Backcountry Camping Orientation

2021 Backcountry Orientation

An orientation is required for all backcountry campers. Please watch the following videos to complete your orientation:
  1. 2021 Glacier Bay Camper's (Backcountry) Orientation
  2. At Home in the Wilderness
When applying for a 2021 Backcountry Permit, sign the bottom of your application- indicating you have completed all portions of your orientation. It is your responsibility to complete an orientation and follow all park rules and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information to address some of our most frequently asked questions, please watch videos:
  1. Tides and Currents
  2. Trip Planning and Hazards (available soon)
  3. Wildlife Encounters (available soon)

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29 minutes, 9 seconds

Join Ranger Joseph for our mandatory camper's orientation before your trip into the wilds of Glacier Bay!

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16 minutes

A Backcountry Guide to Glacier Bay. You have come seeking solitude and natural beauty, but you are also engaged in a partnership with this extraordinary place. A partnership to protect and sustain the bounty and beauty of Glacier Bay.


Frequently Asked Questions and Other Information

Additional information to help you prepare for a trip into Glacier Bay.
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5 minutes, 22 seconds

Learn about tides and currents. Knowing these conditions is a matter of critical safety when traveling the remote waters of Glacier Bay. Boaters can utilize tidal and water current knowledge to aid their boating experience throughout the Bay.


4) Trip Planning and Hazards (available soon)

5) Wildlife Encounters (available soon)

Last updated: June 1, 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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