Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservation System

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In 2023, a vehicle reservation is required for four areas of the park: Going-to-the-Sun Road, the North Fork, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier. Each location has unique details and requires a separate reservation.

This pilot program is an effort to reduce congestion, improve visitor experience, and protect park resources. When the vehicle reservation system is in effect, a vehicle reservation is required to access the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor and North Fork, Many Glacier, and Two Medicine Vehicle Reservation Areas.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Three-Day Vehicle Reservations

Required for each vehicle entering through the West entrance from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. Required for each vehicle entering through the St. Mary entrance from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation Area includes all points between the West Entrance Station, Camas Entrance Station, and Rising Sun check point (located 6 miles west of the St. Mary Entrance). This map illustrates the reservation areas. 

A Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Reservation Area from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. This reservation is good for three consecutive days.

  • Vehicle reservations to access the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor west of the Rising Sun check point from the St. Mary Entrance will not be required until July 1, 2023.
  • Visitors with service reservations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.
    • Valid service reservations include lodging, camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance.
  • Vehicle reservations are not required for tribal members, landowners inside the vehicle reservation area and their guests, or visitors who enter by foot or bike.
  • Vehicle reservations and service reservations do not guarantee parking spaces in popular areas. Expect congested and busy conditions throughout the park.

Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservations are valid for three consecutive days and have a processing fee of $2. Vehicle reservations are available in advance online at Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), Recreation.gov app, or the Recreation.gov Call Center (Reservation Line: 877-444-6777). They are not available for purchase at the park. 

  • There is a limited number of Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservations available for each day and demand will exceed supply. Vehicle reservations will be released on Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), beginning February 1, 2023 at 8 am Mountain Time.
  • New for the 2023 season, vehicle reservations will be available through two types of booking windows. A portion of reservations will be available approximately 120-days in advance, using a block-release system. The first block of advanced reservations will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 am Mountain Time on February 1, 2023. This round of reservations will be available to enter the Going-to-the-Sun Road for May 26 through June 30. The next release will occur on March 1, 2023 for July 1 through July 31 followed by a release on April 1, 2023 for August 1 through August 31. On May 1, 2023, reservations will be available for all areas for September 1 through September 10.
  • The remaining vehicle reservations will be released on a rolling basis at 8 am 24-hours in advance (e.g., remaining vehicle reservations for July 1 are available on June 30).

Visitors with service reservations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.

  • Valid service reservations include lodging, camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance.
  • Proof of a valid service reservation will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation only.
  • Service reservations in areas outside of the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.

Examples of valid service reservations for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor are listed below. Additional service reservations in the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor may apply.

Camping Reservations

Commercial Tour Reservations

Horseback Riding Reservations

Lodging Reservations

Non-Profit Partner Reservations

Permit Holders

  • Special Use Permits inside the West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance
    • Includes weddings, special events, film/photography projects, first amendment activities, etc.
  • Clients of Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) holders with commercial activities taking place inside the West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance. 
    • Includes bicycle tours, instructional workshops, etc.

Recreational Equipment Reservations (e.g., watercraft, bicycles)

  • Equipment pickup in areas inside the West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance

Wilderness Camping Permits

  • For trailheads located inside West Entrance, Camas Entrance, and St. Mary Entrance

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government.

Print or save a digital copy (e.g., screenshot) of the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation or valid service reservation. Cell service is unreliable or unavailable in the park.

  • Vehicle access through the West Entrance Station, Camas Road Entrance Station, and Rising Sun check point requires a Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation or valid service reservation.
  • Proof of valid Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation or service reservation should be prepared and ready to present to park staff at the Camas Entrance, West Entrance, or Rising Sun check point (east side).

In addition to a vehicle reservation or valid service reservation, visitors must also have a park pass to enter the park. A park pass is your paid entrance fee to the park and applies to visitors traveling by vehicle, motorcycle, foot, bicycle, etc.

  • A park pass is required to access any entry point within Glacier National Park. Park passes do not serve as vehicle reservations or service reservations in vehicle reservation areas.

America the Beautiful Passes

  • Volunteer Pass (free)
  • 4th Grade Pass (free)
  • Military Pass (free)
  • Senior Pass ($80 lifetime, $20 Annual)
  • Access Pass (free)
  • Annual Pass ($80)
Glacier National Park Passes
  • Glacier Annual Pass ($70)
  • Private Vehicle Pass ($35)
  • Motorcycle Pass ($30)
  • Individual Pass ($20)

Park passes are available for purchase at the park or online at Recreation.gov (Site Passes). Visitors who already possess a valid entrance pass, such as an Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc., do not need to purchase another pass.

