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    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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  • Logan Pass water system temporarily down

    The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »

  • 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.

Goat Haunt

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Olson Creek and the mountains in Goat Haunt
David Restivo, NPS
 

Visiting Goat Haunt, one of the park's more remote and tranquil locations, offers opportunities to explore Glacier away from the crowds. Most visitors arrive by boat from Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, but it is also enjoyable to walk to this destination. Once Goat Haunt opens for the season, staff from both parks join forces to guide the International Peace Park Hike south to Goat Haunt and then return via a historic boat, The International. This area often provides an escape from the stress of life, and a place where peace can be discovered.

Whether hiking or boating, one thing you are sure to notice is the straight swath of cut trees marking the International Boundary, but the the plants and animals here do not; they cross freely, as this is one large ecosystem and peaceful political boundaries do not effect the native flora and fauna. Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks were established separately and are still independently managed, but in 1932 the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament declared that the parks be joined to commemorate the longstanding peace between the two countries. Waterton- Glacier International Peace Park was then established and became the world's first International Peace Park.

Visitors to Goat Haunt will need to bring ID if they wish to hike further south into Glacier National Park. At this time, only citizens of the United States and Canada are permitted access to the U.S. through this limited port of entry. Citizens of other countries may feel free to leave the boat and take the short 1/4 mile hike from the boat dock to the ranger station, but may not travel further south. There are no other facilities or services available inside the park in this area. All services are available in Waterton Townsite. Come prepared!

For a live (but seasonal) glimpse of Goat Haunt, check out our Webcam page; we have a webcam at Goat Haunt with a view looking up Waterton Lake into Canada and Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Did You Know?

Snow can fall at any time of the year in Glacier

Did you know that eight inches of snow fell during one night in Glacier's high country in August, 2005? The weather forced hundreds of backpackers out of the backcountry.