Best Camping Near Glacier National Park
Camping near Glacier National Park offers so many opportunities for outdoor adventure! We’ve listed out local favorite camping spots to assist your planning, however, these spots will up fast. Don’t wait to book your camping spot or other activities you and your family plan to participate in while near the park.
Camping In or Around Glacier
Montana isn’t named “Big Sky Country” for nothing and what better way to experience that than to sleep under the stars. There is plenty of the Great Outdoors to enjoy while you are exploring Glacier. But just can’t pitch your tent anywhere. There are multiple campgrounds within Glacier you can book and enjoy but you gotta start early.
We recommend checking out recreation.gov to see all the camping opportunities both inside and outside of Glacier. Maybe even hike into and plan a night at Firefighter Lookout Cabin. Hike your way in and around the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park but make sure you plan plenty ahead! And if you snag camping spots within Glacier…they give you a Glacier Park Entry Ticket. That’s a win win!
West Glacier KOA is also a summer hot spot for tents, full or partial hookups or they even have a few cabins. It has tons of opportunities and is not like most campgrounds around.
West Glacier RV park is located about as close as you can be to Glacier without a park pass. Tons of spots in this RV park as well. Reserve your spots early as everything tends to fill up fast.
Activities to do With Kids While Camping
Whether you need your kiddos to burn off some energy from the long car rides, stretch their legs or even reward them after a long few days of hikes, a trip to Glacier Highline is a great incentive! They can test their limits or become MT ninjas up on our ropes courses. There are over 50+ obstacles to challenge yourselves on and zip lining in both our upper and lower ropes courses and our longest one being 250’ long! There is plenty of family fun to be had here at Glacier Highline.
Anyone under the age of 12 needs an adult to participate on the ropes with them, but its a great activity for family bonding and even a great spectating sport for those along for the trip but prefer to keep their feet on the ground. Your adventure pass includes up to 2 hours of fun in the trees…BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! You can test your spiderman skills and scale our rock wall or race through our 80’ inflatable ground obstacle course and finally end your fun by cooling off on our inflatable water slide over our swimming pond. After the ropes or the slide enjoy a bite poolside at our Tower Grill. Make memories that will last a lifetime here at Glacier Highline!
Tired of Shelf Stable Food While Camping?
Start your day off right with the Highline Burrito or our Country Oats to fuel your adventure for the day. Don’t wanna pack lunch for your hike? Grab a sandwich for the trail! The Tower Grill has all you need! Coffee, breakfast, lunch or even just a quick snack if you need. Coming to fill up after a hike? Enjoy a frozen huckleberry lemonade or try our cold brew coffee! We are open and ready to serve you Monday- Saturday from 8am- 6:30pm!
Other Lodging Near Glacier National Park
Camping not so much your thing? You can hang your hats in lots of places right near Glacier under a roof and enjoy a nice warm shower after a hard day’s adventure. Our Glacier Highline lodging page is a great resource to find the right spot for your crew. Or maybe you wanna try glamping? Under Canvas brings a whole new term to GLAMPING.
AirBNB and VRBO are great options too! Plenty of inventory and something to fit everyone whether you are traveling with a small crew or maybe you are exploring Glacier with your entire family.
Know Before You Go
As natives to the area, we have put together a few tips and tricks for making your next camping trip near Glacier National Park a success. Check out our Family Preparation Guide to Camping Near Glacier National Park blog. Make the most of your adventure!