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Glacier Bay Wilderness

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the "panhandle" of southeast Alaska. The center of the park is approximately 90 miles northwest of Juneau, the state capitol, and 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state's largest city. Park headquarters and visitor facilities are located at Bartlett Cove approximately 9 miles from the small village of Gustavus. There is no road access to the park from other areas of the US or Canada, so visitors either fly or take the Alaska Marine Highway into Gustavus or reach Glacier Bay by cruise ship, commercial tour, charter or private vessel. All visitor information and facilities are located in Bartlett Cove. The park also maintains a ranger station in Yakutat, Alaska along with Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Whitewater rafting information (reservations, trip planning, permits, etc) for the Alsek River is available at the Yakutat office.

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