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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, AK

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Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and...[more]

Glacier Bay Lodge
Glacier Bay Lodge and Bartlett Cove

The Glacier Bay Lodge provides food and lodging within remote Bartlett Cove.

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Kayaker in Glacier Bay
Kayaker in Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay offers some of the world's finest wilderness kayaking.

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Cruise ship passengers enjoying the view
A visit to the Ice Age

Cruise ship passengers enjoying the scene at Margerie Glacier.

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Cruise ship passengers enjoying the scene
A glimpse of the Ice Age

Cruise ship passengers enjoying the scene at Margerie Glacier

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Tidewater Glacier
Johns Hopkins Inlet

The spectacular Johns Hopkins Glacier lies within one of the park's most beautiful inlets.

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Tufted puffin in Glacier Bay
Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffins are just one of over 240 species of birds found in Glacier Bay.

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Entrance to Bartlett Cove Campground
Bartlett Cove Campground

Bartlett Cove Campground is walk-in only.

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Boats in Bartlett Cove
Boats in Bartlett Cove

The calm waters of Bartlett Cove make it a popular anchorage for Glacier Bay visitors.

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Address

Glacier Bay National Park
PO Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826
Email:glba_administration@nps.gov

Directions

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve lies west of Juneau, AK and can only be reached by plane or boat. The only road merely connects the small town of Gustavus and its airfield to park headquarters at Bartlett Cove (10 miles). Alaska Airlines provides daily jet service from Juneau to Gustavus (about 30 minutes) in the summer season. Year-round scheduled air service to Gustavus is also provided by a variety of small air taxis and charters. Many visitors arrive in Glacier Bay as passengers on board cruise ships, tour boats, charter boats, and their own private vessels. The Alaska Marine Highway system now provides regular ferry service to Gustavus. The ferry dock is located in Gustavus, 9 miles from Glacier Bay park headquarters in Bartlett Cove. Check the AMHS website for schedules, times, and rates. If you are planning on bringing a vehicle, please be aware that vehicle based activities may be limited. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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