Glacier National Park in Montana is a popular vacation destination during the spring and summer months. If you're planning to travel to the area in a recreational vehicle, it's important to take the time to find out about local campground accommodations in advance of your trip. There are several campgrounds located within the national park, as well as in the surrounding area.
RV Camgrounds in Glacier National Park
There are 13 campgrounds with a total of more than 1,000 campsites located within Glacier National Park. However, as is typical for National Park Service campgrounds, reservations are not accepted for the majority of the sites and stays are limited to a maximum of seven days. Reservations are only accepted at the Fish Creek and St. Mary campgrounds within the park. It's also important for RV campers to be aware that sewer, water and electrical hookups are provided. Generator use is permitted only during posted hours.
Fish Creek Campground
Fish Creek is located just a few miles from the park's west entrance. Campers can make reservations for sites in Fish Creek up to six months before their arrival date.
St. Mary Campground
The St. Mary campground is located just one-half of a mile from the St. Mary entrance to the park. Reservations for individual campsites can be made up to six months ahead of time. Group sites can be reserved a year in advance. Even though reservations are accepted at this campground, it isn't an option for many RV travelers. No vehicles (or combination of vehicles) beyond 21 feet long are allowed in this particular campground, so it is accessible only to the smallest recreational vehicles.
Additional Park Grounds Camping Options
Vehicle restrictions vary for the other campgrounds within Glacier National Park. If you want to get a realistic idea of how likely it is that you will find an available campsite that will accommodate your recreational vehicle, call the park and discuss your travel plans with an employee. The information request line for the park is 406-888-7800.
RV Campgrounds Near Glacier National Park
Even though it may be challenging for recreational vehicle owners to camp within the park, there are a number of RV campgrounds located nearby. If you want to stay in a place where you can use your RV hookups and enjoy a more traditional campground environment, there are many options available to you.
Consider making reservations to stay at one of the following camping facilities located in close proximity to the park:
- Glacier Campground in West Glacier, Montana
- Glacier Meadow RV Park in East Glacier Park, Montana
- Mountain Meadow RV Park in Hungry Horse, Montana
- North American RV Park in Coram, Montana
- San-Suz-Ed RV Park in West Glacier, Montana
- Spruce Park RV Park and Campground in Kalispell, Montana
- Stanton Creek Lodge in Essex, Montana
- Timber Wolf Resort on Hungry Horse, Montana
Plan Ahead for Your Glacier Getaway
As is true with any popular vacation destination, it can be difficult to find a place to stay during peak tourist season. While reservations aren't accepted for many of the campsites within the park itself, other accommodation options for RV travelers tend to fill up far in advance. Unless you decide to take your chances with first come, first served camping in the park, make your Glacier National Park RV camping reservations as far in advance as you can. That's the best way to make sure that you'll get a great spot in the campground of your choice.