Learn About the Park

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Explore a wide variety of creatures who inhabit the bay.

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Glacier Bay Wilderness as Homeland

Glacier Bay is Homeland for the Huna Tlingit, learn more about the importance of Wilderness to Homeland.

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Kids & Youth

Become a Junior Ranger! Or, find educational information about Glacier Bay, including Glacier Bay's distance learning program.

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Science and Research in Glacier Bay

From summit to sea, Glacier Bay is a living laboratory filled with opportunities for wide ranging research and study.

Park Management
Park Management

Protecting this place for the enjoyment and inspiration of this and future generations.



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Photos, Videos, Camper & Boater Orientations and more...

Glacier Bay is as close as your screen. Check out our photo galleries, ranger videos, park films, and more.


A newly exposed landscape. Wild, spectacular, and intact. Explore the natural world of Glacier Bay.

Science and Research

Glacier Bay is a park for science. Discover Glacier Bays rich legacy of science and learn about many research projects currently underway.

Natural Heritage

Glacier Bay is more than just a National Park, it joins Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Kluane National Park in the Yukon as one of the largest world heritage sites in the world.

History and Culture

Glacier Bay abounds with rich history of Tlingit Homeland, early explorers, and scientific discovery.

For Kids

Kids love Glacier Bay! YOU can become a Glacier Bay Junior Ranger!

For Teachers

Share Glacier Bay with your class! Lesson plans, activities, demos, and distance learning opportunities!

Park Management

Learn more about how we are managing this park to provide for visitor enjoyment while ensuring Glacier Bay resources are left unimpaired for future generations. You can also find the park's laws and policies here.


Glacier Bay park brochures, maps, and handouts


Browse the selection of items available for purchase online through our cooperating association, Alaska Geographic.

Last updated: October 31, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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