Campgrounds after 9/1

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Campgrounds after 9/1

Postby Kris91 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 am

We'll be going to glacier mid sept- we got a backpacking permit for sept 11 out of iceberg/ptarmigan trailhead. I'm just wondering if campgrounds reservations are available then or how busy they might be. We would want to stay at many glacier sept 10.

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Re: Campgrounds after 9/1

Postby PeteE » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:06 pm

I don't mean to bum you out, but...
Based on last year, it will be quite busy at the Many Glacier CG.

Look at this: ... %20Glacier

Scroll to the bottom of that page and look at fill times for September for the last few years.
And note that you cannot reserve campsites at Many Glacier CG after September 1.
So you'll be looking at "first come first serve" to get a camp site in Many Glacier.
And if you recall, the lines and the waiting time at the gate on most days were long.

The situation on the East Side may be exacerbated because of the construction and early GTTS road closure on the West Side in September.
That's speculation on my part, but the construction, closings, and delays may drive more people to go to the East Side of the park.

Significant pavement preservation work will occur on the following schedule:

Spring 2019-June 22: Avalanche Creek to Jackson Glacier Overlook
Spring 2019-June 30: Chief Mountain Road (night work with traffic control in place)
Spring 2019-early July: West Entrance Station to Avalanche Creek (with traffic control)
After September 3, 2019: West Entrance Station to Avalanche Creek (with traffic control)
September 2-September 15: Avalanche Creek to Logan Pass (night work with traffic control)
September 16-September 30 (likely): Avalanche to Logan Pass hard closure - Logan Pass will be accessible from the St. Mary Entrance.
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Re: Campgrounds after 9/1

Postby Jay w » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:13 pm

Right now, I believe Rising Sun and St. Mary are both "hard sided only" camping. If you got 'em (hard sides), smoke 'em. So this is good news for the RV crowd but not so good news for the tent crowd. I believe Rising Sun is closing this weekend. That means MG and Two Med will get more pressure.

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