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The Quick Guide to Visiting Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Basics

Region: Alaska / West / Pacific / Pacific Northwest

Total Size: 3,281,789 acres (5,128 sq miles) (13,281 sq km)

Park Size: 3,223,383 acres (82.00 sq miles) (13,045 sq km)

Preserve Size: 58,406.00 acres (91.26 sq miles) (236.36 sq km)

Location: Hoonah-Angoon Census Area and Yakutat City and Borough

Closest Cities: Juneau, Alaska

Busy Season: May to September

Visitation: 672,087 (in 2019)

How much does Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Cost?

Glacier Bay National Park does not charge an entrance fee:

When is Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Open?

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve?

Yes, pets are welcome in Glacier Bay National Park but are only allowed on land in a few places. They are basically limited to the are in Bartlett Cove and aboard vessels . Please review the Glacier Bay Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Glacier Bay.

Where are Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve’s visitor centers?

Glacier Bay Lodge and Center – Summer Season

Glacier Bay Visitor Information Center – Summer Season

Yakutat District Ranger Office – Open Year Round

Land Acknowledgments for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

The National Park known as Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve sits on Michif Piyii (Métis), Lingít Aaní (Tlingit), Dënéndeh land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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