  • From May 26 through September 10, 2023, visitors without vehicle reservations may enter the park before 6:00 am or after 3:00 pm without a reservation. Exception: Entry to Going-to-the-Sun Road from the West Entrance before the 6 a.m. reservation period will not be permitted due to construction activities. To avoid congestion-related delays, visitors are encouraged to use the St. Mary Entrance.
  • The Many Glacier Valley, Two Medicine Valley, and St. Mary Entrance to the Going-to-the-Sun Road do not require a vehicle reservation outside of the July 1 through September 10, 2023 time period.
  • For the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor, vehicle reservations will be checked at the Rising Sun check point (located 6 miles west of the St. Mary Entrance) and visitors will have access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and park shuttle outside of the vehicle reservation area.
  • Visitors may also obtain access with a valid service reservation (e.g., boat tours, lodging, horseback ride, guided hikes) for the specified reservation area. For example, a reservation for a boat tour on Lake McDonald would serve as a vehicle reservation for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor for the day the boat tour was scheduled.
 

North Fork One-Day Vehicle Reservations

Required for each vehicle accessing the North Fork area from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. 

The North Fork Vehicle Reservation Area is in the northwest corner of the park and includes all points east of the Polebridge Entrance Station. This map illustrates the reservation areas. 

A North Fork Vehicle Reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the North Fork area of the park through the Polebridge Entrance Station from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. This reservation is good for one day. 

  • Vehicle reservations are not required for tribal members, landowners inside the vehicle reservation area and their guests, or visitors who enter by foot or bike.
  • Wilderness camping permits and camping registration for first-come, first-served campgrounds in the North Fork area can be used in lieu of a vehicle reservation for the day (or days) listed.
    • Valid vehicle reservations are limited to wilderness camping permits for trailheads located in the North Fork area and registered campers at first-come, first-served campgrounds in the North Fork area of the park.
    • Any reservations outside of the North Fork area of the park (west of the Polebridge Entrance Station) will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.
  • Vehicle reservations do not guarantee parking spaces in popular areas. Expect congested and busy conditions throughout the area.

Vehicle reservations are valid for one day and have a processing fee of $2. Vehicle reservations are only available in advance online at Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), Recreation.gov app, or the Recreation.gov Call Center (Reservation Line: 877-444-6777). They are not available for purchase at the park.

  • There is a limited number of North Fork Vehicle Reservations available for each day and demand will exceed supply. Vehicle reservations will be released on Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), beginning February 1, 2023 at 8 am Mountain Time.
  • New for the 2023 season, vehicle reservations will be available through two types of booking windows. A portion of reservations will be available approximately 120-days in advance, using a block-release system. The first block of advanced reservations will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 am Mountain Time on February 1, 2023. This round of reservations will be available to enter the North Fork area for May 26 through June 30. The next release will occur on March 1, 2023 for July 1 through July 31 followed by a release on April 1, 2023 for August 1 through August 31. On May 1, 2023, reservations will be available for all areas for September 1 through September 10.
  • The remaining vehicle reservations will be released on a rolling basis at 8 am 24-hours in advance (e.g., remaining vehicle reservations for July 1 are available on June 30).

If you are planning on camping at one of the front country campgrounds in the North Fork, the Polebridge Ranger Station (located at the Polebridge Entrance) can issue any available sites upon your arrival. Mention that you would like to stay at one of the campgrounds (specify which one). If there is an available site, park staff will issue the site to you. A vehicle reservation is included with the campground site for the duration of your stay there.

Print or save a digital copy (e.g., screenshot) of the valid vehicle reservation or service reservation. Cell service is unavailable in this area of the park.

  • Vehicle access through the Polebridge Entrance Station requires a North Fork Vehicle Reservation.
  • Proof of valid North Fork Vehicle Reservation should be prepared and ready to present to park staff at the Polebridge Entrance Station.

In addition to a vehicle reservation, visitors must have a park pass to enter the park. A park pass is your paid entrance fee to the park and applies to visitors traveling by vehicle, motorcycle, foot, bicycle, etc.

  • A park pass is required to access any entry point within Glacier National Park. Park passes do not serve as vehicle reservations or service reservations in vehicle reservation areas.

