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Glacier Park HipCamp

22 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents37 acres 路 Coram, MT
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 the entrance to Glacier National Park! Please let us know if you have multiple tents or vehicles as some sites may be a better choice for you than others. No hookups are provided 鈥 dry camping only. Parking for larger vehicles/trailers is available at sites 1-6 - an open, flat meadow with the pond on the other side of the road. Tents are welcome in all sites; although, we recommend the back meadow sites (7 and up) for more secluded tent campers (especially in July) as it has less traffic and more privacy. Sites 7-20 (the back meadow sites) have parking for vehicles 26' or less in total length. All sites have access to vault toilets, and all sites are back-in sites with partial shade. **Be sure to visit recreation.gov to purchase the $2 entry reservation to Glacier Park...if you can't get one try again at 8am the day before or you can enter the park after 4pm without a ticket. Contact us if you need alternative ideas to get into the park. 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 on Greens Road. We are just a short bike ride away (two minutes by car) from attractions such as the Whiskey Barn, Josephine鈥檚 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. E-bike rentals are across the street from us. 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). There is a laundromat next to this grocery 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). 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! Showers are available 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. To watch a video tour of the campground: https://youtu.be/EYYuGGWRtag
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River Ranch - Private beach

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Kalispell, MT
Beautiful 5 acres wrapped by the Stillwater River. Great fishing with a private beach. The land is surrounded by large cottonwood and willow trees. The ground has large areas of leveled wood chips that make it easy for setting up camp. There is a restroom with a bath/shower available. Located just minutes from downtown Kalispell, 15 minutes from whitefish and 30 minutes from Glacier National Park.
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Glacier Acres Guest Ranch

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Columbia Falls, MT
Once part of a sprawling ranch on the Flathead Valley floor, we've managed to capture five acres of some of the most beautiful country in Montana for your enjoyment. You will love the peaceful country setting with spectacular mountain views! We are less than 20 minutes from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, less than 30 minutes from enjoyment of Flathead Lake, and less than 15 minutes from many city amenities. Additionally, a family water park is just 5 minutes away. Come enjoy!
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Robinson鈥檚 Roost

4 sites 路 Tents3 acres 路 Columbia Falls, MT
Welcome to Robinson's Roost! My husband and I bought 3 acres of land and built our retirement home 16 years ago. We have chickens, fruit trees and a giant garden, and have 4 campsites in the wooded area of our property. We are excited to offer bathrooms and hot showers! Each campsite also has its own picnic table and there is a communal fire pit. We have a beautiful piece of property with the Columbia mountain range in our back yard. Great views, wildlife, garden, chickens. Situated on a dead end dirt road that is very peaceful and quiet. Hiking and water sports are also close by and we are only 6 miles from town. We are 20 miles to Glacier National Park, where the beauty and activities are endless. I have plenty of shopping, dining, hiking and activity ideas while visiting. We look forward to your visit!
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Wildiron Bigfork

14 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 MT
We live on 10 acres of mixed forest and field. In the summer we have an active blacksmithing school and flower farm here. The idea of a sustainable, self reliant lifestyle has always been part of our life and passing it down to others is a joy for us. We sustainably manage our food and forest to be the best stewards we can for our environment and our neighbors. Our Cabin and structures were built primarily of materials that were recycled or milled on site. which makes them warm and inviting. The Cabin is located close to our shop which houses an active blacksmithing school in the summer months where the rest of the structures are separate and in an area tucked away on the edge of the woods.Jeffrey and Betsy work to make your stay as welcoming as possible. We maintain a small orchard of fruit trees, a garden which feeds us year round and a small flower farm on the property. Avid skiers, bikers, paddlers and hikers, offering the property for others to enjoy was a conscious decision made when planning all of our infrastructure. Come and enjoy all the beautiful Flathead Valley has to offer.
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North American RV & Yurt Village

23 sites 路 Lodging, RVs40 acres 路 MT
Located Only 5 Minutes from Glacier National Park! 108 Full Hookup RV Sites 4 Yurts, 5 Camping Cabins - Restroom, Shower & Laundry Facilities. 24 Hour Access to our guest lounge which features satellite television, comfy couches, book exchange, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee, Shuffleboard and Pool table. Arcade, Playground, Dog Park, Walking Trail, Wi-Fi
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Creative Hideouts

2 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Columbia Falls, MT
Explore the 2 site, 1 acre property with spectacular views of Columbia Mountain, just 8 minutes from downtown Columbia Falls. Nestled under magnificent ponderosa pines it's the perfect spot to hang your hammock. Relax with stunning views of Blacktail ski area and enjoy beautiful alpine glows, sunsets and stary nights under the trees. Sit back and enjoy the Montana vibe with neighborhood horses and open field views. Come stay with us and let your Montana adventure begin! Each site has 30 amp service, potable water, picnic table, 2 Adirondack chairs and a fire pit. No septic. Just 25 minute to the gates of West Glacier National Park 30 minutes to Whitefish Mountain Resort 30 minutes to Flathead Lake Just 10 minutes to 4 Flathead River fishing accesses 8 minutes to town, groceries, restaurants and gas
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MeadowSweet Farm

7 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres 路 Bigfork, MT
Historic farm acreage featuring rolling hills and a stunning view of the Swan Mountains. Centrally located to enjoy Flathead Valley - 10 minutes to Flathead Lake, 45 minutes to Glacier National Park, 15 minutes to Jewel Basin trailhead, 10 minutes to Historic downtown Bigfork and so much more. We light the community fire pit most evenings and children can enjoy a large swing set in the field. You'll find your hosts working on several projects as we're continuing to restore this 100 year old property. We enjoy sharing all the work we've done to turn the land and outbuildings into a great place to visit!
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Fountain Farm River Camp

