Public Comments Sought on Proposed Shower and Accessibility Improvements to Historic Comfort Stations at Apgar Campground

 West Glacier, Mont. – Glacier National Park is conducting public scoping for a proposal to remove and replace one comfort station (currently used for storage) and improve three other comfort stations in the Apgar Campground, including adding a shower.

The park is proposing to prepare a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act for this proposal. The project would result in an adverse effect on historic resources. Therefore, the park is requesting public review and comment. Please follow the link below to review the scoping brochure and comment prior to May 26, 2017.

To address increasing visitor use, the park is proposing to remove and replace one Comfort Station (currently used for storage) and improve three other Comfort Stations in the Apgar Campground, including adding a shower.

Comfort Station #234 (on Loop B) has been out of service for over 20 years and would be replaced with a double vault toilet.

Comfort Stations #228, #238, and #234 (on Loops A, C, and D) and their surrounding walkways, would be rehabilitated to provide accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Comfort Station #238 (on Loop C) would also receive a shower addition.

Making these improvements to four Apgar Campground Comfort Stations would improve handicap accessible facilities at one of the park’s major visitor areas.

The project is available through the park’s planning website. Comments can be made directly through the website, or submitted to:  Superintendent, Glacier National Park, Attn:  Apgar Campground Improvements, PO Box 128 West Glacier, Montana 59936.