Enabling legislation for Glacier National Park established the northwestern park boundary as the middle channel of the North Fork of the Flathead River. The US Forest Service (USFS)/Flathead National Forest (FNF) has administrative authority on the Flathead Wild and Scenic River including the North Fork. FNF provides primitive camping locations at Ford Creek, Big Creek, and Glacier Rim. Glacier National Park has one designated river campground at Round Prairie (ROU) available for overnight boater use. Glacier also allows limited undesignated camping along the North Fork.
River Camping Permits
North Fork Flathead River
Middle Fork Flathead River
Middle Fork river camping is administered by the USFS/FNF and is subject to Flathead National Forest camping regulations. Glacier National Park does not issue camping permits for the Middle Fork.
Undesignated River Camping Regulations