• Winter light on the Fairweather Range

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Camper Dropoffs and Pickups

You can arrange to be dropped off in the wilderness.
Daily tour boat dropping off kayakers in the Glacier Bay backcountry.

Into the Wild!
During the summer months, kayakers/campers can arrange with Glacier Bay Lodge to be dropped off and/or picked up by the daily tour boat at two designated dropoff locations up bay. There are two dropoffs (one in the West Arm and one near the entrance of the East Arm).

To minimize human impacts, the specific locations are changed regularly.

New for summer 2014:
The tour vessel will be alternating East and West Arm dropoff/pickups each day. Check the latest map below for the most recent locations and schedule of pickup/dropoffs.

Glacier Bay Camper-Kayaker Dropoffs for 2014

Click for map/schedule of dropoff locations

Current Dropoff-Pickup Locations Map
Plan your backcountry visit

Map depicts approximate locations and the approved pickup/dropoff schedule for the summer of 2014.

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.