Cruise Ship Comes To Aid Of Tour Vessel At Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

There's been some occasional debate about the appropriate number of large cruise ships in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, but the visitors aboard the daily tour boat Baranof Wind last Friday are probably glad the 1,260-passenger Statendam was in the area. Mechanical problems left the smaller vessel dead in the water in a remote area, but her passengers were safely carried back to port by the cruise ship.

Humpback Whales Crowding Waters In Glacier Bay National Park, Ships Ordered To Slow Down

It sounds like a great time to be in Glacier Bay National Park whale watching. Park officials have ordered cruise ships to reduce their speeds due to "extremely high humpback whale densities."

Reader Participation Day: Where's The Best View From A Dining Room In A National Park?

There are restaurants in and near national parks that serve up some mighty fine food, but not all of them offer an outstanding view to go with your meal. What are your choices for the restaurant with the best view in or near a national park?

Tips For Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids

Experiencing the natural world, and specifically national parks, seems richer when you have kids who can share the experience with you. But how do you raise outdoors-loving youngsters?

National Park Service Issues Prospectus For Glacier Bay National Park Concessions

The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus requesting bids for providing lodging, food service, retail, and boat tours in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The proposed 10-year contract is to become effective January 1, 2014.

Can't Make It To Glacier Bay National Park? Check Out The Bartlett Cove Webcam!

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a hard place to reach any time of year, let alone the fall. But that doesn't mean you can glimpse this beautiful corner of Alaska.

Bicycle Trail Opened At Glacier Bay National Park

A short trail -- actually, an old road -- in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has been opened to bicycle use.

72 Aboard Sightseeing Ship At Glacier Bay National Park Rescued After It Hits Rock

With help from the Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and a commercial cruise ship, nearly 80 people were safely rescued from a sightseeing ship at Glacier Bay National Park that began taking on water after apparently hitting a rock.

Pilot's Video Provides Close-Ups Of Landslide In Glacier Bay National Park

An Alaska pilot who offers air tours over Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve returned home with some stunning up-close video footage of a massive landslide that covered roughly 5 miles of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in June. Watch it here.

Massive Landslide Coats Glacier Bay National Park's Johns Hopkins Glacier Like Chocolate Frosting

A massive landslide, one of the biggest ever seen in North America and which registered on seismographs in Canada and the United States, has covered a more than 5-mile run of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve like chocolate frosting on cake.