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Glacier to reopen Avalanche campground

| February 24, 2023 1:00 PM

Glacier National Park will reopen the Avalanche Campground this year after being closed since 2020. Avalanche, Two Medicine and Many Glacier campgrounds will become advance reservation only through Recreation.gov, park officials announced Friday.

Most of the campsites at Avalanche, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier campgrounds are reservable approximately six months in advance and several campsites in each campground can be reserved four days in advance to accommodate visitors with more spontaneous itineraries, i.e., new four-day advance reservations for campsites at Many Glacier will be reservable beginning June 6 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time for stays beginning June 9.

All campsites at Avalanche and Two Medicine will become available on Rec.gov beginning March 1 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time.

Campgrounds in Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor:

• Apgar Campground: Beginning April 1 advance camping reservations will be required. April 1 Loop B will transition to primitive* camping. April 24 Loops A and C will open. May 5 Loops B and D will open. May 19 Loop E will open.

• Avalanche Campground: Opens July 17 with potential to open earlier depending on when Going-to-the-Sun Road fully opens for the season and requires advance camping reservations.

• Fish Creek Campground: Opens May 26 and will require an advance camping reservation.

Rising Sun Campground: Opens June 5 on a first come, first served basis. Visitors without a vehicle reservation will have access to the first come, first served campground.

• Sprague Creek Campground: Opens May 26 and will require an advance camping reservation.

St. Mary Campground: Beginning May 26 advance camping reservations will be required. April 15 Loop C will transition to primitive* camping and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Beginning May 26 all loops will open.

Other Glacier campground opening dates:

• Bowman Lake Campground: Opens May 16 on a first come, first serve basis.

• Kintla Lake Campground: Opens May 26 on a first come, first serve basis.

• Quartz Creek Campground: Opens June 26 to primitive* camping on a first come, first serve basis.

• Logging Creek Campground: Opens June 26 to primitive* camping on a first come, first serve basis.

• Two Medicine Campground: Opens June 5 and will require an advance reservation.

• Many Glacier Campground: Opens June 9 and will require an advance camping reservation.