Glacier National Park's 2010 Concessioner Operating Dates Announced
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials today announced the following 2010 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 name:
*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:
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)
*Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.
**Hiker connects Many Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle which operates July 1 –Sept. 6, 2010
***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA
Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:
Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Blackfeet perspective tours:
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
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: www.nps.gov/glac or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
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Did You Know?
If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.