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This short video shows some of the conditions plow operators encounter while trying to open the Going-to-the-Sun Road for the summer. There is no narration, just the sound of the dozer moving snow.

 
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What is open?

All park visitor centers are open for the season. All park campgrounds and visitor facilities are open as well.

Ranger-led activities are available throughout the park. Pick up a copy of the schedule at park entrance stations or visitor centers.

Check the Trail Status Reports page for regular updates and the Trail and Area Closing and Postings before setting out for your trailhead.


 
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Small creek flowing through a hemlock forest

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Weather

Summer has arrived and snows are melting fast on both sides of the Continental Divide. 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.

 
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St. Mary Campground

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Camping

Check the Camping Status page for up-to-date information, like status and past fill times. The Apgar Campground is open. More information on the Camping page.

 
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Observe wildlife from a safe distance. These people are too close to this goat.

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Wildlife

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.

It is important to provide Glacier's wild residents as much space as possible. If an animal reacts to your presence you are too close. Please remain at least 100 yards away from bears or wolves, and no closer than 25 yards of any other wildlife. It is important to keep campgrounds and developed areas clean and free of food and trash.

Trails and areas are sometimes closed or posted due to wildlife frequenting. It is a good idea to check our safety information concerning wildlife and humans.

Last updated: July 2, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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