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Contact: Denise Germann , 406 888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MT- Services provided by park concessionaires within Glacier National Park are changing. Some concessions will stop providing services in early September while others will remain open until mid-October.
Granite Park Chalet* closes September 10 (after breakfast)
Sperry Chalet** closes August 24 ( after breakfast)
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)
Glacier Park Lodge* closes September 25 (after breakfast)
Lake McDonald Lodge closes September 29 (after breakfast)
Lake McDonald Camp Store closes September 29 (after breakfast)
Jammer Joe's Restaurant closes September 5 (after dinner)
Many Glacier Hotel closes September 12 (after breakfast)
Prince of Wales Hotel* closes September 19 (after breakfast)
Rising Sun Motor Inn closes September 19 (after breakfast)
Rising Sun Camp Store closes September 19 (after breakfast)
Swiftcurrent Motor Inn closes September 25 (after breakfast)
Swiftcurrent Camp Store closes September 25 (at 11 a.m.)
Two Medicine Camp Store closes September 5 (end of day)
Village Inn closesSeptember 19
Red Bus Tours Corresponds with closing dates of hotels
Hiker Shuttle** endsSeptember 5
East Side Shuttle*** ends September 25
*Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.
**Hiker shuttle connects Many Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle at St. Mary which operates through Sept. 5, 2010
***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA
Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:
Apgar (rentals only) closes September 5
Lake McDonald closes September 24
Many Glacier closes September 12
Rising Sun closes September 5
Two Medicine closes September 12
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
Apgar Corral closes September 5
Lake McDonald closes September 29
Many Glacier closes September 12
Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com)
Day hikes and backpacking:
Various Locations end in October
Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Blackfeet perspective tours:
Various Locations end October 15
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
Goat Haunt Landing ends September 25
To allow accelerated fall season rehabilitation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the last day to access Logan Pass by vehicle from the west side will be Sunday, September 18. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on the west side at Avalanche Creek beginning Monday, September 19. Vehicle access to Logan Pass will be available from the east side of the park through Sunday, October 16, weather permitting.
There will be hiker and biker access on the Going-to-the-Sun Road this fall while road rehabilitation activities are taking place, but there may be restrictions in construction zones. It is anticipated that there will be hiker and biker access from Avalanche to Haystack through early-to-mid-October. Parking at Avalanche is limited. Some areas of the road may have a gravel surface and bicyclists should use caution. Additional updates regarding hiker and biker access will be provided throughout the fall.
The free shuttle transportation service accessing Logan Pass and locations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will operate through Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
For additional park information, visit the park's web site www.nps.gov/glac or call the park at 406-888-7800.