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Glacier Expecting 100 Millionth Visitor This Week

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow speaks at a community meeting in Columbia Falls.

Glacier National Park officials fielded questions about the condition of the Going-to-the-Sun Road Wednesday night at a community meeting in Columbia Falls.

Superintendent Jeff Mow opened the evening with a joke about an apparent sign that must be on his back, to ask when the Going-to-the-Sun Road will open for the season.

Plow crews have are working to push through the Big Drift and clear parking lots on Logan Pass.

Mow says the road will hopefully open around June 19.

The preliminary alternatives of the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan were discussed last night, as the mountain corridor trails have seen as much as a 250 percent visitor increases since 1988.

Superintendent Jeff Mow noted an upcoming attendance milestone for the park.

“There are more coming and in the next week or so we anticipate we will be celebrating the hundred millionth visitor to Glacier National Park," Mow said.

As the park begins seeing the flood of summer visitors, officials remind boaters to have their crafts checked for invasive species.

Another topic discussed last night was park fee increases, which will rise from 15 to 20 dollars in the winter season.

Corin Cates-Carney manages MTPR’s daily and long-term news projects. After spending more than five years living and reporting across Western and Central Montana, he became news director in early 2020.
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