FAQ

Please familiarize yourself with all of the latest information for Glacier National Park with the links below: 
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TICKETED ENTRY 2022

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TICKETED ENTRY 2022 (How-to Video)
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK’S WEBSITE
***Visitors will be able to access Going-to-the-Sun Road on the West Side after 4 pm without a reservation. Visitors will not be able to access Going-to-the-Sun Road from the West Side before 6 amunlike last year, due to nighttime construction for the duration of the project.

Does staying at Glacier Campground include a reservation ticket for the Going-to-the-Sun-Road (GTSR) inside Glacier National Park?
NO, it does not. Glacier Campground is not affiliated with Glacier National Park; staying with us does NOT get you tickets into the park. Please see all links above for information.

What amenities are available? 
Glacier Campground prides itself on “the way camping used to be”; simple and fun! All tent and RV sites are nestled into the woods, while letting the trees continue to grow to provide maximum privacy. Because of this, we do not have sewage hookups at the sites and have a maximum RV/Trailer length of 32 feet (not including the tow vehicle). There is a dump station guests can use anytime down by the office.

How long does it take to explore Glacier National Park? 
There are many things to explore in the park including over 700 miles of trails providing short and extended trips. But the main attraction, the Going-to-the-Sun-Road is nearly 50 miles of scenic mountain road providing epic views of the Rocky Mountains! The Going-to-the-Sun-Road does not open until the park clears substantial amounts of snow at Logans Pass; in the past this has opened between late May to early July and is completely dependent on the weather. While it is hard to put a time limit on exploring the one million acres of Glacier National Park, we recommend giving yourself a few days at the very least to travel the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, get a huckleberry bear claw in Polebridge and see Lake McDonalds rainbow rocks. Check out our To Do section for more info!

What dining options are available close by?
Dining options in West Glacier are fairly limited; the Sunflower Cafe is located within the campground (open seasonally mid June – early September) offering delightful bites during peak season. Check out our To Do section on our website to see what other dining options are in our area!

What is Glacier Campground cancellation policy?
If you must cancel your reservation please call the office at 406.387.5689 or email glaciercampground84@gmail.com to let us know. There is a $22 cancellation/processing fee for all cancellations. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival will pay the $22 cancellation fee in addition to the first nights’ reservation. 

Can I check-in the campground after the office is closed?
During the season (May 15-October 1) the campground office is open from 8am to 8pm but if you arrive after 8pm we will leave a map on the office door with your name on it. We do ask you to try not to be too late out of respect for your neighbors plus setting up in the dark is rarely fun.

Can I bring my pet to the campground?
We love well-behaved pets at Glacier Campground! Please make sure to pick up after your four-legged friends and not leave them anxiously unattended to annoy your neighbors.

Can I do laundry at the Glacier Campground?
Our guests have access to our laundry facilities all day except when it is closed for daily cleaning/in house laundry from 11am-2pm. We have four coin operated washers and three dryers at our large bathhouse. Quarters and laundry soap are available for purchase at the office.

Is there a store at the campground?
Yes! Come on down to the office to buy ice, propane, fire starters, and trinkets to take home with you!  

Do I have to worry about bears?
Yes, Montana is bear country, so always be BEAR AWARE! While we have not had many bear encounters inside the campground and we do not require guests to store food in bear boxes; it is always a good idea to keep your food and trash in your car, cooler or hard shelled camper to avoid attracting unwanted late night visitors. NEVER KEEP FOOD IN YOUR TENT!!!

Is there cell phone service and wifi?
Some cell services are better than others (T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T). Due to the high volume of seasonal guests, cell services slow dramatically during peak season. There is wifi for our guests on the wifi patio lounge and at the pavilion. So grab a bite or beverage at the Sunflower Cafe while you scroll the interwebs! 

What is the maximum number of people per site and how many tents per site?
Each site reservation is for 2 people, each additional guest over 5 years old is $2/person per night. 

May I put more than one camping unit on my campsite?
Each of our sites are nestled into the forest so it depends on the size of your tent or RV/motorhome/travel trailer. Give us a call if you have questions and we can help navigate what makes the most sense with what you hope to bring! All sites do have the ability to park a car/truck/tow vehicle with overflow parking next to the office.

Do you have running potable water and flushing toilets?
YES! We have two bath houses with flushing toilets and hot/cold showers! We have excellent Glacier fresh well water (high in trace minerals) that will keep you hydrated on your adventures! Do not refill water at the dump station!

May I have a campfire?
Yes, we sell firewood for campfire memories at the office. If the forest service has implemented any restrictions we will follow their guidance. The office will inform you if any restrictions are in place and we will monitor the campground to ensure the safety of everyone. Propane fire pits are allowed during fire restrictions unless otherwise noted.