If you are planning on using the camper/kayak drop-off service, we recommend that you spend the evening prior to your early morning departure in Bartlett Cove, which is ten miles from Gustavus. This is because you will be spending between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm with the Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks staff, renting your kayak(s), checking out your equipment, paddling your kayak(s) to the dock, and going over maps, tide tables and routes. The cost of taxi vans back and forth between Bartlett Cove and the Gustavus inns and bed and breakfasts can be prohibitive, and dinner facilities in Gustavus tend to close early. The morning of your departure, you must be back at the Bartlett Cove dock at 6:30 am to load your kayaks and camping gear on board the boat.

In Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge at night

May 24, 2024 (first night) through September 2, 2024 (last night)

The Glacier Bay Lodge provides the only overnight lodging accommodations inside Glacier Bay National Park. Comfortable single/double and triple rooms are available. The lodge has a rustic and cozy main lounge, a gift shop, and full dining facilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also bar service and a snack menu is served on the deck, overlooking the shores of Bartlett Cove. Great sunset viewing. Advance room reservations are necessary. We can make these for you at the time we confirm your kayak trip reservation. Please see our Trip Reservation Form.

Lobby of Glacier Bay Lodge

Photos by Chris Arends
Courtesy of Glacier Bay Lodge and Tours

    Standard Room
 Deluxe   Room

Rates include 4% bed tax and NPS Utility Fee.

Transfer & portage services between Gustavus and the lodge are included.  Please include your arrival and departure information on the reservation form so that we may pass that information on to the lodge.

Double   $ 281.22 $ 299.60
*Triple   $ 308.26 $ 326.64
*Quad   $ 335.30 $ 353.68

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 30 or more days in advance are subject to a 10% penalty. Rooms canceled less than 30 days in advance are subject to a 100% cancellation policy.

*Please note that Standard Rooms have either two double beds or one double bed and one bunk bed.  Deluxe Rooms have either two double beds or one king bed.

Glacier Bay National Park Campground

Day use shelter in NPS campground

Day use shelter in Bartlett Cove campground.
Photo by Hayden Kaden

The NPS campground in Bartlett Cove is sometimes referred to as the “Hilton of all campgrounds.” Below the lush rainforest canopy the forest floor is covered in thick moss, ferns and berry bushes. There are both large group camping areas and individual tent sites. Firewood is provided for the wood stove in the “day use” shelter where campers gather to visit and dry out equipment. There are ample latrine facilities which are well maintained. Cooking sites are on the beach. Bear-proof caches are stationed for convenient storage of food. The campground is located a short walk from the NPS Visitor Information Station where wheelbarrows are available to facilitate moving camping equipment between the campground and the boat dock. The campground is free and does not require advance reservations. Permits may be obtained upon arrival at the Visitor Information Station. A full service restaurant, shower and laundry facilities are available at the Glacier Bay Lodge.

Gustavus Inns and Beds and Breakfasts

Gustavus Inn
For a perfect ending to your Glacier Bay kayak trip, why not relax in one of the inns or B & B’s in Gustavus. Spend an extra day! The community of Gustavus offers a completely different experience to complement your camping trip in Glacier Bay. A small, rural Alaska town, Gustavus offers many activities such as bicycling, fishing, restaurants and a coffee shop, and boasts several art galleries specializing in Alaska art and local crafts. Don’t forget to visit the library and local gas station/petroleum museum. Accommodations in Gustavus range from full service inns with gourmet meal service to rustic cabins and bunk beds. Sadly, the historic Gustavus Inn, pictured at left, is no longer in operation. For a complete listing of other excellent accommodations and services check out the Gustavus Visitors Association website at

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