Sprague Creek is a small campground located on the northeast shore of Lake McDonald, just off Going-to-the-Sun Road. Towed units and RVs exceeding 21 feet are not permitted in this campground. The campground is located within trees, providing shade during warm summers. Some sites near the shore have unobstructed views of Lake McDonald.
The campground is small with 25 campsites. The sites are best suited for tent campers; although trailers and RVs with a total vehicle combination under 21 feet or less are allowed. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities have flush toilets and sinks with running water.
Due to planned construction on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, access to Sprague Creek Campground will be limited at night. Construction will begin on June 1, 2022 at 10 pm. Spring and summer work will be done at night from 10 pm to 6 am, with a nighttime closure in place along Going-to-the-Sun Road from the south end of the lake near Apgar Campground to Sprague Creek Campground. At midnight each evening, there will be a window when vehicles will be piloted through construction. Please plan accordingly when considering use of Sprague Creek Campground.
RVs exceeding 21 feet are not permitted in this campground. Towed units are not allowed. Only sites #17, and 19-23 are able to accommodate two vehicles.
RV's exceeding 21 feet are not permitted. Towed units are not allowed.
Generator use is prohibited at all times in this campground.
Campers arriving after 8 p.m. will find their campsite assignment posted on the kiosk at the campground entrance; campers must confirm their registration by 8 a.m. the next morning.
Grizzly and black bears frequent the area; food storage regulations strictly enforced; when not in immediate use, all food, beverages, coolers, cooking utensils, pet food, or other attractants must be kept in a closed, hard-sided vehicle or secured in bear proof storage lockers near campground restrooms.
Vehicle and vehicle combinations longer than 21 feet or wider than 8 feet (including mirrors) are prohibited between the Sun Point parking area and Avalanche Campground.
Park entrance fee is separate from camping fee; $35 per vehicle, $30 per motorcycle, $20 for hiker or cyclist; valid for seven days.
Parties of nine or more may make reservations for the Apgar Campground Group Sites or at the St. Mary Campground.
Campground length of stay is limited to 14 days.
It is the campers responsibility to be aware of all rules and regulations upon entry to the campgrounds. Glacier National Park Campground Rules and Regulations
Campers making a reservation using an Inter-agency Senior Pass or Inter-agency Access Pass to get a camping discount will be required to show the pass upon arrival at the campground. The owner of the pass must be camping in the site to be entitled to the discount. Visitors with National Inter-agency Entrance and Glacier Annual Entrance passes do not get a discount on camping fees. These passes are for entrance fees only.
Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood within the same county in which you plan to camp. Moving firewood is illegal in some states.
Camp sites contain fire rings but do not have fire grates for grilling/ food preparation.
Hammocks must be hung over non vegetated areas using one inch straps or wider. Vegetation may not be trampled to access hammocks.
Maximum 2 tents per site.
Sprague Creek is heavily forested with partial shade. Some sites have views of Lake McDonald.
The park is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain and remnant glaciers descended from the ice ages almost 10,000 years ago. Its diverse habitats are home to nearly 70 species of mammals including the grizzly bear, wolverine, gray wolf and lynx. Over 270 species of birds visit or reside in the park, including such varied species as harlequin ducks, dippers and golden eagles.
One must-see attraction is Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier's sister park across the Canadian-U.S. border. As the other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Waterton Lakes offers great hiking, scenic boat cruises and several scenic drives all centered around the townsite of Waterton.
Amenities such as a camp store, resturant, gift shop, tour buses, boat tours, and horse rides can be found at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge, about a mile away from the campground. Evening programs with a ranger are also located at Lake McDonald Lodge. Use Glacier's free shuttle service at this campground to access other shuttle stops on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Glacier National Park 64 Grinnell Drive West Glacier MT 59936
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-888-7800
Sprague Creek Campground has multiple entry points on the east and west side of the park.