Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

In 1925 on February 25 President Calvin Coolidge established Glacier Bay as a national momument. It wasn't until 1980 when president Carter made it a national park. The Park is in Alaska with the capital Juneau to the east. The park covers just over 5000 square miles of terrain and receives a little under half a million visitors a year. At wide variety of wildlife exists in the park including salmon, grizzly bears, moose, deer, sheep, goats, wolves, Canada lynx, whale, sea otters, sea lions, seals, dolphins, bald eagles, and Alaskan black bears.

Glacier Bay National Park Info


Glacier Bay National Park

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News

Park Campground Re-opens

The Bartlett Cove Campground is open to visitors as of May 21, 2020.

Glacier Bay Opens Public Use Dock Though Services Remain Limited

In response to Alaska State Mandate 18 and the easing of intrastate quarantine restrictions by the City of Gustavus, National Park Service (NPS) officials at Glacier Bay are lifting Bartlett Cove public use dock restrictions for vessels. Other services in Bartlett Cove remain limited.

Nesting Bird Temporary Closure June 1 - August 31, 2020

BARTLETT COVE, ALASKA – This notice is to inform visitors of temporary closures to foot traffic and minimum approach distance of 100 yards at four islands in Glacier Bay National Park. The purpose of these closures is to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds by minimizing human caused disturbance and mortalities of chicks.

Glacier Bay National Park Photos

slow-burn sky

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slow-burn sky

Smoothed colors in the sea.

distance between mountains

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distance between mountains

The far-off Fairweather Range.

docked for the night

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docked for the night

the end of daylight

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the end of daylight

Bartlett Cove

a lasting peace

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a lasting peace

A sense of calm as deep as the ocean comes from watching the sun rise & fall in the wilderness.

the reflected version

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the reflected version

the public dock

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the public dock

Bartlett Cove

afternoon waterline

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afternoon waterline

Bartlett Cove

a world more wild

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a world more wild

The sun sinks behind Bartlett Cove.

further into nature

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further into nature

Reached Glacier Bay National Park after a short flight into Gustavus. Bartlett Cove was peaceful and still in the afternoon.

glacier bay lodge

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glacier bay lodge

mountains beyond the bay

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mountains beyond the bay

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The Many Colors Of Glacier Bay Mountains

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The Many Colors Of Glacier Bay Mountains

Glacier Bay Mountains, Alaska Glacier Bay is ever changing, it is living history, it is resilient, remote, spectacular among glaciers, and one of the most amazing mountain […]


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Northern Adventures

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Northern Adventures

Northern Adventures Dreaming about that next exotic adventure? Not sure where to go? Don’t look so far! Alaska is in your own backyard. Northern Adventures loom from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Circle. Alaska is a large state with many different environments to discover. There are […]


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Glacier Bay. September, 1994.

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Glacier Bay. September, 1994.

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I, and a half doze other people on the cruise ship, can claim to have jogged in Glacier Bay. I forget how many laps around the the top deck it took to cover 3 miles, but I recall being concerned about about being shoved over the leeward side by the cross wind. As far as I know, no one was. September, 1994.

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Glacier Bay. September, 1994.

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Glacier Bay. September, 1994.