At the very heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, near the southwestern entrance to the Glacier National Park, you will find Lid Creek Campground -- a secluded outdoor oasis that stretches along the Hungry Horse Reservoir. It is located under 15 miles away from the cozy town of Hungry Horse, Montana. This picture-perfect place is quiet and surrounded by nature. From clear lakes, rapid rivers, and trout-filled streams to the diverse wildlife inhabiting these lands, it's a furrific place to experience a true outdoor getaway.
Wake up in a lush, conifer forest at one of 23 shaded sites that are suitable for both tent and RV camping. Enjoy preparing your meals by the fire pit and sharing them with your family and friends by the picnic tables that are located at each site. While water and electricity are not available at the campground, it is equipped with vault toilets and food lockers. The area is pet-friendly, so you and your four-pawed buddy can enjoy the wilderness together.
Each trail in the area will lead you through beautiful landscapes, and many of the routes are also bike-friendly. The lakes and reservoirs offer excellent opportunities for you and your two (or four-legged) buddies to enjoy a boat ride. If you’d rather swim, bring your swimsuit because most of the lakes are crystal-clear and pleasantly warm in the summer. Fishing enthusiasts will find plenty of bull trout in these waters. Pack your camera (and your bear spray), because you might spot a lynx or a family of grizzly bears in these lands.
Sites at the campground start at $14 per day. Fire bundles are available for $6 (or $15 for a set of three). Due to the abundant wildlife in the Rockies, taking the right precautions is especially important. Make sure that your pooch is always leashed and cleaned up after. Always store your food in appropriate containers.
When hiking, don’t be afraid to make some noise -- it reduces the risk of startling a wild animal. Since there is no water at Lid Creek Campground, make sure to pack enough drinking water to last your entire trip. Additionally, since some of the roads leading to the campground are somewhat narrow, you might encounter problems if you’re visiting with a larger RV. Make sure to call in advance if you’ve got a big rig.