Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Huckleberries in Glacier National Park

Credit: David Restivo / NPSHuckleberry Finn is a popular character in American literature and the namesake of the favorite fruit of the northern Rocky Mountains. The wild blue huckleberry (Vaccinium sp.) grows on both sides of the Continental Divide in late summer. Its tart flavor is appreciated by humans and grizzly bears alike.

Visitors to Glacier can pick one quart of huckleberries per person per day. They may be collected for personal consumption only. Waterton Lakes National Park only allows hand-to-mouth picking. 

For more about these tasty little berries, check out David Restivo's blog on Glacier National Park's website.

Photo Credit: David Restivo, NPS