So how bad was the government shutdown for Glacier National Park? The October Public Use Report indicates that total visits to the park were down 52% when compared to October of 2012. The park recorded a total of 25,965 recreational visits this past month, versus 54,127 for October of 2012.
For the year-to-date, 2,172,695 people have visited Glacier in 2013. This is a slight increase of 0.79% when compared to the first 10 months of 2012.
Hiking in Glacier National Park