Fish Creek Campground

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Dates of Operation Summer 6/1/2016 - 9/5/2016

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Fish Creek Campground
Dates of Operation Summer 6/1/2015 ~ 9/1/2015
Summer Fee $23.00 / night
Number of Sites 178*
Flush Toilets Yes
Water Yes
Showers Yes
Disposal Station Yes
Reservations Yes
Shuttle Stop No
Trails Yes
Elevation 3,223 feet

*18 sites can accommodate up to
a 35 foot RV or truck and trailer combination

During 2013 Fish Creek and Sprague Creek were the fist campgrounds on the West Side to fill up. Sprague Creek usually fills up first as it is the smallest campground in the area. Although there are technically no lake front campsites according to the NPS, unlike Apgar Campground you do not need to cross a road to get a view of Lake McDonald. This photo was taken from a connecting trail to the Rocky Point Trail in the 'C' Loop of the campground. This campground is the only park service campground on the west side that takes reservations. Not sure about the status of the showers in Fish Creek but there have been numerous on-line complaints about how few showers that are in the campground and the often lack of hot-water. I've never camped at this campground and at beset it will be a couple of years if that before I do. For those coming from great distances the reservation system offers great comfort and there is a good possibility that I will make use of it sometime this summer for St Mary Campground.

Fish Creek campground is located just off the Camas Road approximately 2.5 miles from Apgar Village on the west side of Glacier National Park. It is the second largest campground in the park. Sites within the campground are surrounded by trees and provide shade and some privacy to both tent and RV campers. Some sites, though not directly on the shore of Lake McDonald, offer filtered views of the lake. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with running water. Token operated showers are located in Loop C. Tokens may be obtained at the check-in station for registered campers only. A park ranger hosts nightly evening programs at the Fish Creek Amphitheater, speaking on a variety of subjects about Glacier. Please see our ranger guided activity schedule for more information. Fish Creek serves as a central location to many day hikes in the area, including the Rocky Point trail, where you have the opportunity to hike through a burn area from the Robert Fire of 2003. Take advantage of morning and evening drives along the Camas Road where there is a good chance of seeing wildlife.
Fish Creek is one of two campgrounds in the park that take reservations. You may sign up through the National Reservation System at www.recreation.gov
Sites not reserved ahead of time are available on a first come first serve basis.

rocky point
Fish Creek Campground

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