Backcountry Camping Orientation

This is not an orientation

This orientation must be completed by all members of a camping party in-person at the Visitor Information Station (VIS).
Your Backcountry Permit is not valid until all campers have completed the in-person orientation.

It is your responsibility to follow all park rules and regulations in the Glacier Bay backcountry.


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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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: August 2, 2023

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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