Glacier National Park Releases 2014 Schedule For Concessions Operations

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The 2014 operating dates for concessioners within Glacier National Park are listed below. These concessioners, who work under contract within Glacier National Park, provide visitor services including lodging, food service, retail shops, tours, transportation, horseback riding, guided day hikes and backpacking trips, boat tours and small boat rentals. Services are listed in alphabetical order.

Belton Chalets, Inc. (1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com/ or www.graniteparkchalet.com/) Backcountry Chalets:

Location

Opening

Closing

Granite Park Chalet*

June 30

September 8 (after breakfast)

Sperry Chalet**

July 10

September 8 (after breakfast)

*The historic Granite Park Chalet is available for overnight use as a rustic hiker shelter.

**Services at the historic Sperry Chalet include traditional overnight accommodations and food service for overnight guests and day hikers with meal reservations.

Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-7238 or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com/) Day hikes and backpacking:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

May

October

Glacier National Park Lodges (Central reservations: 855-733-4522 or www.glaciernationalparklodges.com/) Front country lodging, food and beverage services, retail, tour and transportation services:

Location

Opening

Closing

Lake McDonald Lodge & Camp Store

May 24

September 28 (after breakfast)

Jammer Joe’s Restaurant

June 28

September 1 (after dinner)

Many Glacier Hotel

June 11

September 21 (after breakfast)

Rising Sun Motor Inn & Camp Store

June 20

September 14 (after breakfast)

Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

June 17

September 15 (after breakfast)

Swiftcurrent Campstore

June 7

September 15 (closes at noon)

Two Medicine Campstore

May 30

September 7 (open all day)

Village Inn

May 29

September 15 (after check-out)

Red Bus Tours

Tours operate the same dates as the hotels. Additionally, west-side tours will be offered on weekends through the third week of October.

West-Side Shuttle (transportation between Amtrack service in West Glacier and Village Inn/Lake McDonald Lodge)

May 24

September 28

Many Glacier Hiker’s Shuttle (connects to NPS Transit at St. Mary Visitor Center)

July 1

September 1

Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com/) Boat tours and rentals:

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar (rentals only)

May 31

September 1

Lake McDonald

May 24

September 21

Many Glacier

June 14

September 14

Rising Sun (tours only)

June 21

September 1

Two Medicine

June 7

September 7

Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com/) Road-based tours highlighting Blackfeet culture and history:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

June 1

September 30

Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier/) Horseback rides (start dates are weather and trail condition dependent):

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar

May 24

September 1

Lake McDonald

May 31

September 28

Many Glacier

June 14

September 14

Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com/) Waterton Lake boat tours:

Location

Opening

Closing

Goat Haunt Landing

May 31(as conditions allow)

September 21

There are also several privately-owned facilities in Apgar Village that offer lodging, dining, camping supplies, groceries, and gifts from May through much of September, some year round.