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Apgar Campground | Glacier National Park, Montana

Campground or RV Park
Glacier National Park- Apgar Campground – Sheena Pate

Apgar campground is located in West Glacier- Glacier National Park. We like it as a homebase when visiting the Park. It's the largest campground in the Park and is close proximity to the West Glacier entrance. From the campground you can easily connect to bike-pedestrian trail, walk to Apgar Village where you can find food, stores, horseback rides, boat rentals, a free shuttle service, and Red Bus tours. The campground is sheltered by trees and sits across the street from Lake McDonald.

A local favorite is to drive into Apgar to watch the sunset over Lake McDonald. Lake McDonald is ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep (152.4 m) and is the largest lake in the park. It is a perfect display of a glacial carved broad "u-shaped" valley.

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
West entrance: 2.3mi
St. Mary entrance: 47.4mi

Facilities Available

Amenities within the campground include flush toilets and drinking water. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided, and a campground host is on-site.

Campground Operation

  • Summer 4/27 - 10/08
  • Primitive 4/1 - 4/26 & 10/9 - 10/31
  • Winter 11/1 - 3/31

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO- Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Glacier National Park
Some motorized use – non-motorized use permitted with inspection as per GNP requirements
Glacier National Park:

Lake McDonald (Across street from Public Boat Ramp)
May 12 – May 31, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

June 1 – October 31, 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 pm (Hours adjusted for waning daylight)

Maximum Campsite Spur Length

25 sites can accomadate 40 feet vehicles

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 days

Number of Camp Sites

194 *Includes 10 group sites that accommodate 9-24 people each




Campground Style