Glacier Bay National Park is located in southeast Alaska, approximately 60 air miles west of the state capital of Juneau. The nearest town is Gustavus, Alaska located 11 miles away. Glacier Bay National Park now encompasses over 3 million acres, and is often referred to as one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park system. The Park has snow-capped mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, coastal and estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes. In addition to spectacular scenery, there are plentiful wildlife viewing opportunities with a wide variety of seabirds, marine and land mammals. Many visitors experience Glacier Bay National Park while on large cruise ships that visit the Park for the day, while others stay inside the Park at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Activities Glacier Bay National Park activities include the Glacier Bay Tour by day boat, whale watching, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, boating, flightseeing, kayaking, fishing, photography and the park ranger programs. For more information on Glacier Bay National Park we suggest you visit the National Park Service web site for Glacier Bay National Park.