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Kalispell, MT
This is a beautiful place with river frontage and mountain views. Enjoy a quiet river spot that a person can boat down the river into Flathead Lake or drive north 40 minutes to glacier Park. We have canoes, kayaks and paddle boards available. Large shade trees and lots of wildlife. Come rejuvenate your soul and get back to nature.
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猸愶笍Glacier RV Oasis/Mountain Views

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Columbia Falls, MT
Ask me about our discounts for stays 7 nights or longer! These perfect RV sites are equipped with everything you will need during your stay. * Free Full size washer and dryer and .5 bathroom supplied with toilet paper and paper towels * Easily back in on a level packed gravel drive that can accommodate any size RV, camper trailer, or camper van * Electrical hookup-Site 1# 50 amp &Site #2 30 amp * Potable water * Septic hookup * Free WIFI * Private fire ring ( firewood not supplied, but available at Super 1 or Smith鈥檚) * Shared BBQ grill, picnic table, and horseshoe pit * Parking for two vehicles This property is perfect for a family reunion or a retreat! We also have a 2 bed 2 bath home (sleeps 10), a 2 bed 1 bath home( sleeps 6) that may be available during your stay. This property is located: 4.4 miles from Columbia Falls. Columbia Falls has everything you will need with two major grocery stores and some great restaurants. 13.1 miles from Whitefish. Whitefish has unique shopping and amazing dining options. 16.2 miles from Kalispell. Kalispell is the heart of the Flathead Valley and has multiple shopping options, restaurants, and anything else you may need! FAMILY FUN: Glacier National Park- 17 miles Big Sky Waterpark -2.2 miles Montana Vortex and House of Mystery -3.9 miles Whitefish Mt. Resort -skiing, hiking, biking, zip line, aerial adventure- 20 miles Teakettle River Access -3.1 miles West Glacier Rafting Companies-15 miles Columbia Mountain Trailhead-4.5 miles Meadow Lake Golf Course- 6.3 miles Flathead Lake - 23 miles Glacier View Golf Course -18 miles Blacktail Mountain Ski Area-43 miles Don't Miss the Columbia Falls Farmers' Market every Thursday night May 19 - September 29 @ 5PM
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Huckleberry Camp -near Glacier Park

18 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 West Glacier, MT
Tent and RV Camping at Heavens Peak Lodge & Resort. Located 2 minutes from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park gives you convenient access to the park. Our sites accommodate tents, teardrops or up to a 34' RV with one vehicle. The sites are on level gravel. Located right off of HWY 2 in our Lower Lot, is near the road and has a variety of sites with different amenities water/electric and some with water only. Full Hook Ups are only in our upper lot in a cleared wooded area. We offer a NEW OUTDOOR SHOWER, secured with a code/lock included in your reservation( request a code from HIPCAMP HOST) a well maintained, clean port-a-potty toilets, and a bear-proof trash dumpster located up the hill behind our lodge. Each Guest is required to dispose of trash before leaving the property in this designated area. Table and chairs will be available on or near each site for community use, and shared propane BBQ grill is available for use in the lower tent area. Late July 2023 we will have our outdoor shower available for our guests!!! Please help us keep our property and sites better than you found them for the next guest! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
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BC Ranch - Festival proximity!

42 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Columbia Falls, MT
BC Ranch is a secluded open hay field with 40 (35' wide by 30' deep) individual, designated sites for tent, RV or van camping. Large pine trees line the east fence. Located just 2 and 1/2 miles away, it's perfect for your friends and family to enjoy the Big Sky Festival activities! Shuttle to the festival will be provided twice daily (you'll need to find your own way back to camp). A continental breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Glacier National Park, Whitefish and Flathead Lakes and Big Mountain Resort are within minutes of your campsite.
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The best camping near Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers Unit guide



When you hear the word wayfarer, what comes to mind? A wanderer traveling by foot? Or Ray-Ban鈥檚 iconic sunglasses, passed down from Baby Boomers to Millenials? Lucky for you, all wayfarers are welcome at this state park, where cliffside views of Flathead Lake offer some of the best sunsets in the state. It鈥檚 the perfect chance to slip your sunglasses off your nose and enjoy an easy saunter down to the water鈥檚 edge. Wander the rocky shoreline cliffs with your camera for some out-of-this-world lake shots, or explore the area鈥檚 abundant array of wildflowers. Lakeside campsites make this park ideal for enjoying boating, fishing, and swimming, but even a day trip and picnic will suffice if you鈥檙e only looking for a few hours of spectacular views. Wayfarers is an unexpected feast for the senses, and this little piece of lakeside beauty will be a welcomed surprise to any weary hiker or biker who stops for the night.

Notable campgrounds

  • The shared hike-bike campsite features 9 tent pads, perfect for cyclists on the Continental Divide route.
  • Enjoy the convenience of showers and bear-resistant storage lockers at the family-friendly main campground.
  • For larger setups, select campsites accommodate RV/trailer units up to 40 feet in length.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early through Reserve America to secure your preferred campsite, especially during peak season.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings at this popular destination.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Wayfarers is fully booked, ensuring you don't miss out on the Flathead Lake experience.

When to go

The prime time to visit Wayfarers is between May and September when the park's full suite of facilities is available, including water access and shower houses. For a tranquil visit, aim for the shoulder months of April or October, though some amenities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's seasonal hours, with day-use areas open from 7am to 10pm daily.
  • Adhere to food storage rules to keep the area safe from wildlife encounters.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA accessible sites and facilities ensuring an inclusive experience.
  • Stay informed about any restrictions or closures by visiting the State Parks Fees & Regulations page.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and leave no trace to preserve the park's natural beauty.

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