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2011 Opening and Closing Dates of Glacier’s Campgrounds

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Date: May 5, 2011
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, 406 888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MONT. –Officials at Glacier National Park are pleased to announce that many of the park's campgrounds will be opening in upcoming weeks. Due to the amount of snow on the east side of the park, some campground opening dates are delayed and could be subject to change if conditions warrant.

Campground

Operating Dates

 (Through night of dates listed)

 Nightly Fees

Primitive Camping ($10/night) Operating Dates*    

(No water available)

Apgar

Open Year Round

Varies

Full Service May 6 - Oct. 10 - $20
Primitive camping April 1 - May 5 and Oct. 11 - Nov. 30
(Picnic Area)* - $10
Winter camping Dec. 1 - Mar. 31 (Picnic Area)-Free

Avalanche

June 10 -Sept. 5

$20

N/A

Bowman Lake

May 27 - Sept. 12

$15

Primitive camping beginning Sept. 12 (weather dependent)*

Cut Bank

June 10 - Sept. 5

$10

Operated in primitive status all season*

Fish Creek

June 1 - Sept. 5**

$23

National Recreation Reservation System campground

Kintla Lake

May 27 - Sept. 12

$15

Primitive camping beginning Sept. 12 (weather dependent) *

Logging Creek

July 1 - Sept. 26

$10

Operated in primitive status all season*

Many Glacier

June 10 - Sept. 19

$20

Primitive Sept. 19 - Oct. 31 (weather dependent )*

Quartz Creek

July 1 - Nov. 28

$10

Operated in primitive status all season*
(End of season date weather dependent)

Rising Sun

June 3 - Sept. 12

$20

N/A

Sprague Creek

May 13 - Sept. 12

$20

N/A

St. Mary

Open Year Round

Varies

National Recreation Reservation System Campground from June 1 - Sept. 5 - $23
First come, first serve May 27 - May 31 and Sept. 5 - Sept. 19 -$20
Primitive camping April 1 - May 27 and Sept. 19 - Nov. 30* - $10
Winter camping Dec. 1 - March 31 - Free

Two Medicine

June 10 - Sept. 19

$20

Primitive camping Sept. 19 - Oct. 31 (weather dependent)*

**Fish Creek and St. Mary campground sites, and five group sites at Apgar campground, may be reserved for camping from June 1 through September 5 via the National Recreation Reservation Service website at www.recreation.gov or by calling toll free 877-444-6777. Campers without prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is available, for $23/night.

* All campgrounds in primitive status cost $10/night. When campgrounds are in primitive status NO water is provided. Any water taken from streams or lakes requires treatment before use. Primitive and winter front-country campgrounds include pit toilets, no running water and only a limited number of sites. Winter camping is available at St. Mary and in the Apgar picnic area from December 1 through the night of March 31. There is no fee for winter camping; however, a valid entrance pass is required.

Other 2011 Campground Fees:

Non-Reservation Campgrounds:
Hiker/Bicyclist - $5/night
Group Sites - $50 + $5 per person after first 9 campers

Reservation Campgrounds:
Hiker/Bicyclist - $8.00/night
Group Sites - $53 + $5 per person after first 9 campers

Group campsites are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, St. Mary and Two Medicine Campgrounds. Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche, Fish Creek, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, St. Mary, and Two Medicine Campgrounds.

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

The seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, bicyclist or motorcyclist) is $12. Even when park 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. For details about campgrounds in Glacier go to http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.

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In 1976, Glacier National Park was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes Glacier’s intact ecosystem as a valuable place for sound research and education to take place in a sustainable manner.