Gustavus is located in Yakutat Borough
. This town is the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
and is located at the mouth of the Salmon River on the north shore of Icy Passage, 48 miles northwest of Juneau
. The town is surrounded by mountains on three sides.
Gustavus began as an agricultural homestead in 1914. It was once known as Strawberry Point due to the abundant wild strawberries in the area. The current name was derived from Point Gustavus, which lies southwest of town.
The area has a number of beaches, level farmland and forests. Fishing and tourism are the main industries. For visitor information, contact the Gustavus Visitors Assoc.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Bear Track Inn | Glacier Bay Country Inn/Whalesong Lodge |
City Parks Departments Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve |
Gustavus Alaska 99826
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05/25 Coming to The Gustavus area
Alaska Folk Festival Juneau AK April8-14 FREE! There is no admission charge to any concert, dance, workshop or other event. AFF encourages and supports non-professional musicians as well as professionals.
Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines AK July25-28 This annual fair is held at the fairgrounds in Haines in mid-August and grew out of a strawberry festival. It features agriculture, home arts, fine arts and crafts. The highlight is the Bald Eagle Music Festival. Pig racing for cookies is a featured attraction, along with a logging contest, art demonstrations, exhibits of flowers, livestock, baked goods, quilting, and woodworking. A horse show, parade and other events round out the attractions.
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Haines AK November11-17 This festival celebrates the world's largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve. The festival includes the release of wild rehabilitated eagles, live bird presentations, art exhibits, naturalist-guided tours, photographic workshops, seminars on birding and natural history topics, exhibits, and keynote speakers.