St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed
It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.
Presidents Day Weekend is Free
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
Entrance fees to Glacier National Park, as well as other units of the National Park Service, will be waived this President’s Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, February 15-17.
Visitors are encouraged to experience the park’s winter landscape. Snowshoeing and skiing are popular winter recreational activities in Glacier National Park. Be prepared for changing weather conditions as weather can vary drastically from lower valley locations to higher elevation locations. Severe weather, lack of snow, winter rains, or melting conditions can quickly alter the difficulty of any winter trip. Extreme caution should be used around lakes, rivers and streams.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the park’s website for information about skiing and snowshoeing at http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm or contact the park at 406-888-7800.
Avalanches may pose a danger in the mountainous portions of the park and surrounding areas. Please visit the Flathead Avalanche Center’s website for updated information and advisories at http://www.flatheadavalanche.org/.
Additional fee-free days for 2014 include:
Did You Know?
Did you know that some alpine plants can live to be more than a hundred years old, despite living in harsh weather conditions?