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Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Glacier Bay National Park

Location: Juneau     Map

Area: 3,283,246 acres (13,287 km²)

Official site

Fees and permits
There are no entry fees for non-commercial users of the park.

 

Glacier Bay National Park is situated near Juneau, Alaska in United States. Glacier Bay National Park covers an area of 3,283,246 acres (13,287 km²). The most striking part of the park is a bay in southeastern Alaska. It extends from north to south and from northwest to southeast by about 105 kilometers, and has a width of between 5 and 30 km. The area around the Glacier Bay, southeast of Alaska, was proclaimed a National Monument on February 5, 1925. Later, in 1980, it received the name Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve through the approval by Congress of the "Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act". In 1986, Unesco proclaimed the area as a Biosphere Reserve, and in 1992 it was incorporated into the World Heritage Site, within the cross-border site known as Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.

 

 

 

Sleeping options

The only lodging that is within the park is the Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove and a handful of lodges in Dry Bay. The town of Gustavus, 10 miles from Bartlett Cove, has a handful of additional options.

Lodging
Alsek River Lodge (Summer only), ☎ +1 907 784-3451. 60 miles southeast of Yakutat, Alaska at Dry Bay in Glacier Bay National Preserve. The Alsek River Lodge is a small rustic lodge primarily focusing on guided hunting, photography & sport fishing activities and services. Access is by small plane.
Glacier Bay Lodge (Mid-May to mid-September), toll-free: +1-888-229-8687. The Glacier Bay Lodge is in Bartlett Cove and offers overnight accommodations, a restaurant, gift shop, fuel sales (gasoline, #2 diesel, and white gas), and a daily vessel tour to the park's spectacular tidewater glaciers.
Johnny's East River Lodge (Summer only), ☎ +1 907 463-1288. 60 miles southeast of Yakutat, Alaska at Dry Bay in Glacier Bay National Preserve. Johnny's East River Lodge is a small wilderness lodge focusing on sport fishing and wildlife viewing activities and services. Access is by small plane.
Northern Lights Haven (Summer only), ☎ +1 253 564-4583. 60 miles southeast of Yakutat, Alaska at Dry Bay in Glacier Bay National Preserve, Northern Lights Haven is a small rustic lodge primarily focusing on sport fishing activities and services. Access is by small plane.

Camping
2 Bartlett Cove Campground. A free walk-in campground with bear-resistant food caches, firewood, and a warming hut, is at Bartlett Cove. No reservations are accepted, but a permit is required. Campground permits are issued at the Visitor Information Station on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelbarrows are available to help transport gear between the parking area, dock, and campground. Stays are limited to 14 days. Free.

Backcountry
All campers (including kayakers) are required to attend a camper orientation, held daily upon request at the Bartlett Cove Visitor Information Station near the dock. This session is for your benefit: to answer your questions, provide you with a tide table, inform you of special wildlife and safety closures or to assist in planning your trip. You will be asked to fill out a backcountry registration form at that time and a wilderness survey form when you return from your trip.

 

 

 

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