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Glacier National Park Accommodations
Inside the Park

Park accommodations include campgrounds, rustic cabins, modern motel-type facilities, and large hotel-like lodges dating from the early 1900s.


All accommodations within the park, other than campgrounds, are operated by concessionaires. Campgrounds are operated by the National Park Service.

Chalets

Earlier this century, the Great Northern Railway built chalets to market Glacier National Park as the "Switzerland of America". Although many no longer exist, Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet are open to the public and operated by concessionaires. Be warned that the former has no running water. The most popular route to Granite Park Chalet is a 7-mile hike along the Highline Trail from Logan Pass.

Granite Park Chalet. c/o Glacier Wilderness Guides, Inc. PO Box 330, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 406-387-5555; Toll-free: 1-800-521-7238 ; Fax: 406-387-5656. E-mail

Sperry Chalet. c/o Belton Chalets, Inc., PO Box 189, West Glacier, MT 59936. Toll-free: 1-888-345-2649. E-mail

Inns, Lodges and Motels

The facilities below are operated by Glacier Park, Inc., a concessionaire. You may contact them at the following address:

Glacier Park, Inc.
PO Box 2025, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-892-2525.

Apgar Village Lodge. West side of the park on the south shore of Lake McDonald in the village of Apgar, which is just off the Going-to-the-Sun Road approximately 3 miles from the west entrance to the park. Reservations: 406-888-5484. GPS: 48.528171; -113.993973.

The motel was built in 1956 and offers 20 rooms, each with a view of Lake McDonald and beach accessibility. Cabins are available to rent either with or without kitchens. A family cabin is also available. Dining facilities, are available in nearby Apgar as well as at Lake McDonald Lodge and include West Glacier Restaurant, Russell's Fireside Dining Room, Jammer Joe's Grill and Pizzeria and Lucke's Lounge.

Lake McDonald Lodge. On the northern shore of Lake McDonald near the West Entrance at 100 Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT 59936. Reservations: 1-800-299-0396. GPS: 48.617279,-113.878934.

Built in 1913 as a hunting lodge, Lake McDonald Lodge offers 100 rooms that are a combination of motel, lodge, and cabin accommodations. Nightly Park Ranger talks, cruises on the lake and fishing are some of the favorite activities available at the hotel.

Rising Sun Motor Inn. East side of the park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road approximately 5 miles west of the Saint Mary Entrance, which is located just off of US Highway 89 at Glacier Route 1, St. Mary, MT 59434. Reservations: 1-800-299-0396.

The Rising Sun Inn offers a 72 rooms in a complex of three buildings and 36 cottages. All rooms feature standard double beds and/or twin beds and private bathrooms. Motor Inn rooms are motel-style accommodations located on the hillside overlooking the complex. Store Motel rooms are motel-style and are located in the same building as the Camp Store. Cottage rooms are rustic rooms within duplex-style cottages located along the winding roadway through the complex.

Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. Many Glacier Entrance at 64 Grinnell Route 3, Babb, MT 59411. Reservations: 1-800-299-0396.

The Swiftcurrent Motor Inn is a complex which includes 88 rooms, of which 62 are modern hotel rooms and 26 are cabins without baths. Swiftcurrent includes a camp store, the Italian Gardens restaurant, public showers and a public laundry. Park Naturalists lead daily hikes and Park Rangers give evening campfire talks.

Many Glacier Hotel. Many Glacier Entrance at 64 Grinnell Route 3, Babb, MT 59411. Reservations: 1-800-299-0396.

Many Glacier Hotel is the largest hotel in the park with 215 rooms and was built during 1914 and 1915. It is located on Swiftcurrent Lake and offers views of Grinnell Point and Mt. Henkel. Park Rangers deliver interpretive talks on all aspects of the park each evening.

Village Inn of Apgar. Located on the shores of Lake McDonald on Lake View Drive, Apgar, Glacier National Park, MT 59936. Reservations: 1-800-299-0396.

Each of the 36 rooms provides beautiful , scenic views of Lake McDonald an the mountain panorama forming the Crown of the Continent.

Campgrounds

There are13 different campgrounds and over 100 sites to choose from. Most of the campgrounds are on a first come first served basis with the exceptions being Fish Creek, St. Mary and half of the group sites in Apgar. For information about fees and how to secure a campsite, please see the Glacier National Park Service camping page.

  • Apgar Campground: Located near Apgar Village and approximately 2 miles from the West entrance and 47 miles from the St. Mary entrance, this is the largest campground in the park. 194 sites including 25 RV sites (up to 40 feet), 10 group sites (up to 24 people), picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, no showers and a disposal station, on-site campground host. GPS: 48.525, -113.98361.
  • Avalanche Campground: Located west of the Continental Divide approximately 15 miles from the West entrance and 34 miles from St. Mary entrance. 87 sites including 50 RV sites (up to 26 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, no showers and no disposal station.
  • Bowman Lake Campground: Located in the North Fork area about 30 miles from the west entrance and the Canadian border close to the shores of Bowman Lake and approximately 6 miles from Polebridge. 48 tent sites, potable water, pit toilets, no disposal station.
  • Cut Bank Campground: Located on the east side of the park. 14 primitive tent sites, no water, no flush toilets or showers.
  • Fish Creek: Located a couple of miles from Apgar Village off Camas Road approximately 5 miles from the West entrance and 50 miles from the St. Mary entrance. Second largest campground in the park. 178 sites including 18 RV sites (up to 35 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, showers and disposal station. Reservations are accepted. GPS: 48.54778, -113.98528.
  • Kintla Lake Campground: Located in North Fork approximately 14 miles from Polebridge, this is the most remote campground. 13 primitive tent sites, no water, toilets, showers or disposal station.
  • Logging Creek Campground: Located on the west side of the park, south of Polebridge approximately 9 miles. 7 primitive tent sites, no water, toilets, showers or disposal station.
  • Many Glacier Campground: Located near the Swiftcurrent Inn approximately 21 miles from St. Mary. 110 sites including 13 RV sites (up to 35 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, disposal station and coin-operated showers including 1 ADA are near the Inn.
  • Quartz Creek Campground: Located on the west side of the park approximately 6 miles from Polebridge. 7 primitive tent sites, no water, toilets, showers or disposal station.
  • Rising Sun Campground: Located west of St. Mary approximately 6 miles from the St. Mary entrance and 43 miles from the West entrance. 83 sites including 10 RV sites (up to 25 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, showers, disposal station and camp store.
  • Sprague Creek Campground: Located on the northeast shore of Lake McDonald near Lake McDonald Lodge approximately 10 miles from the West entrance and 40 miles from the St. Mary entrance. 25 sites, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, no showers or disposal station, picnic area.
  • St. Mary Campground: Located on the east side of the park approximately mile from the St. Mary Visitor Center. 148 sites including 25 RV sites (up to 35 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, showers and disposal station. Reservations are accepted. GPS: 48.75083, -113.44694.
  • Two Medicine: Located 13 miles from East Glacier. 99 sites including 13 RV sites (up to 32 feet), potable water, restrooms with flush toilets and sinks with running water, no showers or disposal station.

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