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Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
The 2014 Glacier National Park Annual Pass is available for purchase and features the winning artwork from the recent annual art contest sponsored by the park and the Glacier National Park Conservancy.
The pass showcases an image of the historic Lake McDonald Lodge by 2013 Glacier High School Graduate Valarie Kittle. High school students participating in the contest were requested to submit artwork related to the 100th anniversaries of three iconic cultural resources in the park- Lake McDonald Lodge, Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet.
The pass can be purchased from park headquarters 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 406-888-7800. The pass is also available through the Glacier National Park Conservancy located in Columbia Falls at 402 9th Street West or by calling 406-892-3250.
Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “We are pleased to have the new passes available for the holiday season, and showcase a local student’s artwork.” Mow said he appreciates the partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy in sponsoring the artwork contest and making the passes available at their Columbia Falls Office.
Approximately 80% of the revenue from the park annual passes sold is returned to the park through the Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program and is used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services at the park.
The annual pass allows unlimited entry to the park for one year from month of first use and admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. The cost is $35. The pass is for entrance into the park only and does not apply to any other user fee.
Without an annual park pass, the park’s seven-day winter entrance fee is $15 for vehicles and $10 for single entrants (hiker /bicyclist /motorcyclist), and during the summer the fees are $25 for vehicles and $12 for single entrants.