Lodging, Restaurants, and Services

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Glacier is an extremely busy national park. Planning ahead, making reservations, and having patience, will go a long way.

Historic lodge or wilderness campsite? Quick trail snacks or gourmet meal? A trip to Glacier is always better if you plan your lodging and dining options 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 or (855) SEE-GLAC
  • Outside the United States (303) 265-7010
Glacier Park Collection (by Pursuit)
Operates the Apgar Village Lodge and Motel Lake McDonald.
  • (844) 868-7474
Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet
Glacier has two backcountry chalets to which visitors can hike for overnight accommodations. Both are operated by Belton Chalets, Inc.
  • (888) 345-2649

Lake McDonald Lodge

Many Glacier
  • Heidi’s: hot and cold snacks, sandwiches, drinks

Rising Sun
  • 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 Park Boat Co. offers boat tours with commentary 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 are available at Apgar, Lake McDonald Lodge, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier. For additional information and reservations:
The tour boat International launches north of the border in Canada, and it offers cruises and transport between Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park on Waterton Lake. For additional information and reservations:

Swan Mountain Outfitters offers guided horseback rides at Many Glacier, Lake McDonald Lodge, and Apgar. Special arrangements can also be made for drop camp services, which transport visitors’ gear to certain wilderness campgrounds using stock. A separate wilderness permit and advance coordination are required for drop camp services. For additional information and reservations:

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

Two tour bus companies are available, and both operate primarily along Going-to-the-Sun Road. For additional information and reservations:

Glacier Guides offers guided day hikes and backpacking trips for one to seven days. Custom trips are available. Also available are wilderness porter services, which carry visitors’ gear to wilderness campgrounds or chalets. Camping equipment is available for rent at the company’s West Glacier office. For additional information and reservations:

Swan Mountain Outfitters offers drop-camp service, packing visitors gear into certain backcountry campgrounds, using stock. A wilderness permit is required. For more information contact:

Several companies operate guided rafting trips on the Middle Fork and/or the North Fork of the Flathead River. Both forks are within the federal Flathead Wild and Scenic River designation and are jointly managed by Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. The companies listed below have raft guide permits issued by the US Forest Service:

  • Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company
    PO Box 330
    West Glacier, MT 59936
    (800) 521-7238
    (406) 387-5555
  • Glacier Raft Company
    106 Going-to-the-Sun Road
    PO Box 210
    West Glacier, MT 59936
    (800) 235-6781
    (406) 888-5454
  • Great Northern Resort
    12127 HWY 2 E
    PO Box 270
    West Glacier, MT 59936
    (800) 735-7897
    (406) 387-5340
  • Wild River Adventures
    PO Box 272
    West Glacier, MT 59936
    (800) 700-7056
    (406) 387-9453

Several private businesses also offer lodging, recreation, grocery stores, restaurants, camp stores, and other services just outside the park. Many operate only during the summer months. For specific information regarding state parks, businesses, and services adjacent to Glacier, please visit the State of Montana’s 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.

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Wilderness Camping

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

Last updated: March 10, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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