Weather, road, and more

North Fork weather

Anyone who has lived on the North Fork knows that the weather changes a great deal depending on where you are on the road. If you type in 59928 on the weather site, then you end up with Polebridge weather only. NOAA to the rescue. The links below take you to that part of the road of interest to you. Now you can better calculate where you’re probably going to need to chain up.

Trail Creek / Ford Station / Community Hall / Polebridge / Camas Turnoff 

This is also a very cool NOAA page that gives detailed weather for 48 hours in graph from. For more information about our local weather, check it out over on the right.

Road conditions

Travel on the lower road or go through the park? How far up has the snow plow or grader gotten? Has everyone heard about the snow slide on the lower road? Questions we’ve all asked at one time or another. Check here for any information we might have heard about the North Fork road. Send information if you have up-to-the-minute information. We’ll get it posted for everyone else.

North Fork Road – Posted June 16

Here’s a note from Angie Agnew… We made it over Trail Creek. There is some rock debris in some spots but other than that it’s good to go. Also, to our disappointment there is no longer pizza at HA brewing. There is a different food truck serving a standard menu.

If anyone has any more up-to-the-minute information, please let us know.

You might also be interested in the North Fork Flathead Road Corridor Study’s final report.

Glacier Park Roads

Posted June 19

Currently 29.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook.

The section of the road between Avalanche and Jackson Glacier Overlook is closed due to plowing. The hiker/biker closures, on both the west and east sides of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, are located at the Avalanche and Jackson Glacier vehicle closures at all times on weekdays. The North McDonald Road is closed to foot, stock, bicycle, and vehicle traffic from the Upper McDonald Creek Trailhead to the end of the road 7 days a week.

The earliest date the upper portion of the Going-to-the-Sun will open to vehicle traffic is June 22. The opening date could be later, depending on weather and plowing conditions encountered by park plowing crews.

date could be later, depending on weather and plowing conditions encountered by park plowing crews.

The Camas Road is open. The Inside North Fork Road is currently closed at Logging Creek RS and Fish Creek.

Nighttime Conditions

Posted June 19

The star cluster Messier 10, in Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer, is in the southeast as night falls, well to the upper left of the brilliant planet Jupiter. Through binoculars, it looks like a hazy smudge of light.

Aurora watch:  The current alert level for aurora’s is Active (4 out of 10).  Check out this site from the Geophysical Institute that gives frequent updates to the predictions for North America. 

Got burnpile? Who doesn’t

A burn permit is required May 1- June 30. A permit can be acquired at If you need additional information please call our office at 751-8130. The burn hotline at 751-8144

Burning manmade material is prohibited at all times. For more information, see the county’s burning restrictions website.