St. Mary Glacier Park

Wildlife near St. Mary KOA at Glacier National Park

Wildlife is abundant on Glacier’s pristine east side. During the spring, cow elk with their calves are in and around the campground. The best time to see elk is early morning or late evening.

Within a quick drive of St. Mary you may see wolves, mountain lion, deer, moose, black and grizzly bear, fox, coyote, mountain goats, mountain sheep and numerous small animals.

Bird watching at St. Mary KOA is outstanding. We have a fairly rare concentration of Mountain Bluebirds that skim low to the ground to eat insects. They are a very shy bird but guests will see them flitting around the campground.

We also have 3 kinds of hummingbirds that can be seen frequently, the Rufus, the Caliope and the Broadtailed Hummingbird. Also frequently seen are Piliated Woodpeckers, Flickers, Tree Swallows, Kildeer, Osprey and Bald eagles, At the lake, there are many species of ducks, loons, herons and pelicans.