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Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground)

Glacier National Park, Montana


Fish Creek Campground Rd
Glacier National Park, Montana 59936
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 178
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 48.54822
Longitude: -113.98533

Elevation: 3225' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 3 nights in our 30 foot fifth wheel. Lots of shade in fact a little too much since we like using solar to recharge batteries. A lot of site would accommodate bigger rigs but a word of caution be very careful when selecting off the web site. Review as many pictures as you can. Our site was a 35 foot pull through but is curved sharply to the left making it a little difficult to park our coach so we could deploy the main slide. A bunch of gee jawing and we got it. The folks who take care of the campground are awesome and I believe if you had issues with your selected site they could help you out.Don't forget to fill your water tank. Some sites have water close but you will need a water thief. Dump station just outside the entrance. We would stay here again for sure. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B36
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We were lucky to reserve a spot at the last minute in Fish Creek Campground. We had space B90 which was mostly shaded, but with enough sun to keep the solar panels working. Even with a full campground, it was generally quiet and we enjoyed our spot. We were gone most every day, but in the evenings it was pleasant. We used the free shuttles to avoid the traffic and parking issues, and it's definitely the way to go. We enjoyed the Ranger led hikes. The Rangers and the volunteers in the park were without exception, awesome. Can't say enough nice things about how this park is run. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Parking is difficult at the trailheads - easier to use the free shuttles! The Ranger led hikes are very informative.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Fish Creek is one of two campgrounds in Glacier National Park that can be reserved. It is on the west side of the park, St. Mary is the east side. The park is a fantastic place to visit, but I don't believe there are any campsites IN the part that have hookups of any kind. Another campground near Fish Creek is Apgar, which is quite large and swarming with people, a bit reminiscent of Camp Curry at Yosemite. We much preferred Fish Creek because it was quieter. If you like dry camping, this is one of the best campgrounds inside the park. The sites were extremely varied... some level, others very out of level, some with a large area for a picnic table, chairs, etc. others not so much. The access roads were reasonably good, but we saw someone with a longer trailer nearly destroy his awning trying to maneuver his trailer into a somewhat narrow pull-through. SPECIAL NOTE: While every loop (A, B, C, D) had clean well-maintained bathrooms, ALL of the showers are in loop A (4 total for 178 campsites). There is commonly a big lineup. While the shower stalls were clean, the dressing area outside the shower stall had a perpetually muddy floor, because it gets wet (naturally), and people are entering after having trekked a fair distance on dusty trails from other loops. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D176
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are lots of things to do, hiking, Going to the Sun rd, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing.

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Review Count: 448
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 116

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

August 12,13 Fish Creek Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, West Glacier no hookups, reservations, 179 sites, site 78, $11 I have mixed feelings about this campground. It is in Glacier National Park about 2 miles north of Apgar Visitor Center, Apgar Campground and the boat launch area for Lake McDonald. We were able to ride our bikes to those areas. The campground is the only one taking reservations in the western area of this park. The other campgrounds are first come and most have been filled by 8 am. They do post the fill times for Glacier NP campgrounds on their website and at the Visitor Center. What we did is stay here for two nights and then moved up into Avalanche Campground. Fish Creek has four loops all on a hill going down to the lake. Only Loop C the non generator loop has a few sites with lake view, A and C Loops have a walk down to the lake. Many of the sites are not level and all loops have little hills. We were in the B Loop which has some sites for bigger rigs but read the description. Our site 78 was terrible - not level and narrow. Our second night here there were some campers who were very loud well past 1 am. There is a dump station here with a water fill. If we returned we would try to get into Apgar Campground the biggest campground in this park and the sites are more level and there is more to do in the park. Shuttles do come to all these campgrounds to take you to the Going To The Sun Road. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 157
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

First of all, you're in Glacier National Park, so you get an automatic 10 for location. The Park Rangers running the campground were very visible and very congenial. It is dry camping, so it can't compare to a regular commercial campground. Our site B-89 actual had a pretty strong Verizon signal. Parking was tight as expected. Fish Creek is next to a nice bike path and picnic area along Lake McDonald. We went there for a lunch and we almost had the place to ourselves. This was a time when the Visitor Centers were overflowing with people. We would come here again if visiting GNP. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-89
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Great national park site-very clean showers (they are in loop A only) and very clean restrooms. The sites were not very level, so bring extra blocks. There were some mosquitoes, but not overly annoying. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great hiking-of course, that is why you are there-be sure to check out the Huckleberries!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained. Rangers and hosts were very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Most campsites were medium to large. Beautiful country. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D151
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are a few towns near by for all you needs, gas, groceries, etc.

