• Mt Reynolds


    National Park Montana

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  • Logan Pass water system temporarily down

    The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »

  • St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed

    It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.

Scheduling and Guidelines

Scheduling A Field Trip
Program availability is first-come, first-served, and programs fill quickly. Group size is generally limited to 45 students plus at least 5 adults, but may be fewer on days when ranger staffing or space is limited. Group size is kept small enough for everyone's enjoyment and educational value, usually about 15 students per ranger.

To complete the program reservation form you will need to provide:

  • a contact phone number and an email address
  • group size and grade
  • school name and address
  • date you are interested in coming- it's a good idea to have alternate trip dates in case your first choice is taken. You can list these in the "comment" section.
  • field trip program you are interested in

To arrange a park visit, please complete and submit the field trip reservation form. If you have questions, you can contact Glacier's Education Specialist, Laura Law, 406-888-5837. If you need to cancel or re-schedule, please let us know as soon as possible.


Guidelines For Your Trip

Before your group arrives, it is important to be aware of some basic guidelines. Regardless of the season, students and chaperones will have a more enjoyable experience if they are well-equipped for the day. The following handouts will help inform everyone of the expectations for the trip:

Tips for a Successful Field Trip (pdf format)

Chaperone Responsibilities (pdf format)

How to Dress for the Fire Ecology Field Trip (pdf format)

How to Dress for the Avalanche Lake Earth Science Field Trip (pdf format)

How to Dress for a Winter Field Trip (pdf format)

Did You Know?

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.