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Outside the Park you will find a variety of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, cabins, cottages, lodges, ranches and resorts. Most of these facilities are located within nearby communities. Others are found scattered around the nearby area; usually alongside a main highway but away from town, sometimes off on a side road, or sitting beside a lake or river or nestled within a quiet forest grove.
To help you in your search, we have listed below several communities with lodging accommodations and other services catering to park visitors. Population figures, where given, are for incorporated cities and towns from the 1999 U.S. Census Estimate.
West Side: (Park entrance is located just off US Highway 2 at West Glacier.)
West Glacier. US Highway 2, at park entrance.
Coram. 7 miles west of park entrance on US Highway 2.
Hungry Horse. 10 miles west of park entrance US Highway 2.
Columbia Falls. 15 miles west of park entrance US Highway 2. Population: 4,293.
Whitefish. MT Highway 93.
Kalispell. 28 miles west of park entrance US Highway 2. Population: 17,149.
South: US Highway 2
Essex. Near the southern most tip of the park on US Highway 2, 29 miles south of West Glacier and 26 miles west of East Glacier.
Babb. Northeast of the park on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, 9 miles north of the St. Mary Visitor Center on US Highway 89.
St. Mary. On the eastern boundary of the park, 53 miles east of West Glacier at the east end of the Going-to-The-Sun Road and its junction with US Highway 89.
Browning. On the Blackfeet Reservation 31 miles east of St. Mary on US Highway 89.
East Glacier Park. Just outside the southeast corner of the park and on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation 55 miles east of West Glacier on US Highway 2 and 44 miles south of St. Mary via Browning and US Highway 89.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon Spotlight Glacier National Park Camping by Becky Lomax. 115-page compact guide covering the region's best campsites. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and hot springs. You'll also learn what campsites and trails allow dogs. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions. Order now...
The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges, 6th Edition by David L. Scott and Kay W. Scott. This book is an insider's guide to finding the best lodges throughout the United States-and to securing a reservation well in advance to eat the crowds. Order now..
Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park: A Complete Recreation Guide by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall. Discover the best areas for hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding and skiing in these two guides. Order now...
Moon Glacier National Park, 5th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Becky Lomax. Get an insider's perspective on hiking the park's trails, unique trip strategies, a wildlife watching tour, a one day Glacier tour, biking up Going-to-the-Sun Road and wildlife viewing. Photographs and maps are included in this guide. Order now...
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