Glacier National Park Webcams

 
Sunrise on Sinopah Mountain as seen in the Two Medicine Webcam
Peek in on the park all-year with Glacier National Park's webcams and you may see something like this sunrise at Two Medicine.

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Visit Glacier Virtually with the Park's Webcams.

The webcams make it possible to check in on Glacier National Park from wherever you are. The cameras cover most areas of the park and show spectacular scenery as well as the changing visitor use patterns in the park. Use them to plan the best time of year to visit the park.

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Funding for these webcams comes, in part, from the Glacier National Park Conservancy. You can visit their website to learn more about the projects they fund throughout the park. One of the projects funded by the Conservancy is Glacier's new Headwaters podcast. A seven-part series exploring the stories that make each of the major regions of the park unique. Just as the webcams provide a visual look at that park's different regions, this audio series presents a deeper understanding of Glacier's special places.

 
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Glacier Night Sky Webcam

Imagine lying on your back in the St. Mary valley and looking straight up at the sky. That is your view from this webcam. On a clear night the image of the sky is spectacular, so visit after dark for the best experience. The tan shape at the top is the Dusty Star Observatory. The other buildings in the area include the St. Mary Visitor Center and the St. Mary entrance station. The center of the image looks straight up at the sky. If the circular image is a clock, the Dusty Star Observatory is to the east at 12'clock, north is at 3 o'clock, west is at 6 o'clock. and south is at 9 o'clock.

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180 degree image of the night sky with the milky way
Night sky above the St. Mary Valley

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It’s not easy to stay awake late enough to see the night sky on our live allsky webcam so each morning a time-lapse video of the previous night’s sky is available to watch.

Click on the night sky image next to this text, or click the link below, to watch the video. Each video will only be available for 24 hours. The short video may show clouds streaking past, rain, or lightning flashing inside thunderstorms. If the skies are clear, you will see the moon, stars, and the milky way rising overhead.

Night Sky Time Lapse Video (new video each morning)

 
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Apgar Mountain - 1

This view to the northeast from the summit of Apgar Mountain provides a spectacular view of Lake McDonald and the mountains in the distance. To the left of the lake are Stanton Mountain and Mt. Vaught (Stanton just in front of Vaught) and then just to the right the Garden Wall. The Continental Divide follows the crest of the Garden Wall. Continuing to the right are Mt. Cannon and Mt. Brown. The last mountain clearly visible to the right is Edwards Mountain. Apgar Lookout is at the summit and one of the more popular hikes on the west side.

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Apgar Mountain - 2

This view to the southeast of Apgar Lookout shows part of the valley formed by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. The valley offers a different, but still spectacular, contrast to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, inside the park.

This section of the park offers some of the most challenging and remote experiences Glacier has to offer. The highlight of this view is the dramatic glacier-carved horn of Mount Saint Nicholas (elev. 9376 ft.). Does it remind you of any other peak? How about the Matterhorn in the European Alps? Both formed in the same way. When glaciers carve on three or more sides of a peak at the same time they form these classic glacial horns. We have several other horns in the park but no better representation than Saint Nicholas.

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Apgar Village - 1

The village of Apgar is the main hub of activity (on the west side of the park) throughout the summer. The park's largest campground is located here as are gift shops, a restaurant, lodging facilities, and boat and recreational equipment rentals. Now that winter is setting in, Apgar will return to a much quieter time. You are just as likely to see a few deer wandering about as you are a person. Most winters one or two of the gift shops remain open to welcome off-season visitors.

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Apgar Village - 2

This camera provides a second view from the Apgar Education Center in Apgar Village, at the foot of Lake McDonald. Often the view will be looking at the entrance road leading into the village. In the distance in that particular view the shuttle stop is visible and often people waiting to get wilderness camping permits just across the street from the shuttle stop.

Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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Apgar Visitor Center Plaza

Throughout the summer this is the primary information stop for visitors entering the park at West Glacier. This winter the visitor center is not open but there are informational displays and publications available in the plaza.

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Lake McDonald - 1

To many visitors to the park, this view is their first introduction to the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park. This iconic view from Apgar, at the foot of Lake McDonald, really shows what Glacier is all about...big glacially carved lakes, vast wild views of the high peaks along the Continental Divide, and the ever-changing forests that blanket much of the lower elevations. It's no wonder that for many people when they think of Glacier, they think of this view.

