Camping in Glacier National Park

Camping in Glacier National Park can be confusing, with each campsite operating separately with its own procedures, fees and rules. At 19 feet, Moterra campervans fit into most campsites which offers you more flexibility in where you can stay.  Most campsites operate on a first come first serve basis, with a few exceptions. 

Apgar Campground: Glacier’s largest campground situated on the southern edge of Lake Mcdonald and only 5 minutes from the West Glacier entrance, Apgar is by far the easiest to access and has the most amenities nearby. With the little village of Apgar next door, you can find Glacier Outfitters for bike, kayak and all gear related rentals, Eddie’s for a casual dinner, and a camp store to stock up for adventures to come. There are showers and restrooms located in the Apgar Campground. Apgar operates off a first come first serve basis so the earlier you can get here to secure a spot the better off you will be. Since this is the largest campground in the park typically it can fill in the early afternoon, however we recommend getting in before noon. 

Many Glacier Campground: One of the most stunning places to be in the park, Many Glacier located on the east side, boasts Glaciers that you can see from the road and offers some of the best grizzly viewing within the park boundaries. Due to the popularity of this area campgrounds tend to fill early in the morning. About half of the campsites are available for Reservation ahead of time. There is a limited camp store located across from the campground. Pro Tip: Wake up early for an unforgettable morning alpenglow sunrise on Mount Grinnell…you won’t be disappointed. 

Two Medicine Campground: Located in the southeast corner of Glacier Park, “Two Med”, as the locals call it, is a favorite amongst those who are trying to avoid the crowds of West Glacier and Many Glacier. Two Med typically fills late in the day if at all and offers a small camp store next to the boat house where you can take a boat tour of the lake and hear some local history. Sacred to the Blackfeet Nation which borders Two Med, this beautiful destination is not to be missed.