Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve


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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Address:1 Park Rd
PO Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826

Phone:907-697-2230
Fax:907-697-2654
Web: www.nps.gov/glba/
Size: 3,224,840 acres (park) and 58,406 acres (preserve).
Established: Proclaimed Glacier Bay National Monument on February 25, 1925; established as a national park and preserve on December 2, 1980. Wilderness designated on December 2, 1980. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1986.
Location:West of Juneau in southeastern Alaska. Park headquarters is at Bartlett Cove, 65 miles from Juneau. Park can be reached only by boat or plane; there are no roads to Glacier Bay and no Alaska state ferry service. Travel options include scheduled and charter air services, tour boats, cruise ships, and charter boats.
Facilities:Campground, lodging, restaurant/snacks, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, interpretive programs, boat and kayak tours.
Special Features:Park features great tidewater glaciers, a dramatic range of plant communities from rocky terrain recently covered by ice to lush temperate rain forest, and a large variety of animals, including brown and black bear, mountain goats, whales, seals, and eagles. Also included are Mount Fairweather, the highest peak in southeast Alaska, and the U.S. portion of the Alsek River.

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