St. Mary Campground is known locally for its bountiful scenery, as it's surrounded by not one but three different mountain peaks. The nearby St. Mary Lake provides limited fishing opportunities, while nearby restaurants and shops will entertain guests more used to city conveniences.
Camping is done in St. Mary in a total of 148 total sites. The standard base rate is $8 for primitive, walk-up sites that are only available between the 1st of April to the beginning of September. Otherwise, primitive sites are $10 an evening. These sites are all non-electric and offer the simpler amenities seen at most campgrounds, like campfire rings and a picnic table. Three paved loops house camp A, B, and C. Guests should note that the modern public showers are only located on camp C. The remaining sites have adjacent vaulted toilets and potable water taps but lack any deluxe amenities.
If you're a guest coming in an RV or camper, there are 22 sites that can accommodate vehicles of up to 35 feet, and two that can handle up to 40-foot vehicles. These specialty sites are subject to price fluctuations and can only be reserved via phone, so make sure to reach out before your stay if you're towing a couple of tons of home behind you.
If you've got Fido in tow at St. Mary, make sure they're kept on a leash while you explore the area. Dogs are banned from indoor areas as well, so best to keep Fido in your tent or RV if you're looking to use the restrooms or take a shower. If Fido is itching for a walkabout, a trailhead can be found just outside of the campground. If you just need to take them on a quick bathroom break, the paved loops are open to leashed up pets as well.
In addition to camping rates at St. Mary Campground, a park entry fee of $35 per vehicle applies and is good for 7 days. Additionally, there may be costs for other nearby attractions that aren't reflected here, so keep these facts in mind when planning your stay.