By Dillon Tabish, 5-02-12
||Caption: Lake McDonald on the Rocky Point Nature Trail. - File photo by Justin Franz/Flathead Beacon
Many of the campgrounds in Glacier National Park are opening for the summer season in the coming weeks, beginning with Apgar Campground on the west side of the park on Friday, May 4.
St. Mary Campground on the east side will open with services on May 14. Additional campgrounds will open as the season progresses.
The seven-day single vehicle entrance fee for Glacier National Park is $25 and a seven-day single entrance (hiker, bicyclist or motorcyclist) is $12. An annual pass for unlimited access for one year is available for $35.
Here's a listing of scheduled campground openings:
Avalanche: June 8 –September 2
Bowman Lake: May 25 – September 9
Cut Bank: June 8 – September 2
Fish Creek: June 1 – September 2
Kintla Lake: May 25 - September 9
Logging Creek: July 1 – September 23
Many Glacier: May 25 – September 16
Quartz Creek: July 1 – October 30
Rising Sun: May 25 – September 9
Sprague Creek: May 11 – September 9
St. Mary: May 14 – September 16
Two Medicine: May 25 – September 16
Most campgrounds have water available, but there are no electrical or water hookups at any campground in the park. Water is not available when a campground is in primitive status. Many campgrounds can accommodate campers and trailers, with some size restrictions. Specific information about each campground, including a map of the sites, is available online,
or by calling toll free 877-444-6777.
All campgrounds in primitive status cost a $10 night. 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.
Group campsites are available at Apgar, Many Glacier, St. Mary and Two Medicine Campgrounds. 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 through reservation at St. Mary for $8 per person/per night.
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