The Rising Sun Campground, located on the east side of the park, will be available to hard-sided camping only as of 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 10th.
Recent bear incidents at the campground prompted a closure of the facility on Tuesday, August 6. A small sub-adult black bear has been involved with some incidents in the campground and area within the last month.
Park rangers and wildlife managers initiated some aversive conditioning, or negative reinforcement, to attempt to modify the bear’s behavior. This conditioning will be on-going in the area of the campground. It is unknown when hard-sided camping limitation will be lifted in the campground.
Glacier National Park is home to black and grizzly bears. Campers are reminded to keep campground and developed areas clean and free of food and trash. Regulations require that all edibles, food containers, and cookware be stored in a hard-sided vehicle or food locker when not in use, day or night. Place all trash in bear-proof containers. Do not burn waste in fire rings or leave litter around your camp. Fire rings should be free of trash before vacating a campsite. All bear sightings should be reported to a park ranger.
For updated information about access, please visit the park’s campground status page, or contact the park at 406-888-7800.
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