Attention: Starting September 22nd 2014, the park will be closed for the remainder of the season.

SWAN LAKE CAMPGROUND, MT

This recreation area is located near the village of Swan Lake at the north end of the scenic Swan Valley in northwest Montana. The campground consists of two loops. Ponderosa Loop offers open, large sites with plenty of space, while sites at Birch Loop are shaded and more clustered...
Status: Closed through Tue May 12 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • There are 10 first-come, first-served sites available at the campground; if a site is not available for reservation online, it is for first-come, first-served use only
  • Individual campsites can accommodate a second camper unit (motor home, trailer, pick-up camper or family tent)
  • Visitors wishing to double occupy a site will be charged a $15/night fee at the campground
  • Guests with individual site reservations who want to move to a different site other than the one they reserved will be charged for both sites
  • Horses are not allowed in the campground
  • Sites 6,8 and 14 are not recommended for tent camping
  • Grizzly and black bears frequent the area so all food, beverages, and coolers must be stored inside vehicle or in approved bear-resistant containers
  • Garbage must be placed in bear-proof containers located throughout the campground
  • Click here for more information about 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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A Loop GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 100 48 Back-In
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 55 Back-In
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 44 Back-In
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 53 Back-In
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 58 Back-In
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 55 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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BIRC STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 55 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 53 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 45 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 55 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 55 Back-In
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POND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 54 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

This recreation area is located near the village of Swan Lake at the north end of the scenic Swan Valley in northwest Montana.

The campground consists of two loops. Ponderosa Loop offers open, large sites with plenty of space, while sites at Birch Loop are shaded and more clustered together.

There is both a reservable group camp and a group picnic area; each can accommodate up to 100 people.

Natural Features:

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout, with numerous lakes, streams and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West.

Swan Lake is surrounded by dense conifer forest and the craggy, snow-covered peaks of the Swan Mountain Range.

Recreation:

Campers and day-use visitors have access to a boat ramp and a beach. Both power and non-motorized boating is permitted.

Anglers can fish for several kinds of trout as well as kokanee salmon and northern pike. Bike lanes wind throughout the campground.

Facilities:

The campground has 36 family-sized campsites and large group site with paved parking areas, fire rings and picnic tables. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby Attractions:

Glacier National Park is within an hour drive. About a mile from the campground is the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge, with a wildlife and bird observation area.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Mon Apr 20 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 Wed May 13 2015 Mon Sep 28 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Dock
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • 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
Individual Site Reservations: $15.00 per camper unit per night. Guests must arrive and check in with the campground host or risk forfeiture of fees and the site may be given to another camper.

Group Site Reservation (G1):
1 - 25 people - $100/night
26 - 50 people - $175/night
51 - 75 people - $250/night
76 - 100 people - $325/night

Group Day Use Reservations (D1): $75.00 reservation fee includes unlimited car entries and day-long use of the facility. No overnight camping is allowed in the Day Use Group Site.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 13 2015 -
Sep 28 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$15.00
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):
47.93639, -113.85056
47°56'11"N, 113°51'2"W

From Bigfork, Montana, take State Route 209 east for 4.9 miles to Swan Lake/State Route 83. Turn right and go 10.9 miles to the campground sign. Turn left at the sign into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SWAN LAKE CAMPGROUND
200 RANGER STATION RD
BIGFORK  MT  59911

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)646-1012