Campground Opening Dates

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Date: May 21, 2015
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838


Opening Dates


Day Weekend at the Park


National Park visitors are welcome this holiday weekend, with many services and
facilities becoming available.


The Apgar Campground, the largest
campground in the park, hosts almost 200 camping sites for tents and RV
campers. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities
provide flush toilets and sinks with running water. All Apgar Campground sites
are first-come first-serve, with a summer overnight fee of $20.


Most campgrounds in Glacier are on
a first-come first-serve basis.Reservations
are available at Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds beginning June 1, and may
be made up to six months in advance through the National Recreation Reservation
Service at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campers without
prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is

Water is available at most campgrounds, but there are no
electrical or water hookups at any campground in the park.Dump and water fill stations are available at
most campgrounds.Water is not available
when a campground is in primitive status. Many campgrounds can accommodate campers and trailers, with some size

Specific information about each campground, including a map
of the sites, operating dates, available services, current and historic fill
times, and more is available by visiting

Campgrounds in primitive status cost $10/night.When campgrounds are in primitive status no
water is provided.Any water taken from
streams or lakes requires treatment before use. Primitive and winter front-country campgrounds include pit toilets, no
running water and only a limited number of sites.

Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche,
Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, and Two Medicine Campgrounds for $5
per person per night, and at Fish Creek and St. Mary for $8 per person per

Group sites are available by reservation for groups. These
sites are located in the Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds.These sites can be reserved up to one year
in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at or by calling
1-877-444-6777.Many Glacier and Two
Medicine Campgrounds have one group site at each campground, and both are on a
first-come first-serve basis.

Campers are reminded to keep a clean camp and obey food storage
regulations.Animals are attracted to
food and food odors. All food, garbage, and equipment used to cook, serve or
store food must be kept sealed in a vehicle or in an approved bear-resistant
container.For more information about
food storage regulations, please visit the park's website at
or contact the park at 406-888-7800.

The park's campground opening and closing dates are as


















Glacier National Park Campground


Operating Dates

(Through night of dates listed)




 Camping Operating Dates

 water available)



May 1 –October 11




Primitive camping in picnic area October 12–31 and
 April 1-May 1: $10 per night;November 1–March 31: Free with valid entrance



June 19 –September 13




Closes for
 season 12 noon September 14;

Bowman Lake


May 21 –September 13




Primitive camping September 14–October 31 weather
 dependent:$10 per night;November 1 through closure: Free with valid
 entrance pass;

Cut Bank


June 5 –September 27




Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon
 September 28

Fish Creek


June 1 –September 6




Operated as a National Recreation Reservation
 Campground;Closes 12 noon September 7;

Kintla Lake


June 11 - September 13




Primitive Camping May 20- June 11, $10 per night

Primitive camping September 14–October 31 weather
 dependent: $10 per night;November 1 through closure: Free with valid entrance pass;

Logging Creek


July 1 –September 20




Primitive camping all season;Closes 12 noon September

Many Glacier


May 22 –September 27




Primitive Camping September 28–October 31 weather
 permitting: $10 per night;

Quartz Creek


July 1 –October 30




Primitive camping all season;Closes 12 noon October

Rising Sun


June 19 –September 13





Sprague Creek


May 8 –September 13





St. Mary


April 1–June 4




St. Mary Campground will be closed to vehicle traffic
 from April 1st–June 4th, 2015. The campground will be open for walk-in
 campers only. The cost will be $10 per night and the campground will remain
 in primitive status, no flush toilets nor running water. Vehicles can be
 parked in the St. Mary Visitor Center parking lot and walk to Loop C, which
 is approximately a 1/2 mile.

June 5–September 7




Operated as a National RecreationReservationCampground;

September 8–20





September 21–October 31




Primitive Camping September 21–October 31;November
 1–March 31: Free with valid entrance pass;April 1–regular season opening in
 May: $10 per night;

Two Medicine


April 18 –September 27




Primitive camping September 28–October 31 weather
 permitting: $10 per night;


Currently visitors can drive 15.5
miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road.
Over the holiday weekend, hikers and bikers will have unlimited access from
Avalanche towards Logan Pass.As of
Tuesday, May 26, access may change day-by-day depending on road crew work
activity, with unlimited access after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Vehicle access is limited to the
St. Mary Visitor Center on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road due to
road rehabilitation work. Hikers and
bikers will have access beyond the gate duringthe Memorial Day Weekend
.Beginning Tuesday, May 26 –
June 18, hikers and bikers will not have access to the Going-to-the-Sun Road on
the east side due to road reconstruction crews working seven days a week,
including evenings.This work will
include heavy truck traffic hauling recycled asphalt.The
recycled asphalt was removed from the road over the past two years and is being
reapplied as base material in preparation for paving this summer.

Visitor centers are located at Apgar, St. Mary, and Logan
Pass and each feature unique exhibits and activities. Interpreters and rangers
are available at each visitor center during open hours.The park's visitor center opening and closing
dates are as follows:










Glacier National Park Visitor


Operating Dates



Apgar Visitor Center


May 16 –June 12



June 13 –September 7



September 8 –October 12 (operates weekends only
 beginning October 12)



St. Mary Visitor Center


May 23 –June 27



June 28 –August 22



August 23 –September 27 (closes for rest of year)



Logan Pass Visitor Center


June 19 –September 7


9am -7pm

September 8 –September 20





Park stores within each visitor
center are operated by the Glacier National Park Conservancy, an official
partner of the park. Visit
to learn more about the Conservancy and the products and materials available.


Last updated: May 21, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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