Two Medicine Campground Opening Delayed
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
Snow conditions are delaying the opening of the Two Medicine Campground on the east side of Glacier National Park. The Many Glacier Campground will open Friday, May 30, in primitive status, and the St. Mary Campground is open with services.
Feet of snow are still covering most of the Two Medicine Campground camping sites and access to facilities is limited. The campground is not open, but anticipated to open by June 6, or as conditions allow.
The Many Glacier Campground will have approximately 55 camping sites available at 12 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 30. At this time, water is not available at the Many Glacier Campground, and only pit toilets will be available. Water may be available over the weekend, but campers should be prepared and arrive with water. The campground fee is $20 per night, but if water is unavailable the fee will be $10 per night.
The St. Mary Campground is open with services. There are approximately 50 sites available at this time. Potable water and flush toilets are available, and the nightly fee is $20. Beginning June 1, the St. Mary Campground will be available by reservation through the National Recreation Reservation System at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The nightly fee will be $23 per night.
There is no hiker-biker access on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road at this time due to road rehabilitation work. Hikers and bikers will have unrestricted access on the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road this weekend. For more information about hiker-biker access please visit http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm.
On the west side of the park, the Apgar Campground is open with services. The nightly fee is $20. The Fish Creek Campground will open June 1 and sites are available through the National Recreation Reservation System at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The nightly fee will be $23 per night. Sprague Creek and Bowman Lake Campgrounds are open. Sprague Creek Campground is a small campground along the northeast shore of Lake McDonald and the Bowman Lake Campground is located in the North Fork area of the park. Both campgrounds are focused for tent camping. The nightly fee is $20 for Sprague Creek and $15 for Bowman Lake. For more information on park campgrounds, visit http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.
Please visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or call 406-888-7800 for information.
Did You Know?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.