Apgar Campground ~ a slow hiker's guide™

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Dates of Operation Summer 5/3/15 - 10/13/15

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Apgar Campground Map

Shuttle Map
GNP Camping Regulations
Apgar Campground
Dates of Operation Summer 5/2/2015 - 10/13/2015
Summer Fee $20.00 / night
Number of Sites 194*
Flush Toilets Yes
Showers No
Disposal Station Yes
Reservations No
Shuttle Stop Yes
Trails No
Elevation 3,165 feet


Primitive 4/1/2015 - 5/3/2015 10/13 - 11/01
Note: No Shuttle, No Water, No Flush during Primitive and Winter Seasons.
Primitive Fee $10.00 / night
Winter 11/01/2014 - 3/31/2015
Note: Winter Camping at Picnic Area is Free
Number of Sites 10
Some of the sites are lakeside (Winter camping only)

Available on iBooks

A slow hiker's guide™ to Glacier National Park Wildflowers


Link to Whitefish Pilot article on my wildflower guide.

A slow hiker's guide™ Glacier National Park Wildflowers


Apgar Campground during the summer is a short walk to Lake McDonald. It is essentially at the end of the lake so the views are very dramatic down the length of the lake. Similar to those seen on GNP web-cam but a little further to the east.

Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road: West entrance: 2.3mi St. Mary entrance: 47.4mi
Apgar Campground is the only campground on the west side that is open year round.
Apgar Campground Entrance is located across Apgar Loop Road from Lake McDonald. Located about half way between GTSR and Apgar Village.
The campground area is heavily wooded. The picnic area serves as the winter campground.

Canoe and kayak rental in Apgar Village. Food, Ice Cream, snacks and Visitor Center in Apgar Village




Campground layout

Apgar Campground

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