WEST GLACIER, Mont. – Straddling the Continental Divide in northwestern Montana, glacier-scoured mountains tower over a wilderness landscape,
creating a majestic backdrop for this week’s National Park Getaway.
Glacier National Park is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain and the remnant glaciers descended from ice ages of 10,000 years past. The park
preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows, lakes, rugged peaks and glacial-carved valleys in the northern Rocky Mountains.
Within the park more than 740 miles of trails, hundreds of lakes and more than 1,500 miles of perennial streams entice people of all ages and abilities to explore outdoors. History buffs will find intrigue in the 375 historic properties maintained in the park, including Glacier’s famous National Historic Landmark, the Going-to-the-Sun-Road.
This week’s National Park Getaway article shares views from the park’s most famous road, pointing out the rugged beauty and recreational opportunities
that await your discovery. Start your adventure at www.nps.gov/getaways.
Camping At Glacier National Park
Enjoy the crackling of a campfire and sleep under the stars in Glacier National Park. With 13 different campgrounds and approximately 1,009 sites to choose from, options are plentiful.
For detailed information about each individual campground such as campground fees and amenities, location, number of sites, and historic fill times, please visit the Campground Status page.
How To Secure A Camp Site
Most campgrounds in Glacier are first-come first-served with the exception of Fish Creek, St. Mary and half of the group sites in Apgar. These camp sites can be reserved in advance.
- Fish Creek Reservations
- St. Mary Reservations
- Apgar Group Site Reservations
- Campsites at Fish Creek and St. Mary are reservable no more than 6 months in advance. Group campsites at St. Mary and Apgar Campgrounds are reservable no more than 12 months in advance. Reservations through Recreation.gov must be made 3 days in advance.
Camping fees vary between $10-$23 dollars per night during the summer season. For prices of each individual campground, visit ourCampground Status Page.
For a first-come, first-served campground, select a vacant site and pay at a registration area by completing a fee envelope and depositing it in the fee tube within 30 minutes of arrival. Retain the envelope receipt and clip it on your numbered site post. Pay only for the nights you plan to camp - refunds are not available.