About Campkapapa Campground

2021 Season: Open June 1 – Sep 30, 2021

Relax in our beautiful, historical, fun, and eco-friendly camp environment. Mountains surround us in a wooded setting, breathe in some of the purest air while camping along the shores of the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Our tent sites have wood platforms that are spacious with a great view of the lake.

Our wall tent and teepees have traditional Kootenai appeal with comfortable bedding or enjoy a nights stay in our micro-cabin with its own special features. We have limited flat spots for vans and small dry campers. 

Spending your extended stay at Camp Kapapa means you’re in great company. You will have the opportunity to experience Kootenai hospitality, have the opportunity to learn about our tribal history, and take advantage of the great off-grid amenities waiting for you.

If you are interested in tent camping please book through our hipcamp site here.

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Campground Rules


Social distancing isn’t a problem while camping, however, we take the safety of our guests and camping very seriously.

  • CDC, State, and CSKT tribal government guidelines have been implemented to follow safety procedures to keep everyone safe as possible.
  • Wiping down all rental equipment with disinfectant after each use.
  • During guided tours, we require masks and social distancing for your safety.
  • Handwashing stations are available at each campsite.
  • All payments are done in the form of cards via our website instead of cash.

Campground Park Map

Site prices and packages vary.  Our wall tent sleeps up to 6 people per site and 1 licensed vehicle. You may request a specific site, however site numbers are not guaranteed.

Please stop by the Office to complete the check-in process.

Camp History

June 1, 2021
Campkapapa Opens

Outdoor kitchen and gazebo completed and our eco-friendly family campground opens.

June 17, 2020
Gazebo & Pergola

Construction of our outdoor kitchen and gazebo.

June 22, 2019

Grass planted, rock gardens in place, a road constructed and wall tent put up — Deck with a wheelchair ramp constructed and composting toilet. A water monster constructed out of recycled tires for the children to have something to do while we worked. Wall tent goes up on wall tent deck and micro cabin frame built.

March 7, 2018
Cleanup Phase II

Clean up and land maintenance. After clean-up was completed we started to build our flat spots and tent platforms

May 15, 2017
Cleanup Phase I

Cleaned up a lot of downfalls and dry brush. started building our first composting toilet.

May 1, 2016
The green camp idea

We wanted to offer more than just historical and educational tours. Much of the land is developed around Flathead Lake. Our campsite, however, is primitive, and we plan to keep it that way. Therefore, we wanted to preserve our history and educate our visitors about the importance of being eco-conscious by developing an eco-friendly family business protecting the pristine setting on the land and water, complete with the Lake Shore property's history. We felt that by offering a teepee and tent camping experience, we could provide little to no footprint on the land around the lakeshore, respecting the wildlife and the land's cultural and spiritual qualities.

May 15, 2015
Water People Tours created

Started offering tours on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Glacier National Park, the National Bison Range, Flathead Lake and surrounding areas.

Special Features

Nightly Group Campfire

Looking for some fun and intriguing entertainment for your children? Allow us to share some great Kootenai campfire stories with your kids at your next camp gathering. Join us for Ktunaxa campfire stories about forest creatures, the woodlands and more!

Restrooms & Showers

Compact and easy to use. Placed in a private location. All bathrooms are composting toilets and the outdoor showers are clean and off-grid.

Nearby Restaurants

Hungry? The Idle Spur Grill is just right around the corner from us and the Big Arm Marina & Grill is a 12-minute drive from camp.

Cell Service

Cell service is good in the area.

Bike Rentals

Enjoy bike riding along the Old Hwy 93.


Come and enjoy an outdoor ninja course in the trees.

Frequently Asked Questions

The nearest grocery stores are located in Polson Montana. There is also Wal-Mart Super Center in Polson and Costco in Kalispell. 

Yes every campsite has its own fire ring. The master tent also has a camp stove.

Each campsite has a barbeque available for grilling. 

  • Limited camper/van sites available for small dry campers only.
  • No RV dumping sites.
  • No electrical or water hookups.
  • Camp showers and camp toilets provided.
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