Camper Dropoffs and Pickups

2020 Update:

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. Please look here for a short list of services offered, altered or unavailable this summer.

The Glacier Bay day boat (operated by Glacier Bay Lodge/ARAMARK) will not be in service for the 2020 summer season. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Refer to this page with a list of commercial boat operators in the park.
You can arrange to be dropped off in the wilderness.
Daily tour boat dropping off kayakers in the Glacier Bay backcountry.

During the summer months, kayakers/campers can arrange with Glacier Bay Lodge to be dropped off and/or picked up by the daily tour boat at two designated drop-off locations in the bay. There are two drop-offs per day, one in the West Arm and one near the entrance to the East Arm.

To minimize human impacts, the specific locations are changed regularly.

Summer 2020 Schedule:
The tour vessel does two scheduled drop-offs each day; East Arm entrance in the morning, West Arm in the afternoon. Check with the Visitor Information Station (907) 697-2627 for approximate pick up/drop-off times. The selected drop-off locations will change mid-July.

The locations and schedule (subject to change) are:

  • May 23 – July 15
    • Mt. Wright (East) & Scidmore (West)
  • July 16 – September 7
    • Sebree Island (East) & Blue Mouse Cove (West), substituting with Ptarmigan Creek on Tuesdays (West)

Camper Drop-off and Pick-up Maps 2020
Plan your backcountry visit!

Maps depict approximate locations and the approved drop-off/pick-up schedule for the summer of 2019.

Last updated: June 11, 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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