BIG CREEK CAMPGROUND, MT

Big Creek Campground lies in the expansive Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana. Visitors can enjoy access to the Flathead River as well as the countless other recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding forests.In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the...
Status: Open through Fri Sep 26 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears and mountain lions live in and frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage
  • Electric, water and sewer hookups are not provided
  • Click here for more information on the Flathead National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
  • The first vehicle is included in the site fee. An extra vehicle charge of $5.00/vehicle per night will be collected at the campground.
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AREA BIG CREEK CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 200 48 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Big Creek Campground lies in the expansive Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana. Visitors can enjoy access to the Flathead River as well as the countless other recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding forests.

Natural Features:

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest.

Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout and with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is a premiere destination for visitors.

The campground sits along the North Fork of the Flathead River, which begins in Canada and joins a couple other forks before depositing into Flathead Lake. It is a forested area of mature pine and fir trees that provide a sparse understory at an elevation of 3,300 feet.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy the ample fishing and floating opportunities provided by the river. Trout are a popular catch amid the calm flow of the water. Boating is also an excellent pastime, as the river is perfect for floating, rafting and canoeing.

Across from the campground is the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, which provides learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Programs offered include seminars and guided hikes, which point out the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.

Facilities:

The campground offers several accessible individual campsites for tent and RV camping. Each has convenient access to the river and is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A group camping area is nestled in the middle of the campground and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Campfire circles and group picnic areas are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Big Creek Campground is just a few miles from the Camas Creek entrance to the Glacier National Park. Columbia Falls, along the North Fork of the Flathead River, is located 19 miles south of the campground.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 31 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Fri Sep 26 2014
Peak Thu May 21 2015 Fri Sep 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
The rate for group site 001:

1-30 people - $100/night
31-60 people - $150/night
61-100 people - $200/night
101-150 people - $250/night
151-200 people $300/night

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 21 2015 -
Sep 25 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.59898, -114.16366
48°35'56"N, 114°9'49"W

From Columbia Falls, Montana, follow State Route 486 north for approximately 20 miles to the campground entrance on the right. The road turns to gravel just after the half-way mark.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG CREEK CAMPGROUND
NORTH FORK RD
COLUMBIA FALLS  MT  59912

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)646-1012