2010 Opening and Closing Dates for Glacier Campgrounds

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Date: April 16, 2010
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. –Officials at Glacier National Park are pleased to announce that many of the park’s campgrounds will be opening in upcoming weeks. Given the economic recession, many people may find it helpful that campground and entrance fees are not increasing for 2010.



Operating Dates(Through night of dates listed)

 Nightly Fees

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


May 7 - Oct. 11


Primitive camping April 1 - May 6 and Oct. 12 - Nov. 30 (Picnic Area) *Winter camping Dec. 1 - Mar. 31  (Picnic Area)


June 11 -Sept. 6



Bowman Lake

May 28 - Sept. 12


Primitive camping prior to May 28 and beginning Sept. 13 (weather dependent)*

Cut Bank

May 28 - Sept. 6


Operated in primitive status all season

Fish Creek (Reservations)

June 1 - Sept. 6**


National Recreation Reservation System campground

Kintla Lake

May 28 - Sept. 12


Primitive camping prior to May 28 and beginning Sept. 13 (weather dependent) *

Logging Creek

July 1 - Sept. 28


Operated in primitive status all season*

Many Glacier

May 28 - Sept. 19


Primitive Sept. 20 - Oct. 31 (weather dependent )*

Quartz Creek

July 1 - Nov. 30


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

Rising Sun

May 28 - Sept. 13



Sprague Creek

May 14 - Sept. 13



St. Mary (Reservations)

June 1 - Sept. 5**


(See St. Mary listing)

St. Mary

May 28 - Sept. 19***


Primitive camping April 1 - May 20 and Sept. 19 - Nov. 30*   First come, first serve May 21 - 31 and Sept. 6 - 19** Winter camping Dec. 1 - March 31

Two Medicine

May 28 - Sept. 19


Primitive camping Sept. 20 - Oct. 31 (weather dependent)*

Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Pass holders are entitled to a 50% camping discount.

**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, and four group sites at Apgar campground, 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 front-country 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.  

Other 2010 Campground Fees:

  • Non-Reservation Campgrounds

Hiker/Bicyclist $5/night       Group Sites $50 + $5 per person after first 9 campers

  • Reservation Campgrounds:                 

Hiker/Bicyclist $8.00/night  Group$53 + $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.  

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 .


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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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