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

  • Location: On the second floor of Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.

  • Hours: From May 27 - June 7, visitor center desk will be staffed from 11 AM to 1 PM, and 3:30 to 4:45 PM. Beginning June 8, Staffed by a Glacier Bay Park Ranger daily 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Natural history exhibits are available for viewing during lodge open hours, 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Special Programs: Daily throughout the summer, park rangers show films about the park, lead walks, and offer evening programs in conjunction with tribal programs 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 Glacier Bay Lodge during the lodge's open hours, 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Other Features: Information desk, fireplace, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, and quiet reading area.
Visitor Information Station

Visitor Information Station (VIS)

The "VIS". This is where required orientations are held for campers and boaters.

  • Location: Head of the public-use dock in Bartlett Cove, 10 miles from Gustavus.
  • Hours: Shoulder season: April through May 26: Daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Peak season: May 27 - September, daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Phone: (907) 697-2627
  • Special Programs: Information, backcountry permits, and orientations for campers and recreational boaters.
  • Other Features: Restrooms, potable water, trash and recycling containers, Alaska geographic books, gifts, and maps.
Yakutat, Alaska

Yakutat District Ranger Office (Closed Indefinitely)

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: May 24, 2023

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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