How Do I Get a Wilderness Permit?

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Advance vs. Walk-up Permits

A wilderness use permit is required for all overnight camping in the park. For tips on how to get a wilderness permit, watch our Permit Tips video.



May–October 31: $10 permit fee and additional $7/night per person camping fee payable upon permit issuance online at or at a wilderness permit office.
November 1–April 30: Winter wilderness camping permits are free.

Permit Office Locations and Hours

There are multiple permit office locations around the park for visitor convenience. You can use any open permit office to attempt to secure a walk-up permit or to pick up a permit for which you have an advance reservation. The Many Glacier Ranger Station has limited access in 2024 (see more below).





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Additional Resources

Last updated: June 11, 2024

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Contact Info

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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