Entrance sign to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Mendenhall Glacier in the foreground

Because we care about your safety as well as keeping the wildlife at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center wild, we have strict NO FOOD policies at the visitor center and surrounding areas. We do not offer lockers, vending machines, or food concessions on site.

Please note the two designated food areas on the map below. Food is allowed inside the visitor center in designated food areas as well as at the Pavilion. We encourage our visitors to follow good wildlife safety practices such as Leave No Trace which includes cleaning up after picnics and disposing of food appropriately to help keep our visitors safe and our wildlife wild. Please read the official Forest Order JRD-10-05-53-18-12 Non Consumption of food or open beverages 

Areal photo showing food closure areas and designated food areas