Current Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

Information

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Going-to-the-Sun Road Status Spring plowing is underway and crews are working on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The full length of the road will not open prior to June 22, but could be later depending on conditions our plowing crews encounter. Follow the link below for more information.
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  • Alert 2 , Severity ,information ,, Spring Bicycling Opportunities Each spring there are expanded opportunities for hikers and bikers. Depending on plowing and road crew work schedules and locations, lower portions of the Going-to-the-Sun Road maybe be open for hiking and biking. See the link for more information.
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Four rangers are very excited about a display screen.
Click on the image above for updated weather, campground, parking, and area closure status.
 

Recreation Access Display (RAD)

Glacier National Park is introducing a new feature to the website. The RAD provides information on campgrounds, weather, parking lot status, and area closures throughout the park, updated every minute. In the summer fill times for campgrounds and parking lots, and times of area closures from the previous day will be highlighted, so visitors can plan for the best times to visit and to understand visitation levels and crowd sizes.

Click on the image above to be taken to the live version, which updates approximately every minute.
This site works best in the Chrome web browser.
 
 
A tent in a snowy forest.
When the campground is open for primitive or winter camping, there is no water available and campers are advised to bring their own drinking water. 

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Camping

St. Mary and Apgar campgrounds are in winter status. All other campgrounds are closed for the season. There is no fee for winter camping, but a valid park entrance pass is required. When the campground is open for primitive or winter camping, there is no water available and campers are advised to bring their own drinking water. Check the Camping Status page for up-to-date information, like status and past fill times. Find more information on the Camping page.

 
a white trillium flower
As the snows of winter recede spring wildflowers burst out of the ground. Spring rains and cool temperatures aid in the blooming.

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Weather

Weather is always unpredictable but especially so in Glacier. Cold snowy days and warm sunny days are both common. Temperatures vary with time of day and elevation, so be prepared with layers of clothing.

National Weather Service Recreation Safety Forecast for Glacier National Park
(a clickable map of Glacier National Park weather)

Glacier National Park Forecast
(a text version of the weather forecast for Glacier)

Visit our Weather page for more information.

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

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Wildlife

Many animals in Glacier are active year-round. Stay vigilant as you drive park roads. 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. 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.

 
A crowd of people walk down a trail in the mountains.

Tips for Dealing with Crowds

May through September is the busiest time of the year in Glacier National Park. Within that, July and August are the busiest of all.

People walk on a steep dirt slope.

Leave No Trace

Many visitors fall in love with Glacier and then want to know how to reduce their footprint.

a sign about staying on the trail

Safety

Water is the number one cause of fatalities in Glacier National Park. Please use extreme caution near water.

Last updated: April 25, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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