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Lake McDonald - 2

This camera is one of the newer models that allow us to zoom in and pan around the scene. Expect to see different views occasionally as we aim it at different parts of the Lake McDonald Valley.
Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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Logan Pass - East View

Looking east from Logan Pass the massive Going-to-the-Sun Mountain (9647 ft.) dominates the view. The heavily forested Reynolds Creek valley joins the St. Mary Valley near the wall of mountains in the distance. If you look to the left you will see part of the Going-to-the-Sun Road just before it rounds the corner to Siyeh Bend. If you are familiar with the road, look about one third up from the bottom just to the right of the middle of the view. That's approximately where Jackson Glacier Overlook is.

Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their assistance in providing this webcam.

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Logan Pass Parking Lot

In summer this camera helps us monitor the fill times for the Logan Pass Parking Lot. Generally it fills before 8:00 am every morning. In the winter you might see the occasional goat or bighorn sheep wander through. Just to the right of center, in this view, you can make out the Going-to-the-Sun Road rounding a corner just past Logan Pass. The road continues to the left and in the right lighting conditions you can see the East Tunnel.

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Logan Pass - South View

The view over the meadows at Logan Pass is spectacular no matter what time of year it is. Throughout the winter (if the camera stays operational) we will have it pointed south at either Reynolds Mountain or up toward Hidden Lake Overlook. This is one of our new pan/tilt/zoom cameras and we hope it will stay operational all winter.

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Many Glacier - 1

There isn't a view much better than this. Swiftcurrent Lake provides the perfect setting to the mountains that loom in the distance. Dominating the view is Grinnell Point with Mount Gould to the left and Swiftcurrent Mountain to the right. In between Grinnell Point and Mt. Gould is the cirque where Grinnell Glacier lies. One of the most popular hikes in the park is the trek to Grinnell Glacier. That trail typically opens in mid-July. Opening sooner are the hikes to Red Rock Falls, Iceberg Lake, Apikuni Falls, and Cracker Lake. Many Glacier is a hiker's paradise.

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Many Glacier - 2

Many years ago we installed one of our first webcams at this location in the Many Glacier valley. Connectivity issues required us to remove it for a while, but those have been resolved and we now can return this view of Mt. Wilbur and Swiftcurrent Lake. Swiftcurrent Peak is in the distance to the left.

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Middle Fork of the Flathead River

The Middle Fork of the Flathead River forms the southwest border of Glacier National Park. This view, from near Park Headquarters, shows the river as it flows under the West Glacier bridge. At night some of the lights of West Glacier may be visible. During the summer watch for rafters. Several commercial rafting businesses use this section of river. In the winter the only activity along the river might be the occasional coyote or deer or a really cold kayaker.

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Park Headquarters

This was the first webcam view that Glacier National Park offered. Originally it was only going to be a test until a better location was found, but it turns out that this view has a large following. Watch for the occasional lunchtime crowd at the picnic table or our resident deer wandering about. Some years in the early summer beargrass blooms dot the forest.

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St. Mary Visitor Center - 1

This view from the St. Mary Visitor Center looks west to the mountains surrounding St. Mary Lake. Red Eagle Mountain looms directly in the center. In the winter and spring elk are often spotted in the meadow at first light. In summer wildflowers carpet the view. Fall sees the green turn to a golden hue which contrasts with the bright blue of the sky.

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St. Mary Visitor Center - 2

The view from this webcam can be changed by park staff and occasionally we will move it and provide a different aspect of the view from the St. Mary Visitor Center. We hope to be able to provide close views of the elk in the fall and winter, tighter views of the mountains, and occasionally people at the Entrance Station and in the Visitor Center.

Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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Two Medicine - 1

This view from near the Scenic Point Trailhead points west to the Continental Divide. Sinopah Mountain dominates the left side of the view and a shoulder of Rising Wolf is on the right. In the distance you can see Helen Mountain. To the right of Helen Mountain is the ridge-line that goes to Dawson Pass. To the left of Helen Mountain is Lone Walker Mountain. In the far background you can see the tops of the North Cloudcroft Peaks.

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Two Medicine - 2

This view of Two Medicine shows several of the most prominent peaks at the head of the valley. The tallest peak is Sinopah Mountain, to the left of it is Painted Tepee Peak. To the right of Sinopah is Lone Walker Mountain. The slopes of massive Rising Wolf Mountain are on the far right.

The view from this camera is able to be adjusted by park staff and we may, from time to time, point the camera at different parts of the valley.

Thanks to the Glacier National Park Conservancy for their continued support of the park's webcam installations.

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West Entrance

The West Entrance to the park is a good indicator of how busy things may be at locations inside the park. During July and August expect to see a long string of cars as they line up to purchase their entrance passes. We sell several different passes including a 7-day pass for $35.00, an annual pass for $70.00, and the America the Beautiful Pass for $80.00. The America the Beautiful Pass will allow entrance into any national park in the country and is good for some services on National Forests and at other Federal agencies.

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Last updated: July 30, 2021

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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