Carmen H.
Whitefish, MT
Joined September 2018
I'm a wandering spirit who loves Mother Nature. My sweet pup Huck and I are wearing out the souls of our shoes...we'll get new ones in our next life!
Breathtaking Getaway Campground

Be prepared to be in awe here. Very remote campground with no amenities, just park and enjoy the scenery. Close spaces in the trees, but you sit on the shores of one of the most glorious lakes in the area. This used to be a little used camp due to the long, windy, bumpy road in, but it has since gained popularity. This is not for trailers or RV's due to the road in, but tent campers and truck campers are fine. Beautiful trails right from camp. Note that dogs are not allowed on any trails in Glacier Park, whether leashed or not, and this camp ground and lake have the additional restriction that dogs can't be in the water at all, not on their own, leashed, in a canoe, etc. This was disappointing since I had my dog with me, so we cut our stay short. Still, this is a place you must visit if you're wanting to see the beauty of Glacier Park.

Fabulous Camp with Hot Springs!

I found this place by accident, and couldn't have been happier! Stayed for 2 nights while going to a concert in Bozeman, and the hot springs next door are a huge bonus. The sites are open and the area is windy, so set your stabilizers or you may be rocking all night long. Sites are full-serviced, clean, level, and the managers are terrific. The hot springs next door are very upscale, have many pools, and live music, all just a few minutes stroll from the campground. Minutes to Bozeman for food, entertainment, etc. Highly recommend.

Great, Easily Accessed Glacier Park Campground

If you're looking for a civilized campground in Glacier Park, this is a great choice. Easy paved access, nicely treed, clean sites, excellent site management, and very close proximity to the village of West Glacier, Lake McDonald Lake, Apgar Visitor Center, Apgar Ranger Station. This is a great staging place for jumping into the park for hiking, boating, raft trips, horseback riding, etc. Excellent choice for families and groups.

Quiet, Pristine Mountain Lake

If you're looking for a sleepy spot to relax and enjoy that isn't inundated with tourists, this is the place. This lovely lake campground has spacious sites, most are level and graveled, picnic tables, pit toilets, potable water on site, a lodge style restaurant for meals and drinks, and hiking trails right from the campground. Everything is kept neat and tidy, and the boat launch is not far from the campground. The launch is very shallow, so you're not going to get a surf boat in, or a large pontoon boat either, which is part of why this lake is still peaceful. Lots of opportunity to kayak, paddle board and swim. It's pet friendly, and campers regularly leave their water toys, kayaks, canoes, etc., on the shoreline during their stay with no fear of them being stollen. The hike to Holland Falls is suitable for beginners and children, but be aware that it's rocky when you reach the falls, and dogs and children should be supervised in that area. There are both black and grizzly bears that frequent this area daily, so be very careful with your food, and bear aware when hiking. My last stay was only 2 nights, and I ran into two bears, one that strolled right by my trailer. This is my favorite camp ground for an escape from reality!

Gorgeous Back Country Campground

This beautiful, remote campground is absolutely gorgeous, and sits on the shores at the head of Bowman Lake. Unlike the easily accessed campground at the foot of the lake, which gets a tremendous amount of traffic and pressure from tourism, the back country one has only a few sites (5 I believe), and the access is via a 6'ish mile (one way), flat, picturesque trail along the lake. The sites are level and graveled, there is a separate cooking area, and a pit toilet. And the views…incredible. Back country permits are required for all park back country camp grounds, and must be purchase from the park service and are available via online early registration, or within 48 hours of your stay, but must be picked up in person at the ranger station in Apgar, in Glacier Park. There are no exceptions, so don't go if you haven't secured a permit. Weather is unpredictable there, so prepare for every kind of weather. Trails to further back country areas continue from this campground, and it's a "must stay" if you're hiking in the park.

Views to Die For!

This is a remote campground on the east side of Glacier Park. The sites are tight, and if you have a large RV, it may be tricky to get in and out. The campground usually fills by about 8:30 in the mornings, so be aware and be there early. You'll meet folks from around the country, and the hiking opportunities are some of the finest in the park. Even just strolling around the camp area and Two Med Lake, you'll be happy you came!