Lid Creek Campground

Kalispell, Montana

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Overview

Lid Creek Campground lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the Continental Divide and just south of the Canadian border.

Spectacular views and ample opportunities for recreation surround the campground, keeping visitors coming back to the area again and again.

Recreation

Visitors to the area enjoy a variety of biking and hiking trails that begin near the campground and wind around the reservoir.

Boating, swimming and fishing are excellent pastimes on the 27,750-acre Hungry Horse Reservoir. Anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat trout and other varieties.

Facilities

The campground offers 23 campsites, several of which are first-come, fist-served sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills.

Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available at the campground. Though it is not a fill station, Drinking water can be found at the Lost Johnny Point Campground for your water jugs and is located about 5 miles north of Lid Creek.  

Natural Features

The campground is located along the Hungry Horse Reservoir within the Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana. It is nestled in a mixed forest of conifers at an elevation of 3,600 feet. The area is popular for its plentiful huckleberry bushes.

Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout and with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is a premiere destination for visitors.

Nearby Attractions

Lid Creek Campground is just 23 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will be considered for a refund of Camping fees only and will automatically forfeit the first nights fee. Day of Arrival refund requests must be turned in by calling 1-877-444-6777, then followed up with a call to Susan at 406-309-2018 or Cheryl at 406-404-4164 to get the information to the campground.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir

    About 100 miles of mostly gravel roads (14 miles of pavement) will take you around this beautiful reservoir.  With that many miles of road and the shoreline to go with it, it is obvious that there is plenty to see and do in the Hungry Horse area. ...

  • Hike to Blaine Mountain

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  • Climb the Great Northern Mountain

    From Columbia Falls, head East on U.S. Highway 2 past the town of Hungry Horse and turn right to Martin City. Keep driving along the East side of the Hungry Horse Reservoir until the pavement ends (roughly 2miles), then continue 13 more miles unti...

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