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General Visitor Info.

Open Year Round,
24 hours a day.

During the winter months,
some roads are
inaccessible to cars.

  Entrance Fees
The entrance fees are as follows:
Single Person Entry - $10.00 for a 7-day pass
Single Vehicle Entry - $20.00 for a 7-day pass
Glacier National Park Pass - $25.00 for a one-year pass
National Parks Pass - $50.00 for a one-year pass
Golden Age Passport - $10.00 for a lifetime pass
Golden Access Passport - No fee for a lifetime pass

Going-to-the-Sun Road
Traditionally, the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens sometime during the first two weeks in June. The earliest opening date is May 16 and the latest opening date is June 23. The Going-to-the-Sun Road closes to traffic on the Monday following the third Sunday in October, unless closed earlier due to snow.

In addition to private automobiles, guided tours are available in the main sections of the park. Contact Glacier Park, Inc. and Sun Tours for information. Rental cars are available in neighboring communities.  Amtrak rail lines parallel the southern and southwestern borders of the park. Amtrak stops at West Glacier (Belton), East Glacier (summer only), and Essex (upon request).

Vehicles, and vehicle combinations, longer than 21 feet (including bumpers) or wider than 8 feet (including mirrors) are prohibited between Avalanche Campground and the Sun Point parking area. You may however, drive to Avalanche if traveling east, and to Sun Point, if traveling west. Vehicles over 10 feet in height may have difficulty driving west from Logan Pass due to rock overhangs. Stock trucks and trailers may access Packers Roost and Siyeh Bend.

During the summer months of June, July, and August, daytime temperatures average in the 60s and 70s. Nighttime temperatures average in the 40s. These are merely averages and daytime highs can exceed 90 degrees F and overnight lows can drop to near 20 degrees F. Snow can fall anytime, especially in areas above the treeline, where it is frequently 10 to 15 degrees cooler. Summer rainfall averages two to three inches per month.

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Visitor Centers and Services
Visitor centers are located in Apgar, Logan Pass, and St. Mary. Each of these visitor centers, as well as the Many Glacier and Two Medicine Ranger Stations, have park rangers on duty throughout the summer months to answer questions and provide information. During the winter months, Apgar Visitor Center is open on week-ends.

Glacier National Park has 13 campgrounds, which provide just over 1000 campsites. Most of the campgrounds are operated on a "first come, first serve" basis. Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds will be available for reservation by calling 1-800-365-2267.

In addition to camping and lodging, park concessioners offer food, supplies, and gift services, boat tours, horseback riding, guided backcountry and day hiking trips, and bus and van tours.


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