Glacier National Park Webcams

Bandwidth problems are hampering the cameras at Many Glacier and Two Medicine. The satellite connections there are just not beefy enough to provide reliable service. We hope to find provide better satellite coverage in the future. Until then they may upload images somewhat erratically.

A new problem surfaced at Logan Pass and we need to relocate those cameras. Over the next few weeks we will investigate alternate locations and hopefully return webcam service to the Logan Pass area.

 
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Apgar Mountain - 1

This view to the northeast from the summit of Apgar Mountain provides a spectacular view of Lake McDonald and the mountains in the distance. To the left of the lake are Stanton Mountain and Mt. Vaught (Stanton just in front of Vaught) and then just to the right the Garden Wall. The Continental Divide follows the crest of the Garden Wall. Continuing to the right are Mt. Cannon and Mt. Brown. The last mountain clearly visible to the right is Edwards Mountain. Apgar Lookout is at the summit and one of the more popular hikes on the west side.

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Apgar Village - 1

The village of Apgar is the main hub of activity (on the west side of the park) throughout the summer. The park's largest campground is located here as are gift shops, a restaurant, lodging facilities, and boat and recreational equipment rentals. Now that fall is setting in and the leaves are turning, Apgar beings the slow progression to winter mode.

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Apgar Village - 2

This camera at Apgar will generally be pointed to the west down toward the Apgar Wilderness Permit Office, just out of view. In summer lines of backpackers will be seen each morning. In the fall and winter it's more likely that deer and an occasional snowshoer will be seen.

This camera seems to have a somewhat erratic connection and may stop sending images for periods of time. We are working to repair or replace it.

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Apgar Visitor Center Plaza

Throughout the summer this is the primary information stop for visitors entering the park at West Glacier. This winter the visitor center is not open but there are informational displays and publications available in the plaza.

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Lake McDonald - 1

To many visitors to the park, this view is their first introduction to the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park. This iconic view from Apgar, at the foot of Lake McDonald, really shows what Glacier is all about...big glacially carved lakes, vast wild views of the high peaks along the Continental Divide, and the ever-changing forests that blanket much of the lower elevations. It's no wonder that for many people when they think of Glacier, they think of this view.

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Lake McDonald - 2

This camera is one of the newer models that allow us to zoom in and pan around the scene. Expect to see different views occasionally as we aim it at different parts of the Lake McDonald Valley.
Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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Many Glacier - 1

Many Glacier is often referred to as the Heart of the Park. This spectacular view is very similar to the Two Medicine Valley in that there is a dominant peak, in this case Grinnell Point, separating two valleys. To the right is the Swiftcurrent Valley and just up and over the wall in the background is Granite Park. To the left is the valley that leads up to Grinnell Glacier, one of the most popular trails in the park. The Many Glacier Hotel sits at the edge of Swiftcurrent Lake and is an outstanding example of the type of architecture that was so common in the western national parks in the early 1900. A walk through it's soaring lobby is a must see when you visit Many Glacier.

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Many Glacier - 2

Across Swiftcurrent Lake rises Mt. Wilbur. To the left of the summit you can see the Continental Divide and Swiftcurrent Peak. To the right you can just barely see part of the cirque that contains Iceberg Lake. Iceberg Lake is one of the most popular hikes in the park. It is about 10 miles round trip with an elevation gain of around 1,200 feet. It is one of the easier of the all-day hikes in this valley. Wide open areas afford expansive views as you hike up to the lake. As with all hikes be on the watch for signs of bears. This trail may be closed when you arrive due to bear activity.

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Middle Fork of the Flathead River

The Middle Fork of the Flathead River forms the southwest border of Glacier National Park. This view, from near Park Headquarters, shows the river as it flows under the West Glacier bridge. At night some of the lights of West Glacier may be visible. During the summer watch for rafters. Several commercial rafting businesses use this section of river. In the winter the only activity along the river might be the occasional coyote or deer or a really cold kayaker.

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Park Headquarters

This was the first webcam view that Glacier National Park offered. Originally it was only going to be a test until a better location was found, but it turns out that this view has a large following. Watch for the occasional lunchtime crowd at the picnic table or our resident deer wandering about. Some years in the early summer beargrass blooms dot the forest.

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St. Mary Visitor Center - 1

This view from the St. Mary Visitor Center looks west to the mountains surrounding St. Mary Lake. Red Eagle Mountain looms directly in the center. In the winter and spring elk are often spotted in the meadow at first light. In summer wildflowers carpet the view. Fall sees the green turn to a golden hue which contrasts with the bright blue of the sky.

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St. Mary Visitor Center - 2

The view from this webcam can be changed by park staff and occasionally we will move it and provide a different aspect of the view from the St. Mary Visitor Center. We hope to be able to provide close views of the elk in the fall and winter, tighter views of the mountains, and occasionally people at the Entrance Station and in the Visitor Center.

Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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St. Mary Visitor Center - Dusty Star Observatory Sky Cam

Imagine laying on your back in the St. Mary valley and looking straight up at the sky. That is your view from this webcam. On a clear night the image of the sky is spectacular, so visit after dark for the best experience. The tan shape at the top is the Dusty Star Observatory. The other buildings in the area include the St. Mary Visitor Center and the St. Mary entrance station. The center of the image looks straight up at the sky. If the circular image is a clock, the Dusty star Observatory is to the east at 12'clock, north is at 3 o'clock, west is at 6 o'clock. and south is at 9 o'clock.

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image of the night sky movie

NPS

Every night the Night Sky Cam takes images every few minutes and merges them into a video. If you can't stay awake to watch the night sky these videos will give you a good idea what Glacier's dark nights have to offer.

Night Sky Video from last night.
 
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Two Medicine - 1

This view from near the Scenic Point Trailhead looks northwest to the Dawson Pass area. The mountains in the foreground are Sinopah Mountain on the left and Rising Wolf Mountain on the right. In the distance Lone Walker Mountain is just visible over the shoulder of Sinopah and Helen Mountain is just to the right of center. One of the best hikes in the park works its way up to Dawson Pass and then continues north along the spine of the Continental Divide to Pitamakan Pass. Five miles of high-elevation hiking that is second to none.

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Two Medicine - 2

This view from near the campground in Two Medicine shows how dominant Sinopah Mountain is on the landscape there. To the left is Painted Tepee Mountain and to the right is Mount Helen. Once a primary stop on all train and horseback trips in the park, the opening of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in the 1930s shifted visitation to other parts of the park. While not as busy as some locations today, it is still crowded and visitors are advised to arrive early to find parking.

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West Entrance

The West Entrance to the park is a good indicator of how busy things may be at locations inside the park. During July and August expect to see a long string of cars as they line up to purchase their entrance passes. We sell several different passes including a 7-day pass for $35.00, an annual pass for $70.00, and the America the Beautiful Pass for $80.00. The America the Beautiful Pass will allow entrance into any national park in the country and is good for some services on National Forests and at other Federal agencies.

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Headwaters Podcast series logo

Funding for these webcams comes, in part, from the Glacier National Park Conservancy. You can visit their website to learn more about the projects they fund throughout the park. One of the projects funded by the Conservancy is Glacier's new Headwaters podcast. A seven-part series exploring the stories that make each of the major regions of the park unique. Just as the webcams provide a visual look at that park's different regions, this audio series presents a deeper understanding of Glacier's special places.

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West Glacier , MT 59936

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