Glacier National Park is implementing a vehicle reservation system in 2022 from May 27 through September 11. In addition to a vehicle reservation, visitors also need a park pass. There are two areas of the park affected by the vehicle reservation system.
Going-to-the Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation (valid for 3 days)
A vehicle reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation Area, which includes all points inside the West Entrance Station, Camas Entrance Station, and the Rising Sun checkpoint (6 miles west of the St. Mary Entrance). The reservation period is 6 am to 4 pm daily. A vehicle reservation does not guarantee a parking space in popular areas.
Vehicle reservations to access the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor west of the Rising Sun checkpoint from the St. Mary Entrance will not be required until the full length of Going-to-the-Sun Road opens for the season (typically late June).
North Fork Vehicle Reservation (valid for 1 day)
A North Fork Vehicle Reservation is required for each vehicle accessing the North Fork area of the park through the Polebridge Entrance Station. Vehicle reservations will be checked at the Polebridge Entrance Station. The reservation period is 6 am to 6 pm daily. A vehicle reservation does not guarantee a parking space in popular areas.
The North Fork is a primitive area of the park, with no cell service and rough, unimproved roads. To avoid vehicle breakdowns in a remote area without cell service, only vehicles with high clearance and 12-ply rated tires or higher should visit the North Fork area.
For more information take a look at this Help Center Article.
For more information on the vehicle reservation system for Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor and the North Fork area of the park, visit the Glacier National Park website.
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Due to planned construction on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, access will be limited at night. Construction began June 1, 2022 at 10 pm. Spring and summer work will be done at night from 10 pm to 6 am, with a nighttime closure in place along Going-to-the-Sun Road from the south end of the lake near Apgar Campground to Sprague Creek Campground. At midnight each evening, there will be a window when vehicles will be piloted through construction. Please plan accordingly when considering use of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between 10 pm to 6 am.
A vehicle reservation is required for each vehicle entering the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor or the North Fork area of the park between May 27 and September 11, 2022. In addition to a vehicle reservation, visitors also need to purchase a park pass or show their existing park pass at park entrance stations.
Learn more about Glacier National Park’s Vehicle Reservation System: VehRes - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Service reservations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor, such as lodging, camping, guided tours, etc., serve as a Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Vehicle Reservation for the day/s of the service reservation. Wilderness camping permits or proof of a registered campsite in the North Fork will allow vehicle access to the North Fork area for the day/s of service. For a list of qualifying services, please visit Vehicle Reservation for Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor and Polebridge Entrance Station - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Vehicle reservations for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor and the North Fork area are ONLY available online at Recreation.gov. Vehicle reservations are not available in the park.
In addition to a vehicle reservation, a park pass is required to enter the park. Park passes may be purchased at entrance stations or online. Qualifying passes will be checked along with a photo ID at the time of entry. Visitors with a qualifying pass such as an Interagency Annual, Senior, Lifetime, Access, Military, or other valid park pass do not need to purchase another pass. Park passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced. Only one park pass is required per vehicle. For a full list of qualifying park passes, please visit: Fees & Passes - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
A vehicle reservation does not include a park pass and the park pass does not serve as a vehicle reservation.
Conditions in Glacier National Park can change quickly. Temporary road closures and delays are possible. Check the park website for current conditions at https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.
Cell service is unreliable or unavailable in and around the park. Please have a printed copy, downloaded digital copy, or screenshot of your vehicle reservation prior to your arrival.
Vehicle reservations are non-refundable but can be modified within 24 hours of your reservation start date.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK VEHICLE RESERVATION PO BOX #128 WEST GLACIER MT 59936
406-888-7800 OR GLAC_QUESTIONS@NPS.GOV