Big Creek Campground

Camping on the North Fork River

Big Creek Campground is located 20 miles north of Columbia Falls, just off the North Fork Road. This is excellent camping in a peaceful environment along the North Fork River. It is truly one of the best Montana camping areas in northwestern Montana.

Big Creek Riverside Campsites
Campsite by the River
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As a general rule, this is an exceptionally quiet place to stay, even during the busy summer months. However, due to being located just 2.5 miles from the Camas Creek entrance to Glacier National Park, the area can fill up quickly once the more popular Park campsites have been taken – so be sure to arrive early in the day!

The quiet atmosphere, the starry skies, and the access to great fishing and Montana river rafting opportunities along the river make Big Creek Campground an excellent choice for a Montana weekend getaway.

There are 22 sites available, with the majority of them located along the river. These include #5 - #16. Site #15 has the most room for multiple parties. Non-river sites that offer the most privacy are #19 and #22. In fact, #22, despite not being located on the river, is probably the best pick in the campground.

Big Creek Campground Photos
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Campsites have bbq grills and tables, with vault toilet facilities located throughout the area. Potable water is also available, however, there is no RV dump station. Overnight fees are $13 per night.

Day use fees are $4 per day. Day use area includes several sites with picnic tables and grills, as well as access to the river.

A group camping area is available, and can be reserved through Reserve America.

Make sure you take your bear spray, as bear, mountain lions, elk, and deer frequent the area. Follow camp guidelines for bear country food storage.

Campground Wildlife
Campground Wildlife

Facts:
Dates Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Day Use: $4
Camping: $13 per night
Maximum Stay: 14 days
RV Trailer Length: 40 ft (recommended)
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Showers: No
Toilets: Vault
RV Dump Station: No
Boat Access: Yes
Reservations: For group site only
Nearest Town: Columbia Falls

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