Explore Gustavus

houses along a grassy riverbank

Gustavus is considered the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park and is located 48 miles west of Alaska's State Capitol, Juneau. Gustavus spreads across a large plain created by receding glaciers and is completely surrounded by the distant mountains and icefields of Glacier Bay National Park on three sides and the ocean on the fourth.

Many visitors enter and leave the park through this charming community. Spend some time as you pass through getting to know the town by visiting the Gustavus beach, the hub of town activity at Four Corners, or the the banks of the Salmon River. A unique community of interesting people, Gustavus offers a full range of accommodations and plenty of adventures for travelers.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Gustavus is 10 miles by road from Bartlett Cove. It is accessible by ferry or plane from Juneau.
Reservations may be required for lodging. See the Gustavus Visitors Association for information.
Accessibility Information
The main road in Gustavus are paved, though may be icy or snow-covered in the winter months.

Last updated: February 27, 2018