If you are looking to enjoy a primitive camping experience you will love the Cut Bank Campground in Glacier National Park. Located five miles down a dirt road this 14 site campground offers a place to enjoy being in the woods and away from the hustle of the Going to the Sun Road.
There is no running water in this campground so you will want to plan ahead with water jugs and everything you need to enjoy a primitive camping trip.
With a bit of planning, this campground is perfect for relaxing and soaking in the beauty of Glacier National Park.
This campground is located on the east side of the park and set up great for tent campers. They do not suggest RV camping because of the dirt road and layout of the campground. Turning an RV in the campground loop would be a tight squeeze.
Cut Bank Campground
If you are planning on moving around the park to check out different areas check out our Glacier National Park camping guide with breakdowns of every campground in the park.
To get to the campground you will head down a five-mile dirt road. We have driven this road multiple times and never had any problems.
The campground is set up with one loop around all of the sites. Most of the sites have great shade from tree cover. We would suggest bringing bug spray with you!
Season: 5/31 – 9/15
Number of Sites: 14
Location in the park: East side of Glacier National Park
Campsite Cost: $10.00 / night
Payments accepted: Cash or check
Latitude/Longitude: 48.6019161°N, -113.3828784°W
Elevation: 5,144 feet (1,568 meters)
Accessible Sites: No ADA sites
Pets Allowed: yes, pets must be on a leash less than 6 feet long
Are campground Reservations Available? Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Flush Toilets: No, there is one pit toilet in the campground. It was super clean when we visited.
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? We did not see a camp host during our visit to the campground.
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood is available for purchase at most camp stores.
It is unlawful to gather or cut firewood
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes, there are communal bear boxes
Potable Water? No
There is no water available at Cut Bank Campground, it is advised that you bring in your own drinking water.
Fee showers are available at the Rising Sun and Swiftcurrent Motor Inns and private campgrounds adjacent to the park.
If you are car camping and driving into Glacier you may want to pack a netted picnic table cover to protect yourself from the mosquitos and bugs.
RV Camping at Cut Bank Campground
RVs are not recommended due to the nature of the road and campground layout.
We missed the turnoff to the campground the first time we tried to find it.
How to get to Campground
Reached via a 5-mile dirt road from Highway 89
A maximum of two tents per site is permitted.
Sites may not be left unattended for over 24 hours.
Campground speed limits are 10 miles per hour.
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.
Cutbank Campground Map
Photos of Cut Bank Campground
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