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Campgrounds of Glacier Bay

Like most of the national parks in Alaska, Glacier Bay is almost entirely undeveloped wilderness. There is one formal camping area in the park, close to Glacier Bay Lodge and the visitor center. All other camping is done in the backcountry.

Bartlett Cove Campground

  • Size & Cost: 35 sites, free permit required
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 0.25 mile by trail from the main dock in Bartlett Cove
  • Amenities: Vault toilets and a shared fire ring on the beach – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Moderate. The campground is located in dense temperate rainforest adjacent to the coast of Glacier Bay. It is the only campground in the only developed area in the park, and is sometimes full during peak visitation.

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