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.
Mushrooms and Other Fungi
R. H. Hendrickson photo
Glacier National Park probably harbors more than a thousand species of fungi. The most visible ones are the mushrooms. They range from edible morels (usually growing in newly-burned areas), chanterelles, boletes, shaggy manes and lactarius to lethal deathcaps and the fly amanitas. Some have medicinal properties like the emetic russula. They range in shape from puffballs and coral fungi to bird nests and earthstars. Fungi grow on decaying wood and living trees. Some are host-specific, like the horse's hoof fungus which grows on birch trees or the honey-brown winter mushroom found on aspens.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 35 Hollywood films were set in Glacier National Park? In honor of film being an American tradition, the Glacier Centennial Program hosted a film festival throughout 2010.