Glacier National Park Hours & Opening / Closing Date

Hours & Seasons


Planning your trip to Glacier National Park is a breeze when you have all the information as to hours and seasons for the park. It saves much time, which is important so you can fit in all the outdoor activity possible. Here you’ll also find information on the campgrounds and when open.

Glacier National Park is open all year to accommodate your vacation. Of course, in the winter, the weather will dictate when many facilities will be open. The very best time to visit Glacier National Park is from late in May to early September. However, since this is the most crowded time, others prefer to come when it’s a little quieter. Late September and the month of October can be wonderful, but realize there won’t be the facilities available to you as in the peak months.

Overnight temperatures can drop low at any time of year, even in August. Be prepared and pack right. Bring a parka for the cold nights. Always bring your raingear, too.

You will want to make any lodging reservations well in advance as these fill up quickly, particularly in the spring and summer.

Visitor Centers

  • Apgar Visitor Center – Open daily mid-May to mid-December in Apgar Village. Open weekends only the remainder of the year.
  • Logan Pass Visitor Center – Open mid-June to mid-September at the summit of Going-to-the-Sun Road.
  • Saint Mary Visitor Center – Open mid-May to mid-September at the East Entrance.

Roads

Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open for public vehicles from mid-June to mid-September. In order for visitors to be able to access winter recreation on the lake, about ten miles of this road is maintained throughout the winter. The other park roads usually open in May, depending on the weather.

Glacier National Park's Shuttle System

The shuttle service for Glacier National Park begins on July 1 and goes through September 2, starting at 7 am to the last shuttle of the day leaving Logan Pass at 7 pm.

Campgrounds

Most of the campgrounds in Glacier are first-come first-served. Two can be reserved in advance, Fish Creek and St. Mary.

  • Kintla Lake – Summer 6/14 to 9/2; Primitive 9/3 to 10/31
    Summer Fee $15
    Number of Sites 13
  • Bowman Lake – Summer 5/24 to 9/02, Primitive 5/20 to 5/24 and 9/03 to 10/31
    Summer Fee $15
    Number of Sites 48
  • Many Glacier –Summer 5/24 to 9/22; Primitive 9/23 to 9/29
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 110
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (13 sites will accommodate up to a 35-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • St. Mary – Summer 5/24 to 9/8; Primitive camping 4/1-5/24 and 9/9-10/31; Winter camping 11/1-3/31; call 877-444-6777 for reservations.
    Summer Fee $23
    Number of Sites 148
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (25 sites can accommodate up to a 35-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • Rising Sun – Summer 5/24 to 9/2
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 83
    Flush Toilets Yes
    Showers Yes
    (10 sites can accommodate vehicle lengths up to 25 feet)
  • Avalanche – Summer 6/21 to 9/2
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 87
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (50 sites can accommodate up to a 26-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • Sprague Creek – Summer 5/20 to 9/2
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 25
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (No towed units)
  • Fish Creek – Summer 6/1 to 9/1; Reservations call 877-444-6777 
    Summer Fee $23
    Number of Sites 178
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (18 sites can accommodate up to a 35-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • Apgar – Summer 5/3 to 10/13; Primitive camping 4/1 to 5/3 and 10/14 to 10/31; Winter camping 11/1 to 3/31
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 194
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (25 sites can accommodate up to a 40-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • Two Medicine – Summer 5/24 to 9/8
    Summer Fee $20
    Number of Sites 99
    Flush Toilets Yes
    (13 sites will accommodate up to a 32-foot RV or truck and trailer combination)
  • Quartz Creek – Primitive 7/1 to 10/30
    Summer Fee $10
    Number of Sites 7
    (RVs not recommended)
  • Logging Creek – Primitive 7/1 to 9/22
    Summer Fee $10
    Number of Sites 7
    (RVs not recommended)
  • Cut Bank – Primitive 6/7 to 9/8
    Summer Fee $10
    Number of Sites 14
    (RVs not recommended)

This information was obtained from the National Park Service website and we try to provide the most up to date information about the hours and seasons within Glacier National Park, but please note that the above mentioned dates and hours can change without notice.

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