Operating Hours & Seasons

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.

Current hours for Visitor Centers in Glacier Bay can be found on the Basic Information page here.

Contact the park at: (907) 697-2230

glacier bay visitor center exhibits
Visitor center exhibits.

Glacier Bay Visitor Center

Located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge. Open daily from May to September, annually. A Park Ranger will be available for questions and to operate the Alaska Geographic book store. Books, maps, films, souvenirs and more are available for purchase from the ranger by credit card only.

The Visitor Center exhibits and Glacier Bay Lodge front desk are typically open when the lodge is open, 6 AM to 10 PM, 7 days a week. The Glacier Bay Lodge, operated by a park concessioner, also features an information desk, restaurant, gift store, reading nook, and fireplace seating area.

  • 2023 Hours (Closed for winter season until Memorial Day 2024): From May 27 - June 7, visitor center desk will be staffed by a Glacier Bay Park Ranger daily from 11 AM to 1 PM, and 3:30 to 4:45 PM. Beginning June 8, the desk will be staffed daily 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Natural history exhibits are available for viewing during the lodge's open hours, 6 AM to 10 PM. Check the park's Basic Information page for current hourly info.
visitor information station

Visitor Information Station (VIS)

Located at the head of the Bartlett Cove Public Use Dock, the Visitor Information Station (VIS) serves boaters, campers, and more. The VIS is open from May through September. Currently closed for the winter season, see you in May 2024!

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 restrooms, potable water, trash and recycling containers. (907) 697-2627

  • Hours (Closed for winter season until May 2024): Spring shoulder season: April through May 26: Daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Peak season: May 27 - August 31: daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Fall shoulder season: September: Daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Check the park's Basic Information page for current hourly info.

Glacier Bay National Preserve Office (Closed Indefinitely)

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
  • Physical Location: 951 Airport Access Rd, Yakutat AK 9968
  • Mailing Address:
PO Box 137
Yakutat, AK
(907) 784-3295

Last updated: March 13, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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