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. Logan Pass and Many Glacier are high on our list of potential sites, but currently they do not have the requirements to allow that to happen.
It's Back! After a long absence, the Many Glacier Webcam is back. With recently improved infrastructure in the Many Glacier Valley we now have access to the park's network from a few more locations. This has allowed the return of one of our visitor favorites, the Many Glacier Webcam in a new location. This new location also 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.
In late summer we will be replacing the radio tower near Apgar Lookout. At that time we will need to turn this webcam off for a period of up to two months. It will return when that work is completed.
The Apgar Lookout Webcam is our view into the remote North Fork section of Glacier National Park. Further from the spine of the Continental Divide, this area of the park has a different feel and character. Historic homesteads dot the landscape and the Inside North Fork Road remains a primitive and narrow travel corridor. The North Fork is also an area of frequent fire activity. Several fires, both large and small, over the last century have left the forests here a patchwork of different ages. These different age forests provide a diversity of habitat to a wide range of species. Researchers are drawn to this area by the richness and complexity of the ecosystem.
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.
Summer has started and the sleepy little village of Apgar will be bustling with activity for the next several months. Apgar is a great location to stock up for your day in the park, hang-out on the beach, rent a boat for a few hours, or find that perfect holiday gift for those back home who couldn't make the trip with you. There are two lodges to stay at and the largest campground in the park is located here as well, so you have a choice of accommodations from motels and cabins to your own tent or trailer.
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.
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.
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.
Red Eagle Mountain looms on the horizon in the background. The meadows in the foreground are good places to look for elk in the Fall and Winter, especially around sunrise. The St. Mary Entrance Station is just out of view to the left, so you will often see cars, as they enter the park.
For several years this nest pole (provided by Glacier Electric) was used by a pair of osprey who raised young here each year. It has been 3-4 years now since the nest was used, but we continue to hope that another pair of osprey will be looking for a place to nest and will call this pole home again.
Goat Haunt lies at the head of Waterton Lake and is one of the most difficult areas of the park to get to. You'll either need to hike 8.5 miles from the town of Waterton, in Canada, or take one of the scenic boat rides that depart several time a day. On the trip down you will cross the International Boundary, which is marked by a 30 foot swath of cleared forest all the way from the Pacific Ocean to Lake of the Woods in Minnesota. Other than that one mark it's really hard to tell where one country starts and another begins. That boundary is transparent to the plants and animals that call these two neighbors home.
There is a known issue with our webcams occasionally displaying computer code instead of an image. We are working with our IT office to figure out a fix to this issue. Thanks for your patience while we try to work through this.