Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Sprague Creek - Glacier National Park
National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Sprague Creek - Glacier National Park is located in Glacier National Park in Montana
48.607 N
-113.884 W
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15 Reviews of Sprague Creek - Glacier National Park
One of my favorite campgrounds

Sprague Creek is one of my favorite campgrounds in the world. Small, but pretty private. Bring you canoe or kayak and launch on to Lake McDonald when the stars come out. The Milky Way is within gasp.

Pretty Campsites Next to Lake McDonald

Very pretty and popular campsite in Glacier National Park, just off the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road. It's on the shore of lake McDonald with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains.

The campground has basic tent campsites. There is also a boat load-in. Toilets and water available.

Five minutes away from historic lake McDonald lodge.While there's not an amphitheater on site, there are activities at the incredible lodge including evening ranger programs.

Compact, nice but....

Smaller campground in Glacier, tents only as opposed to some of the others with motor home access. toilets, water and fire pits. Next to the lake with shallow water as you walk out in to the lake (SO WARMER WATER!) However, so close to going to the sun road that you can get a lot of traffic noise well in to the night and very early in the morning. A few miles drive to other services. Views are okay, after the big fires on the other side of the lake last year, things will look different for the views for the next few years.

great campground

highly recommend it here. Glacier is my favorite national park and it’s beautiful! make sure you keep an eye on your fires though, our neighbors got a hefty ticket for leaving theirs unattended!


Fantastic little campground first come/serve. Get there early! Sites fill up quick, usually by 8-9am. Right on the lake with awesome swimming. Not crowded like others in the park.

View of Lake McDonald is A++

We totally lucked out nabbing a campsite here over the Fourth of July last summer! Site no. 24 was surprisingly secluded, though the backside faced the somewhat heavily-trafficked “Going-To-The-Sun-Road.” Campground provides flush toilets, bear-proof storage lockers, a fire ring, picnic table and beautiful views. 10/10 would recommend a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake McDonald.

Scenic and clean

this camp ground is first come first serve so you better get in early to claim your site. Set up shop, then enjoy the rest of your day. A handful of sites are water adjacent and they are worth it. Some sites will put you very close to your neighbors. There is a bathroom facility and bear boxes. We sleep in hammocks and there was an abundance of trees to use.

Sprague Sites

This is a great campsite area especially with Lake McDonald being right there. Drive up the Sun Road a few miles and you hit Sprague Creek. If you don’t Iike crowds as much this is a good spot for you. It has about 15-20 spots rather than Apgar which has about 100 or so. Great views and easy access to lots of hikes!

Lakeside campsites

This is a smaller campground for Glacier, but still busy. It has everything you need in a National Park campground, including ranger-led kids programming and a free shuttle. Unfortunately it will fill up so you have to plan your day around getting a spot! But if you can, the views from the campsite are spectacular, whereas other sites in Glacier are just forested. The road noise was annoying but who sleeps in while camping anyway.

One of my favorites

I spent 3 nights here in one of the spots along the lake on the south west end of the campground. As the it got closer to evening times you could hear plenty of cars exiting the park and if you decided to sleep in you would hear them going in the opposite direction. Besides the cars it is a wonderful little campground with water, toilets, and plenty of space to wonder around along Lake McDonald. You have to get a bit lucky to find a spot during summer time as there are not many campsites.