Covid-19 Impacts to Services

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Park Rangers are available to help you plan your trip in 2020.
Dear Visitors: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Glacier Bay and many of its partners have had to alter or cancel services for the 2020 season. Here is a short list of services offered, altered or unavailable this summer:

Open in 2020:

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is 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 are 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:

The following will not be available in 2020 at Glacier Bay:

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: July 29, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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