Date: February 12, 2014 Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
Entrance fees to Glacier National Park, as well as other units of the National Park Service, will be waived this President’s Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, February 15-17.
Visitors are encouraged to experience the park’s winter landscape. Snowshoeing and skiing are popular winter recreational activities in Glacier National Park. Be prepared for changing weather conditions as weather can vary drastically from lower valley locations to higher elevation locations. Severe weather, lack of snow, winter rains, or melting conditions can quickly alter the difficulty of any winter trip. Extreme caution should be used around lakes, rivers and streams.
Avalanches may pose a danger in the mountainous portions of the park and surrounding areas. Please visit the Flathead Avalanche Center’s website for updated information and advisories at http://www.flatheadavalanche.org/.
Additional fee-free days for 2014 include:
• April 19-20 - First Weekend of National Park Week,
• August 25 - Birthday of National Park Service,
• September 27 - National Public Lands Day, and
• November 11 - Veterans Day.
For more information about fee-free days visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm or contact Glacier National Park at 406-888-7800.
Did You Know?
In 1976, Glacier National Park was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes Glacier’s intact ecosystem as a valuable place for sound research and education to take place in a sustainable manner.