Glacier National Park, Montana

St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground)

Glacier National Park, Montana



Glacier National Park, Montana
Phone: (406) 888-7800

Sites: 148
Recent Rate: $12 8/2015

Latitude: 48.7500206044966
Longitude: -113.447313308716

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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26 Reviews

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DKL1219

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Wonderful campground - just wish they had electric hookups. Most campsites are surrounded by bushes and small trees so there is quite a bit of privacy between sites. All campsites are pull-thrus so if you are in an RV and want your patio door to face your site rather than the road then choose a site on the outside of the loop. Berries were ripe while we were there so there were bears coming into the campground. Nice location for day trips to Many Glacier and Two Medicine. Verizon phone and Mifi worked well. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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larbac

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This was dry camping and since we were in a motor home it was no problem. The showers and restroom were very clean. The campground was smoke filled because of all the fires. It rained and snowed our last nig ht. What a beautiful view of the mountains when we woke up. To bad we had to leave. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Food very expensive and not that great. Pack a lunch.

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Clean Restrooms

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CharlieS

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

St Mary's is the only good NPS choice to make on the East Side if you have a big rig. The other NPS campgrounds will accommodate tents, pop-ups, and small trailers, but if you have something over 25 feet, St. Mary's is your only choice. This is dry camping only, no hookups. Larger rigs should go straight to loop C. It has the largest spots, all are pull-throughs. The first spots 101 to about 109, are the most level. Grab any of them if available when first enter the loop. 106 was great for us, with a wonderful view, satellite signal (Dish), and open for our solar panels. Other sites have shade. The sites farther into the loop are on the hill and require more effort to level. No AT&T signal but strong Verizon wireless including 4G. If you can dry camp, the rate is about 1/3 of a local RV park. We would definitely return. No generators in loop A and gen times are restricted in loops B & C. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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User2209

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $10.00
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I would give this a 10 except they do not have any hookups. That being said, we really enjoyed our stay in this campground. We had good voice and MiFi data connections with our Verizon account, don't know about the other carriers. I do have a problem with two things. One is tenters occupying the oversize sites meant for RVs and the other is the generator hours are so restrictive. I wish they would begin at 7:00 AM for 2 hours. It was awful having to wait until 8:15 for a hot cup of coffee. And most folks are not in their rigs for the lunch time period so the afternoon should be longer, maybe 5 to 8 so that we can use our appliances to prepare dinner. National parks just haven't kept up with the RVing lifestyle! We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 329
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
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Overall, an outstanding national park campground, considering the mostly large sites, beautiful views, and showers- but only in one loop - and sites can be reserved online. The cost is $23; don't know why previous reviewer said $35. Certain Park passes allow half price, so we stayed 7 nights x $11.50. Had to move a few times, used Loop B and C. Never had anything level at all, but you're only there at night (and be sure to see the stars after 11pm) . We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Bitbucket

