Ever wonder what the number one danger to visitors in the park is? (It’s not 🐻!) It’s water.
Water is the biggest cause of fatalities in the park, and these deaths are often associated with falling.
Swift, cold glacial streams and rivers, moss-covered rocks, and slippery logs all present dangers. Children, photographers, boaters, rafters, swimmers, and fishermen have fallen victim to these rapid, frigid streams and deep glacial lakes. Avoid wading in or fording swift streams, and never walk, play, or climb on slippery rocks and logs, especially around waterfalls.
Seeing the water features in Glacier National Park can be some of the most rewarding experiences. But to keep those experiences positive and to make incredible memories, first you need to stay safe.
You can find more info on how to stay safe in Glacier on our webpage under the “safety” tab.
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