On the west side of Glacier National Park, the forested Fish Creek Campground sits off the beaten path. Across the lake from the busy Going-to-the-Sun Road, the campground borders the northwest shore of Lake McDonald.
Opening June through early September, Fish Creek Campground has more than 170 campsites. For RVs, no hookups are available. For campers planning ahead, it is one of only three campgrounds in the park that permits reservations. Booking for reservations opens six months in advance. Without a reservation, drop-in campers may be able to nab a campsite from cancellations.
From the campground, an interpretive trail loops around Rocky Point, and the Lake McDonald Trail traverses the north shore. Beach access is through the picnic area or Loops C and D, where paddlers can launch canoes or kayaks. Although fishing is not permitted in Fish Creek, anglers can fish Lake McDonald.
The campground amphitheater hosts evening naturalist presentations. A bike route and trail connect with Apgar. It has the nearest visitor services, boat launch, boat rentals and camp store.