Fun Camping Activity Ideas

Fun Camping Activity Ideas

Camping is about spending time with those you love, taking in the great outdoors and participating in some exciting activities. When you decide that West Glacier is your next adventure destination, you will have your pick of fun camping activities that the whole family will enjoy. 

4 Fun Camping Activities for Families 

If you are looking to fill your itinerary with some exhilarating West Glacier camping activities, you have come to the right place. Check out these popular recreational opportunities to make the most of your Montana camping trip. 


West Glacier is full of more than 700 miles of hiking trails, offering expeditions for hikers of all skill levels. Lace your boots up and head to one of the many mountains in the area to enjoy the ideal DIY camping activity. You can also sign up for a guided hike through Glacier National Park, offering half-day, full-day or multi-day outings. 


Get lost among the stars while you learn about different constellations and astronomical objects beneath the vast Montana sky. The Apgar Visitor Center Plaza and the Dusty Start Observatory regularly offer astronomy programs to teach you all about the night sky, depending on the weather and sky conditions. 


You will be hard-pressed to find a destination more photogenic than West Glacier. In every direction you point your lens, you are likely to find a scene worthy of a photograph. 

Whether you are interested in valleys, mountain ranges, lakes or wildlife, the area is brimming with limitless subjects. You can wake up early to catch the first light against the Rockies or end your day with the orange and pink glow scattered across the landscape. If you are dedicated, you can even stay up and try to catch a glimpse of the northern lights — the possibilities are endless. 


Fishing is a lesser-known activity of Glacier National Park, but it is one that still has much to offer. The park is one of the only areas where you can find 22 species of fish, including six types of trout, within countless streams, rivers, lakes and ponds. 

The park makes the activity accessible to everyone as it does not require a license to get started — grab your line, slide on your waders and head to the nearest body of water. Some popular spots in the park include Flathead River, Elizabeth Lake and McDonald Lake. 

Book Your West Glacier Camping Excursion

When you visit us, there will always be something exciting to do or see, from exploring the Crown Jewel of the Continent to touring the West Glacier area. West Glacier KOA puts you right in the middle of all the action, offering comfortable sites to make for a memorable camping adventure. 

Interested in any of the fun camping activities West Glacier is known for? Start planning the trip of a lifetime and book your stay at our campground today! 

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