Glacier National Park Seasons
By early-May, water is turned on at the Apgar Campground and its status changes to full service. There is no running water and flush toilets at either of these campgrounds in late fall, winter and early spring. Click here for details information on how this may impact your visit to the park.
During shoulder seasons, lodging and Glacier National Park Seasons guest services are available in gateway communities. If you are looking for accommodations such as hotels, please Glacier National Park Seasons the Travel Montana website to find accommodations outside Glacier National Park Seasons National Park.
Restaurants and stores can be difficult to find depending on your location, so come prepared. Outdoor Activities During the spring, lower elevations usually Glacier National Park Seasons out by the end of April. As a rule of thumb, hiking trails on the edges of the park tend to be snow free quicker than towards the continental divide or middle of the park. In the mid to higher elevations, trails generally are under percent snow cover in the spring.
Some trails do not melt out entirely until late July. Camping is available year round at Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds.
Apgar Campground is on the west side of the park, located in the Apgar Picnic Area. Mary Campground is located just inside the Park Boundary in St. There is no running water and flush toilets at either of these campgrounds in late fall, winter and early spring.
By early-May, water is turned on at the Apgar Campground and its status changes to full service. By July 1, all of our auto campgrounds are open for the summer season. Spring backcountry camping can be challenging with many of the campgrounds and trails still under snow.
A backcountry camping permit is required and can be obtained from the Apgar Backcountry Office. Trip planning information is available on our Backcountry page or by calling For operating dates and hours of our visitor centers, backcountry offices and ranger stations, please visit our Operating Hours and Seasons page. Plowing of this historic landmark can take two and a half to three months. Portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road are open year round, however the entire road will not open prior to certain specified dates as part of the Going-to-the-Sun Rehabilitation Project.
The actual date of opening will depend on whether crews have finished plowing the road. Photos of our plowing operation can be viewed at our Flickr Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt. Last updated: October 24,
Alerts In Effect
Boating Boating on park waters closed for the season on November 1, Mary and Rising Sun Campgrounds will not be open this coming summer. Road Work and Project Construction Road reconstruction typically requires warmer weather. Fish Creek and Many Glacier Campgrounds are scheduled to open and are available for reservation through recreation.