Also in 2022 visitors need a ticket to visit certain parts of Glacier National Park from May, 27 until September, 11 2022. Just like last year, the ticket system will be used to avoid traffic jams.
In 2017 the Amerika Reis team could see for themselves how busy it can be in Glacier National Park. During our visit we had a lot of difficulties finding a parking spot at Logan Pass and there were a lot of traffic jams.
Tickets in 2022
Following parts of the park will require a ticket:
- Going-to-the-Sun Road – To reduce the number of vehicles on the Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR), one ticket per vehicle will be required. Tickets will be needed at the West Entrance, St. Mary Entrance and the new Camas entrance.
- North Fork – One ticket per vehicle will be required to visit the North Fork area via the Polebridge Ranger Station.
The tickets for GTSR and North Fork are different tickets. So you need 2 tickets if you want to visit both places. The first tickets will be available in March. Just like in 2021 tickets will be available on Recreation.gov. Tickets are free, but there will be a $2 service fee.
As long as the GTSR is not fully opened, a ticket will not be required at the St. Mary Entrance. Typically the road opens late June. When all snow is cleared and the road can be opened to all traffic to Logan Pass a ticket will be required until September, 11 2022.
Tickets for the Going-to-the-Sun Road will be valid for 3 days. Last year this was 7 days. Tickets for North Fork are valid for 1 day.