Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska| Map |
Bartlett Cove is the main base of operations for Glacier Bay National Park, and as the location of the park’s headquarters, is the natural place to start off a two- to seven-day vacation to the area. The wonderfully green and varied shoreline of Bartlett Cove is ripe for exploring, whether in an organized group or with just one’s own family members for company. The park rangers have a number of guided forest walks to join, along with other day or evening park programs. Most visitors take a tour boat to see the tidewater glaciers, and some even opt for kayaking in the cove -- an amazing way to experience nature up close. It isn’t unusual to see orcas or humpback whales, along with sea otters, magnificent birds and even mountain goats. However one chooses to experience Bartlett Cove, it always rewards the traveler with a lifetime’s worth of wilderness memories.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Ask the park rangers about local fishing, berry picking and junior ranger programs for the kids.
Address: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska| Map