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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Bear Advisory Issued For the Bartlett Cove Campground

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Date: June 27, 2008
Contact: Randy Larson, Chief Ranger, 907-697-2230

This notice is to advise campers that a bear recently obtained a small amount of food from an unoccupied tent in the Bartlett Cove Campground.  On the morning of 6/27/08 a group of campers had a garbage bag  pulled from their tent. The contents of the bag had been chewed by a bear.  Upon investigation, the campers discovered that they had inadvertantly left a small bag of food in the garbage bag which had been consumed by the bear.   


In order to deter this bear from obtaining food from people again, the National Park Service reminds campers to be extremely vigilant in keeping ALL food, trash, and other scented items in the designated food caches in the campground.  Campers are asked  to report any food stoarage violations or bear sightings in the campground immediately to the Visitor Information Station (697-2627).   This advisory will expire on July 27, 2007.  

Did You Know?

Lamplugh Glacier wall of blue ice

When Captain George Vancouver surveyed Southeast Alaska in 1794, the wall of ice that filled the bay was (at its greatest extent) 100 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 4,000 feet thick. Just 250 years later, this same ice has retreated 65 miles, the fastest glacial retreat on record.