Many Glacier Campground Reservations Available Starting Feb. 3

Reservations will be available online for approximately half the campsites

By Beacon Staff
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Advance campground reservations for the Many Glacier Campground in Glacier National Park will be available for the upcoming 2016 summer season beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m.

Reservations will be available for approximately half the campsites through the online Recreation.gov system.  Previously, all the campsites were only available by first-come, first-served availability.

The Many Glacier Campground is located on the east side of the park, near the town of Babb. There will be 41 camp sites available for advance reservations and 62 sites on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee to camp at any camping site at the Many Glacier Campground is $23, an increase from the previous fee of $20. Reservations must be made three days prior to arrival and can be made up to six months in advance. The advanced reservations will be for camping between June 15 and Sept. 4.

Campers are encouraged to create a profile account with Reservation.gov prior to making a reservation. Advance reservations are also available through Reservation.gov for the Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds, and half of the sites at the Apgar Group Site. Camping at other park front-country campgrounds is first-come, first served availability.

At the Many Glacier Campground there are no electric, water or sewer hook-ups at individual campsites. Shared water spigots are located throughout the campground and a dump station is located nearby. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and partial shade. Flush toilets are located at convenient locations throughout the campground.

A wide variety of campsites will be available for advance reservations including limited sites for larger camping units, tent-only sites and generator-free sites. Most campsites are small and will not accommodate towed units over 21 feet. A limited number of sites can accommodate towed units that are 25 – 30 feet in length. Campers with a camping unit that has a slide out are encouraged to make a reservation at St. Mary or Fish Creek Campgrounds in the park.

Food storage regulations are strictly enforced for visitor and bear safety throughout the park campgrounds. When not in immediate use, all food, beverages, coolers, cooking and eating utensils, toiletries, pet food or other attractants must be kept in a closed, hard-sided vehicle or secured in bear resistant lockers located throughout the campgrounds.

Camping in the park is limited to a total of 14 days between July 1 and Labor Day, and 30 days between Labor Day and June 30.

For more information about camping in Glacier National Park, visit here or contact 406-888-7800.