Rising Sun Campground - 2020

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Dates of Operation

Additional Information
Summer Fee  $20.00 / night
Number of Sites  84*
Flush Toilets  Yes
Showers  Yes
Disposal Station  Yes
Reservations  No

*10 sites can accommodate vehicle lengths up to 25 feet.



Campground layout


Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the Sun Road:
St. Mary entrance: 6.2mi
West entrance: 43.5mi

 

Due to current and anticipated staffing and operational limitations related to the COVID-19 outbreak, combined with identified safety and health risks, the opening of frontcountry campgrounds will be delayed. While opening dates have not been established for park campgrounds, reservations have been cancelled at St. Mary Campground, Fish Creek Campground, and group sites at Apgar Campground through June 11, 2020. Refunds have been issued through recreation.gov and no further action is required by reservation holders at this time. The park is evaluating possible frontcountry campground opening dates and operations based on staffing levels, current conditions, and the latest health guidance. Please continue to check the park website for updated information.

Rising Sun Campground is located where, "the mountains meet the prairies", just west of St. Mary and halfway along St. Mary Lake.

Campers at Rising Sun will enjoy beautiful sunrises in the morning with Red Eagle Mountain as a backdrop, and the campground serves as a convenient base camp to many day hikes located east of Logan Pass. Some sites are open, allowing for cool breezes throughout the day, while others are located among trees, accommodating those seeking some shade and privacy. Sites 49 through 84 are generator free. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Be sure to join a ranger for nightly evening programs. Please see our ranger guided activity schedule for more information.

Adjacent to the campground is a camp store. The restaurant will offer take-out food service only for the summer of 2020. Boat tours on St. Mary Lake will not be in operation in the summer of 2020. Shuttle service is available at this location. Lace up your boots for a hike to Otokomi Lake (5.2 mi one way)from the trailhead located next to the campground. Use Glacier's free shuttle service at this campground to access other shuttle stops on the Going-to- the- Sun Road.

Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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