WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The 2013 operating dates for concessioners operating in Glacier National Park are scheduled. 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.
|Granite Park Chalet*||June 29||September 9 (after breakfast)|
|Sperry Chalet**||July 11||September 9 (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 Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 orwww.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:
|Apgar (rentals only)||June 1||September 2|
|Lake McDonald||May 25||September 22|
|Many Glacier||June 14||September 15|
|Rising Sun (tours only)||June 22||September 2|
|Two Medicine||June 8||September 8|
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com) Front country lodging, food and beverage services, retail, tour and transportation services:
|Lake McDonald Lodge & Camp Store||May 25||September 29 (after breakfast)|
|Jammer Joe’s Restaurant||June 29||September 2 (after dinner)|
|Many Glacier Hotel||June 12||September 22 (after breakfast)|
|Rising Sun Motor Inn & Camp Store||June 21||September 15 (after breakfast)|
|Swiftcurrent Motor Inn||June 18||September 16 (after breakfast)|
|Swiftcurrent Campstore||June 18||September 16 (closes at noon)|
|Two Medicine Camp Store||May 31||September 2 (open all day)|
|Village Inn||May 30||September 16 (after check-out)|
|Red Bus Tours||Tours operate the same dates as the hotels.|
|Hiker Shuttle||July 1||September 2|
|East-Side Shuttle||June 8||September 22|
Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:
Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 orwww.glaciersuntours.com) Road-based tours highlighting Blackfeet culture and history:
|Various Locations||May 15||October 15|
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 orwww.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
|Apgar||May 25||September 2|
|Lake McDonald||June 1||September 29|
|Many Glacier||June 15||September 15|
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
|Goat Haunt Landing||June 1||September 22|
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.
For reservations and details, please call respective phone numbers listed. For general park information, please visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htmor call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
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(photo courtesy Glacier Country)