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.

Park Headquarters (907) 697-2230

glacier bay visitor center exhibits
Visitor center exhibits.

Visitor Center (closed until summer 2023)

Located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge. Open daily from late May to early September, annually. The Visitor Center exhibits and Glacier Bay Lodge front desk is typically open when the lodge is open, 6 AM to 10 PM, 7 days a week. For the 2022 season, a Park Ranger was available from 11 AM to 1 PM, 7 days a week to answer questions and sell Alaska Geographic books and souvenirs.

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

visitor information station

Visitor Information Station - 7 days a week, 7 AM - 7 PM* (closed until summer 2023)

The Visitor Information Station (VIS) serves boaters, campers, and more. The VIS is open from May through September. *From September 5 through the end of September, hours will change to 8 AM - 5 PM daily. *(Closed for winter, reopening summer 2023)

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 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

Last updated: October 4, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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