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Come enjoy peace and quiet in the beautiful meadows near our home. We are located on 37 acres that include forested trails, a large pond, two small ponds, a creek, and frequent wildlife as well as spectacular stargazing at night. All sites have a campfire ring and picnic table.  We provide a unique eco-camping experience in contrast to the crowded campground/RV park, and we

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Come enjoy peace and quiet in the beautiful meadows near our home. We are located on 37 acres that include forested trails, a large pond, two small ponds, a creek, and frequent wildlife as well as spectacular stargazing at night. All sites have a campfire ring and picnic table.  We provide a unique eco-camping experience in contrast to the crowded campground/RV park, and we are only 6 miles away from Glacier National Park's entrance!

Getting into GNP:

***Glacier Park instated a new entry ticket reservation (Going to the Sun Road Pass) this last year to limit access to the park. You can buy an entry ticket online at recreation.gov - it's $2 per vehicle and is good for 3 days. If you are unable to purchase a ticket because they are unavailable, not released yet, or sold out, keep trying (they often stagger release). You can also try one day before you want to enter (at 8am Mountain Time) when they release the last 1/4 of available tickets. If you still can't get a ticket, you can enter after 4pm when they don't require one. Or you can book an activity in the Park like a guided hike or ferry boat ride or paddle board rental (from Glacier Outfitters in Apgar) and show your confirmation to get in that day. Note that they are doing construction this summer (2022) on Going to the Sun road between the times of 10PM-6AM and the road will be closed at those times.

Site Descriptions:

*If you look at our site map (located in the pictures) you will see that our sites are organized in groups/pods - if you are interested in having a larger group gathering, we recommend that you reserve several campsites within the same pod if possible. For example, if you have a group of 12 people, you reserve sites 7-9 which are loosely grouped together but share a vault toilet. We recommend 4-5 people to a site to keep the toilets in good order (cleaned every other day) and preserve the feeling of a private, secluded camping experience for all our campers.

 Sites 1-6:   RVs, Trailers & Tents...Located Front Meadow near pond (No size restriction)

No hookups are provided – dry camping only. We strive for a low-impact, eco-camping experience. We have an open, flat meadow with 6 sites that will fit RVs and trailers of all sizes. RVs park on one side of road and pond is on the opposite side of the road.  Tents are welcome in all sites; although, we recommend the back meadow sites (7 and up) for tent campers (especially in July) as it has less traffic and more privacy. All sites have access to a vault toilet, and all sites are back-in sites with partial shade - the size of the parking spots range as seen below.

Sites 7-9: Tents, Camper vans, small RVs (total vehicle length of 26' or less)... Located in the Upper Back Meadow

Sites 7-9 share one vault toilet and are located near the back meadow in small groves of pine and deciduous trees. All of these sites have partial shade, sandy areas for comfortable tenting, and access to a sandy bank (play area) which is popular with children that stay at these sites. It is only a few minutes walk across the creek and down the road to the large pond. 

Sites 10-12: Tents and Camper Vans (total length of vehicle 22' or less)... Located in the Pine Forest by the upper back meadow

These are all back-in sites (25'x15' or  a little larger) in the pines by the back meadow and will all share a vault toilet and have sandy pads for tents. All sites will have plentiful shade, and provide the quintessential Montana camping experience in the forest.  Bring your hammocks and binoculars to spot deer and elk in the nearby meadow!

Sites 13-15: Tents and Camper Vans (total length of vehicle 22' or less)... Located in the Pine Hills behind the Pond

Located on the very back corner of the property are three Tent/ Camper van sites nestled in a hilly grove of pines, which allow glimmers from the larger pond below to filter through in the morning and evening. These sites are some of our most private sites with plentiful shade and have a narrow road that access them (Not suitable for RVS or Camp Trailers). Good for cars, SUVs, Scaper Campers, Camper vans, Rooftop Tents.  These three sites share a Porta-toilet.  Bring your hammocks and be ready for bird-song to wake you in the morning!

Site 13 is a pull through loop

Sites 16-18: Tents and Camper Vans (total length of vehicle 24' or less)... located by two small, private ponds in the lower back meadow.

