Operating Hours & Seasons

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.
Glacier Bay welcome sign on the public dock with two NPS boats and Glacier Bay lodge in background on shore
Glacier Bay Lodge and Public Dock
Schedule of events
Schedule of events
What's happening?

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is open year-round, but services in winter are extremely limited.

Park Headquarters (907) 697-2230

glacier bay visitor center exhibits
Visitor center exhibits.

Visitor Center (Closed - Summer 2020)

Located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge. (The following visitor center hours do not apply for summer 2020 operations, they remain on this page for future reference) Open daily from late May to early September. Exhibits open daily 6 am to 11 pm. Information desk and Alaska Geographic bookstore open daily 10:30 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 6:15 pm. (907) 697-2661

Check on the current schedule for daily ranger-naturalist activities.

visitor information station

Visitor Information Station
(Open - Summer 2020)

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) serves boaters, campers, and more. The VIS is open from May through September.

  • Summer 2020: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is located at the head of the public-use dock in Bartlett Cove. It offers information, permits and orientations for campers and recreational boaters in the park. Maps and nautical charts are available. Facilities include public rest rooms, potable water, trash and recycling containers. (907) 697-2627

Glacier Bay National Preserve Office (Closed - Summer 2020 - Please contact by phone)

Yakutat, Alaska

For information on rafting and the Preserve call:
  • Main Office: (907) 784-3295
  • Fax: (907) 784-3535
  • Alsek River Information: (907) 784-3370
  • NPS Yakutat Hanger: (907) 784-3403

Last updated: June 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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