• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Glacier Bay Laws, Policies, and Regulations

This is a complete listing of the laws, policies, and regulations that affect management of Glacier Bay. For a shorter, more readable list see basic park regulations.

Federal Laws
Laws are created by Congress and establish the highest order of legal authority over national parks. More...

NPS Policies
Service-wide policy for the National Park Service is developed by the Office of Policy with public input and in accordance with applicable laws. Policies dictate many of the overall directions and procedures used by all parks. More...

Park Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations and the Park Compendium provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations. These most specific rules are developed with public input to implement applicable law.

Some regulations are subject to change. See Glacier Bay News.

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Did You Know?

Bartlett Cove receives 75 inches of rain each year

Glacier Bay has a maritime climate, heavily influenced by ocean currents. The result is mild winter and cool summer temperatures at sea level. Summer visitors can expect highs between 50-60F. Winter lows rarely drop into the single digits.