About Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (MGRA) Conceptual Development Plan

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Tongass National Forest.

The Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (MGRA) Conceptual Development Plan will guide the development of recreation infrastructure in the MGRA accommodating the anticipated visitation needs over the next 20 years with a goal of addressing all anticipated demand, while providing a vision for the next 50 years. The geographic scope of this effort will include all three Units of the MGRA (Visitor Center, Dredge Lakes and West Glacier) a total area of nearly 6,000 acres.

The plan will include innovative planning solutions throughout the MGRA, to accommodate all that want to visit and experience the Mendenhall Glacier and its surrounding landscapes; while balancing the needs of the visitors with the directive for resource protection. The project will be developed within an inclusive process that allows public input and review of the Plan by residents, stakeholders and visitors.

The project is located in Juneau, Alaska and within the Juneau Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest and is under the management of the USDA Forest Service.

For more information on the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Facility Improvement Project visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r10/home/?cid=FSEPRD608806&width=full


Map of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (MGRA) Conceptual Development Plan.