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Rising Sun Campground

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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  • Entrance to Rising Sun on Going-to-the-Sun Road.- Rising Sun Campground
  • The campground is in bear country.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Tent camping in Rising Sun.- Rising Sun Campground
  • The campground has a narrow loop road.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Tent campsite at Rising Sun.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Great views are offered.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Rising Sun Campground.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Rising Sun Campground.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Rising Sun amphitheater.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Rising Sun Campground.- Rising Sun Campground
  • Many sites have great views.- Rising Sun Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
On Going-to-the-Sun Road. Lake nearby.
Cons: 
Only for small RVs and tents. No reservations.
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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: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Rising Sun is one of only two campgrounds along the east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and it's ideally situated to explore the eastern section of Glacier National Park.

Rising Sun is a moderate-sized campground set up in two loops. The north loop (sites 49 to 84) is generator-free. There are flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station. There is also a restaurant and small store adjacent to the campground. Sites are a variety of sizes and levels of privacy, and there are some partial views of the surrounding mountains through the tree cover.

True to its name, the sunrises can be beautiful from Rising Sun, and there are great hikes nearby, including the trail to Lake Otokomi near the campground. Boat tours on St. Mary Lake are available a short distance away, and there is a stop for the free park shuttle that covers the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road for access to dozens of trails.

As is true for most Glacier campgrounds, Rising Sun does not take reservations and fills very early every day in the summer.

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