Emery Bay Campground


Emery Bay Campground is located on the east shore of the Hungry Horse Reservoir off of Road 38. It sits high in the Rocky Mountains, less than 30 miles from the Continental Divide, and is surrounded by towering mountain peaks. 

Visitors can expect a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, exploring and big game hunting.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along the massive Hungry Horse Reservoir, which was dammed to provide hydroelectric power and flood control to the area. It is the 10th highest dam in the United States and provides a stunning backdrop.


Boating is popular on the 27,750-acre reservoir, and a native boat ramp for smaller watercraft is available. Swimming and fishing are also popular pastimes, and anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat trout and other varieties. 

A number of biking and hiking trails begin near the campground and wind around the surrounding landscape and shoreline.


The campground offers more than two dozen first-come, first-served campsites, available for tent and RV camping. A group campsite is also available and can accommodate up to 150 guests on two separate loops. 

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided. An on-site host is available to answer any questions about the campground and surrounding areas.

Nearby Attractions:

Emery Bay Campground is just 15 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.

Emery Bay Campground Map

Campsite Boat ramp access Reservoir view

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See conditions, fee, and location information: Flathead Valley Campgrounds (offsite link)
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at  Recreation.gov.
Table of Campground Fees
Single Site Double Site Extra Vehicle Day Use
$18 $36 $5 $5
Open Season: Mid May - September 25, 2023
Usage: Light
Best Season: June, July, August
Busiest Season: July, August
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit. Food Storage required for human and stock food, garbage, and other attractants.  Max trailer length is 32 feet. 
Closest Towns: Martin City, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Flathead Valley campgrounds

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

General Info:

Seasonal Information

Due to fluctuating levels of the Hungry Horse Reservoir, some boat ramps and launches may not be servicable at low water levels.

Reservation required?: Y

Group Camping

For detailed information on Emery Bay group sites, please go to http://www.flatheadvalleycampgrounds.com/emery_bay.html

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