Glacier National Park

Packrafting on Quartz Lake in Glacier National Park is a good way to explore the four-mile-long lake that has no trail around its thickly vegetated shoreline. Packrafts are light enough to be carried into remote stretches of water by backpackers. (Tom Bauer/Missoulian via AP)

In the fall of 2016, Glacier National Park administrators announced a temporary boating ban to protect Park waters from the threat of invasive mussels, which were recently discovered in central Montana. APA supports aggressive measures to protect pristine Park waters, but questions why a concurrent ban on streambed wading was not instituted. Read the closure press release and APA’s response to Superintendent Jeff Mow in the important links above.

In addition to the threat of invasive mussels, noise from scenic helicopter take-offs, landings, and overflights is a growing problem in and around Glacier National Park. We believe the skies around Glacier should be kept free of scenic overflights to preserve the natural quiet, protect wildlife, and preserve the gift of challenge that wilderness offers to mankind. Hence, we have joined the Quiet! Glacier Coalition to add our voice to the millions of people speaking out for quiet in Glacier Park.

Contact Us

American Packrafting Association

PO Box 13
Wilson, WY 83014