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Rising Sun Campground


  • National Park Campground
Rising Sun campground is located where, "the mountains meet the prairies", just west of St. Mary and halfway along St. Mary Lake.

Campers at Rising Sun will enjoy beautiful sunrises in the morning with Red Eagle Mountain as a backdrop, and the campground serves as a convenient base camp to many day hikes located east of Logan Pass. Some sites are open, allowing for cool breezes throughout the day, while others are located among trees, accommodating those seeking some shade and privacy. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Be sure to join a ranger for nightly evening programs. Please see ranger guided activity schedule for more information.

Adjacent to the campground is a camp store, a casual restaurant, and token operated showers (1 shower stall for men, and 1 shower stall for women). Boat tours on St. Mary Lake are located near Rising Sun, and shuttle service is available at this location.

Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

83 sites with 10 sites that can accommodate 25 foot RV or truck and trailer combination.

Please limit your stay to 7 days.

A nightly camping fee is required.

Special regulations regarding food storage and generator use in effect.
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Mailing Address
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Paypal, Visa
Special direction map

Special Directions

Rising Sun Campground is located on St. Mary Lake 6.2 miles southwest of St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road.