glacier national park
With 1 million acres to explore, do yourself a favor and plan to stay awhile. Our campgrounds, backcountry chalets, historic lodges and motor inns all welcome visitors in their own warm way.
You can also hike into one of two historic backcountry chalets, which are only accessible by trail. Both of the park's chalets are National Historic Landmarks originally constructed by the Great Northern Railway. Reservations for these incredibly popular chalets open in January and sell out in minutes, but there's always a chance you may be able to get in on a cancellation.
Private vacation rentals are also available within the park. Options include Glacier Bear Retreat and Glacier Bear Cabin, both in Apgar not far from West Glacier.
Glacier National Park is home to 13 campgrounds and more than 1,000 campsites. Campgrounds that require reservations include Fish Creek, Sprague Creek and Apgar on the west side, and Many Glacier and St. Mary on the east side. Reservations can be made through recreation.gov. Campgrounds with sites available on a first-come, first-served basis are Avalanche on the west side, Rising Sun, Two Medicine, Cut Bank on the east side, and Bowman Lake, Kintla Lake, Logging Creek and Quartz Creek in the north fork. Click here for updates on campsite availability.
There are also numerous gateway communities around Glacier National Park that offer hotels and other lodging services, as well as camping.
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466 Lake McDonald Loop Road, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
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