Our webcams are located throughout the park to provide views of the vast diversity of landscapes found in Glacier. While limited to locations that have power and access to the park's network, we continue to investigate new locations and new views.
The view from the summit of Apgar Mountain has changed recently. The replacement of the radio tower at the summit and removal of the building the camera was formerly located on required us to find a new location. This new view is a little to the right of what you may have been used to and shows almost all of Lake McDonald and the mountains along the spine of the Continental Divide. It may turn out to be a great camera to watch in the mornings for sunrise.
To many visitors to the park, this view is their first introduction to the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park. This iconic view from Apgar, at the foot of Lake McDonald, really shows what Glacier is all about...big glacially carved lakes, vast wild views of the high peaks along the Continental Divide, and the ever-changing forests that blanket much of the lower elevations. It's no wonder that for many people when they think of Glacier, they think of this view.
Winter is here and the little community of Apgar is pretty sleepy these days. Occasionally you will see vehicles and on weekdays there will often be a school bus and kids, enjoying a field trip to the park as part of our winter education program.
The Middle Fork of the Flathead River forms the southwest border of Glacier National Park. This view, from near Park Headquarters, shows the river as it flows under the West Glacier bridge. At night some of the lights of West Glacier may be visible. During the summer watch for rafters. Several commercial rafting businesses use this section of river. In the winter the only activity along the river might be the occasional coyote or deer or a really cold kayaker.
This was the first webcam view that Glacier National Park offered. Originally it was only going to be a test until a better location was found, but it turns out that this view has a large following. This time of year you might see deer wandering around Park Headquarters and employees as they come and go to the office.
This view from the St. Mary Visitor Center looks west to the mountains surrounding St. Mary Lake. Red Eagle Mountain looms directly in the center. In the winter and spring elk are often spotted in the meadow at first light. In summer wildflowers carpet the view. Fall sees the green turn to a golden hue which contrasts with the bright blue of the sky.
Two Medicine was once a main hub of activity, particularly when most visitors arrived on horseback to stay at the Two Medicine Chalets. The former dining room of the Two Medicine Chalets is now the campstore. Two Medicine is still very popular but the vast majority of visitors to the park spend their time on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and miss this spectacular corner of the park.
The Many Glacier Webcam appears to be offline at the moment. There may be a bad switch issue and with the winter storm moving in, this camera will remain offline until we can get in to fix it.
The Many Glacier Webcam is about to experience its first winter in the park. So far this fall there have been some issues with maintaining it's operation, so we can expect to have intermittent service throughout the winter. This location has a view of Mt. Gould and Grinnell Point. From the Many Glacier Hotel on the left to the summit of Swiftcurrent Peak on the right, this view is the one that is often referred to as the Heart of Glacier.
Another season at Goat Haunt has come to an end. The Goat Haunt webcam stopped sending images on Friday, October 9th when the power was shut down to the facilities there. It will return again in the summer of 2016.