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It’s a bumpy ride on a rad dirt road to Bowman Lake Campground, but half the fun is getting there. Once you arrive, you will be amazed by the solitude and stellar views! Set near the shores of Bowman Lake you’ll be wise to pack your bug spray, but mosquitos and water only mean one thing. . . killer fishing, boating, and lake adventures just steps away from your site! Water and Continue reading...
It’s a bumpy ride on a rad dirt road to Bowman Lake Campground, but half the fun is getting there. Once you arrive, you will be amazed by the solitude and stellar views! Set near the shores of Bowman Lake you’ll be wise to pack your bug spray, but mosquitos and water only mean one thing...killer fishing, boating, and lake adventures just steps away from your site! Water and restrooms are available, as well as a picnic area in a pristine meadow with beautiful mountain views. The arrival and sites are not recommended for RVs, but tent campers and van lifers will bask in the glory of quiet, shady spots. With lots of hiking and nearby exploring, you'll experience the best of Glacier, at Bowman Lake.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
48
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
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Hipcamper Jon James
Jon James
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August 19th, 2015

This is campground is an all around winner. After bumping down the Outside Northfork Road out of the west end of Glacier National Park you cross over the Flathead River at a tiny town called Polebridge, MT. Be sure to stop at the Polebridge Mercantile and enjoy some of the best pastries you have ever had (seriously this no hyperbole, look it up!). After you get you fill cross over the replacement of the original polebridge that the town was named for and check in a the small ranger station at this entrance of the park. Head down the road a few more miles to get to the campground. Check in with the host and make sure to heed all warning as this is Grizzly country and those bears mean business. The view of the lake alone is worth the drive.

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Hipcamper William
William
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August 25th, 2017

This is Grizzly Bear country. Get educated of the does and don'ts.

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Nikki
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September 7th, 2017

Cool down with a dip in the glacial runoff waters!

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe
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November 10th, 2017

Loved Glacier National Park! Moderate hiking. Beautiful scenery!

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Park
Glacier National Park
State
Montana
Phone Number
(406) 888-7800
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
48.829° N, 114.203° W
$15/night
Tent / Van: 48 Sites
(Up to people per site)