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an adequate campground. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel and dirt. There are no utilities. No internet or cell signal of any kind. No internet available at the St. Mary visitor center either. The staff at the entrance booth were pleasant and efficient. Much of the campground is covered with 8-12 ft tall trees. They don’t provide shade but in some cases do provide privacy between sites. All sites are pull-outs, usually with some plants between the site and the campgroud road. This provide some privacy from the road, but do require that your rig can make the turn into the pull-out. There are some sites that don’t have this plant growth, which would be useful if you have a long rig that would have difficulty making the turn (such as a 40’ motorhome or trailer). If you’re tent camping not many of the sites have a place to pitch your tent, so people end up pitching them in part of the site driveway. All three loops (A,B,C) are driven counter-clockwise and are long enough and narrow enough that you don’t want to drive them backwards. This means that if you have a trailer or motorhome and you select a site on the left side of the road, then your door will be facing the road – not the picnic table. Ants…. All over the ground, at least at our site (B88), but didn’t seem to bother our legs Here are how the sites stack up in terms of privacy (trees) and openness (no privacy from your neighbor):A1-4: open, A5-8: trees, A40-45: trees, (the rest of A loop was closed by flood damage while we were there). B51-56: open, B57-68: trees, B69-B71:open, B73-91: trees, B92-100. C101: trees, C102-108: open, C109-117: trees, C118-123: open, C124-132: trees, C133-C152: open, C153-the end: trees For big rigs, here are the sites that don’t have trees between the site and the campground road: B52, B69-71, B94, B97, B100, C102, C107, C108, C118, C117, C121, C134, C135, C137, C138, C141, C142, C143, C144-C150 , C152 We initially had trouble understanding the free park shuttle system, so here’s some information that might help. The road between Logan Pass and Avalance Lake (west side) is very narrow and restricted to vehicles 21’ or less in length. The park runs full-size bus shuttles from the east entrance (St Mary’s) to Logan Pass, and from the west entrance to Avalance Lake. For the stretch between Avalance Lake and Logan Pass, only smaller 12-passenger Sprinter type vans are used. The vans appear to run entrance-to-entrance, not just this restricted stretch. So … if you get on a full size bus heading to the interior of the park (from either the east or west entrances), you’ll have to exit at either Avalance Lake (east bound) or Logans Pass (west bound), and wait for a van to pick you up. If you get in a van headed the direction you want to go, then you should be able to stay on it to your final destination. We found the bus frequency frustrating – there would be several in a row, then a long gap with no busses (and, of course, the first bus after that gap would be packed to the gills). The park said this was caused by construction delays on the east side of Going-to-the-sun road, but 11 of us got up early to take the first bus of the day from St. Marys scheduled for 7AM, which didn’t appear until 7:20 (and didn’t come through the construction) so the construction excuse doesn’t explain everything. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The surrounding mountains make a beautiful setting for a campground that has relatively short, narrow, pull-through sites. There are no hookups, no WiFi, and no laundry. The bathroom were nice and clean and modern with spacious showers. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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TexasLuv2Golf

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Tight, small spaces, really could use a little more room. And for some reason, they have wood posts about 18 to 24 inches high everywhere, and hidden in tall grass and bushes. Damaged my RV backing up to level. Bath and pay showers are nice, but showers weren't cleaned as often as needed. Great location, but be aware that AT&T does not have any cell service on east side of park (does on west). Verizon works on both sides. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 329
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only cg on the east side that you can reserve, and you must. Fills early and daily. Good luck picking a site online; they don't tell you that many are sloped- ours was awful. But was close to restroom and spigot, nice view. Biked to VC and shuttle. Town is further: groceries, shops and great cafes. Happy to get good Verizon signal from site and there's camper showers in loop C (get tokens from Ranger). Bathroom didn't have toilet paper for 2 days and hosts were lazy, but otherwise this was a good visit. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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JimSC

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large campground. There are better in the park, but this one took reservations and has a very good location. The sites are close and the scenery is minimal. Would attempt to get into another campground next time. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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B-Rad502

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great National Park CG. No hook-ups, but clean restrooms and friendly staff. No showers. Walking distance to visitor center and shuttle bus route to the GTSR. Have stayed here in the past and will do so again. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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pegleg118

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We thought about staying in a full service park but decided not to. You get the full national park experience staying on sight. This is a fantastic campground. We were in sight C118 on the outside of the loop. The sites on the inside of the loop had their doors and awnings facing the street. Views were better on the other side of the loop but our sight was next to a creek. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rick or Nancy

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $23.00
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This campground may not be the most scenic campground in the park, but compare to almost anywhere else, it's great. The location is ideal for exploring the eastern regions. We stayed 3 nights with no issues. The staff were present and friendly. A threaded potable water spout is available at the entrance, with plenty of water spouts in the campground. This was a very quiet campground. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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RMKKPark

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Nice National Park campground. Dry camping only, but if you come expecting that, it isn't an issue. Nice to have the dump station on-site to clean out as you leave the park. Our site was a little lacking on the shade, but the views of the surrounding mountains made up for it. We spent the majority of the time in the park anyway, so it wasn't a big deal. Easy access to the park. The lack of showers was an issue for us. The showers are about 6 mi up the road at Rising Sun, but they have very limited stalls, so the wait was long. The local KOA wanted 10.00 a person, so the cost at Rising Sun was much more appealing. We would stay here again. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Consuelo Heath

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground! Lots of shade, good size site. You can easily walk to the St Mary Visitor Center, where you can also get on the park's shuttle. Although there are no hookups, which is typical of a National Park, you can run your generator during meal times and there is a convenient dump station. We arrived with a full fresh water tank and empty holding tanks and did not have to dump at all and so the lack of hookups did not bother us. We would stay here again. We camped at St. Mary Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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