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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Visitor Services Directory

Visitor Services Directory

Area Visitor Services Directory
This listing includes operators both in and near the park. Some but not all are businesses authorized to operate inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve under the park's Commercial Visitor Services program. However, all offer services useful to park visitors. This is a comprehensive list compiled for visitors' convenience only; the National Park Service does not endorse or recommend any of the businesses listed.

 

Bartlett Cove Services

Notice to mariners: underwater cable hazard in Bartlett Cove

Please see our basic regulations regarding use of these facilities.

Fuel Dock: The fuel dock is managed and operated by the Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove. The Glacier Bay Lodge can be contacted on VHF channel 16, or at 697-2225, from May to September. For fuel services, contact the Glacier Bay Lodge upon your arrival at the fuel dock, and an attendant will meet you within 15 minutes. White gas is also available from Glacier Bay Lodge. Fuel is not available in the off season.

Please note: the fuel dock may not be used for loading or offloading freight or passengers. This dock is only to be used for fueling and waste pumpout.

Pumpout: Waste pumpout is available at the fuel dock. The discharge of "blackwater" (water contaminated with human waste) is prohibited in Bartlett Cove waters.

Water and Power: Fresh, potable water is available at the dock. Vessels may not use electrical shore power unless otherwise authorized by a park ranger.

Glacier Bay Lodge: Public restrooms, phone, showers, laundry, storage, dorm rooms, a restaurant and the NPS Visitor Center and Park Ranger programs are all located at the Glacier Bay Lodge during the summer. Mountain bikes and fishing gear, as well as an Alaska State Fishing License, are also available from the Glacier Bay Lodge.

Gustavus, approximately 10 miles from the visitor center at Bartlett Cove, is a small community of about 450, and is the "Gateway to Glacier Bay." Gustavus offers a variety of visitor services and activities, including a grocery store, antique gas station and gift shop, building supply store, Post Office, and multiple art galleries. Please note that groceries are not available in Bartlett Cove, but taxi service is available during the summer months between Bartlett Cove and Gustavus.

Did You Know?

Townsend's Warbler

Townsend’s Warblers have been known to construct their nest partially on one tree before moving all the nest materials to another tree where they finish construction.