Big Creek Campground

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $16.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

You'll find Big Creek Campground in northwestern Montana within the Flathead National Forest, and it has facilities and activities to satisfy all kinds of campers. It sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and mature trees provide plenty of shade for campers, but there is little understory at the campground. The North Fork of the Flathead River runs alongside the campground, and Columbia Falls is just 20 miles north of Big Creek. This campground is dog-friendly, but your pup must always be on a leash and cleaned up after.

There are 22 single sites, two double sites, and seven group sites at Big Creek Campground. If you book all of the group sites, the area can accommodate up to 200 people. Each campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table, and there are food storage boxes throughout the campground which should always be used due to bear and mountain lion activity in the area. There are no hookups available, but the campground does have drinking water, accessible sites, and accessible toilets.

During your stay at Big Creek, you'll have access to several bodies of water that make for excellent trout fishing spots. The Flathead River is also utilized for its superb boating, floating, canoeing, and rafting opportunities. You'll find the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center across from the campground where you can take part in seminars and guided hikes to learn more about the area.

There's a large day use area by the campground with a boat launch, several picnic tables, and 30 parking spots. If you're not staying overnight, it costs just $5 per vehicle to use this area. Single sites cost $16 daily, double sites cost $32, and extra vehicles are subject to a $5 fee. For groups of up to 30 people, campsites cost $100, and that goes up to $200 daily for 151-200 people.

The busiest time of year to visit this furrific campground is in July and August, and campers are permitted to stay for up to 14 days.

Safety
Forest, Diverse Landscape, River
Mountain Lions, Bears
Address
Big Creek Campground North Fork Rd
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Open Months
May - October
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Address
Big Creek Campground North Fork Rd
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Open Months
May - October