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Summary

Fish Creek Campground is the second largest campground in Glacier National Park and offers a hiker's paradise of over 700 miles of trails, 178 campsites and nightly ranger programs, as well as spectacular views of Lake McDonald. The park is home to many species of mammals and birds, including grizzly bears and golden eagles. Don't miss the chance to explore Waterton Lakes National Park, its sister park across the border.

Overview

Fish Creek Campground is the second largest campground in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park, in northwestern Montana, is comprised of pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles (1,125 km) of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. It also provides countless scenic vistas for those wishing to relax and take in its nautural beauty.

The campground is located on the western side of the park at an elevation of nearly 3,500 feet (1,066 m); this area of the park generally receives the most rainfall. Daytime temperatures can exceed 90 degrees (32 degrees C), although it is frequently 10 to 15 degrees cooler at higher elevations. Weather in the mountains can be varied, including snow in summer; visitors should come prepared for anything.

Recreation

This facility is conveniently located in the western part of the park, nearby many day hikes, including Rocky Point Trail, which wanders through a burn area from a 2003 wildfire. Explorers of all ages can attend nightly ranger programs at an amphitheater within the facility.

Facilities

The campground is large with 178 campsites. The sites are relatively spread apart and provide privacy for both RV and tent campers. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities have flush toilets and sinks with running water.

Natural Features

Fish Creek is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Some sites have views of Lake McDonald. The park is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain and remnant glaciers descended from the ice ages almost 10,000 years ago. Its diverse habitats are home to nearly 70 species of mammals including the grizzly bear, wolverine, gray wolf and lynx. Over 270 species of birds visit or reside in the park, including such varied species as harlequin ducks, dippers and golden eagles.

Nearby Attractions

One must-see attraction is Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier's sister park across the Canadian-U.S. border. As the other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Waterton Lakes offers great hiking, scenic boat cruises and several scenic drives all centered around the townsite of Waterton.

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Campground Matrix

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