Alaganik Slough At a Glance

Trumpeter swan and water lillies on Alaganik Slough Road


Alaganik Slough offers the visitor a rare opportunity to explore the wetlands of the Copper River Delta. A five mile road leads visitors through a network of ponds and sloughs. This site features a 900 foot, wheelchair accessible boardwalk, restrooms, viewing shelters and picnic areas. The area provides a perfect laboratory to learn about the complex coastal wetlands of the Copper River Delta.

Facilities, Activities and Species:

These symbols denote available facilities, permitted activities and species of interest. The species icons will lead you to a page about that species.

Viewing Information:

trumpeter swan

Any season is magical at Alaganik Slough, but wildlife is most abundant during spring and fall. The accessbile boardwalk leads visitors to stunning views of both the expansive wetlands of the Copper River Delta and the surrounding mountains. Observant wildlife watchers may view a wide variety of wetland animals including trumpeter swans, moose, brown bear and shorebirds.

Bring binoculars or a spotting scope for best views -- and don't forget your camera!

Safety First:

The Copper River Delta is a wetland because it is wet! Be prepared for wet and chilly weather at any time of the year. There are no staffed facilities along the Copper River Highway. Visitors need to be prepared for any emergencies.

Also, anywhere on the Delta is bear country. Visitors should use good common "bear sense" when travelling away from the road system.


Alaganik Slough is located at Mile 17 of the Copper River Highway.

Ownership & Management:

USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest ; Cordova Ranger District (907) 424-7661

Closest Town:

Cordova, Alaska

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Best Viewing Season:

spring & fall viewing season

Map of Alaganik Slough. This image will take you to directions to Alaganik Slough.

map of alaganik site