The National Park Service maintains a free walk-in campground in Bartlett Cove, located in a scenic rainforest setting along the shore, 1/4-mile south of the Bartlett Cove dock. The campground features bear-proof food storage caches, new composting toilets, a fire pit on the beach with free firewood, and a small warming shelter.
Please register for a site at the Visitor Information Station near the public dock. Wheelbarrows are available for transporting gear between the parking area, dock, and campground.
If you plan to visit Glacier Bay with a vehicle, please be aware that the Bartlett Cove campground is a walk in campground, accessible by foot only. There are no RV facilities (dump station, hookups, vehicle sites, etc.) or vehicle camping areas within the park. Camping is not permitted in parking areas or along the park road. For information on facilities in the town of Gustavus, please contact the Gustavus Visitors Association.
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Backcountry Camping Information
Last updated: August 23, 2019