Bowman Lake - Glacier National Park

Approximately one mile wide and eight miles in length, this peaceful lake offers a front country campsite at its head and a backcountry one at its base. The Polebridge Mercantile is the only nearby store, so stock up on your camping supplies there.

A picnic area provides day use visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful lunch, and there are day hiking opportunities near Bowman Lake for hikers eager to experience Glacier's wilderness. Fisherman, canoers, and kayakers will enjoy the recreational opportunities Bowman Lake offers.

The Bowman Lake Trail departs at the northeast corner of campground, near the northwestern lakeshore. 6.7 miles from Bowman Lake Campground to Brown Pass.

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Phone: 406-888-7800

The Bowman Lake can be reached by following along the Glacier Route 7 north to junction with Bowman Lake Road, just north of Polebridge. Take Bowman Lake Road (narrow, but graded gravel road) to the Bowman campground. RVs and truck and trailer combinations are not recommended at Bowman Lake due to the nature of the long, narrow, and windy dirt road to the campground. Turning vehicles around (3-point turns) is difficult.

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Bird Watching, Hiking, Picnicking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Viewing