Covid-19 Impacts to Services

Smiling park ranger attending to maps and trip planning materials at an information desk
Park Rangers are available to help you plan your trip in 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glacier Bay and many of its partners had to alter or cancel services for the 2020 season. This page serves to archive a list of those services until services for the 2021 season are determined. Updates will be made as information becomes available.

Available services in 2020:

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) was open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff available to issue boater and camper permits, as well as answer questions. Park staff were following new procedures informed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to minimize contact between and among rangers, visitors, different visitor groups, and the isolated local community. Of note:

Unavailable services in 2020:

Closed facilities: Not available:
  • Vessel (dayboat) used for daily tours of the park operated by Glacier Bay Lodge/ARAMARK. Those seeking transportation up-bay may apply for a boater permit or contact authorized charter boat operators:
  • Fuel and the vessel sewage pump-out at the Fuel Dock in Bartlett Cove
  • Kayak rentals or guided kayak day trips.
  • In-person ranger-guided programs in Bartlett Cove

Contact us for more information

Email us at (email link)
Phone: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 907-697-2230

Last updated: January 11, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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