Listen to whales while you sleep!
The National Park Service maintains a free walk-in campground in Bartlett Cove. The campground features bear-proof food storage caches, fire-pit with free firewood, and a small warming shelter located in a very scenic rainforest setting along the shore, 1/4 mile south of the Bartlett Cove dock. The sites are peaceful and the views are fantastic. Listen to songbirds sing, and whales feeding at the same time from your tent.
Please register for a site at the Visitor Information Station near the public dock. Wheelbarrows are available to help you transport gear between the parking area, dock, and campground. Stays are limited to 14 days at a time. No more than 30 days allowed in a calendar year.
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: May 16, 2019