On the west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road, Sprague Creek Campground is a small, coveted camping spot in Glacier National Park. Due to the Lake McDonald location, paddlers favor the campground for touring the shoreline.
Every year, Sprague Creek Campground opens its 25 campsites early May through mid-September. Early each morning, new arrivals snap up the vacant first come, first served campsites. Usually, tenters claim most of the campsites as the interior road’s tight curves preclude all but the smallest RVs. During the day, vehicle noise from Going-to-the-Sun Road fills the campground. But at night, it quiets.
As the closest campground to the Sperry trailhead, you can beat the crowds to Mt. Brown, Snyder Lake and Sperry Chalet. Across the road from the campground, you can catch shuttle buses to hike to Avalanche Lake or at Logan Pass.
From a few small beaches, campers can swim and watch sunsets. Also, paddlers can carry canoes and kayaks to the beaches for launching. At nearby Lake McDonald Lodge, more activities await: horseback rides, boat tours, red bus tours and dining.