Lodging, Restaurants, and Services

A park ranger smiles at the camera while holding a phone up to their ear.
Glacier is an extremely busy national park. Planning ahead, making reservations, and having patience, will go a long way.

Where are you going to sleep? What are you going to eat?
A trip to Glacier goes better if you can answer these questions in advance.

Glacier National Park Lodges/Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Operates the Village Inn Motel, Lake McDonald Lodge, Rising Sun Motor Inn, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, and Many Glacier Hotel
  • (855) 733-4522 - (855) SEE-GLACIER
  • Outside the United States (303) 265-7010
Glacier Park Collection by Pursuit
Operates the Apgar Village Lodge and Motel Lake McDonald
  • (406) 892-2525
Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet
Glacier National Park has two backcountry chalets that visitors can hike to for overnight accommodations. Both are operated by Belton Chalets Inc. For reservations contact:
  • (888) 345-2649
Eddie's Café: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Lake McDonald Lodge
Russell’s Fireside Dining Room: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Jammer Joe’s Grill & Pizzeria: lunch and dinner
Lucke’s Lounge: lunch and dinner

Many Glacier
Ptarmigan Dining Room: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Swiss Lounge: lunch and dinner
‘Nell’s at Swiftcurrent Motor Inn: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Heidi’s: hot and cold snacks, sandwiches, drinks

Rising Sun
Two Dog Flats Grill: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Apgar: Eddie's Mercantile
  • Lake McDonald: Lodge Campstore
  • Many Glacier: Swiftcurrent Campstore
  • Rising Sun: Rising Sun Campstore
  • Two Medicine: Two Medicine Campstore


Other Services in Glacier

Glacier National Park is a land of big lakes. Boat tours with commentary are available at Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Rising Sun, and Lake McDonald. Optional guided hikes are offered on some cruises at Many Glacier, Two Medicine, and Rising Sun. Small boat rentals available at Apgar, Lake McDonald, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier.

For additional information on boat trips, guided hikes, and rental boats contact:

Glacier Park Boat Co.
P.O. Box 5262
Kalispell, MT 59903
(406) 257-2426

The Launch International operates north of the border in Canada. For information regarding boat cruises and transport between Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park on Waterton Lake, please contact:

Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise Co.
(403) 859-2362

Guided horseback rides are available inside the park at Many Glacier, Lake McDonald, and Apgar.

Swan Mountain Outfitters offers drop camp services, packing visitor's gear into certain backcountry campgrounds using stock. This can be an enjoyable alternative to backpacking. A backcountry permit and advance coordination are required.

For information and reservations contact:

Swan Mountain Outfitters

Horseback rides are not available in Glacier National Park in winter.

Sun Tours
29 Glacier Ave.
P.O. Box 234
East Glacier, MT 59434

Glacier National Park Lodges Red Bus Tours
Toll Free within the United States 1-855-733-4522; (855) SEE GLACIER
Outside the United States (303) 265-7010
Fax: (303) 297-3175

Glacier Guides offers guided day hikes and backpacking trips into Glacier's backcountry for one to seven days. Custom trips are available. Backcountry Sherpa/porter service is also available, carrying visitor's gear into backcountry campgrounds or chalets. Camping equipment is available for rent at their West Glacier office.

For information and reservations contact:

Glacier Guides
P.O. Box 330
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 387-5555

Swan Mountain Outfitters offers drop-camp service, packing visitors gear into certain backcountry campgrounds, using stock. A backcountry permit is required.

For more information contact:

Swan Mountain Outfitters
P.O. Box 130278
Coram, MT 59913

Several raft companies operate commercially guided raft trips on the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Flathead River. Both forks are within the Flathead Wild and Scenic River designation and are jointly managed by Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest. These raft companies have permits from the US Forest Service.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company
P.O. Box 330
West Glacier, MT, 59936
(406) 387-5555

Glacier Raft Company
106 Going-to-the-Sun Road
P.O. Box 210
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 888-5454

Great Northern Resort
12127 HWY 2 E
P.O. Box 270
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 387-5340

Wild River Adventures
P.O. Box 272
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 387-9453

Just outside the park, the surrounding communities also provide lodging, grocery stores, restaurants, and other services. Many services are only available in the summer. For information specifics on services in communities adjacent to that park visit the State of Montana tourism website at www.visitmt.com.

A large campground sign that says, Apgar Full, points into a forest.


With 13 different campgrounds and approximately 1,009 sites to choose from, options are plentiful.

Three people with large backpacks stand on a mountain ridge with mountains in the background.

Backcountry Camping

With its towering mountains, pristine alpine lakes, abundant wildlife, and over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a backpacking paradise.

Last updated: February 24, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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