Camper Dropoffs and Pickups

Covid-19 Update:

Due to impacts to travel caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Glacier Bay is pushing back the start of its visitor services season to July 1. This will impact our summer schedule and boat operations. We will update this page as new information becomes available. More details in this press release.
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: April 9, 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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