Glacier Park Tourism

Glacier Park Tourism
Designated as the U.S.'s 10th national park in 1910, Glacier National Park in Montana offers numerous outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, boating and cross-country skiing.

Location

The park is in northwest Montana, just across the Canadian border. Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell lies 25 miles west of park headquarters. Amtrak services both East Glacier and West Glacier, and shuttles are available to and from the train station.

Camping

The park offers 13 campgrounds and more than 1,000 individual campsites. Most campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees for these sites must be paid upon arrival. Reservations are accepted for two campsites only, Fish Creek and St. Mary.

Water Activities

Visitors can raft, kayak and canoe at Flathead River. Boat ramps, boat rental and fishing are available at many of the park's 700 lakes. Fishing licenses and permits are not required.

Hiking

The park offers more than 700 miles of trails for short hikes as well as extended backpacking trips.

Skiing

Cross-country skiing is available seasonally throughout the park. Most ski routes are not marked, but topographic maps will help. Skiing on frozen lakes can be dangerous and is not recommended.

Article Written By Angela Brown

Angela Brown has been a book editor since 1997. She has written for various websites, as well as National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and more than 20 fiction anthologies. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in theater and English from the University of Wisconsin.

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