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    Glacier

    National Park Montana

2007 Operating Dates Announced for Glacier National Park Concessioners

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Date: May 11, 2007
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406-888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials announce the following 2007 operating dates for park concessioners.

These concessioners, who work under contract within Glacier National Park, provide visitor services including lodging, food service, gift shops, tours, transportation, horseback riding, guided day hikes and backpacking trips, and boat tours and rentals. Listed lodging dates indicate the last night lodging is offered. Park wide services are listed by name in alphabetical order:

Concessioner

Opening/Starting Date

Closing/Ending Date

Belton Chalets, Inc. (1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com or www.graniteparkchalet.com)

• Granite Park Chalet                         

June 29                                

September 8

• Sperry Chalet                         

July 7                                

September 9

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 guests and day hikers.                    

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

• Apgar (rentals only)

May 26-28; June 2

September 3

• Lake McDonald

May 26

September 22

• Many Glacier

June 8

September 15

• Rising Sun

June 17

September 3

• Two Medicine

June 15

September 3

Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)

• Glacier Park Lodge *

June 1

September 29

• Lake McDonald Lodge

May 26

September 29

• Jammer Joe’s Restaurant

June 8

September 4

• Many Glacier Hotel

June 8

September 23

• Prince of Wales Hotel *

June 11

September 16

• Rising Sun Motor Inn

June 14

September 16

• Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

June 17

September 9

• Village Inn

June 1

September 16

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

• Red Bus Tours

May 27

September 29

• Hiker Shuttle (Connects Many Glacier to NPS Shuttle at Saint Mary)

July 1

September 3

• East Side Shuttle (Service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, Canada)

June 8

September 23

Camp Stores (operated by GPI)

• Lake McDonald

May 26

September 30

• Swiftcurrent

June 9

September 10    

• Rising Sun

June 14

September 17

•Two Medicine

June 1

September 4

Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com)

• Guided Day Hikes & Backpacking Trips

May

October 

Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or 406-387-4405 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier)

Horseback rides:                                            

• Apgar Corral

May 26

September 4

• Lake McDonald Corral

May 26

September 11

• Many Glacier Corral

June 16

September 10

Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com)

• Interpretive tours

May 15

October 15

(Blackfeet perspective)

 

 

 

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

Waterton Lake boat tours:

• Goat Haunt landing

June 2

September 23

• Lake tour only- no landing at Goat Haunt

May 5-June 1

September 24-October 7

Privately owned facilities in Apgar Village offer 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 website (www.nps.gov/glac/home.htm) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.

- NPS -

 

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