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Glacier Bay National Park  

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Glacier Bay National Park is located in southeast Alaska, approximately 60 air miles west of the state capital of Juneau. The nearest town is Gustavus, Alaska located 11 miles away. Glacier Bay National Park now encompasses over 3 million acres, and is often referred to as one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park system. The Park has snow-capped mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, coastal and estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes. In addition to spectacular scenery, there are plentiful wildlife viewing opportunities with a wide variety of seabirds, marine and land mammals. Many visitors experience Glacier Bay National Park while on large cruise ships that visit the Park for the day, while others stay inside the Park at the Glacier Bay Lodge.

Transportation
While there are no roads to Glacier Bay National Park, you will find convenient air connections to Gustavus from Juneau, Skagway and Haines. Ferry service is also available from Juneau. From Gustavus it is about 10 miles by road to Bartlett Cove. Glacier Bay Lodge & Tours is located at Bartlett cove and is home to the visitor center and departure point for day boat tours to Glacier Bay National Park.

Lodging
Accommodations inside Glacier Bay National Park are at the Glacier Bay Lodge. The lodge features 56 rooms with dining, activities desk, gift shop, and the Park visitor center is located upstairs. All rooms have private bath and/or shower and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Glacier Bay Lodge is open mid-May to mid-September each year. For more information on Glacier Bay Lodge call (888) 229-8687 or go to visitglacierbay.com. Other lodging choices are available in Gustavus.

Activities
Glacier Bay National Park activities include the Glacier Bay Tour by day boat, whale watching, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, boating, flightseeing, kayaking, fishing, photography and the park ranger programs.

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