With summer coming to a close, Glacier National Park announced seasonal adjustments for operations at the park.

Glacier National Park is beginning to wind down operations as summer comes to a close and the fall season begins. The parks news release sent out Friday says the vehicle reservation pilot study for 2022 ends on September 11. Guests are asked to prepare for temporary restrictions at the park’s west entrance from traffic congestion. 

Going-to-the-Sun Road is under construction through September from the south end of Lake McDonald to Sprague Creek. This may cause short delays in both directions of the road. The construction is part of the Lake McDonald Utilities Project. The Construction zone is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until October 1. 

The west side entrance of Going-to-the-Sun Road closes for the season on October 1, from the four-way intersection at Apgar to Logan Pass for construction operations. The east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road should remain open until October 16. Early winter weather conditions may force an early closure of the road. 

Shuttle services at Glacier National Park operate with reduced services until September 18. Services run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting September 6. Wait times may be longer due to fewer shuttle buses on the roads. Check the parks shuttle page for further information.  

Information services at the Logan Pass Visitor Center are available until September 25. Drinkable water is unavailable starting September 11 at Logan Pass. Daily information services at the St. Mary Visitor Center continue until October 2; potable water is available until October 11. Information services at the Apgar Visitor Center move to weekend hours on October 23, weather permitting. The Apgar Center’s water and restrooms are available all year. 

Avalanche Creek, Cut Bank, and Lodging Creek campgrounds are closed for the 2022 season. The Quartz Creek Campground is temporarily closed from the Quartz Fire. Check the parks campground page for information on available campgrounds at the park.

Lake McDonald, Bowman Lake, and Kintla Lake are the only open waters providing vehicle access to watercraft until September 30. The boat inspection station at Lake McDonald is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polebirdge station until September 30. On October 2, for both stations, hours change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park waters close on November 1.

The park operates year-round with recreation opportunities for all seasons. Winter restrictions at Going-to-the-Sun road along Lake McDonald are expected for the 2022-2023 season due to the utility project.