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Fish Creek Campground

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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  • Entrance station for Fish Creek Campground.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Typical campsite at Fish Creek.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Standard Glacier restrooms with flush toilets and wastewater dump.- Fish Creek Campground
  • One of the campsites high above Fish Creek.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Fish Creek campsite.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Fish Creek campsite.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Fish Creek campsite.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Rocky Point Trail runs right through the campground.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Typical loop road in Fish Creek Campground.- Fish Creek Campground
  • The amphitheater at Fish Creek has a large parking lot and many programs.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Fish Creek amphitheater.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Fish Creek campsite.- Fish Creek Campground
  • There is a good trail to Lake McDonald and a swimming beach.- Fish Creek Campground
  • Hiker/biker campsite at Fish Creek.- Fish Creek Campground
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Pros: 
Reservations available. Large, spread-out loops. Quiet and private. Lake access.
Cons: 
Must reserve early. A few miles from shuttle stops and services.
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Region:
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Fish Creek is one of the few campgrounds at Glacier National Park that accepts reservations. It also happens to be a very nice campground, so for people who can plan their trip several months in advance, reserving at Fish Creek is a great way to go.

The campground is laid out on four loop roads set in deep forest more like the Pacific Northwest than Montana. The sites are generally very widely separated from each other, so this campground feels very private and is also very quiet. Flush toilets, showers in Loop A, and plenty of water spigots make this a well-equipped national park campground. Loop C is closest to the lake with a row of sites along the shore, though the thick trees prevent much of a view. Maybe even better, one side of Loop B sits above Fish Creek, and the sound of the creek is very pleasant.

Fish Creek is a great base for exploring the west side of Glacier. Excellent hikes like Avalanche Lake, John’s Lake, and Trout Lake are nearby. At Apgar Village, there are rental boats and bikes, plus a large beach (but the little beach near C Loop is just as nice and much more private).

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