August 2015 – I spent the entire month exploring Glacier National Park, and while I didn’t stay at any of them, I visited and took pictures of the three national park campgrounds that could accommodate my 35′ motorhome and tow vehicle: Apgar, Fish Creek and St. Mary.
I never got around to doing a page about where I stayed at Mountain View RV Park in Columbia Falls. It was really a nice place and since somebody asked, I put some info below in Comments. But I think next time I’d like to stay closer to the park, maybe on the St. Mary side since I really didn’t get to see enough of it due to the wildfires going on at the time.
194 total sites (25 sites can fit a 40′ RV or truck/trailer combo). Not reservable. The largest campground in the park – near Apgar Village with visitor center, gift shops, camp store, casual restaurant, shuttle service and Red Bus tour reservations here. The campground itself is situated in trees and provides shade and some privacy. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities have flush toilets and sinks with running water. I had sketchy Verizon cell phone and iffy 1x data service while going through parts of the campground, but no phone service within the Village. Site Map — RV Park Reviews — Campsite Photos — Reservations
Loop A Entrance
Some of the sites seemed way too close to the road to me, though.
Loop B – Site 105 on right
Loop C – Site 145
I liked how these gave more room between the road and the site.
Loop D – Site 186
178 total sites (18 sites can accommodate up to a 35′ RV or truck/trailer combo). No hookups. Fish Creek is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Several sites have views of Lake McDonald. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities have flush toilets and sinks with running water.
Camp host on left and ADA Site 8 on right
ADA Site 68 on left and Site 69 on right
Loop C – Site 103
No generator use allowed in this loop
148 total sites (3 sites can accommodate up to a 40′ RV; 22 sites can accommodate up to 35′). The largest campground on the east side of Glacier National Park, approximately 1/2 mile from the St. Mary’s visitor center. Site Map — RV Park Reviews — Reservations — (406) 732-7708
Loop A near entry
No generator use is allowed in this loop
Further into Loop A
I couldn’t read any of the site numbers since they were covered with reservations signs.
Loop B – Site 62 on right
Site B70 on right
Camping Info (NPS) – Info: (406) 888-7800
Most campgrounds in Glacier are first-come first-served with the exception of Fish Creek, St. Mary and half of the group sites in Apgar. Camping fees vary between $10-$23 dollars per night during the summer season. For prices of each individual campground, see Campground Status (lists all campgrounds).
Reservations: For reservable campgrounds, once you choose your dates and other criteria, you can view pictures and details about each individual site available.
Campsite Photos: Photos of every campsite in these campgrounds: Apgar, Avalanche, Fish Creek, Rising Sun and Sprague Creek
Quiet Hours & Generator Use: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Generator use in campgrounds is permitted only during certain hours and not at every loop or every campground.
Your Two Cents?
I’d love to hear from other campers who have been here and have any input or tips to share in Comments below.