Located on the east side of Glacier National Park St. Mary Campground offers great access to the Going to the Sun Road and Many Glacier area.
You can easily reach the must-see things in the park from this campground. The campground is located near the St. Mary entrance to the park close to the Rising Sun visitor center.
There is gas, a grocery store and amenities right outside the park a few minutes from the campground.
St. Mary Campground
St. Mary's Campground has low to medium bushes and ground cover with some trees. The sites are pull through making it easy to park an RV or camper van. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit.
One thing to check is if the pull through is one site or two. Some of them are split in half and the campsites are really close to each other.
Some of the sites are 100% in the sun. We are including as many site photos as we can at the bottom of this post so you can see what the sites look like.
Season: Open year round
Number of Sites: 148
Location in the park: East side of Glacier National Park
Located a half-mile west of the St. Mary entrance near St. Mary, Montana.
April 19 to May 23 all sites are first-come-first-served and the Fee is $10/night
May 24 to May 30 all sites are first-come-first-served and the fee is $20/night.
May 31 to September 1 the campground is operated as part of the National Recreation Reservation System and the fee is $23/night.
September 2 to September 15 all sites are first-come-first-served and the fee is $20/night.
September 16 to October 31 all sites are first-come-first-served and the Fee is $10/night.
November 1 to April 18 all sites are free and the campground is in primitive status with no running water. Campers should bring their own water.
Payments accepted: cash and check
Reservations: Yes, Sites can be reserved June 1 through September 1.
- 48° 45' 2.9999" N
- 113° 26' 48.9998" W
Elevation: 4488 feet
Accessible Sites: #146
Pets Allowed: Yes, Pets must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
St. Mary Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes, Sites can be reserved June 1 through September 1.
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Individual campsites may be reserved up to 6 months in advance and not less than 3 nights prior.
First Come, First Served? Sites not reserved ahead of time are available on a first come first serve basis.
Flush Toilets: Yes
Showers: Showers are located in Loop C for registered campers only.
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
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,
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 St. Mary Campground
RV Length: 3 sites can accommodate up to 40 feet, 22 sites can accommodate up to 35 feet
Dump Station: Yes
Generators: Generator use in campgrounds is permitted only during the hours: 8:00 - 10:00 am; 12 noon - 2:00 pm; and 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Loop A is generator free
How to get to St. Mary Campground
Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
St. Mary entrance: 0.9mi
West entrance: 48.8mi
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.
St. Mary Campground Map
Photos of St. Mary Campground
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