanders through a burn area from a 2003 wildfire. Explorers of all ages can attend nightly ranger programs at an amphitheater within the facility.

    Natural Features

    Fish Creek is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Some sites have views of Lake McDonald. The park is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain and remnant glaciers descended from the ice ages almost 10,000 years ago. Its diverse habitats are home to nearly 70 species of mammals including the grizzly bear, wolverine, gray wolf and lynx. Over 270 species of birds visit or reside in the park, including such varied species as harlequin ducks, dippers and golden eagles.

    Nearby Attractions

    One must-see attraction is Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier's sister park across the Canadian-U.S. border. As the other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Waterton Lakes offers great hiking, scenic boat cruises and several scenic drives all centered around the townsite of Waterton. Waterton Lakes National Park

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park

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    Apgar Campground — Glacier National Park

    55 Reviews
    186 Photos
    494 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    Overview

    Apgar, Fish Creek, and St. Mary Campground reservations WILL NOT provide access to any vehicle reservation areas (including the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Many Glacier, and North Fork). To obtain a vehicle reservation, visit Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservations on Recreation.gov. Apgar Campground is situated on the southern tip of Lake McDonald in beautiful Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. Pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes are found throughout the park. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a paradise for hikers seeking wilderness and solitude. It also provides countless scenic vistas for those wishing to relax and take in the natural beauty of the park.

    Recreation

    Lake McDonald provides great opportunities for boating, water skiing, canoeing and fishing in its cold mountain waters. A variety of fish are found in the lake, including cutthroat, rainbow, bull and lake trout, whitefish and Kokanee salmon.The campground is conveniently close to many trailheads for day hikes, including Apgar Lookout Trail, a 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail leading up to a fire lookout with breathtaking views of Lake McDonald. The Apgar Bike Path, a paved 1.5-mile (2.4 km) trail popular for walking and biking, leads to the nearby Apgar Visitor Center and Village. Horseback ride reservations, boat rentals, shuttle service and Red Bus Tour reservations are available here.One of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which travels past the campground. This engineering marvel spans 50 miles (80 km) through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana.

    Facilities

    Lake McDonald provides great opportunities for boating, water skiing, canoeing and fishing in its cold mountain waters. A variety of fish are found in the lake, including cutthroat, rainbow, bull and lake trout, whitefish and Kokanee salmon.The campground is conveniently close to many trailheads for day hikes, including Apgar Lookout Trail, a 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail leading up to a fire lookout with breathtaking views of Lake McDonald. The Apgar Bike Path, a paved 1.5-mile (2.4 km) trail popular for walking and biking, leads to the nearby Apgar Visitor Center and Village. Horseback ride reservations, boat rentals, shuttle service and Red Bus Tour reservations are available here.One of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which travels past the campground. This engineering marvel spans 50 miles (80 km) through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana.

    Natural Features

    Apgar is located in a dense forest on the western side of the park at an elevation of nearly 3,500 feet (1067 m). This area of the park generally receives the most rainfall. Daytime temperatures can exceed 90 degrees, although it is frequently 10 to 15 degrees cooler at higher elevations. Weather in the mountains can be varied, including snow in summer. Visitors should come prepared for anything.The park is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain and remnant glaciers descended from the ice ages almost 10,000 years ago. Its diverse habitats are home to nearly 70 species of mammals including the grizzly bear, wolverine, gray wolf and lynx. Over 270 species of birds visit or reside in the park, including such varied species as Harlequin ducks, Dippers and Golden eagles.

    Nearby Attractions

    One must-see attraction is Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier's sister park across the Canadian-U.S. border. As the other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park offers great hiking, scenic boat cruises and several scenic drives all centered around the townsite of Waterton.__

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    • RVs
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    • Group

    $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier Campground

    3.

    Glacier Campground

    49 Reviews
    138 Photos
    419 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    Glacier Campground is located just one mile from the west entrance of Glacier National Park and is the closest privately owned campground to the park, known for “the way camping used to be!” Our heavily wooded 40 acre campground is surrounded by the Flathead National Forest. West Glacier Village provides many activities including golf, mini golf, shopping, rafting, horseback rides and helicopter tours. There are also many options for great local dining. Outdoor lovers will love staying at with us

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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from West Glacier KOA Resort

    4.

