Operating Hours & Seasons
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is open year-around, but services in winter are extremely limited.
Park Headquarters (907) 697-2230
Open daily from late May to early September. Exhibits open 24-hours. Information desk and Alaska Geographic bookstore open daily 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. (907) 697-2661
Check on the current schedule for daily ranger-naturalist activities.
Visitor Information Station for Boaters and Campers
The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is located at the head of the public-use dock in Bartlett Cove. It offers information, permits and orientations for campers and recreational boaters in the park. Maps and nautical charts are available. Facilities include public rest rooms, potable water, trash and recycling containers. (907) 697-2627
Did You Know?
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.