The Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle west of the city of Juneau which is Alaska’s remote capital city. The park encompasses a total area of 3,223,384 acres of land and is more precisely situated in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area and Yakutat City and Borough.
If you want to get to the park, you can get there by boat or by plane. Approximately 80% of the park’s visitors get there by a cruise ship that usually also doubles as an interpretive service about the park. Several distinct features make the Glacier Bay National Park a special place to visit. Some of the distinct features include a coastal forest, alpine tundra, wet tundra, glaciers, and icefields.
Additionally, you can enjoy recreational activities in the park including rafting, bird-watching, kayaking, hiking, camping, fishing, and mountaineering. Unlike most national parks in Alaska subsistence hunting in the park is not allowed. That said, trapping and sports hunting is allowed as long as you get permits and licenses to do so.
Also, like most other national parks across the country, you can bring your dog into the park. To protect park resources, visitors, and pets, it is important to strictly adhere to park rules when at Glacier Bay National Park. Basic rules include ensuring that your dog is always leashed or in a secured enclosure at all times. Your pooches leash must be no longer than six feet long.
In addition, you should be aware of areas of the park that you can access with your dog and areas that you cannot access with your dog. Areas of the park that you can access with your pooch include most park locations as long as your dog is leashed.
The areas that you cannot access in the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve include inside and around park buildings. You should read the signs or ask for detailed instructions on areas that you can access with your dog from the main office.