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.
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.