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Glacier Park Campgrounds Set to Open

By Beacon Staff

The campgrounds of Glacier National Park are set to begin opening for the summer season in the upcoming weeks, with Apgar Campground, located on the west side of the park, already open.

The Apgar Campground is the largest campground in the park and hosts almost 200 sites for tents and RV campers. Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with running water. All Apgar Campground sites are first-come first-serve, with a summer overnight fee of $20.

Most campgrounds in Glacier are on a first-come first-serve basis. Reservations are available at Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds beginning June 1, and may be made up to six months in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campers without prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is available.

Specific information about each campground, including a map of the sites, operating dates, available services, current and historic fill times, and more is available by visiting http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.

Campgrounds in primitive status cost $10/night. When campgrounds are in primitive status no water is provided. Any water taken from streams or lakes requires treatment before use. Primitive and winter front-country campgrounds include pit toilets, no running water and only a limited number of sites.

Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, and Two Medicine Campgrounds for $5 per person per night, and at Fish Creek and St. Mary for $8 per person per night.

Group sites are available by reservation for groups of 9 to 24 campers. These sites are located in the Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds. These sites can be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Many Glacier and Two Medicine Campgrounds have one group site at each campground, and both are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Campers are reminded to keep a clean camp and obey food storage regulations. Animals are attracted to food and food odors. All food, garbage, and equipment used to cook, serve or store food must be kept sealed in a vehicle or in an approved bear-resistant container. For more information about food storage regulations, please visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or contact the park at 406-888-7800.

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