Lid Creek Campground lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the Continental Divide and just south of the Canadian border.
Spectacular views and ample opportunities for recreation surround the campground, keeping visitors coming back to the area again and again.
Visitors to the area enjoy a variety of biking and hiking trails that begin near the campground and wind around the reservoir.
Boating, swimming and fishing are excellent pastimes on the 27,750-acre Hungry Horse Reservoir. Anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat trout and other varieties.
The campground offers 23 campsites, several of which are first-come, fist-served sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills.
Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available at the campground. Though it is not a fill station, Drinking water can be found at the Lost Johnny Point Campground for your water jugs and is located about 5 miles north of Lid Creek.
The campground is located along the Hungry Horse Reservoir within the Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana. It is nestled in a mixed forest of conifers at an elevation of 3,600 feet. The area is popular for its plentiful huckleberry bushes.
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.
Lid Creek Campground is just 23 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.
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.
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If you want less crowds than Lost Johnny Point, and a greater variety of campsites, Lid Creek is a fabulous option. The reservoir and mountain views are spectacular, so much so that there was a respectful hush the day I stayed. Too bad it was cloudy as the stars would have made it even more special. I knocked a star off the review for not having any clean water sources, because none the sites were more than 30 yards or so from the campground road and for the sites not being right on the reservoir - I have a special place in my heart for waking up next to water views. But there were a ton of short trails down to the shore and nice beaches wherever you went. The camp host was fun to talk with and on top of things. And the price is certainly a bargain at $14. You can very much not go wrong here.
REVIEW FOR MPOWERD LUCI SOLAR STRING LIGHTS. I'd give these puppies 4.5/5 stars for ease-of-use, quality-of-build and for 3 light settings that are all both intimate yet useful (for reading, partying, etc.). They are also waterproof to splashes and light rain. Plus, the lights last 20 hours on a low setting. I would have liked a grippy, rubbery, non-slip base, but this is a minor quibble. The romantic factor is also high with these lights. You'll get better sleep regardless.
We ended up at Lid Creek after the first few campgrounds along the lake were full.
Sites are on the small side, and most are not very flat. There is a good amount of distance between sites and lots of trees so privacy is good.
There are 2 clean vault toilets and trash dumpsters.
Bear boxes are spread throughout.
Each site has a fire ring and picnic table.
Host on site sells fire wood.
Lake access is a just short walk down a trail. There is a great rock beach with plenty of room for kids to play and splash.
We encountered 2 thunderstorms during our stay… Montana weather is always unpredictable.
We had a deer walk through our site early morning, so wildlife is definitely near by.
This is my favorite place to camp. I wish we would have stayed more the two nights! It is absolutely beautiful here! Will be returning