Visitor Centers

Visiting Alaska is an adventure! You can add to your enjoyment with a stop at one of several visitor centers operated by the US Forest Service. Get the information you need to enjoy your visit to Alaska’s National Forests at the links below.

Chugach National Forest

Shows a glacier with a backdrop of snow covered mountainsBegich, Boggs Visitor Center

The Visitor Center offers an unique opportunity to learn about the Chugach National Forest, America's second largest national forest. Award-winning exhibits, educational presentations, the film "Voices from the Ice," information services, and an Alaska Geographic bookstore are available to serve the public. –here-

Tongass National Forest

Shows the face of Mendenhall Glacier Visitor CenterMendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

The Mendenhall Glacier is one of Southeast Alaska’s most popular attractions. Located a short drive from downtown Juneau in the Tongass National Forest, the glacier is twelve miles long from its origin on the Juneau Icefield to its terminus at Mendenhall Lake. –here-

Shows a the trail of a whalePetersburg Visitor Information Center

The Petersburg Visitor Information Center is filled with brochures, maps, videos, posters, books and a friendly staff, all in an effort to help you find the information you need to enjoy your visit to Petersburg, Alaska. –here-

Shows a building between trees and in front of mountainsSoutheast Alaska Discovery Center

The main gateway to the Tongass National Forest. The center contains exhibits and interactive displays on the land, people and culture of Southeast Alaska. A visitor can experience a temperate rainforest, witness a native fish camp, and view wildlife up close through a spotting scope. –here-