Plan Your Visit

Covid-19 Update:

Due to impacts to travel caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Glacier Bay is pushing back the start of its visitor services season to July 1. All facilities in Bartlett Cove are TEMPORARILY closed to non-approved entry, please call ahead: 907-697-2230. We will update this page as new information becomes available. More details in this press release.

Are you dreaming of a Glacier Bay adventure?

We want to help you plan your visit!

Get ready for puffins, bears, whales, and eagles. Forests and fjords. Glaciers and salmon streams. Tourboats and ancient Tlingit homeland. Glacier Bay offers countless opportunities for discovery and we hope you will have fun, make lifelong memories, and develop a deep connection to this special place.

Where to begin? This “Plan Your Visit” section has all kinds of helpful tips about things to do, places to go, and eating and sleeping. Dig deeper for information about accessibility, directions, operating hours and seasons, permits and reservations, and brochures. If you are planning a visit on a vessel (cruise ship, tour vessel, charter, or your own private boat), the perfect place to start is with Glacier Bay by Boat. Visiting with kids? Check out our kids and youth section for information on Junior Ranger programs and more!

For information about the wide variety of commercial operators that provide everything from lodging to kayak rentals, check out our Goods and Services page.

For additional information, download the Fairweather Visitor's Guide or official Park Map.
Visit the official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Alaska Geographic, store proceeds directly benefit Glacier Bay National Park.

Last updated: April 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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