Avalanche Campground is located on the west side of Glacier National Park. Right next to the gorgeous Trail of the Cedars and Avalanche Lake hiking trails. You can easily explore this part of the park from the campground.
Surrounded by big trees most of the campsites are shaded and offer a respite from the hot summer sun. There are flush toilets and running water. Each loop has communal bear boxes available if you do not have a car with you.
Most of the sites are pull-through sites making it easy to camp with an RV or camper van.
There is an amphitheater right in the campground with great ranger programs frequently held. We saw multiple deer wandering among the campsites.
Avalanche Campground also provides easy access to Lake McDonald and Avalanche Creek. This is one of the most popular campgrounds in Glacier NP.
Season: 6/22 – 9/15
Number of Sites: 87
Location in the park: West side of Glacier National Park near Lake McDonald.
Campsite Cost: $20.00 / night
Payments accepted: Cash and check
Latitude/Longitude: 48.6780° N, 113.8187° W
Accessible Sites: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes, pets must be on a leash at all time
Are campground Reservations Available? No
First Come, First Served? Yes, This is a very popular campground in the park. You will want to arrive as early as you can to get a spot.
Flush Toilets: Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes, you can buy firewood in Apgar Village
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes,
Potable Water? No
RV Camping at Campground
RV Length: 50 sites that can accommodate up to 26 foot RV or truck and trailer combination.
Dump Station: yes
How to get to Campground
Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
West entrance: 15.7mi
St. Mary entrance: 34mi
The maximum number of people in a campsite: limited to eight people
The number of cars per campsite: two vehicles
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Between July 1 and Labor Day, camping in Glacier National Park is limited to 14 days, either in a single period or combined separate periods.
Between Labor Day and June 30, camping in Glacier National Park is limited to 30 days, either in a single period or combined separate periods.
Avalanche Campground Map
Photos of Avalanche Campground
Additional Glacier Resources
Glacier Lodging Guide – Find out about all the lodging options within the park.
Glacier Camping Guide – Find out about all the campgrounds that can be found within the park.
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Free National Park Days – Find out the five days during the year the National Park Service waives entry fees.
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