While Yellowstone National Park is not requiring tickets to enter the park, the campgrounds, lodging and tours get booked quickly so make sure to plan in advance! Glacier National Park is implementing a new reservation system for the summer of 2021 in an effort to control crowds and promote safety in the park. To help inform our Stay Montana guests and make sure they have a smooth, fantastic vacation, we’ve put together information below on visiting YNP and GNP. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team!
Glacier National Park
An Entry Reservation Ticket will be required from May 28 to September 6, 2021 for private vehicles & motorcycles traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road between 6am and 5pm MDT from the West Glacier, St Mary or Camas Road entrances. Tickets are $2.00 and are in addition to your Park Pass and are good for 7 consecutive days. Foot & bicycle traffic does not require an Entry Reservation Ticket. Tickets are included if you have lodging or service reservations. Entry Reservation Tickets will be limited with about 3/4 of them available up to 60 days in advance and 1/4 of them available 2 days in advance. Tickets can be purchased beginning on April 29, 2021 on the recreation.gov website. Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Polebridge and Highway 2 entrances do not require an Entry Reservation Ticket.
Glacier National Park is also requiring face masks and social distancing as part of their COVID-19 precautions. Check the latest status updates for Glacier here.
Yellowstone National Park
Currently, reservations are not required to enter the park or planned for the summer of 2021; however, Yellowstone is exercising COVID-19 precautions such as mask wearing and social distancing that you can read about here. Campground & lodging reservations can fill up months in advance so make sure to make your reservation early! You can make your reservation for Yellowstone camping, lodging, tours, etc. online here.