All these sites are new except site 16 (which was called site 7 last year).

All these sites share a vault toilet and access to two small ponds and the back side of the larger pond. Lots of wildlife come to this area: heron, geese, turtles, rabbits, deer, elk, moose (on occasion) to visit the water.  All sites have the partial shade of deciduous trees. These sites are the last ones we open for availability based on how much water we have from spring run-off. Because of the proximity to the ponds, they are only open once the parking areas are completely dry and stable. So some may not be listed as available to book until closer to the season.

Campfires/Firewood:

Each site has its own fire ring. Firewood is available in several locations around the property and is self serve with a donation box ($5 ).  Collection of wood such as dead branches or small fallen trees for small campfires is allowed. Campfires should be kept to a small, safe size - please put them fully out before turning in for the night and never scatter the cinders/partially burned logs outside of the pit. We will post if there is a local fire ban instated at any point - please feel free to message us and ask about fire updates.

Pond:

All sites have access to the large pond via the dirt road. We do allow fishing (they are sun-fish and can be caught from shore) and boating/paddle boards. Please wear life vests when out on the water. Swimming is not recommended since it has  lily pads for most of the summer. There is a good swimming hole just down the road near Hungry Horse Dam called Lion Lake and also good swimming at Lake McDonald in GNP.

Bears:

We ask our campers to be "bear aware" - keep your food and trash in enclosed vehicles. Never keep food or eat in your tents. We ask campers to "pack in and pack out" your trash - see closest dump in info below. We do provide limited (first come, first serve) bear spray rental (donation of $5 per spray, per day) located near the water hydrant on the road by sites 4-6. GNP also provides rental at $9 per hour located in Apgar by the paddle board rentals. If you want to buy a bear spray from us, or if you forget to put your rental back before you leave, please contact us and we can charge a credit card for $40. Yes, we do have bears that sometimes saunter by - usually we have a few black bears each summer. It is rare to spot one, but if you do, please message us and let us know!  We will also keep campers aware if a bear has been seen recently on the property. 

Cell Service:

Verizon and AT&T cell service is available here - phone calls and texts work well, but internet is very limited and sporadic especially in the peak season. We do not have WiFi. 

Location, Services, and Attractions:

The property is located 6 miles from Glacier Park entrance and is near HWY 2. Access is via the Old HWY 2.  Because of the proximity to Glacier National Park and the main HWY, traffic noise and train noise can be heard at the campsites. 

 Visitors are ask to keep their speed to a minimum to reduce dust on the dirt road.

 We are just a short bike ride away (two minutes by car) from attractions such as the Whiskey Barn, Josephine’s Speak Easy, Glacier Hi-Line Ropes Course, Glacier Grill Restaurant and the Amazing Fun Center, maze, and mini golf.  It is also easy access to the Gateway to Glacier Bike path. There are also E-bike rentals nearby.

There is a freshwater spring where you can fill up containers of water in Bad Rock Canyon (between Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse on the way here... 10 min away from us). Look for the large pull off areas between the river and the rock canyon walls and a white pipe coming out of the rock. We've personally filled up at this spring for years!

Closest Gas station is the Cenex in Coram (1.5 mi away).

Closest public (free) landfill dump is 2.2 miles toward Columbia Falls at 9626 Us HWY 2 E. Near Paul Bunyan Bar and Grill (which is also a good restaurant near us). Look for the gated entry and small sign marking Flathead Landfill.

Closest grocery is in Hungry Horse at Canyon Foods Grocery (3.5 miles away). They have a laundromat next to this store.

Closest dump and water fill up for a vehicle with a holding tank is Mikes Conoco at 1645 9th st W in Columbia Falls (8.9 mi away).

Closest town with wifi,  cafes, restaurants, urgent care and larger grocery stores is Columbia Falls (9 miles away).

