New ‘dashboard’ provides visitors real-time Glacier Park info

Print Article

Sunshine dapples a broad valley in Glacier National Park.

Visitors to Glacier National Park now have a new way to keep up with the park’s ever-changing weather and traffic conditions.

After years of planning, the park’s Recreation Access Display (RAD) is up and running at https://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/dashboard/.

The “dashboard,” which works best in the Google Chrome web browser, puts a variety of useful information at visitor’s fingertips, including real-time weather information for both the east and west sides of park, as well as Logan Pass. The dashboard also gives real-time updates on the status of campgrounds throughout the park, letting visitors know which sites are open or full before they reach the park entrance. In addition, the site also displays at what time campsites were full the previous day.

“We’ve been working for a few years to get real-time information to our visitors,” Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said in a press release. “Thanks to suggestions from the public and innovation from park staff, we’re pleased to roll out this new trip planning tool for the 2019 summer season. This is a great complement to the park’s webcams, which provide an on-the-ground visual of park conditions,”

The dashboard also gives updates on parking lot closures at many popular areas in the park, including Avalanche Creek, Bowman Lake, Logan Pass, Many Glacier, Two Medicine and the St. Mary Visitor Center. Visitors to the site can also learn of any vehicle restrictions that may be in place.

With the RAD, visitors can learn about conditions inside the park before they arrive, helping them plan a better visit.

Print Article

Read More Glacier Park

Glacier hosting alpine bird count

July 10, 2019 at 8:38 am | Hungry Horse News To celebrate the birds of Glacier National Park’s alpine areas, the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and park wildlife staff are hosting the second Alpine Bird BioBlitz on Friday, July...

Comments

Read More

USS Montana crew visits Glacier Park

July 10, 2019 at 7:13 am | Hungry Horse News When the USS Montana takes its first dive into the depths of the ocean in a couple of years, a scene of Glacier National Park will go with it. The seal of the new Virginia-class submarine currently ...

Comments

Read More

Pull weeds in Glacier Park

July 10, 2019 at 7:08 am | Hungry Horse News The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier National Park invite volunteers for a day of hands-on learning during the annual Noxious Weed Blitz on July 18. The event will take pla...

Comments

Read More

Glacier seeks help in mapping wildlife crossings on Highway 2

July 04, 2019 at 9:40 am | Hungry Horse News Glacier National Park asks local residents to join an effort to record evidence of wildlife crossing over roads and rivers in the U.S. Highway 2 corridor. The park is hosting a “map-a-thon” to ident...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2019 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X