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Glacier’s 2011 Concessioner Operating Dates Announced

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Date: April 18, 2011
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials announce the 2011 operating dates for park concessioners. These concessioners, who work under contract within Glacier National Park, provide visitor services including lodging, food service, retail shops, tours, transportation, horseback riding, guided day hikes and backpacking trips, and boat tours and small boat rentals. Services are listed in alphabetical order.

Belton Chalets, Inc.

(1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com or www.graniteparkchalet.com) Backcountry Chalets:

Location

Opening

Closing

Granite Park Chalet*

June 28

September 10 (after breakfast)

Sperry Chalet**

July 8

September 11 ( after breakfast)



 *The historic Granite Park Chalet is available for overnight use as a rustic hiker shelter.

**Services at the historic Sperry Chalet include traditional overnight accommodations and food service for overnight guests and day hikers with meal reservations.

Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar (rentals only)

June 4

September 5

Lake McDonald

May 21

September 24

Many Glacier

June 17

September 12

Rising Sun

June 19

September 5

Two Medicine

June 10

September 12



Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com) Front country lodging, food and beverage services, retail, tour and transportation services:

Location

Opening

Closing

Glacier Park Lodge *

May 27

September 25 (after breakfast)

Lake McDonald Lodge & Camp Store

May 21

September 29 (after breakfast)

Jammer Joe's Restaurant

June 24

September 5 (after dinner)

Many Glacier Hotel

June 17

September 12 (after breakfast)

Prince of Wales Hotel *

June 10

September 19 (after breakfast)

Rising Sun Motor Inn & Camp Store

June 19

September 19 (after breakfast)

Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Camp Store

June 3

September 25 (after breakfast)

Two Medicine Camp Store

May 27

September 5 (open all day)

Village Inn

May 27

September 19 (after breakfast)

Red Bus Tours

Tours operate the same dates as the hotels.

Hiker Shuttle**

July 1

September 2

East Side Shuttle***

June 3

September 25



 *Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.

**Hiker Shuttle provides connecting service from the Many Glacier area to the National Park Service Going-to-the-Sun Road transit system which operates July 1 –Sept. 2, 2011.

***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA. Shuttle service to Waterton, Alberta will end after September 19.

Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

May

October


          

Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Road based tours from a Blackfeet perspective:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

May 15

October 15



Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
 

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar

May 21

September 5

Lake McDonald

May 21

September 19

Many Glacier

June 17

September 12



Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:

Location

Opening

Closing

Goat Haunt Landing

June 4

September 25



 

Privately-owned facilities in Apgar Village: offering lodging, dining, camping supplies, groceries, and gifts from May through much of September.

For reservations and details, please call respective concession phone numbers listed. For general park information, please visit the park's official Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/glac/ or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.

 

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Did You Know?

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Did you know that in 2010, the same year as our 100th anniversary, visitation to the park set a new record of 2.2 million visitors?