Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Deadline looms for advanced backcountry campground reservations in Glacier

Are you planning a backpacking trip in Glacier National Park this summer? If so, and you wish to secure the campsites on your preferred route, you should be aware that in order to be eligible for the advanced reservation request lottery, the deadline is April 15th.

Advance reservation applications for backcountry campsites are currently being accepted for trips that begin June 15th through October 31st.

All advanced reservation requests received from January 1 through April 15, 2013 will be eligible for the advanced reservation request lottery. The lottery processing begins on April 16th. Each reservation application will be designated a randomly generated number and will be processed in that order. The park warns that it can take up to a month to process all the advance reservation requests received in the lottery. Requests received after April 15th will be processed in the order of receipt, and after the initial advanced reservation requests are processed.

You should note that applications will be accepted on the official form only. There's also a nonrefundable processing fee of $30 that must be submitted with each application. For more information you can visit Glacier's Backcountry Camping Guide.

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