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Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888-5838
Contact: Jennifer Lutman, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - Entrance fees to Glacier National Park will be waived on Saturday, September 28 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Visitors are encouraged to visit the park and experience changing foliage and increased opportunities for solitude during the fall season.
National Public Lands Day is an annual event intended to improve the health of public lands and encourage shared stewardship through volunteer service. This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day and volunteer opportunities are available across the country. For more information about National Public Lands Day visit http://www.publiclandsday.org.
Ranger-led activities will be available in the Lake McDonald Valley area on September 28 including John's Lake Loop Hike, an easy 3-mile walk through cedar-hemlock forest, quiet lakes, and roaring cascades. This hike is anticipated to last two hours and begins at the John's Lake trailhead, 1.5 miles east of Lake McDonald Lodge on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. View the ranger-led activity schedule at http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/inforequest/inforequest3.cfm.
Visitors are reminded to come prepared for changing weather conditions by layering clothing and having the appropriate footwear for planned activities. The park is home to black and grizzly bears and visitors should always be "bear aware." Outdoor enthusiasts should always communicate activity plans and time of return to someone.
Fees being waived for National Public Lands Day include the park entrance only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or concession activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good for Saturday, September 28 only.
For more information about fee-free days, please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm or contact Glacier National Park at 406-888-7800.
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