Operating Hours & Seasons
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is open year-around, but services in winter are extremely limited.
Open daily from late May to early September. Exhibits open 24-hours. Information desk and Alaska Geographic bookstore open daily 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
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.
Did You Know?
John Muir, beloved naturalist and father of Yosemite National Park, came to Glacier Bay in 1879 to find direct evidence of the presence of glaciers. He believed that Yosemite had been carved by glacier and was able to validate his hypothesis with what he saw in Glacier Bay.