Glacier Ranger District

A sunny day looking out on Mt ALice on the Kenai Peninsula

The Glacier Ranger District encompasses most of western Prince William Sound. The Sound is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Until you've been there you have no idea what southcentral Alaska is all about. Rainy day or sunny day, any day in Prince William Sound is a once in a lifetime day.

Bald eagles, brown bears, silver salmon, killer whales - they are all here in abundance. Come and see, take the time.

Current Events

Campground & Trails

Winter is here. All campgrounds are closed for the season.  However, some campgrounds stay open until it snows or into the winter. If a campground is open, the gate will be open and camping is on a first come first serve basis. No reservations are required for fall, winter, or early spring camping.

During the off-season there is no water, no trash service, and no fees.  Please pack out all garbage. Outhouse/toilet facilities may be unavailable.

Trails can be used in winter. Those that are difficult to get to in winter, or that enter areas with high avalanche hazards are not managed for winter use (such as Crow Pass and Upper Winner Creek)

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is closed for the winter. We are generally open Memorial Day weekend through Mid-September. Call 907-783-3242 for more details.

Remember... it's your forest!

Also on the Glacier Ranger District is the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is located 50 miles southeast of Anchorage -directions- on the Portage Valley Highway.

Our office is located in Girdwood, 35 miles southeast of Anchorage along the Seward Highway.  Office is first left turn off Alyeska Highway.

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