Visitor Centers

Visitor Center Sign
The park's visitor center is upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge
Visitors view exhibits about Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center

  • Location: On the second floor of Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.
  • Hours: The Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center is open daily during the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Exhibits are open 24-hours, desk staffed 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Phone: (907) 697-2661
  • Special Programs Programs: Daily throughout the summer, park rangers show films about the park, lead walks, and offer a Healing Totem Talk in the evening in conjunction with the program at Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Tribal House). Check the activities schedule.
  • Exhibits that explore the park's natural and cultural history are available in the Visitor Center.
  • Other Features: Information desk, underwater hydrophone listening station, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, quiet reading area, and a small theater.
Visitor Information Station

Visitor Information Station

This is where the required orientations are held for campers and boaters.

  • Location: Head of the public-use dock in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.
  • Hours: May: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June through August: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; September: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: (907) 697-2627
  • Special Programs: Information, backcountry permits, and orientations for campers and recreational boaters.
  • Other Features: Rest rooms, potable water, trash and recycling containers, Alaska geographic books, and maps.
Yakutat, Alaska

Yakutat District Ranger Office

This facility is operated jointly in the small town of Yakutat with neighboring Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Yakutat is approximately 220 air miles northwest of Juneau, 218 miles southeast of Cordova, and 342 air miles south of Anchorage.

Last updated: June 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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