Guided Backcountry Use Stipulations

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Commercial Use Authorization Activity-Specific Stipulations

Attachment XX-2018 Guided Backcountry Use Stipulations

  1. All use of the park authorized by this permit is subject to the restrictions of the Glacier Bay Wilderness Visitor Use Management Plan as follows:

    • On shore group size is limited to 12 persons, including guides and clients.

    • Groups must not remain longer than three consecutive nights in the same campsite, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent.

    • A maximum of three guided backpacking and/or hiking trips is authorized per year per company

    • A maximum of three guided mountaineering and/or ski touring trips is authorized per year per company.

    • Within Glacier Bay, guided parties may use beach areas for camping only on the first and last night of each trip.

    • Guided backcountry groups may not use Reid Inlet for access between May 15 and September 15.

    • Guided mountaineering and ski touring is authorized only in the areas east of, and not including, the Fairweather Range unless specifically authorized.

  2. If access via marine waters to an area within the park is necessary, it must be provided by a company authorized to provide that access in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, i.e. an authorized charter boat, tour boat or air taxi operator.

  3. The permittee must obtain a Backcountry Permit for each overnight backcountry trip and all guides must complete a park backcountry orientation prior to the trip. The orientation, which normally occurs at the park Visitor Information Center in Bartlett Cove, may also be arranged by calling (907)-697-2627 from May 1 to September 30 and (907)-697-2230 during the remainder of the year.

  4. The permittee must submit a trip report within fifteen (15) days after the end of each trip. The trip report must include the following information: date and location of each campsite, description of any close wildlife encounters, details of any accidents or injuries, means of access and backcountry permit number.

Last updated: August 29, 2018

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