Prices in the park are quite pricey, but convenient. Gas in town whenever possible. Have a great time.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground in a heavily wooded area. We were in Loop B with a 35' MH and it was a snug fit both driving in and parking the unit. Limited generator hours, but that isn't a problem. Had a deer wandering behind our site. No wifi or cell phone reception, but after a day of hiking you are ready for bed anyways. No showers in Loop B. Also no water connections except at the dump station area, so if you need water be sure to stop there and fill before setting up camp. Our site was B80 and while it looks like a great drive thru site on the map, it is right at the bottom of a hill and driving thru is difficult with a large vehicle, had to back in to be able to center the rig between the trees. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B80
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you have nice weather, Going to the Sun Road is a must. Many other trails you can take. Parking at some of the trailheads is difficult due too many people. Might want to consider using the free park service bus that was running this summer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Just off of Lake McDonald. We woke up to see an elk walking through the loop. Great showers / bathrooms, but the doors have a feature to prevent you from locking the door as you leave, and this confuses some people. Simply close the door, then lock it. There is some threat of bears, so food storage rules apply. Loop D was closed because of bear visits. Nearby touristy places are Apgar and West Glacier; Columbia Falls has groceries and outdoor supplies. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See Going-to-the-Sun Road if it is open. If you need supplies, there is a grocery store in Columbia Falls called Smiths that is a good bet. Visit Apgar and West Glacier, eat something with huckleberries. "Back Room" in Columbia Falls is a very popular restaurant with great food.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Even though the park was very full, it was quiet and the treed spaces give an illusion of privacy although you are very close to people. Although the pull through circular sites are a tight fit we got our 40 foot rig in with minimal maneuvering. Dump station and solid Verizon and AT&T coverage. Restricted generator hours. 8-10am, 12-2pm, and 5-7pm. which was a challenge as the sites are very wooded and there was not as much solar charging as we would have liked. Well kept, well-managed, showers available but only in Loop A which is a 5 minute walk for those in other loops. Keep in mind you need to by a $30 seven day parks pass (on top of your $23 a night fee), or for $80 you can purchase the America the Beautiful pass which is good for one year on all federal land. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B89
Tips for other Campers:

Going to the Sun Road, Close to Avalanche Lake Hike, Drive up to Kintla Lake it is well worth it

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful wooded campground - no mountain or lake views in Loop B. We were there when the temps were in the 90s so the shade was much appreciated. The campground map doesn't show it but all sites are pull-through. If you don't want your RV door facing the road pick a site on the right-hand (outside) side of the loop We were in site B68 next to the restroom. Although our site was lovely, I would give it a 1 out of 5 star rating for irritation. The restroom doors "clunk" when they close which was annoying during high-volume visit times (morning and evening). The campground also gets noisy in the evening as families return from their day activities. I thought the campground was limited to 35ft RVs but there were several in the campground that were larger. Generator use is only allowed 8-10am, 12-2pm, and 5-7pm. Because of bears, campers are told not to leave any food, including coolers and grills, out when gone from their site any length of time - we saw the Rangers remove a grill and a cooler from 2 sites when the occupants were gone. Campers are able to retrieve their stuff when they return. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B68
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Agar Village has a small store with groceries.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground in the middle of the forest, which I really appreciated. Plenty of shadow and a beautiful scenery. At your disposal, a fire ring and a picnic table. The showers were very clean and particularly convenient (you know what I mean, ladies !!). We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop C
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We had issues getting the camper (21ft) into the site. After a bit of work we got it in, but not the way we preferred. The location was great, it's a small walk down a path to the lake. Generator hours are a bit of a pain, they allow 8-10 am 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm, enough to charge batteries during breakfast, but we were always gone past 6 pm so no power to make dinner. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The staff were available and friendly. This is a nice spot on McDonald Lake, we were able to walk down to the lake from our campsite. The rangers do a nightly program in the amphitheater. We stayed in a site near the entrance to loop C (no generator loop). The sites in this area were mostly level but not so much toward the back of the loop. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground. Trees everywhere. The west side of Glacier NP isn't nearly as scenic as the east side. But the campground was beautiful. We have a 35' fifth wheel and an F350 w/ 8' bed. It was a challenge getting out of our campsite but after moving a few site markers and scrubbing a tree or two, we were rolling. The sights on the inside of the loop have door and awning facing street. We camped at Fish Creek Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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