Self-guided trips for educational groups are possible. Visit our "Entrance Fees" page to see if your group qualifies for an academic fee waiver. Fee waiver guidelines and application information is also available on the "Entrance Fees" page.
The following suggestions and reminders will help you plan your field trip to Glacier National Park:
Some of the trails in the Lake McDonald area that work well for field trips in the spring and fall include the Bike Path and Oxbow Trail, Trail of the Cedars, the Avalanche Lake Trail, and the Rocky Point Trail. The Apgar area also remains accessible in the winter. Trails well suited for field trips throughout the year also exist on the east side of the park. For more information and ideas, see the trail maps on our "Hiking the Trails" page.
We have a variety of curriculum materials available including pre- and post-visit activities and Glacier National Park vocabulary and resource information. These materials will help you plan a trip that is not only fun, but educational as well.
For more ideas on planning field trips, choosing appropriate trails, or finding lesson plans, contact Glacier's education specialist at 406-888-5837.
Did You Know?
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.