What's So Special About Glacier Bay?
The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land and seascape hosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife and presents many opportunities for adventuring and learning about this unique and powerful place.
Botanist William Cooper spearheaded efforts to preserve not only a place to view glaciers, wildlife, and grandeur, but also a living laboratory to study and enjoy through the ages.
A Place of Hope
Glacier Bay is a globally significant marine and terrestrial wilderness sanctuary.
A Place of Inspiration
Long before there were written records of Glacier Bay, there were stories.
A Land of Dynamic Change
Glacier Bay's story is one of dynamic change in the wake of dramatic glacial movements.
Did You Know?
The largest member of the deer family is a recent newcomer to Glacier Bay. The first moose was sighted here in 1960. They are frequently seen amid thick stands of willows and other tasty vegetation.