Visitor Centers

Glacier bay lodge NPS visitor center sign and lodge front with plant and flower decorations
The park's visitor center is upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge
Visitors view exhibits about Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center (closed until summer 2023)

  • Location: On the second floor of Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.
  • Hours: Staffed by a Glacier Bay Park Ranger daily 11:00 am to 1 pm. Exhibits open during lodge open hours, 6 AM to 10 PM. (Closed for winter, reopening summer 2023)
  • Special 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. (Restarting summer 2023)
  • 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, and quiet reading area.
Visitor Information Station

Visitor Information Station (closed until summer 2023)

The "VIS". This is where required orientations are held for campers and boaters (in-person orientations may not occur in summer 2021, check our website for video orientations).

  • Location: Head of the public-use dock in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.
  • Hours: (CLOSED- reopening summer 2023) 2022 hours: Daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. *The front desk may not be staffed from 5:30-7:00 PM due to short staffing. Please go to the exterior radio room door and knock for assistance.
  • 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, gifts, 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: October 4, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus , AK 99826


907 697-2230

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