Record high temperatures over the weekend of August 11 and 12, along with a storm that produced lightning, resulted in three new fire starts in the park. The most visible of those fires is the Howe Ridge Fire near the head of Lake McDonald.
What is open?
Ranger-led activities are available throughout the park. Programs listed for Avalanche Lake, Johns Lake, and Lake McDonald Lodge are canceled. Check with park staff at park visitor centers for specific time and cancellation information.
Weather is always unpredictable but you can expect daytime temperatures between the high 50s to 90s. Cool rainy days and warm sunny days are both common. Temperatures vary with time of day and elevation, so be prepared with layers of clothing. For a clickable map of Glacier National Park weather visit theNational Weather Service Recreation Safety Forecast for Glacier National Park. For a text version of the weather forecast for Glacier visit theirGlacier National Park Forecast page. Visit our Weather page for more.
Animals are especially active this time of year. Stay vigilant as you drive park roads. Bears may be seen at this time of year as they forage the slopes for food. All park visitors should carry bear spray in a readily accessible location, should know how to use it, and should remember required safe wildlife viewing distances.
Last updated: August 30, 2018