FAQ

Please familiarize yourself with all of the latest information for Glacier National Park with the links below: 
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK VEHICLE RESERVATION SYSTEM (2024)
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK’S WEBSITE 

Does staying at Glacier Campground include a reservation ticket for the Going-to-the-Sun-Road (GTSR) inside Glacier National Park?
NO, it does not. Glacier Campground is not affiliated with Glacier National Park; staying with us does NOT get you tickets into the park. Please see all links above for information.

What amenities are available? 
Glacier Campground prides itself on “the way camping used to be”; simple and fun! All tent and RV sites are nestled into the woods, while letting the trees continue to grow to provide maximum privacy. Because of this, we do not have sewage hookups at the sites and have a maximum RV/Trailer length of 32 feet (not including the tow vehicle). There is a dump station guests can use anytime down by the office.

How long does it take to explore Glacier National Park? 
There are many things to explore in the park including over 700 miles of trails providing short and extended trips. But the main attraction, the Going-to-the-Sun-Road is nearly 50 miles of scenic mountain road providing epic views of the Rocky Mountains! The Going-to-the-Sun-Road does not open until the park clears substantial amounts of snow at Logans Pass; in the past this has opened between late May to early July and is completely dependent on the weather. While it is hard to put a time limit on exploring the one million acres of Glacier National Park, we recommend giving yourself a few days at the very least to travel the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, get a huckleberry bear claw in Polebridge and see Lake McDonalds rainbow rocks. Check out our To Do section for more info!

What dining options are available close by?
Dining options in West Glacier are fairly limited; the Sunflower Cafe is located within the campground (open seasonally mid June – early September) offering delightful bites during peak season. Check out our To Do section on our website to see what other dining options are in our area!

What time is check-in & check-out?
RV/TRAILERS/TENTS – Check-in time 11AM/Check-out time 11AM
CABINS – Check-in time 2PM/Check-out time 11AM

CHECKING OUT
We ask that our guests be conscientious of their departure date and time with their accommodations. Occasionally, late check outs are possible. This is entirely dependent upon availability and time of year and is at the discretion of management. Requests must be made by 9AM on the morning of departure. Late check-out is not an option if your site is reserved for the same day.

Violator’s property may be removed promptly at 11AM to allow the next guest to check-in in a timely manner. The violator may be charged a late checkout fee of $20 per site/per hour should they fail to vacate the site(s) in a timely manner past the check-out time of 11AM. In the case a tow truck is required the guest violating their departure date will be responsible for charges. *This policy includes those who have chosen to move sites or cabins during stay.

What is Glacier Campground’s Cancellation Policy?
While we hope you’ll be able to honor your reservation and come camp with us, we understand that sometimes things change. If you need to adjust or cancel your reservation, please contact us at 406.387.5689 or 406.616.3078 or email glaciercampground84@gmail.com.

We accept cancellations by email or phone.

If you are canceling ahead of the 14 days (2 weeks) of your arrival date, a $22 processing fee (per site) will be charged unless you are able to change your reservation dates.

If canceled within the 14 days (2 weeks) of your arrival date, the 1st night deposit (per site) will be forfeited and a $22 processing fee (per site) will be charged.

If you have arrived and have stayed at least 1 night or if you are arriving within 14 days (2 weeks) of your reservation and are staying at least 1 night and cancel your remaining night(s), a $22 processing fee (per site) will be charged and your remaining balance will be refunded.

Can I check-in the campground after the office is closed?
During the season (May 15-October 1) the campground office is open from 8am to 8pm but if you arrive after 8pm with a reservation we will leave a map on the office door with your name on it. We do ask you to try not to be too late out of respect for your neighbors plus setting up in the dark is rarely fun.

Can I bring my pet to the campground?
We love our furry friends but please keep in mind that we do have some rules in place. Pets must be leashed at all times. Pets are NOT allowed on the playground, in the office, bathhouses or laundry facilities. Do not leave pets unattended when leaving the campground. Be considerate of your neighbors; do not leave an unattended barking dog (especially in a camper barking all day); excessive barking of your dog will result in removal from the campground with no refund. Aggressive dogs are not allowed and if such behavior is reported you will be asked to leave with no refund. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and for their pets actions. Glacier Campground will not be held liable for dog behavior (attacks, barking, property destruction, etc.).

Can I do laundry at the Glacier Campground?
Our guests have access to our laundry facilities all day except when it is closed for daily cleaning/in house laundry from 11am-2pm. We have four coin operated washers and three dryers at our large bathhouse. Quarters and laundry soap are available for purchase at the office.

Is there a store at the campground?
Yes! Come on down to the office to buy ice, propane, fire starters, and trinkets to take home with you!  

Do I have to worry about bears?
Yes, Montana is bear country, so always be BEAR AWARE! While we have not had many bear encounters inside the campground and we do not require guests to store food in bear boxes; it is always a good idea to keep your food and trash in your car, cooler or hard shelled camper to avoid attracting unwanted late night visitors. PLEASE NEVER KEEP FOOD IN YOUR TENT!!!

Is there cell phone service and wifi?
Some cell services are better than others (T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T). Due to the high volume of seasonal guests, cell services slow dramatically during peak season. There is wifi for our guests on the wifi patio lounge and at the pavilion. So grab a bite or beverage at the Sunflower Cafe while you scroll the interwebs! 

What is the maximum number of people per site and how many tents per site?
Each site reservation is for 2 people, each additional guest over 5 years old is $2/person per night. 

Where can I find a map of the campground?
Click here for Glacier Campground Map

May I put more than one camping unit on my campsite?
Each of our sites are nestled into the forest so it depends on the size of your tent or RV/motorhome/travel trailer. Give us a call if you have questions and we can help navigate what makes the most sense with what you hope to bring! All sites do have the ability to park a car/truck/tow vehicle with overflow parking next to the office.

I need to reserve more than one RV site, tent site or Cabin? Should I make a Multisite Reservation or Group Reservation?

Multisite Reservations 

  • Multisite reservations can be created online by guests or by our office staff.
  • Multisite reservations are confirmed reservations that contain more than one site. 
  • The reservation is confirmed in the name of the person booking. Individual sites on the reservation cannot be transferred to different guests. 
  • All sites on the reservation exist on one invoice and are paid for on that invoice by the person booking. 
  • Individual sites cannot be removed from a multisite reservation.
  • A multisite reservation cannot be converted to a group reservation. 
  • Sites within a multisite reservation can check-in/out on different dates.

Group Reservations 

  • Group reservations cannot be created online by guests – they can only be created by our office staff.
  • Group reservations begin as a hold of a group of sites. These sites would have an expiration date (2 weeks).
  • The hold is reserved in one name – the name of the ‘Wagon Master.’ The Wagon Master is not responsible for payment of the cost of sites. 
  • Individual sites are claimed by members of the group and those individual members are responsible for payment. The reservations transfer to the name of the individuals claiming the sites but remain part of the group.
  • Each claimed site has its own invoice.
  • Individual sites can be removed or added to a group.
  • Sites within a group can check-in/out on different dates.

Do you have running potable water and flushing toilets?
YES! We have two bath houses with flushing toilets and hot/cold showers! We have excellent Glacier fresh well water (high in trace minerals) that will keep you hydrated on your adventures! Do not refill water at the dump station!

May I have a campfire?
Yes, we sell firewood for campfire memories at the office. If the forest service has implemented any restrictions we will follow their guidance. The office will inform you if any restrictions are in place and we will monitor the campground to ensure the safety of everyone. Propane fire pits are allowed during fire restrictions unless otherwise noted.