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Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. and is deep, clear, and beautiful. With 185 miles of shoreline to explore and 200 miles of water, there’s always something to do. Whether you enjoy hiking, swimming, boating, or fishing, Flathead Lake camping is some of the best in Montana.

Campgrounds dot the hills surrounding the water, and you always have gorgeous views of the mountain ranges or water. These 7 campgrounds are the most stunning and convenient in the area.

The Best Flathead Lake Camping Sites

map of flathead lake

1. Big Arm State Park

boat backing into lake

Image from The Dyrt camper Bjorn S.

You can’t beat the breathtaking views from Big Arm State Park when Flathead Lake camping. You can sit at your campsite and admire Wild Horse Island at sunset or get up early to take in the sunrise.

Each site has a bear box, picnic table, and fire ring. The beach is pebbly and perfect for sunbathing and swimming. You’re right on the water with most campsites, and it’s extremely peaceful to fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping on the shore.

“It’s refreshing to see so many campsites right on the water.”Bjorn S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 41
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Flathead Lake/West Shore

first person view from a kayak

Image from The Dyrt camper Elizabeth G.

You can camp on granite outcroppings on this rocky shoreline camping spot. The shore isn’t great for sunbathing, but there’s a boat launch, bear boxes, and a sanitary dump. Flathead Lake/West Shore is a small campground, so it gets crowded in the summer. Be sure to plan your visit well in advance to ensure you snag a spot. Plenty of well-spaced trees are perfect for setting up a hammock. The max length for trailers is 45’.

“If you want to get views of the lake, go to loop B.”Carolee.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $4-34
  • Number of sites: 33
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Yellow Bay State Park

woman standing on edge of lake at sunset

Image from The Dyrt camper Juliana H.

If you’re a fan of cherry blossoms, don’t miss Flathead Lake camping at Yellow Bay State Park. Renowned for its beautiful cherry trees, spring is a charming time to visit. Spots are a short distance from the parking lot, and this campground allows tents only. There’s a wheelbarrow available for moving your belongings to your site. This is one of the deepest spots along the shore, ideal for fishing or swimming.

“A small creek runs right through the camp and into the lake, which is crystal clear!”Megan W.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $4-28
  • Number of sites: 5
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Wayfarers State Park

man on edge of lake at dusk

Image from The Dyrt camper Talia H.

This state park has terrific views and is ideal for those who want to camp at night and cycle during the day. There’s a market and firewood for sale, as well as a boat ramp. Wayfarers State Park is one of the best campsites to enjoy a picturesque sunset from the northeastern shore of Flathead Lake.

“I highly recommend it for cyclists and families.”Stormy G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 30
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

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5. Flathead Lake/Finley Point

docks on lake

Image from The Dyrt camper Juliana H.

Secluded in a mature conifer forest on the south end of Flathead Lake sits Finley Point. Stay close to the lake for swimming, fishing, boating, or heading out to Polson for golfing or dining. There are partial and full hookups—beautiful open sites with clear mountains or lake views at every turn.

“The bathroom was very clean, and I loved the private showers.”Angela G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $4-34
  • Number of sites: 25
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Polson/Flathead Lake KOA

umbrellas and rainbows at campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Angela G.

Polson campground offers stunning views of Flathead Lake, accommodating all camping styles from RV, to tents, to cabins. The campground offers amenities like Wi-Fi, firewood, showers, and electrical hookups for your RV. Hookups are 30 or 50-amps, and the site can accommodate vehicles up to 74’.

Guests report spotless shower and bathroom facilities for a pleasant and hygienic experience. Pets are welcome, and there’s even a dog park for your furry companion to enjoy.

“The RV sites were nice and spacious and level with their own patio and chairs. They also offer cabins and tent sites. Some tent sites have water and electric.”Angela G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $40-80
  • Number of sites: 41
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Eagle Nest RV Resort

This RV resort and campground have all the amenities you expect of a world-class resort for RVs. There’s a happy hour each night so you can get to know your fellow campers, and sometimes there’s karaoke or other diversions. For a vacation chock full of family fun, you can’t beat Flathead Lake camping at Eagle Nest RV Resort.

“All the hookups. Pool, hot tub, pickleball courts.”Steven K.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $39-83
  • Number of sites: 56
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Flathead Lake camping provides the perfect destination for cyclists, hikers, bikers, anglers, and nature-lovers. You can camp right next to the crystal clear waters of the lake to explore the hills and mountains beyond. For more adventures around this gorgeous freshwater lake or elsewhere in Montana, check The Dyrt’s complete list of Montana camping options.

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