2009 Campgrounds Dates Announced for Glacier National Park

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Date: April 13, 2009
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The 2009 operating dates and nightly fee schedule for Glacier National Park’s 13 frontcountry campgrounds are now available. Dates listed represent the first day and the last night of camping for each category.


Operating Dates (Through night of dates listed)

Nightly Fees

Primitive Camping Operating Dates* ($10/night - No water available)


May 8-Oct. 11


Primitive camping April 1–May 7 and Oct. 12–Nov. 30 (Picnic Area)* Winter camping Dec. 1–Mar. 31(Picnic Area)


June 12-Sept. 6



Bowman Lake

May 22 – Sept. 13


Primitive camping prior to May 22 and beginning Sept. 14 (weather dependent)*

Cut Bank

May 22–Sept. 13


Operated in primitive status all season

Fish Creek (Reservations)

June 1–Sept. 6**


National Recreation Reservation System campground

Kintla Lake

May 22–Sept. 13


Primitive camping prior to May 22 and beginning Sept. 14 (weather dependent) *

Logging Creek

July 1–Sept. 29


Operated in primitive status all season*

Many Glacier

May 22 – Sept. 20


Primitive Sept. 21–Oct. 31 (weather dependent )*

Quartz Creek

July 1–Nov. 29


Operated in primitive status all season* (End of season date weather dependent)

Rising Sun

May 29–Sept. 13



Sprague Creek

May 15–Sept. 13



St. Mary (Reservations)

June 1–Sept. 6**


(See St. Mary listing)

St. Mary

May 22–Sept. 20***


Primitive camping April 1–May 21 and Sept. 21 – Nov. 30* First come, first serve May 22–31 and Sept. 7–21** Winter camping Dec. 1 – March 31

Two Medicine

May 22–Sept. 20


Primitive camping Sept. 21–Oct.31 (weather dependent)*

***St. Mary campground operates as a first come, first served campground with no reservations during the dates listed in the chart. It is the same campground as the St. Mary -reservation campground.

** Fish Creek and St. Mary campground sites may be reserved for camping from June 1 through September 1 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 frontcountry campgrounds include pit toilets, no running water and only a limited number of sites. Winter camping is available at St. Mary and in the Apgar picnic area from December 1 through the night of March 31. There is no fee for winter camping; however, a valid entrance pass is required.

2009 Campground Fees:

  • Class A Campground    $20/nt
  • Class B Campground     $15/nt
  • Primitive Campground   $10/nt
  • Hiker/Bicyclist              $5/nt
  • Group Sites                  $50/nt(+$5 per person after first 9 campers)
  • Reservation Campgrds    $23/nt
     Hiker/Bicyclist              $8/nt
     Group                         $53/nt(+ $5 per person after first 9 campers)

    Group campsites are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, St. Mary and Two Medicine Campgrounds. Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche, Fish Creek, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, St. Mary, and Two Medicine Campgrounds. Nightly fees for group sites are $50 plus $5 per person after the first nine. Hiker/bicyclist sites are $5 per person. At reservation campgrounds, the hiker/biker rate is $8/night and the group rate is $53 plus $5 per person after the first nine.

    Campground information and status, including current and historic fill times can be found on Glacier’s Web site (https://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm).

    Springtime visitors are reminded that winter park entrance fees remain in effect through April 30. Beginning May 1, the seven-day single vehicle entrance fee is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, bicyclist or motorcyclist) is $12. Even 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

    For additional park information, please visit Glacier National Park’s web site (www.nps.gov/glac) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800. For details about campgrounds in Glacier go to https://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.

    - NPS – 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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