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Glacier National Park's 2009 Concessioner Operating Dates Announced

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Date: May 12, 2009
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials today announced the following 2009 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. Parkwide services are listed in alphabetical order by concessioner name. Listings include operating/starting dates and closing/ending dates of service:

Belton Chalets, Inc.

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

·  Granite Park Chalet: June 30 - Sept. 7

·  Sperry Chalet: July 8 - Sept. 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)

Boat tours and rentals

·  Apgar (rentals only): June 6 - Sept. 7

·  Lake McDonald: May 23 - Sept. 20

·  Many Glacier: June 6 - Sept. 13

·  Rising Sun: June 16 - Sept. 7

·  Two Medicine: June 15 - Sept. 7

Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI)

(Central reservations 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)

·  Glacier Park Lodge:* May 29 - Sept. 26

·  Lake McDonald Lodge: May 23 - Sept. 26

·  Lake McDonald Camp Store: May 24 - Sept. 27**

·  Jammer Joe’s Restaurant: June 19 - Sept. 8

·  Many Glacier Hotel: June 5 - Sept. 20

·  Prince of Wales Hotel:* June 7 - Sept. 14

·  Rising Sun Motor Inn: June 19 - Sept. 20

·  Rising Sun Camp Store: June 19 - Sept. 21**

·  Swiftcurrent Motor Inn: June 16 - Sept. 12

·  Swiftcurrent Camp Store: June 6 - Sept. 13**

·  Two Medicine Camp Store: May 29 - Sept. 7

·  Village Inn: June 6 - Sept. 19

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

**These properties will close after breakfast on the dates listed.

·  Red Bus Tours: May 23 - Sept. 26

·  Hiker Shuttle: July 4 - Sept. 1 (Connects Many Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle which operates July 1 – Sept. 7, 2009)

·  East side shuttle: June 5 - Sept. 25 (Service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, Canada)

Glacier Guides, Inc.

(1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com)

·  Guided Day Hikes and Backpacking Trips: May - Oct.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

(1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier)

Horseback rides

·  Apgar Corral: May 23 - Sept. 7

·  Lake McDonald: May 23 - Sept. 20

·  Many Glacier: June 6 - Sept. 20

Sun Tours

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

·  Interpretive tours: May 15 - Oct. 15

(Blackfeet perspective)

Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD

(403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com)

Waterton Lake boat tours:

·  Goat Haunt landing: May 31 - Sept. 21

·  Lake tour only- no landing: May 2 - May 30; Sept. 21 - Oct. 4; Oct. 10 - 11

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 Web site at: www.nps.gov/glac or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.


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