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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Fees & Reservations

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Glacier Bay National Park collects no entrance fees from private visitors. Reservations are required for private boating, camping, rafting, and for many other visitor services.

If you are planning to stay at the Glacier Bay Lodge or any of the nearby lodges or B&Bs in Gustavus, you should make reservations in advance.

A location fee is charged for some commercial filming. Businesses must have a permit and pay concession franchise fees to operate in the park.

Fees, permits, and reservations are needed to raft the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers.

 

Reservations

Visitors bringing their own boat into Glacier Bay from June 1 through August 31 must have a permit and reservations.

Glacier Bay campground and wilderness camping reservations are not accepted and not necessary, though a free permit is required.

Fees, permits, and reservations are needed to raft the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers.

Tours, lodging, and most other area visitor services require reservations

 

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Did You Know?

Between Snow and Ice

One year of compacted snowflakes creates “firn,” a stage between snow and glacial ice. It takes years of refreezing and recrystallization to result in dense glacial ice.