Fish Creek Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Although you’d never know it by looking at the fir forest immediately surrounding it, this campground was smack in the middle of the 39,000-acre Robert Fire of 2003. Only through aggressive suppression activity were crews able to protect this pocket of the park during the fire onslaughts. On the drive to the campground from the park entrance, about one-half mile past the Apgar area, you’ll see Bullhead Lodge on the shore of Lake McDonald.
The lodge once served as artist Charlie Russell’s private home. Private homes were common in the park’s early days, but only a few are left, and they aren’t for sale. They remain only because they’ve been in the same families for a long time. As one of only two campgrounds at Glacier accepting reservations (the other is St. Mary), it’s surprising Fish Creek rarely fills up, even during July and early August."