Necessary or not, you knew the newly required $2 Going-to-the-Sun Road reservation ticket in Glacier National Park wasn’t going to fly well with park-goers.
There has been a massive increase in frustrated patrons leaving one-star reviews for Glacier National Park. Not surprising. It’s not really about the cost of “the reservation” ticket, but about the frustrations of making the reservations.
We know that the summer months of May through September are the busiest months in Glacier National Park. It is not a rare thing to have access restricted in recent years to the most popular areas of the park. How much? A LOT.
According to NPS.gov: “In the summer of 2018 access to Many Glacier was restricted 26 times and access to Kintla Lake was restricted 52 times and access to Bowman Lake was restricted 68 times.”
The NPS advises people to 1) adjust their expectations, 2) have a back-up plan, 3) consider another nearby park.
People are able to post reviews at Recreation.gov. Frustration about site access and the number of tickets available seems to be the biggest issue.
Here are some of the most recent one star reviews of Glacier National Park:
06/29/2021 – “Park itself is beautiful, ticket system is horrible. Had to sit