Showers:

You can shower at Pinewood Park Outdoor Pool in Columbia Falls (next to Cedar Creek Lodge) - It is $2 per person to enter the pool during Public Swim (Mon-Sun 1:30-4:15pm and Mon-Fri 6:30 pm- 8:15pm) or during Lap Swim (Mon-Fri 12-1pm and 5-6pm). They have a private bathroom with a shower and also open showers in the changing rooms. The pool opens the second week of June and closes the first or second week of August.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
20 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Playground available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

We do allow small boats and paddle boards on the pond.

Fishing

We do allow catch and release in the large pond. There are mainly small sunfish.

Hiking

Besides all the amazing hiking in the area, our property has it's own hiking trails that connect to forest service trails.

Biking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glacier Park HipCamp in Montana.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Wetlands
Farm

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Hipcamper Kathryn
Kathryn S.
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(Site 15 -vehicles 22' or less)
June 25th, 2022

We loved tent camping here (specifically site 14). The campground is very nice and the pit toilets were exceptionally clean and well-placed. Rental bear spray (brilliant idea), firewood (donation), and water were all available. The campground is less than 15 minutes from the west entrance of Glacier NP.

Hipcamper Carley
Carley G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8 -vehicles 26' or less)
June 24th, 2022

We absolutely loved it here. Clean, beautiful campsites, clean beautiful outhouses, and really friendly hosts! We brought kids and they loved riding their bikes around, playing by the pond, and playing in the sand with the toys that were provided. They even found a turtle! Super close to Glacier National park. It was quiet and perfect.

Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 27th, 2022

Great to hear, thanks for the feedback!

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Hipcamper Cassandra

Highly recommend staying here!

Cassandra O.
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(Site 9 -vehicles 26' or less)
June 24th, 2022

AMAZING place to camp! So much attention to detail, safe, quiet, private campsites, personable hosts, awesome pond views and super clean and beautifully crafted outhouses! Cannot recommend enough!!! I only wish we stayed longer! Way better than camping in the busy NP!

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Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 24th, 2022

Thanks 👍🏻👍🏻 Safe travels

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Hipcamper Diane
Diane C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4- - VEHICLES 40' OR LESS)
June 21st, 2022

Wonderful hosts! Helpful in every way..
excellent camp site care…awesome custom outhouses!! Nicely graveled roads…
Wood provided but didn’t burn…recommend bringing or find your own

Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 23rd, 2022

Thanks for the wonderful review. Sorry the fire wood was wet, it’s been super rainy this year.

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Hipcamper Carie
Carie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4- - VEHICLES 40' OR LESS)
June 20th, 2022

Quiet site, nicely graveled roads, friendly host family, helpful directions and we appreciated the host availability. Nice view and we loved the openness of our site. We also loved the proximity to Glacier and other fun family activity areas. The outhouse was very special with a unique open air but covered top, very clean, well maintained and no smell.

Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 23rd, 2022

Thanks for the kind review and staying with us. 👍🏻

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Hipcamper Juliette
Juliette H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17 -vehicles 22' or less)
June 19th, 2022

Bathrooms super clean, friendly people. We wanted to stay close to glacier park and this fit the bill!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 16 -vehicles 22' or less)
June 12th, 2022

Nice spot by the pond. Would recommend it!

Hipcamper Hailey

Great location + site

Hailey T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 16 -vehicles 22' or less)
June 11th, 2022

Loved our stay at this spot! We stayed for 2 nights here while we were visiting Glacier. It was a very short drive to the entrance, which was very convenient for those early mornings hikes in the park! The spot was big, secluded, and had pretty views of the lake and pond! Not to mention the outhouses were crafted so beautifully! (Once you see them you’ll know what I’m talking about) Such a great spot. Great location. Hosts were very friendly!! If you’re visiting glacier and want a great camping spot, this is your place!

Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

Thank you for the kind review! Hope to see you again in the future!

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Hipcamper Heather

Outstanding camping spot

Heather P.
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(Site 15 -vehicles 22' or less)
June 10th, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay! This is a gem of a spot. Private, clean, and peaceful. Hosts are very kind and helpful. This was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon ❤️

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Hipcamper Jake and Jaimè
Response from Jake and Jaimè, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

Congrats you two! Hope to see you for an anniversary in the future!!

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