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Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Officials at Glacier National Park remind park visitors that summer entrance fees are now in effect. A 7-Day single vehicle entrance fee is $25.00 and the fee is $12.00 for single entrants (hikers/bikers/motorcyclists). The Glacier National Park Annual Pass is $35.
Fees for nightly camping at Apgar, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek and Two Medicine are $20.00 per night. Fees at Bowman and Kintla Lake are $15.00. Logging Creek, Quartz Creek, and Cut Bank are $10 per night and have no water available. Fees for reserved camping at St. Mary and Fish Creek are $23.00 per night and reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Several campgrounds are open outside the summer core season for primitive camping at a fee of $10.00 per night.
Backcountry fees have also been established. The nightly backcountry per person permit fees are: $5 for people age 16 and over, $3 for ages 8-15, and free for children $7 and under. Golden Age and Golden Access cardholders are $2.50 per person per night. A season pass is also available for $60 and covers backcountry per night camping fees for one year from the date of issue. Backcountry campsite reservations are available for a $30 processing fee.
Officials also note that new fees will be in effect starting in 2008 for motorcycles and for the Glacier National Park Annual Pass. Motorcycle fees will increase to $20.00 for a 7-Day Pass. This increase follows mandatory national fee rates established for motorcycles. The Glacier National Park Annual Pass is expected to be increased to $40.00. All other fees will be unchanged.
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 80 percent of visitor entrance and campground fees stay in Glacier. Fees are primarily used to fund park projects that benefit visitors, including projects related to deferred maintenance, resource protection, and new programs and services. Using fee money, park officials have funded a variety of improvement projects including: installing new comfort stations at the Loop and in the North Fork; improving hiking trails throughout the park; designing new wayside exhibits; and rehabilitating vegetation.
For additional park information, please visit Glacier National Park’s Web site (www.nps.gov/glac) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
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