Big Creek Campground - Columbia Falls

Big Creek Campground is pack it in, pack it out and located along the North Fork of the Flathead River, a designated wild and scenic river. At an elevation of 3,300 feet, the campground encompasses 15 acres. There are 22 campsites. The understory is grassy providing minimum privacy between sites with many sites overlooking the river. There are plenty of trails for hiking, and the North Fork of the Flathead River is an excellent family float river. Big Creek empties into the North Fork of the Flathead River at the campground. The campground is 2.5 miles from the Camas Creek entrance to the Glacier National Park.

The Big Creek Outdoor Education Center of The Glacier Institute is across the road from the campground. It provides opportunities for children and adults to learn about the diverse natural and cultural resources of Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The Institute offers field seminars including guided hikes in the Glacier National Park. Although not all the seminars and hikes originate from the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, some do. Drink water and restrooms are provided. Pets on a leash are welcome. The maximum recommended trailer length for the area is 40 feet. Please limit your stay to 14 days. The fee for the use of this campground is $13 a day. The day use fee is $4.

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
Not Available

Phone: 406-646-1012
Fax: 406-646-4937
Toll Free: 877-646-1012

Big Creek Campground is located by taking North Fork Road (County Road 486) north 19 miles to campground entrance on right. County Road 486 turns into dirt at 12.6 miles. Glacier Institute Outdoor Education Center is on the west side of the road just opposite of the campground. The North Fork Road is gravel and rough in places but passable by a conventional vehicle during the summer months.

5/29 - 9/7

24 Hours

Cash, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks

Group Reservations Required

Boat Launch, Campground Host, Campsite, Established Fire Pits, Handicapped Accessible, Toilets, Trail, Water

Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Group Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Rafting, River Fishing, RV Camping, Stream Fishing, Swimming, Tent Camping