media 21-3 – Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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Day: March 17, 2021

Call: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [March 17, 2021] – Glacier Countrywide Park announces access to the east aspect of the park will reopen on March 18 at Two Medication, Cut Financial institution and St. Mary for foot targeted traffic, skis and snowshoes. Typical winter season closures continue to be in position. Chief Mountain Street will continue being closed at the park boundary until road conditions allow.

The entrance at St. Mary will allow auto traffic on Likely-to-the-Sunlight Road for 1.5 miles till the winter season gate closure at St. Mary Campground. Access previous the gate is permitted by foot, skiing and snowshoeing as is common of regular winter season seasons. The St. Mary Campground continues to be closed to winter tenting till more detect.

The streets into Slash Lender, and Two Medicine stay shut to auto visitors for the winter season, but accessibility by foot, snowboarding and snowshoeing is out there earlier the gates as is normal of typical winter seasons. Building started on Lots of Glacier Road on March 15 and is closed to vehicular site visitors and closed to hiker/biker website traffic Monday by Friday by way of Might 28.

Guests are reminded that winter season circumstances are unpredictable and can rapidly become perilous. Guests need to put together for icy conditions, high winds, and snow. Cellular communications in the park are really limited.

Entry to the park east of the Continental Divide has been shut due to the fact March 2020 to shield the Blackfeet Indian Reservation populace from COVID-19 due to higher-chance users of the neighborhood. The determination to permit obtain to the east aspect was built right after close session concerning wellbeing officials from the National Park Service, Indian Health Provider, the Blackfeet Tribe, Glacier County and the condition of Montana.

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