St. Mary Campground (Glacier National Park)

State: Montana

Short Name: St. Mary Campground

Address 1: Glacier National Park

Open: Open all year

Number of Sites: 148

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

National Park: 151

St. Mary Campground

St. Mary campground is the largest campground on the east side of Glacier National Park, and is conveniently located approximately one half mile from the St. Mary visitor center. Activities such as interpretive programs, book sales, shuttle service, and Red Bus tours are located at the visitor center.

Though shade may be sparse, aspen trees grace St. Mary campground with soothing sounds from spring and summer breezes, and colorful splashes of yellow late in the season. Views of Singleshot, East Flattop, and Red Eagle Mountains compliment the landscape. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with running water.

A couple of miles down the road and outside the park, you will find amenities such as restaurants, gift shops, camp stores, gas, and a grocery store.

St. Mary is one of two campgrounds in the park that take reservations. You may sign up through the National Reservation System at Sites are reservable June 1 through September 3. Sites not reserved ahead of time are available on a first come first serve basis.

At other times, when the campground is open, all sites are first come first served. Primitive camping is available April 1 through May 22 and again Septmeber 22 through October 30 for $10.00 per night. Winter camping begins November 1 and runs through March. There is no fee for winter camping but a valid park enterance pass is required.

When the campground is open for primitive or winter camping, there is no water available and campers are advised to bring their own drinking water.

Dates of Operation

Summer 6/2 – 9/20
Primitive 4/01 – 6/2; 9/21 – 11/30
Winter 12/1 – 3/31

Additional Information

Summer Fee $23.00 / night
Number of Sites 148*
Flush Toilets Yes
Showers No
Disposal Station Yes
Reservations Yes
*25 sites can accommodate up to a 35 foot RV or truck and trailer combination.