Shoreline Closure in Bartlett Cove lifted
Contact: Allison Banks, 907-697-2230
This notice is to inform visitors that the temporary closure from Halibut Point to one mile past Coopers Notch has been lifted. On August 9, 2010, biologists observed an adult brown bear feeding on a harbor seal carcass in this area. NPS biologists have monitored the area and determined that the carcass has been mostly consumed and bear activity in the area has decreased. Visitors are asked to remain cautious and alert for both black and brown bears and to report bear sightings in Bartlett Cove to the Visitor Information Station.
Visitors to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve can contact the park's Visitor Information Station (907-697-2627) for bear safety instruction and the most current information regarding bear activity in Glacier Bay.
Did You Know?
It was the inspiration of one man, Dr. William S. Cooper, an ecologist studying how plant life returns to land freshly revealed from beneath retreated glaciers, that lead to the establishment of Glacier Bay as a National Monument in 1925.