Apgar Campground to Open Friday, May 4

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Date: April 30, 2012
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838

Many of the Glacier National Park's campgrounds will be opening for the summer season in upcoming weeks. Apgar Campground, on the west side of the park, will open with services on Friday, May 4, and St. Mary Campground on the east side, will open with services on May 14. Additional campgrounds will open as the season progresses.

Most campgrounds have water available, but there are no electrical or water hookups at any campground in the park. Water is not available when a campground is in primitive status. Many campgrounds can accommodate campers and trailers, with some size restrictions. 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 https:///www.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.


Operating Dates

(Through night of dates listed)

Nightly Fees

Primitive Camping Operating Dates

(No water available)


May 4 - October 7


Primitive camping in picnic area October 8-31, and April 1-May 3: $10 per night, November 1-March 31: Free with valid entrance pass


June 8 -September 2



Bowman Lake

May 25 - September 9


Primitive camping September 10- October 31 (weather dependent) $10 per night November 1 through closure: Free with valid entrance pass

Cut Bank

June 8 - September 2


Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon September 3

Fish Creek

June 1 - September 2


National Recreation Reservation System Campground

Kintla Lake

May 25 - September 9


Primitive camping September 10- October 31:(weather dependent) $10 per night November 1 through closure: Free with valid entrance pass

Logging Creek

July 1 - September 23


Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon September 24

Many Glacier

May 25 - September 16


Primitive camping September 17 - October 30 (weather dependent ) $10 per night

Quartz Creek

July 1 - October 30


Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon October 31

Rising Sun

May 25 - September 9



Sprague Creek

May 11 - September 9



St. Mary

May 14 - September 16


April 1 - May 30, and September 3-16: $20 per night

June 1-September 2: National Recreation Reservation System $23 per night

Primitive camping September 17-October 31: $10 per night

November 1-March 31: Free with valid entrance pass

Two Medicine

May 25 - September 16


Primitive camping September17 - October 30 (weather dependent) $10 per night

Fish Creek and St. Mary Campground sites, and five group sites at Apgar Campground, may be reserved for camping from June 1 through September 2 via the National Recreation Reservation Service website at www.recreation.gov or by calling toll free 877-444-6777. Campers without prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is available, for $23/night.

All 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.

Group campsites are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, St. Mary and Two Medicine Campgrounds. 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 through reservation at St. Mary for $8 per person per night.

The seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, bicyclist or motorcyclist) is $12. When park entrance stations are not staffed, an entrance fee is still required. Follow the posted instructions at the self-payment boxes at each entrance station.

An annual Glacier National Park pass for unlimited access to the park for one year from time of purchase of the pass is available for $35. Other passes with America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program are also available. US citizens 62 years of age and older may purchase a lifetime pass for $10, and citizens with a permanent disability may obtain a free lifetime pass. An annual pass available for $80 allows free entrance to federally operated recreation sites across the county, including many National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management sites.

For additional park information please visit Glacier National Park's web site at https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800. Annual passes may be obtained via credit card over the phone, from Headquarters Building, Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or from the west and east entrance stations when staffed.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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West Glacier, MT 59936



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