    West Glacier KOA Resort

    46 Reviews
    96 Photos
    209 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    Pine-scented campsites here are a mere 2.5 miles from Glacier National Park's west entrance. A short drive of a few minutes brings you to the start of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road that twists and climbs across the million-acre alpine preserve. Whitefish, Kalispell, and Flathead lake are within driving distance to explore for part of a day with plenty of time left to relax at this KOA. This KOA also offers a heated adult (18+) pool 2 adult (18+) hot tubs and a heated family (all ages) pool. Enjoy our Lazy Bear Breakfast or Dinner restaurants, as well as our Bearstream Bar and Bear Garden. You can treat yourself to huckleberry ice cream at Scoops Ice Cream Shop or head to the state's largest water park in nearby Columbia Falls.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Flathead River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park

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    Bowman Lake Campground — Glacier National Park

    30 Reviews
    135 Photos
    506 Saves
    Polebridge, Montana

    Bowman Lake campground is located in the North Fork area of Glacier National Park approximately 32.5 miles from the west entrance and 30 miles from the Canadian border. The drive to Bowman Lake is a very slow, dusty, and bumpy ride on dirt roads. Trailers are not permitted. The campground is located close to the shore of Bowman Lake and camp sites are within trees for shade and some privacy. Tent campers looking for peace and quiet will enjoy Bowman Lake for its serenity and remote location.

    Weather Dependent Primitive Fall Season

    October 9–October 31

    Bowman Lake Campground's typical summer season is from mid-May to early September. If weather permits, a primitive camping season can extend into the fall between early September and late October.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $10 - $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping

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    Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping

    22 Reviews
    60 Photos
    439 Saves
    Coram, Montana

    Welcome to Blankenship Bridge - Dispersed Camping! This spot is a gem for those who love a bit of adventure and don't mind roughing it. Nestled in the beautiful region of Montana, this area offers stunning views, especially at sunrise and sunset. The stars at night are something else, thanks to the clear skies and minimal light pollution.

    Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. This place is free to camp, which is always a bonus. However, don't expect any frills. There are no toilets, showers, or drinking water, so come prepared. Fires are allowed, so you can still enjoy a good old campfire. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The road to the river can be a bit rough, with some potholes that might give your vehicle a workout. A taller vehicle is recommended to navigate the terrain. Once you get there, though, the views are worth it. The river is perfect for a swim, although the water can be quite cold. If you're into fishing, you might want to give it a try, though success isn't guaranteed.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area can get crowded, especially during peak times. But there's plenty of space, and the further back you go, the more room you'll find. The beach is easy to access and offers a great spot for a dip or just to relax by the water.

    For those planning a visit to Glacier National Park, this spot is conveniently close. It's a fantastic base camp for exploring the park and the surrounding Flathead National Forest. Just remember to pack out what you pack in, as there's no trash service here.

    So, if you're looking for a beautiful, no-frills camping experience with easy access to some of Montana's best natural attractions, Blankenship Bridge is the place to be. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

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    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from North fork Flathead River dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitefish Lake State Park Campground

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    Whitefish Lake State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    69 Photos
    91 Saves
    Whitefish, Montana

    A lakeside campground on the shores of Whitefish Lake.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $4 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)

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    Big Creek Campground (flathead National Forest, Mt)

    12 Reviews
    38 Photos
    155 Saves
    West Glacier, Montana

    Overview

    Big Creek Campground lies in the expansive Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana, 2 miles south of the Northwest entrance to Glacier National Park. Visitors can enjoy access to the Flathead River as well as the countless other recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding forests. Big Creek Campground has 22 campsites, 12 of which are reservable and 10 are walk-up, first come, first serve sites.____ The stay limit is 16 consecutive nights.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy the ample fishing and floating opportunities provided by the river. Trout are a popular catch amid the calm flow of the water. Boating is also an excellent pastime, as the river is perfect for floating, rafting and canoeing. Across from the campground is the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, which provides learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Programs offered include seminars and guided hikes, which point out the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy the ample fishing and floating opportunities provided by the river. Trout are a popular catch amid the calm flow of the water. Boating is also an excellent pastime, as the river is perfect for floating, rafting and canoeing. Across from the campground is the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, which provides learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Programs offered include seminars and guided hikes, which point out the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.

    Natural Features

    In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout and with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is a premiere destination for visitors. The campground sits along the North Fork of the Flathead River, which begins in Canada and joins a couple other forks before depositing into Flathead Lake. It is a forested area of mature pine and fir trees that provide a sparse understory at an elevation of 3,300 feet.

    Nearby Attractions

    Big Creek Campground is just 2 miles from the Camas Creek entrance to the Glacier National Park. Columbia Falls, along the North Fork of the Flathead River, is located 19 miles south of the campground.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (406) 752-7924.

    Charges & Cancellations

    __Cancellations made within the 4 Day Reservation Window 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 Cheryl at 406-752-PWAI (7924) or 406-404-4164 to get the information to the campground Host. All Considerations will be made after your original reservation dates have passed.______ *No shows have no chance of a refund.__

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    $100 - $300 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Olney, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, Olney, MT offers a wide range of camping options, with 243 campgrounds and RV parks near Olney, MT and 29 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Olney, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Olney, MT is Fish Creek Campground — Glacier National Park with a 4.5-star rating from 58 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Olney, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 29 free dispersed camping spots near Olney, MT.

What parks are near Olney, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 parks near Olney, MT that allow camping, notably Kootenai National Forest and Blue Springs Lake.