America the Beautiful Passes

  • Annual Pass ($80)
  • Access Pass (free)
  • Senior Pass ($80 lifetime, $20 Annual)
  • Military Pass (free)
  • 4th Grade Pass (free)
  • Volunteer Pass (free)

Glacier National Park Passes

  • Glacier Annual Pass ($70)
  • Private Vehicle Pass ($35)
  • Motorcycle Pass ($30)
  • Individual Pass ($20)

Park passes are available for purchase at the park or online at Recreation.gov (Site Passes). Visitors who already possess a valid entrance pass, such as an Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc., do not need to purchase another pass.

  • From May 26 through September 10, 2023, visitors without vehicle reservations may enter the park before 6:00 am or after 3:00 pm without a reservation. Exception: Entry to Going-to-the-Sun Road from the West Entrance before the 6 a.m. reservation period will not be permitted due to construction activities. To avoid congestion-related delays, visitors are encouraged to use the St. Mary Entrance.
  • The Many Glacier Valley, Two Medicine Valley, and St. Mary Entrance to the Going-to-the-Sun Road do not require a vehicle reservation outside of the July 1 through September 10, 2023 time period.
  • For the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor, vehicle reservations will be checked at the Rising Sun check point (located 6 miles west of the St. Mary Entrance) and visitors will have access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and park shuttle outside of the vehicle reservation area.
 

Many Glacier and Two Medicine One-Day Vehicle Reservations

Required for each vehicle accessing the Many Glacier Valley from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm.
Required for each vehicle accessing theTwo Medicine Valley from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. 

A separate vehicle reservation is required for each valley. The Many Glacier Reservation Area includes all points beyond the Many Glacier Entrance Station. The Two Medicine Reservation Area includes all points beyond the Two Medicine Entrance Station. This map illustrates the reservation areas.

A separate vehicle reservation is required for each valley—one for Two Medicine and one for Many Glacier.

A Many Glacier Vehicle Reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the Many Glacier area of the park through the Many Glacier Entrance Station from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. This reservation is good for one day.

  • Visitors with service reservations in the Many Glacier Vally do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.
    • Valid service reservations include lodging, camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the Many Glacier Entrance.
  • Vehicle reservations are not required for tribal members, landowners inside the vehicle reservation area and their guests, or visitors who enter by foot or bike.
  • Wilderness camping permits in Many Glacier Valley can be used in lieu of a vehicle reservation for the day (or days) listed.
    • Valid vehicle reservations are limited to wilderness camping permits for trailheads located in the Many Glacier Valley.
    • Any reservations outside of Many Glacier Valley  will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.
  • Vehicle reservations do not guarantee parking spaces in popular areas. Expect congested and busy conditions throughout the area.

A Two Medicine Vehicle Reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the Two Medicine area of the park through the Two Medicine Entrance Station from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 am to 3 pm. This reservation is good for one day.

  • Visitors with service reservations in the Two Medicine Valley do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.
    • Valid service reservations include lodging, camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the Two Medicine Entrance.
  • Vehicle reservations are not required for tribal members, landowners inside the vehicle reservation area and their guests, or visitors who enter by foot or bike.
  • Wilderness camping permits in Two Medicine Valley can be used in lieu of a vehicle reservation for the day (or days) listed.
    • Valid vehicle reservations are limited to wilderness camping permits for trailheads located in the Two Medicine Valley.
    • Any reservations outside of Two Medicine Valley will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.
  • Vehicle reservations do not guarantee parking spaces in popular areas. Expect congested and busy conditions throughout the area.

Vehicle reservations are valid for one day and have a processing fee of $2. Vehicle reservations are only available in advance online at Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), Recreation.gov app, or the Recreation.gov Call Center (Reservation Line: 877-444-6777). They are not available for purchase at the park.

  • There is a limited number of Many Glacier Vehicle Reservations available for each day and demand will exceed supply. Vehicle reservations will be released on Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), beginning March 1, 2023 at 8 am Mountain Time.
  • There is a limited number of Two Medicine Vehicle Reservations available for each day and demand will exceed supply. Vehicle reservations will be released on Recreation.gov (Vehicle Reservations), beginning March 1, 2023 at 8 am Mountain Time.
  • New for the 2023 season, vehicle reservations will be available through two types of booking windows. A portion of reservations will be available approximately 120-days in advance, using a block-release system. The first block of advanced reservations for both Many Glacier and Two Medicine will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 am Mountain Time on March 1, 2023. This block includes advanced reservations for July 1 through July 31. The next release for these areas will occur on April 1, 2023 for August 1 through August 31. On May 1, 2023, reservations will be available for September 1 through September 10.
  • The remaining vehicle reservations will be released on a rolling basis at 8 am 24-hours in advance (e.g., remaining vehicle reservations for July 1 are available on June 30).

