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Glacier National Park Is Further Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

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Date: March 27, 2020
Contact: Office of the Superintendent, 406-888-7901

West Glacier, MT - Glacier National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from Flathead County, MT, Glacier County, MT, Blackfeet Nation, and the State of Montana. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective at 5 pm on March 27, 2020, Glacier National Park will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted to the park. US Highway 2 inside the park boundary will remain open. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our state, county, and tribal partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the park,” said Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow. “We will continue to work with our state, county, and tribal partners as this crisis continues and we will coordinate with them on when it will be safe to reopen the park.”

The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Glacier National Park, including:  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with for specific details about park operations.

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Last updated: March 27, 2020

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