Camp at Bowman Lake
Montana › Bowman Lake Campground
Added by Jason Hatfield
An amazing lake in a remote part of Glacier National Park with hiking, camping, canoeing, and more.
Bowman lake is the 3rd largest lake in Glacier National Park and one of the most remote areas accessible by car. The drive out on a dirt road is slow and bumpy but the reward is an area without crowds and lots of adventure potential. The first-come-first-served campground offers 48 sites near the lake's edge and the perfect basecamp for sunrise/sunset photography on the lake. From the campground, the Bowman Lake Trail is 13.5 miles to the lake's end and back, with numerous other trails available in the area. On the lake itself you can fish, kayak, SUP, canoe, and operate motorized watercraft under 10hp.
Grizzly bears are present in the area so always carry bear spray, travel in groups, and make noise.
- Bear Spray
- Camera + Lens + Tripod
- Memory Card
- Warm Layers
- Hiking Shoes
- Stove and Cookware
- Food and Water
- Trail Map
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Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Running, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming
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Epic beach views
One of the best backyards to a campground I've ever had... Walk 2 minutes from your tent to the Bowman Lake shore and be amazed! I couldn't stop looking at this amazing view and took hundreds of sunrise, sunset, and blue sky photos.. Far enough away from the main parts of Glacier National Park that if you go here at the right time, you may have the entire lake to yourself!
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