Glacier National Park will begin allowing recreational access and services on a limited basis starting Monday morning.
The park will open the west gate entrance at West Glacier and visitors will be able to access Apgar and Going-to-the-Sun Road as far as Lake McDonald Lodge.
Going-to-the-Sun will open to hiker and biker traffic as conditions allow.
Restrooms and trails that are accessible from open park roads will be open.
However, the east entrances from the Blackfeet Reservation will remain closed as well as visitor centers and ranger stations.
Campgrounds, backcountry permits, hotels, and shuttles are also not available at this time.
More information is on the park's website here.
Areas opening on June 8:
- The west gate entrance at West Glacier will be open until 4:30 p.m. each day until operations are extended.Visitors will be able to access Apgar and Going-to-the-Sun Road as far as Lake McDonald Lodge.
- Going-to-the-Sun will open to hiker/biker traffic as conditions allow. Check the park website for updates.
- Visitors will be able to access restrooms and trails that are accessible from open park roads.
- Private businesses in Apgar Village may decide to operate.
- The park is targeting to have personal boating on Lake McDonald and aquatic invasive species inspection stations open.
Areas that will remain closed until the later phases of the plan:
- East entrances from the Blackfeet Reservation will remain closed.
- Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations will remain closed until later in the season.
- Overnight accommodations will be unavailable until later in the season.
- Campgrounds, backcountry permits, additional stores, expanded tours, takeout food service, and visitor centers will remain closed. These services and/or facilities will open when safe and appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
- Hotels, full-service dining, commercial tour buses, and ranger programs will remain closed. These services and/or facilities will reopen when health conditions allow.
- Visitor Transportation Service (shuttles) will not be offered this season due to social distancing requirements in according with CDC guidance on transit.