Friday, April 19, 2013

Fee-Free Entrance to Glacier National Park

Spring is one of the best times to visit Glacier National Park. The snow is receding and crowds that are often present in the peak season are nowhere to be found. To make sure everyone can get into the park and have some fun, GNP is waiving all entrance fees next week (M-F; April 22-26) in recognition of National Park Week. Other fee-free entrance days for 2013 are: August 25, September 28, and November 9-11.

If you want to get in the park but can't make it next week, park entrance fees are $15 per vehicle through 4/30/13 and bump up to $25 per vehicle starting 5/1/13. There are many other pass products available that can be viewed at:

Going-to-the-Sun Road Status

Current Road Conditions (as of 4/19/13): Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 11.5 miles from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge, and 5.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Rising Sun.
Hiker and Biker Information: Road crews have started to plow the Going to the Sun Road. Foot traffic is currently allowed 9.5 miles past Lake McDonald Lodge to Logan Pit during the week while the road crew is working (Mon- Thur,7am- 4:30pm). During the weekend, there are no hiker/biker restrictions at this time.
On the East Side, there are no hiker/biker restrictions past the vehicle closure.

Current conditions can always be found at:

Check out where the plows are currently at by visiting:

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