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Chewing Black Bones Campground

3719 Highway 89 Babb, MT 59411
Open 6/1/24 - 9/29/24
127 Sites


The campgrounds is still in the off season until June 1st, if you have questions/concern about a reservation please feel free to give our main office a call at 406-338-2111 ext. 2161- Laura Castro Campground admin or ext. 2159- Darlena Gray Campground assistant. Call Hours 9am-3:30 Mon-Thurs. Fri 9am-2pm.

Chewing Black Bones Campground is located on the eastern shore of St. Mary's Lake. The campground is located just east of Glacier National Park and north of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Chewing Black Bones Campground has two areas inside of it. The southern side is the day use side which includes a boat launch and dock, group campsites, picnic shelters, and a Tipi Village. The northern side is the overnight side which includes 110 campsites with some sites along the lake shore, tent sites, RV hookups, a dump station, a playground, and showers. Chewing Black Bones Campground also has a visitor's center, gift shop, general store, fishing, and recreational rentals available.



Pets Allowed
Full RV Hookups
Boat Ramp/Launch
Group Camping Area


Lodging/Campground Information

Max Length (of RV)45 ft

About the Owner

Contact the property
Phone: 406-732-4046

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Latitude: 48.827993821721066
Longitude: -113.41900588177755



1. All vehicles must fill out a use permit registration envelop, including members of the Blackfeet tribe and the general public. 2. Quiet hours are from 10 PM- 8AM. Campground gate is closed during quiet hours. Walk-in access only. 3. Pets MUST be on a leash and may not run unattended. Pet feces must be picked up by owners. Pets will not be left alone on grounds while owner goes boating, swimming, to town, etc. 4. Do not leave campfires unattended. 5. Absolutely no weapons allowed. 6. Do NOT cut any live vegetation or trees. Firewood for campfires is available in the Camp Store. 7. Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited in ALL areas of the Chewing Black Bones Campground. 8. All vehicles, trailers, etc. are subject to search. 9. Checkout time for campers is 11 AM unless registered for the night. 10. Leaving a camp unattended for a period of 24 HRS or longer is a regulations violation. 11. ATV's are NOT allowed

12. The use of fireworks is prohibited except at the Day Use Area on the fourth of July. 13. When in the Chewing Black bones Campground and Day Use Area, all users will abide by the established rules, regulations, and policies established for those areas. 14. The Chewing Blackbones staff and law enforcement officials are authorized to immediately remove a person or persons that violate rules, threaten, endanger human health and safety, cause property damage or are a nuisance to others, and/or under the influence. 15. Violation of regulations may result in the immediate removal from Chewing Blackbones Campground and the loss of privileges to enter and use Chewing Blackbones Campground, and Day Use area in the future. 16. TRIBAL MEMBERS ONLY have the right to go berry picking. 17. Tribal Fishing permits are available online at 18. Any questions regarding fishing and/or hunting license, contact the Campground Manager. 19. If in doubt or questions arise, ask the Chewing Black Bones Manager.


Each campground may set their individual rules and regulations. Please check with the campground to get a complete list of rules and regulations. Here are some general camping guidelines:


  • If you are staying at a campground, you must camp only in those places specifically provided or marked.
  • All vehicles, RVs, and trailers must be parked on your campsite or driveway. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.
  • Quiet hours may vary based on the campground, but usually are enforced between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Please be considerate of others.
  • The number of camping units per campsite varies and is set locally.


  • Help prevent pollution by keeping garbage, litter, and foreign substances out of lakes, streams, and other waters.
  • All garbage and litter must either be deposited in containers provided, or taken with you when you leave.


  • Obey any restrictions on fires. Fires may be limited or prohibited at certain times.
  • Within campgrounds and other recreation areas, fires may only be built in fire rings, stoves, grills, or fireplaces provided for that purpose.
  • Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Do not leave your fire unattended. You are responsible for keeping fires under control.

Vehicle Operation

  • Drivers must obey all traffic signs and operate their vehicles in accordance with posted regulations, and applicable Federal, State and local laws.
  • Vehicles must be parked in designated areas only.
  • Use of vehicles within campgrounds and other recreation areas is limited to entering or leaving those areas.


  • Use of fireworks or other explosives within campgrounds and other recreation areas is usually prohibited. Please check with individual campgrounds before use.


Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside and may not run unattended. Pet feces must be picked up by owners. Pets will not be left alone on grounds while owner goes boating, swimming, hiking, to town, etc. Tribal Campgrounds do not accept particular breeds that insurance providers have identified as having a history of aggression.

Service dogs are welcomed, both leash and aggressive behavior rules apply.

Good behavior is required. Dogs of any breed that are hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground. Constant barking bothers other campers. If your pet is too vocal, you'll need to find other accommodations. The campgrounds charge an additional $3.00 per pet above the allowed 2.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made prior to 30 days of check in will receive a full refund of the deposit, minus a $15.00 processing fee. The full payment is NON-REFUNDABLE to any customer who cancels in less than 30 days. Cancellation of reservations after 30-day policy will be handled on a case-by-case basis from day of check in and will be charged the FULL COST of the scheduled stay.