Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Information

Location Flathead County & Glacier County, Montana, United States of America
Nearest City Kalispell
Coordinates 48°41′47.72″N 113°43′5.91″W
Area 1,013,322 acres (4,101 km2)
Established May 11, 1910 Established: May 11, 1910
Visitors 2,031,348 (in 2009)
Governing Body National Park Service
World Heritage Site 1995

Glacier National Park Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee-Free Days

Date Reason
January 15-17 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend
April 16-24 National Park Week
June 21 First day of Summer
September 24 Public Lands Day
November 11-13 Veteran's Day Weekend

 

Type Ticket Price
7-Day Automobile / Vehicle Permit
Summer Rate $25.00 May 1 - November 30
Winter Rate $15.00 December 1 - April 30
7-Day Single Entry Permit
Summer Rate $12.00 May 1 - November 30
Winter Rate $10.00 December 1 - April 30
Glacier National Park Annual Pass $35.00
Tour Groups - Commercial Vehicles
1 – 6 Passengers $25.00 Per Vehicle plus $12.00 Per Person
7 – 15 Passengers $75.00 Per Vehicle
16 – 25 Passengers $100.00 Per Vehicle
26+ Passengers $200.00

Glacier National Park Hiking

Day Hikes

Area Trail Length
Lake McDonald Apgar Lookout 3.3
  Avalanche Lake 2.0
  Fish Lake 3.0
  Granite Park 3.5
  Howe Lake 2.0
  McDonald Creek 0.6
  Mt. Brown Lookout 5.4
  Snyder Lake 4.4
  Sperry Chalet 6.4
  Trail of the Cedars 0.25
  Trout Lake 4.2
Many Glacier Appekunny Falls 1.0
  Cracker Lake 6.1
  Grinnell Glacier 5.5
  Grinnell Lake 3.4
  Iceberg Lake 4.7
  Ptarmigan Falls 2.5
  Ptarmigan Lake 4.3
  Ptarmigan Tunnel 5.2
  Swiftcurrent Nature 2.4 loop
  Swiftcurrent Pass 6.6

Glacier National Park Camping

Campgrounds

Name Open Close Sites Dump Station Laundry Showers Store RV Info
Apgar Beg May Mid Oct 196 Yes No No No 40'/25 Sites
Avalanche Mid Jun Beg Sep 87 Yes No No 6 mi 26'/50 Sites
Bowman Lake Mid May Beg Sep 48 No No No No N/A
Cut Bank End May Beg Sep 19 No No No No N/A
Fish Creek Mid Jun Beg Sep 180 Yes No No No 26'/30 Sites
Kintla Lake Mid May Beg Sep 13 No No No No N/A
Logging Creek Beg Jul Beg Sep 08 No No No No N/A
Many Glacier End May End Sep 110 Yes Yes Yes# Yes 35'/13 Sites
Quartz Creek Beg Jul Beg Sep 07 No No No No N/A
Rising Sun End May Mid Sep 83 Yes Yes Yes Yes 30'/3 Sites
Sprague Creek Mid May End Sep 25 Yes No No Yes No Towed
St. Mary End May Beg Sep 148 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes* 35'/25 Sites
Two Medicine End May Beg Sep 99 Yes No No Yes 32'/13 Sites

Glacier National Park Backcountry Sites

S.No Campground Code Sites Stock Comments
1 Adair ADA 4 6  
2 Akokala Lake AKO 3 0 No Fires
3 Boulder Pass BOU 3 0 No Fires
4 Bowman Lake HD BOW 6 10  
5 Brown Pass BRO 3 0 No Fires
6 Grace Lake GRA 3 0  
7 Kintla Lake HD KIN 6 10  
8 Logging Lake FT LOF 3 0  
9 Lower Quartz Lake LQU 4 6  
10 Quartz Lake QUA 3 0 No Fires
11 Round Prairie ROU 3 0 No Fires
12 Upper Kintla Lake UPK 4 10  
13 Arrow Lake ARR 2 6 No Fires
14 Camas Lake CAM 2 0 No Fires
15 Lake Ellen Wilson ELL 4 6 No Fires / 1 Night
16 Flattop FLA 3 6 No Fires
17 Granite Park GRN 4 0 No Fires / 1 Night
18 Lincoln Lake LIN 3 8 No Fires
19 McDonald Lake MCD 2 0  
20 Snyder Lake SNY 3 6 No Fires
21 Sperry SPE 4 0 No Fires / 1 Night
22 Beaver Woman Lake BEA 2 10 No Fires
23 Coal Creek COA 2 10  
24 Harrison Lake HAR 3 6  
25 Lake Isabel ISA 2 0  
26 Lower Nyack LNY 2 10  
27 Ole Creek OLC 3 8  
28 Ole Lake OLL 2 6 No Fires
29 Park Creek PAR 3 6  
30 Upper Nyack UPN 2 10  
31 Upper Park Creek UPP 3 6  
32 Atlantic Creek ATL 4 6  
33 Cobalt Lake COB 2 0 No Fires / 1 Night
34 Morning Star Lake MOR 3 0 No Fires
35 No Name Lake NON 3 0 No Fires / 1 Night
36 Oldman Lake OLD 4 6 No Fires / 1 Night
37 Two Medicine CG TMC 2 0  
38 Upper Two Medicine Lake UPT 4 0 No Fires / 1 Night
39 Gunsight Lake GUN 7 6 No Fires
40 Otokomi Lake OTO 3 0 No Fires
41 Red Eagle Lake FT REF 4 0 No Fires
42 Red Eagle Lake HD REH 4 10 No Fires
43 Reynolds Creek REY 2 6  
44 Cracker Lake CRA 3 0 No Fires
45 Many Glacier CG MAN 2 0  
46 Poia Lake POI 4 10 No Fires
47 Slide Lake SLI 2 6  
48 Belly River BEL 3 0  
49 Cosley Lake COS 4 6  
50 Elizabeth Lake FT ELF 5 8 No Fires / 1 Night
51 Elizabeth Lake HD ELH 4 6 2 Nights
52 Gable Creek GAB 3 6  
53 Glenns Lake FT GLF 4 8  
54 Glenns Lake HD GLH 3 0  
55 Helen Lake HEL 2 0 No Fires
56 Mokowanis Junction MOJ 5 8  
57 Mokowanis Lake MOL 2 0 No Fires
58 Fifty Mountain FIF 5 6 No Fires
59 Lake Francis FRA 2 0 No Fires / 1 Night
60 Goat Haunt Shelters GOA 7 0 1 Night
61 Hawksbill HAW 2 0 No Fires
62 Hole in the Wall HOL 5 0 No Fires / 1 Night
63 Lake Janet JAN 2 6 -
64 Kootenai Lake KOO 4 6 No Fires
65 Stoney Indian Lake STO 3 0 No Fires / 1 Night
66 Waterton River WAT 5 6  

Glacier National Park Weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High - °F 28.3 34.7 41.8 52.8 64.1 71.3 79.2 77.8 66.6 52.5 37.1 30.0 53.1
Avg Low - °F 14.6 18.5 22.6 29.8 37.0 43.7 47.3 46.1 38.8 31.8 24.7 18.3 31.1
Avg Precip (in) 3.37 2.34 1.84 1.81 2.60 3.26 1.74 1.67 2.06 2.34 3.12 3.28 29.42
Avg Snowfall (in) 39.6 22.7 14.7 3.4 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.1 18.0 38.0 139.2
Avg Snow Depth (in) 18.0 21.0 18.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 6.0