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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Operating Hours & Seasons

Glacier Bay Lodge and Visitor Center in background, with the Bartlett Cove Public Dock in the foreground.
Glacier Bay Lodge and Public Dock
 
Schedule of events
Schedule of events
What's happening?
 

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is open year-around, but services in winter are extremely limited.

Park Headquarters (907) 697-2230

 
glacier bay visitor center exhibits

Visitor center exhibits.

Visitor Center

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

Visitor Information Station for Boaters and Campers

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open from May through September.

  • May: 7 days/week 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m;
  • June, July & August: 7 days/week 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
  • September: 7 days/week 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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
 
Glacier Bay National Preserve Office
Yakutat, Alaska
For information on rafting and the Preserve call:
  • Main Office: (907) 784-3295
  • Fax: (907) 784-3535
  • Alsek River Information: (907) 784-3370
  • NPS Yakutat Hanger: (907) 784-3403

Did You Know?

Moose

During the summer months, moose can be observed submerging themselves in Blackwater Pond where they forage for succulent vegetation and find relief from swarming insects.