Many Glacier Service Reservations

Visitors with service reservations in the Many Glacier Valley do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.

  • Valid service reservations include lodging, camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the Many Glacier Entrance Station.
  • Proof of a valid service reservation will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation only.
  • Service reservations in areas outside of the Many Glacier Valley will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.

Valid service reservations for Many Glacier are listed below.

Camping Reservations

Lodging Reservations

Commercial Tour Reservations

Horseback Riding Reservations

Wilderness Camping Permits

  • For trailheads located inside Many Glacier Entrance Station

Two Medicine Service Reservations

Visitors with service reservations in the Two Medicine Valley do not need a vehicle reservation. Valid service reservations will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation.

  • Valid service reservations include camping, commercial tours, etc. in areas located inside the Two Medicine Entrance Station.
  • Proof of a valid service reservation will serve as a vehicle reservation for the day of the service reservation only.
  • Service reservations in areas outside of the Two Medicine Valley will not serve as valid vehicle reservations.

Valid service reservations for Two Medicine are listed below.

Camping Reservations

Commercial Tour Reservations

Wilderness Camping Permits

  • For trailheads located inside Two Medicine Entrance Station

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government.

Print or save a digital copy (e.g., screenshot) of the valid vehicle reservation or service reservation. Cell service is unavailable in this area of the park.

  • Vehicle access through the Many Glacier Entrance Station requires a Many Glacier Vehicle Reservation or valid service reservation. Vehicle access through the Two Medicine Entrance Station requires a Two Medicine Vehicle Reservation or valid service reservation.
  • Proof of valid vehicle reservation or service reservation should be prepared and ready to present to park staff at the entrance station.

In addition to a vehicle reservation or valid service reservation, visitors must have a park pass to enter the park. A park pass is your paid entrance fee to the park and applies to visitors traveling by vehicle, motorcycle, foot, bicycle, etc.

  • A park pass is required to access any entry point within Glacier National Park. Park passes do not serve as vehicle reservations or service reservations in vehicle reservation areas.

America the Beautiful Passes

  • Annual Pass ($80)
  • Access Pass (free)
  • Senior Pass ($80 lifetime, $20 Annual)
  • Military Pass (free)
  • 4th Grade Pass (free)
  • Volunteer Pass (free)

Glacier National Park Passes

  • Glacier Annual Pass ($70)
  • Private Vehicle Pass ($35)
  • Motorcycle Pass ($30)
  • Individual Pass ($20)

Park passes are available for purchase at the park or online at Recreation.gov (Site Passes). Visitors who already possess a valid entrance pass, such as an Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc., do not need to purchase another pass.

  • From May 26 through September 10, 2023, visitors without vehicle reservations may enter the park before 6:00 am or after 3:00 pm without a reservation. Exception: Entry to Going-to-the-Sun Road from the West Entrance before the 6 a.m. reservation period will not be permitted due to construction activities. To avoid congestion-related delays, visitors are encouraged to use the St. Mary Entrance.
  • The Many Glacier Valley, Two Medicine Valley, and St. Mary Entrance to the Going-to-the-Sun Road do not require a vehicle reservation outside of the July 1 through September 10, 2023 time period.
  • For the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor, vehicle reservations will be checked at the Rising Sun check point (located 6 miles west of the St. Mary Entrance) and visitors will have access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and park shuttle outside of the vehicle reservation area.
  • Visitors may also obtain access with a valid service reservation (e.g., boat tours, lodging, horseback ride, guided hikes) for the specified reservation area. For example, a reservation for a boat tour on Lake McDonald would serve as a vehicle reservation for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor for the day the boat tour was scheduled.
 
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Is Going-to-the-Sun Road Open?

Conditions are constantly changing. Check here for updates on which roads are open or closed.

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How crowded is the park?

Glacier is extremely busy. Pack your patience.

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How does the free shuttle work?

The shuttle can move you along Going-to-the-Sun Road but requires flexibility.

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When will the glaciers be gone?

Between 1966 and 2015, every named glacier in the park got smaller, some by more than 80%.

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Will climate change impact me?

Glacier National Park is warming at nearly two times the global average and the impacts are already being felt by park visitors.

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Can we solve climate change?

Ultimately, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions will require global solutions. Luckily, these solutions already exist.

Last updated: January 9, 2023

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