If having access to Lake McDonald and the wild creatures of Glacier is your schtick, then Fish Creek Campground is your spot! You’ll find this larger campground has plenty of shady spots for both tent campers and RVs, some even boast lake views. Restrooms, showers, and water are easily accessible, so you don’t have to stink out your tent roomie after a hike on the nearby Rocky Point Trail. In the evenings find incredible views and wildlife spotting along Camas Road, or chill with the rangers during their evening chats. Rest around the fire or swing in a hammock, either way you’re sure to find a cozy spot at Fish Creek!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
173 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Fish Creek Campground.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Megan
Megan W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 29th, 2015

Great little campground, but it fills up quick! I have camped here for years and love the campground for how quiet it is and how much there is to do right there! The campground is great for kids to explore on their bikes, there are some great hikes and trail runs that leave right from the parking lot and you are right on the lake for water fun! The campground is only a few minutes from the village if you need some supplies or want to grab dinner there, too.

Smoky sunrise just down from the campground on the lake.
Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 10th, 2016

We have camped in Glacier many times and we like Fish Creek because you can reserve your site. We love the C loop because it is a "generator free" zone. Site C112 is great because of the easy access to Lake McDonald and it is still close to the restrooms. Perfect place to swim and snorkel in the lake! Don't forget to bring your kayaks and paddle boards. Truly amazing to go kayaking on the lake at midnight under the light of a full moon.

Hipcamper Irene
Irene A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 5th, 2016

We stayed here in Fish Creek Campground for seven nights this past summer, and it was more than we could have ever asked for. You are right in the heart of nature with the serene Lake McDonald right at your fingertips. The camp hosts and rangers are awesome and totally on it. They patrol the campgrounds throughout the day to ensure the safety of everyone in the park. As this campground is in bear country, be sure that you keep any food items locked away in a bear box or your car. This campground is about a 2-5 minute drive to Apgar Visitor Center and Apgar Village. As others have mentioned, this campground fills up FAST, so book at LEAST 6 months in advance.

Kayaking on Lake McDonald - rent kayaks from Glacier Outfitters in Apgar Village.In front of site C141 - perfect size for a couple. Site B78 - nice and spacious campsite. Most of the surrounding campsites are occupied by RVs.
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 1st, 2017

A very nice campground to spend some time at while in Glacier. We went early June so we were able to get a campground near the beach which was beautiful during the sunsets and the weather was great early summer. There is some traffic as it's a popular campground but when we were there, fellow campers were respectful of quiet hours. It is on the West side of Lake McDonald, so it's important to include a little extra driving time if you are planning to go on hikes in the more touristy area (East side). It's a great area to have some relaxing hikes along the lake whether it's the shoreline or path starting from the campground.

Fishing is exciting as the waters are so clear. Take a look at GNP Fishing regulations before you go as they vary through the park.Walk a half mile to one mile north of the campground along Lake McDonald to find nice serene areas to go swimming, fishing or to just take in the view. Most beautiful fishing view.Went for a refreshing swim!
Hipcamper Annie
Annie G.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2017

Hard to find the showers! Chilly since it's deep in the trees but nice

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2017

Nice campground, quiet yet close to amenities.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan R.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2018

This is a beautiful campground that, when we went, was completely empty. There was one electric site available. The sites were spacious and beautiful. One interesting thing to keep in mind is that cows Roman to freely throughout the campground so there were Cow pies to be dodged. Despite that we enjoy Ourselves immensely.

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Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2018

Wooded sites in a beautiful setting.

Our campsite at Fish Creek Campground.
Hipcamper Emmett
Emmett M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 3rd, 2019

Great views of Lake Mcdonald. Unfortunately being so close to the West Glacier entrance means a lot of cars will be passing by. Regardless, the small beach access makes this place unforgettable, definitely a top spot in West Glacier for camping.

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