Reduce Your Footprint

crossed boot-clad feet by shore of mountain lake
Think about your impact on your surroundings


Here are some tips to reduce your footprint when visiting Glacier National Park:

  • Observe Leave No Trace principles
  • - Take only photos; leave only footsteps
    - Stay on trails in a single file line
    - Rest on resilient surfaces like rocks and snow
    - Camp only in designated areas
    - Pack out all trash

  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Avoid idling your car when waiting in line...instead, turn the engine off
  • Bike or walk whenever possible
  • Take the free shuttle
  • Bring your own reusable dishes and silverware and reuse plastic zip-top bags
  • Review regulations for boat checks to minimize the possibility of introducing aquatic invasive species
  • Recycle near the entrance and exit of every campground
  • - Translucent plastic #1 and #2 (please remove caps)
    - Aluminum
    - Unfortunately, glass recycling is currently not available in the Flathead Valley

Last updated: June 12, 2016

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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