Big Creek Campground

Big Creek Campground is located along the North Fork of the Flathead River, 19 miles north of Columbia Falls, MT. The campground has 22 standard sites (20 single and 2 double), and a group area that has 7 sites and will accommodate around 200 people. Most sites have a river view. There is also a large day use area with a concrete boat launch for river access, parking for approximately 30 vehicles, and a picnic area with 7 picnic tables. The campground is open between mid-May and mid-September, weather permitting. Maximum stay is 16 days.

$16.00/night (single occupancy site)
$32.00/night (double occupancy site)
$5.00/each additional vehicle per night
Day Use: $5.00/vehicle

Group Site:
1 – 30 people - $100/night
31 – 60 people - $150/night
61 – 100 people - $200/night
101 – 150 people - $250/night
151 – 200 people - $300/night

Golden Passes are not applicable toward additional vehicle fees, group site or firewood.

Amenities: fire rings; picnic tables; food storage boxes located throughout the campground; water (2 hand-pump wells); firewood ($6.00 a bundle or 3/$15.00); accessible vault toilets.

Activities: fishing; rafting/tubing; hiking; biking; bird-watching; sight-seeing; wildlife viewing

Reservations can be made for this campground. First-come, first-serve sites are also available. Click the link below to check availability or make a reservation at Big Creek Campground.

Flathead National Forest

Getting There: From Columbia Falls, travel north for 19 miles on County Road #486 (more commonly referred to as the North Fork Road). The road is gravel and can get rough in places but passable by car during the summer months.