Primitive Campground Reminder
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406-888-7895
Contact: Dave Dahlen, 406-888-7930
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – With the summer camping season approaching, Glacier National Park staff would like to remind campers that the Cutbank, Quartz Creek and Logging Creek campgrounds will all remain in “primitive” status this year. This means that no potable water is available at these locations. Campers should plan on bringing water from a safe source.
Cutbank campground will open on May 26 followed by Quartz Creek campground on July 1. Due to hazard tree removal, Logging Creek campground will not open until late summer. Campers wishing to stay at Logging Creek should contact the park after July 1 for additional information on when this campground will open to the public.
Primitive camping cost $6/night. Updated campground information for Glacier’s campgrounds can be found at the park’s campground website (http://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm). This site contains each campground’s status and the fill times for the current and previous days. Additionally, visitors can click on the individual campgrounds for background about these sites. Historic fill times, for the past five years, are also available. Visitors are reminded that new entrance fees are in place for 2006. The seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (walker, biker, or motorcyclist) is $12. Even when the entrance stations are not staffed, an entrance fee is still required. Follow the posted instructions to pay the entrance fee at the self-payment boxes at each entrance station.
For additional park information, please visit Glacier National Park’s Web site (www.nps.gov/glac) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
Did You Know?
Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.