Anna B.
Missoula, MT
Joined May 2018
Nomadic & sporadic
River Camping

The campground is right next to the river which is nice for the sound of running water over night. There's pit toilets. There's generally some people here, but I've never seen it overly crowded. If you're rafting, this is a good pit stop.

Fishing & Quiet

There's not really any views here due to the trees, but there's amenities and fishing nearby! There's fire pits, and there was only one other party of people there when we went in August, so it was perfectly quiet for us. I remember there being some flies, but nothing too bad.

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Dispersed Camping near West Glacier

This is dispersed camping with no amenities, but it makes up for that with the views. Pack in, pack out, LNT, and be bear aware! We pulled up in the middle of the night and had no idea the views we would wake up to. We were able to get there in a low clearance, two wheel drive in the summer, so regular cars should be fine. Be aware that there are only 1-2 spots here, however, there are plenty of pullouts along N Fork Rd. We parked at the secondary spot since the primary spot was taken at 10pm :) The site is near the western entrance of Glacier going into Apgar village.

Close to Hiking

This campground, as most in Glacier, gets very busy in the summer, so get there early! There are a couple particularly nice spots by the river, where the sound of water is calming all night. This side of Glacier is slightly less busy than the other side, because it's a longer drive and has longer hikes. This campground is within walking distance to both the Grinnell Glacier hike, and the Iceberg Lake hike. It has all the normal Glacier amenities like flush toilets, sinks, bear-proof dumpsters, picnic tables, fire rings, etc. You're close to your neighbors, but I've never had a problem with noise. The trees are close enough if you'd like to hammock.

Beautiful, Quiet, Buggy

This campground is small with only 15 sites, which is nice compared to some of the other campgrounds at Glacier which have over 80. The campground sits on the edge of Kintla Lake, and is at the end of a very bumpy and long road - I definitely recommend 4WD and/or high clearance to get through, but saw a prius and a subura as well. This lake is good for fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking etc, and there's a long hike to the other side of the lake (12mi RT). The scene is beautiful, however, there were a LOT of mosquitoes when we went in June, so bring your bug spray! In June, we got there at 1PM on a Saturday and most sites were not taken. This is not a reservation campground, so I would recommend getting there much earlier if you go on a busier weekend. We went in June since Logan Pass was still not open.

Gorgeous Camping

This is one of my favorite spots in Montana. The lake itself is gorgeous, and the camping spots are beautiful. There's even one site on the island, if you brought a canoe or kayak, as we did! There's a short hike up to the waterfall and a longer hike to upper waterfalls. The water on the lake is crystal clear, and while motor boats are allowed, people appreciate the quiet a bit more. There are views in all directions, the camping is quiet, the sunsets are beautiful. There are mosquitoes, but they're not terrible, so bring some bug spray and you should be fine. As always, please practice LNT!

Favorite Campground in Glacier

I love this campground! On weekends, you should expect to arrive no later than 7AM to find a spot, as this fills up quickly. I love this campground because it's connected to the Avalanche Lake (moderate) and Trail of the Cedars (easy) hikes. The amphitheater at the campground is amazing for star gazing. The sites are big enough to fit one to two cars, or an RV. The first time I went, I think we had 3 tents and 12 people, and we fit just fine. There's flush toilets, sinks, dumpsters, firepits, and picnic tables. Please bring your own firewood, as I believe collecting downed branches is not allowed. Also, don't feed the ground squirrels - practice LNT!