Big Creek Campground

Columbia Falls, Montana

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Big Creek sits on the banks of the Flathead River’s North Fork at the front door of Glacier National Park. Flowing along and defining the park’s western boundary, the North Fork is one of Montana’s premier rivers and in 1976 was designated a part of the National Wild and Scenic River System from the Canadian border to its confluence with the Middle Fork. At the campground, the sites are set among lodgepole pines, and the rushing waters of the North Fork can be heard everywhere. At the campground, the sites are set among lodgepole pines, and the rushing waters of the North Fork can be heard everywhere. The best sites are 5–15, because they back up to the river and have plenty of space between them. If these aren’t available, sites 16, 17, and 19–22 also have a fair amount of privacy, since they are on the outside loop with no other sites behind them.
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by Jan and Christina Nesset (Menasha Ridge Press)

Big Creek sits on the banks of the Flathead River’s North Fork at the front door of Glacier National Park. Flowing along and defining the park’s western boundary, the North Fork is one of Montana’s premier rivers and in 1976 was designated a part of the National Wild and Scenic River System from the Canadian border to its confluence with the Middle Fork. At the campground, the sites are set among lodgepole pines, and the rushing waters of the North Fork can be heard everywhere.

At the campground, the sites are set among lodgepole pines, and the rushing waters of the North Fork can be heard everywhere. The best sites are 5–15, because they back up to the river and have plenty of space between them. If these aren’t available, sites 16, 17, and 19–22 also have a fair amount of privacy, since they are on the outside loop with no other sites behind them.

© 2017 Jan and Christina Nesset/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Columbia Falls
Campsites: 21, and 1 group site
Season: Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day.
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Tubing, Boating, Fishing
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 406-387-3800, www.fs.usda.gov/flathead; reservations: 877-444-6777, recreation.gov
Fees per Night: $14
Facilities: Hand-pump well, vault toilets, boat launch.
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Creek Campground

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