Sprague Creek Campground is a small but highly popular campground on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. With only 25 sites a few of which offer epic views of Lake McDonald this is a campground that you will need to be ready to get into.
This campground is first to come first served and people line up in the summer to get a spot. You will want to be ready to snag a campground if one comes open. We heard that people will take any campsite they can for 1 night so they can stalk the sites that are closer to the lake. Each morning they will move closer and closer depending on which sites open up.
If you can get site 13 you may have one of the most epic National Park Campsites we have seen! WOW!!!
No vehicles over 21 feet are allowed in the campground due to the tight driving loop. This campground is only open for tents and camper vans.
Sprague Creek CampgroundSeason: 5/10 - 9/15
Number of Sites: 25
Location in the park: Northeast shore of Lake McDonald
Campsite Cost: $20.00 / night
Payments accepted: cash and check
Latitude/Longitude: 48.6064° N, 113.8855° W
Elevation: 3200 feet
Accessible Sites: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes, pets must be on a leash less than 6 feet long at all times.
Are campground Reservations Available? first-come, first-serve basis
First Come, First Served? Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Maybe, We had 1 bar of T-Mobile service in the campground.
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood is available for purchase at most camp stores in Apgar and West Glacier.
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, communal bear boxes.
Potable Water? Yes
Fee showers are available at the Rising Sun and Swiftcurrent Motor Inns and private campgrounds adjacent to the park.
RV Camping at Sprague Creek Campground
RV Length: No towed units
Don't forget to pack these camping essentials
How to get to Sprague Creek Campground
Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
West entrance: 9.5mi
St. Mary entrance: 40.2mi
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.
Sprague Creek Campground Map
Photos of Sprague Creek Campground
Sites 10, 12, and 13 are epic!
Sites 15 and 16 are also really good
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.
Montana National Parks - Don't miss any of the great National Parks you can visit in Montana.
Free National Park Days - Find out the five days during the year the National Park Service waives entry fees.
Most Visited National Parks - Check out the most visited national park sites in the United States.
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