Date of Stay: June, 2010
This is a beautiful campground on Beaver Lake. The sites closest to the swim beach and marina are heavily shaded and have great views of the lake. The water is very clear and the beach and facilities were well maintained. While many of the sites are large and easy to navigate, there are also many more which are amazingly small and completely unsuited for even medium sized rigs. Some of the loops would trap anything larger than a car and a pop-up so be aware before starting down any smaller loops (sites 90-112 are small). There are two areas which are suited for medium/large units. The first is near the swim beach (sites in the 50's) and there is another loop with sites specifically for large rigs (sites 81-89). If you're tent camping, all of the sites are great. Pros: lots of shade, beautiful beach and lake Cons: some of the sites/loops are very tight and unsuitable for anything bigger than a pop-up.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
When we first pulled into this campground I thought we had been had. The initial impression is not very favorable. The site we were placed in was so sloped that we had to drop the nose of the camper on the ground to get anywhere close to level. They had thirty Boy Scouts across the road in tents on one side and a 'permanent' kind of truck camper on the other. The electric and water hookup was even on the wrong side of site! Fortunately our power and water lines just reached it. Not the situation you want to encounter after a long day of driving. However, after staying here for a couple of nights, the place really grew on us and became one of our favorites. All the sites are very private and heavily wooded, and there was a great open air, casual grill near the main building. This is an older campground and has kept a very comfortable feel. It's a bit of a chore to setup but we were charmed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Pros: right outside the entrance to Glacier, heavily wooded, private sites, very comfortable fee. Cons: old, kind of scruffy and the sites are small Tip: avoid eating at the tacky restaurant/gift shop just south of the campground. Some diners have great food at good prices. This one has neither.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This campground is fairly isolated, but it's right off the primary two-lane highway in the area. It's a twenty minute drive to the nearest anything so be sure to stop in Craig (if you're heading east) or Hayden (if you're heading west) if you need any supplies before arriving at this campground. The Headquarters campground is extremely clean with very nice showers, restrooms, laundry and visitor center. The sites are very level, well spaced and primarily for RV's and trailers. We would camp here again in a minute. Craig, about twenty minutes west of the park, has a really cool city park with a pool and a whole grove of carved tree trunks. Well worth the drive to check them out. Park pros: clean, spread-out and well maintained sites. Has beautiful river access. Park cons: has little or no shade, and is not convenient for quick runs to the store (which could be a 'pro' depending on your situation).