Glacier National Park will implement a vehicle reservation system in the summer of 2023. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., a vehicle reservation is required for four areas of the park: Going-to-the-Sun Road, the North Fork, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier. In addition to a vehicle reservation, a park pass is required to enter the park. A vehicle reservation does not include a park pass, and the park pass does not serve as a vehicle reservation. Each location has unique details and requires a separate reservation.
A vehicle reservation is required for each automobile and motorcycle entering the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor via the West Entrance and the North Fork area of the park from May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vehicle reservations are also required for Two Medicine and Many Glacier valleys and the St. Mary Entrance to Going-to-the-Sun Road on the east side of the park from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to a vehicle reservation, a park pass is required to enter the park. A vehicle reservation does not include a park pass, and the park pass does not serve as a vehicle reservation.
Learn more about the vehicle reservation system on Glacier National Park's Website.
Visitors with lodging, camping, transportation, or commercial activity reservations within Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor, Many Glacier, or Two Medicine can use their reservation for entry instead of a $2 reservation to gain access to the portion of the park for which they have a reservation. Service reservations are not available in the North Fork area.
Wilderness camping permits or proof of a registered campsite allow vehicle access to the area in the which reservation is valid for the day/s of service (i.e., a wilderness camping permit for a trail in Many Glacier only provides access to Many Glacier and no other areas of the park).
For a list of qualifying services, please visit Glacier National Park's vehicle reservation page .
Vehicle reservations are not available in the park. Vehicle reservations for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor, the North Fork area, Two Medicine and Many Glacier valleys are ONLY available online at Recreation.gov, Recreation.gov app, or the Recreation.gov Call Center (Reservation Line: 877-444-6777).
In addition to a vehicle reservation, a park pass is required to enter the park. A vehicle reservation does not include a park pass, and the park pass does not serve as a vehicle reservation.
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 Glacier National Park's Fees & Passes page.
Conditions in Glacier National Park can change quickly. Temporary road closures and delays are possible. Check the park website for current conditions.
Visitors should anticipate up to a 30-minute wait due to construction on Going-to-the Sun Road along Lake McDonald starting in June. Additional details about construction will be posted on the park website as they become available. To avoid congestion-related delays, visitors are encouraged to use the St. Mary Entrance to access Going-to-the-Sun Road.
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 ready prior to your arrival.
Vehicle reservations will be available on Recreation.gov through two types of booking windows:
Reservations are required for Going-to-the-Sun Road west side entrance and the North Fork area May 26 through September 10, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations for Going-to-the-Sun Road are good for three days, and North Fork reservations are good for one day.
Beginning July 1 through September 10, 2023, a vehicle reservation will be required to access Going-to-the-Sun Road from the Rising Sun check point, six miles inside the St. Mary Entrance, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will have access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and park shuttle outside of the vehicle reservation area.
One reservation per vehicle per valley will be required to access Two Medicine and Many Glacier valleys on the east side of the park from July 1 through September 10, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Advanced reservations will be released in blocks on the following dates at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time:
Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor and North Fork vehicle reservations
Many Glacier and Two Medicine valleys vehicle reservations**
* During this time, it is likely only a portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open. Check the park website for road status or to sign up for text alerts. Vehicle reservations are not required for any east entrances until July 1.
** Each valley requires a separate reservation.
Rolling 24-hour reservations will be released as follows:
Vehicle reservations and park passes will be checked along with a photo ID at the time of entry. Vehicle reservations cannot be sold, auctioned, or transferred. Vehicle reservations are non-refundable and can be cancelled within 24 hours of your reservation start date. If you are unable to use a purchased vehicle reservation, please cancel the reservation on recreation.gov.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK VEHICLE RESERVATION PO BOX #128 WEST GLACIER MT 59936
406-888-7800 OR GLAC_QUESTIONS@NPS.GOV