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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

2 December, 1980
3,223,383.43 acres
(13,044.6 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is in the Alaska panhandle west of Juneau. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the area around Glacier Bay a national monument under the Antiquities Act on February 25, 1925. Subsequent to an expansion of the monument by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) enlarged the national monument by 523,000 acres (2116.5 km) on December 2, 1980 and in the process created Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, with 57,000 additional acres (230.7 km) of public land designated as national preserve to the immediate northwest of the park in order to protect a portion of the Alsek River and related fish and wildlife habitats while allowing sport hunting.

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Airports Nearby

Towns Nearby

Bartlett Cove

Visitor Centers

Glacier Bay Lodge Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.