Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the panhandle of Alaska and towards the west side of Juneau in Alaska. It was in 1925 that President Calvin Coolidge declared the region surrounding the Glacier Bay as a national monument. The Glacier Bay underwent significant expansion in 1978 under the rule of President Jimmy Carter. It was only in 1980 that the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve came into existence as part of the expansion process. The idea behind the park and preserve was to save some part of the Alsek River along with the water and terrestrial fauna.
The visitors can reach the Glacier Bay through cruise ships. The National Park Services also offer various short trips in the small boats where by the visitors can explore the most enigmatic and remote features of the forest without any hassle. The visitors can also make a comfortable stay in the accommodations of the Glacier Park Lodge while wallowing in various activities facilitated by the park and preserve such as bird-watching, hiking, kayaking, camping, rafting, mountaineering, and fishing.
This national park does not allow hunting for any reason. But hunting is allowed in the preserve. In order to trap and hunt the wild life, the visitors will have to present necessary permits and licences. Waterfowl, American black bear, furbearers, mountain goat, ptarmigan, wolf, snowshoe hare, and wolverine are some of the animals that are being hunted in the preserve. The wild life resources in the preserve and park are being managed by the National Park Service and the State of Alaska.
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