VISIT Glacier Bay National Park:
Glacier Bay National Park was established on February 26, 1925, and has a total area of 3,223,383 acres (5,037 square miles, or 13,050 square kilometers).
|Address||1 Park Road, Gustavus, AK, 99826|
|Hours||Open 24 hours a day|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Glacier Bay National Park is the 225th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Glacier Bay National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Glacier Bay National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Glacier Bay National Park are July, June, August & May.
Glacier Bay National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Glacier Bay National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Juneau to Glacier Bay Ferry Ride||1,600||11|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Glacier Bay National Park.
|Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park||89 mi|
|Sitka National Historical Park||118 mi|
|Kluane National Park Reserve||153 mi|
|Wrangell-St. Elias National Park||245 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Glacier Bay National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Glacier Bay National Park:
|Eaglecrest||Juneau, AK||2,600 ft||50%||90 mi|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Glacier Bay National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Glacier Bay National Park.
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||486 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Glacier Bay National Park.
|Gustavus Airport||GST||Gustavus, AK||47 mi|
|Haines Airport||HNS||Haines, AK||74 mi|
|Juneau International Airport||JNU||Juneau, AK||88 mi|
|Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport||SIT||Sitka, AK||117 mi|
|Yakutat Airport||YAK||Yakutat, AK||117 mi|
|Whitehorse / Erik Nielsen International Airport||YXY||Whitehorse, YT||167 mi|
|Petersburg James A Johnson Airport||PSG||Petersburg, AK||190 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.