Operating Hours & Seasons

Glacier Bay Lodge and Visitor Center in background, with the Bartlett Cove Public Dock in the foreground.
Glacier Bay Lodge and Public Dock
Schedule of events
Schedule of events
What's happening?

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

Park Headquarters (907) 697-2230

glacier bay visitor center exhibits
Visitor center exhibits.

Visitor Center

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 for Boaters and Campers

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open from May through September.

  • May: 7 days/week 8:00 am to 5:00 pm;
  • June, July & August: 7 days/week 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • September: 7 days/week 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
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: July 10, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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