St. Mary Campground - 2020

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Dates of Operation

Additional Information
Summer Fee  $23.00 / night
Number of Sites  148*
Flush Toilets  Yes
Showers  Yes
Disposal Station  Yes
Reservations  Yes

*3 sites can accommodate up to a 40 feet, 22 sites can accommodate up to 35 feet

Campground layout

Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
St. Mary entrance: 0.9mi
West entrance: 48.8mi


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 Fish Creek Campground and group sites at Apgar Campground through June 26, 2020. Reservations for the St. Mary Campground have been cancelled through June 30. Reservations for the Many Glacier Campground have been cancelled and the campground is closed for the 2020 summer season.

Refunds will be issued through 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.

St. Mary campground is the largest campground on the east side of Glacier National Park and is open year round. It is located approximately one half mile west of the park boundary, near the town of St. Mary. Activities such as interpretive programs, book sales, and shuttle service tours are located at the nearby St. Mary 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. Of the three loops in St. Mary Campground, Loop A is the most sheltered, especially good for tent campers. Loop A is also generator free. Views of Singleshot, East Flattop, and Red Eagle Mountains compliment the landscape, especially in Loop B and C. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with running water. Showers are located in Loop C for registered campers only.

Nearby the campground, just outside the park, you will find amenities such as restaurants, gift shops, camp stores, gas, and a grocery store.

St. Mary is one of three campgrounds in the park that take reservations. You may sign up through the National Reservation System at Sites can be reserved June 1 through September 1. Individual campsites may be reserved up to 6 months in advance and not less than 3 nights prior. The two group sites can be reserved up to a year in advance. Sites not reserved ahead of time are available on a first come first serve basis.

    From April 19 to May 23 all sites are first-come first-served and the Fee is $10/night.
    From May 24 to May 30 all sites are first-come first-served and the fee is $20/night.
    From May 31 to September 1 the campround is operated as part of the National Recreation Reservation System and the fee is $23/night.
    From September 2 to September 15 all sites are first-come first-served and the fee is $20/night.
    From September 16 to October 31 all sites are first-come first-served and the Fee is $10/night.
    From 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.

Current and Historic
Campground Fill Times
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