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2008 Campground Dates

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Date: April 21, 2008
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The 2008 operating dates and nightly fee schedule for frontcountry campgrounds in Glacier National Park have been announced. The dates listed below represent the first day and the last night of camping for each category. During primitive camping there is NO water provided and any water taken from streams or lakes will require treatment prior to use. 

Campground

Full Service Camping Operating Dates

Full Service Nightly Fees

Primitive Camping ($10/night) Operating Dates*

 Apgar

May 2 to October 12

$20 

April 1 to May 1 and October 13 to November 30

Avalanche

June 6 to September 1

$20

n/a

Bowman Lake

May 23 to September 14

$15

May be available before and after dates listed; weather dependent

Cut Bank

n/a

n/a

May 23 to September 14

Fish Creek- reservation**

June 1 to September 1

$23

n/a

Kintla Lake

May 23 to September 14

$15

May be available before and after dates listed; weather dependent

Logging Creek

n/a

n/a

July 1 to September 14

Many Glacier

May 23 to September 21

$20

September 22 to October 30; weather dependent

Quartz Creek

n/a

n/a

July 1 to November 30, unless closed early by weather

Rising Sun

May 23 to September 14

$20

n/a

Sprague Creek

May 9 to September 14

$20

n/a

St. Mary- reservation**

June 1 to September 1

$23

See next listing

St. Mary***

May 23 to May 31 and September 2 to September 21

$20

April 1 to May 22 and September 22 to November 30

Two Medicine

May 23 September 21

$20 

 

September 22 to October 30; weather dependent

* All campgrounds in primitive status cost $10/night.

** Fish Creek and St. Mary campground sites may be reserved for camping June 1 through September 1 through the National Recreation Reservation Service website at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campers without prior reservations are also welcome, if space is available, for $23/night.

***St. Mary campground operates as a first come, first served campground with no reservations during the dates listed in this chart. It is the same campground as the St. Mary- reservation campground.

Additional notes:

- Campgrounds open at 8 a.m. and close or change status at 12 noon.

- Primitive and winter frontcountry campgrounds have pit toilets, but no water and only a limited number of sites are available.

- Winter camping is also available at St. Mary and in the Apgar picnic area from December 1, 2008 through the night of March 30, 2009. While there is no fee for winter camping, a valid entrance pass is required.

Group campsites are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, Two Medicine and St. Mary Campgrounds. Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche, Fish Creek, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, St. Mary, and Two Medicine Campgrounds. Nightly fees for group sites are $50 plus $5 per person after the first nine. Hiker/biker sites are $5 per person. At reservation campgrounds, the hiker/biker rate is $8/night and the group rate is $53 plus $5 per person after the first nine.

Campground information and status, including current and historic fill times can be found on Glacier’s Web site (http://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm).

Visitors are reminded that winter entrance fees remain in effect until April 30. Beginning May 1, the seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, biker, or motorcyclist) is $12. Even when the entrance stations are not staffed, an entrance fee is still required. Follow the posted instructions 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.

- NPS -

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