Famous for it's calving icebergs, Childs Glacier puts on a great show.
Copper River and Child’s Glacier trails are located on site and one half mile from site. Fishing for salmon is available within 10 miles. Both Brown and Black bears can be seen roaming the banks of the Copper River for fish.
The Childs Glacier Recreation Site will be open in mid-June with reduced services to the public and permittees. The Copper River Highway which provides access to the popular glacier viewing area and campground was closed at the mile 36 bridge by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) in August 2011 due to erosion and structural concerns.
The Recreation Area and campsites will be open from mid-June through September 30 for public use on a first come first serve basis. Camping fees will be $10.00 per night per site. Bear-proof storage boxes and potable water will be available. Two vault toilets will be operational.
Visitors are asked to observe Leave no Trace principles and pack out whatever you pack in. No garbage cans will be available. The Forest Service will monitor and maintain the site throughout the summer.
The Forest Service is reviewing applications from several commercial operators for upriver access to the recreation site.
The Copper River Highway will remain closed until the bridge can be replaced. Replacement of the bridge is estimated to be several years out. Please visit www.dot.state.ak.us/comm for more information on the Highway closure and the timeline for bridge replacement.
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River and Stream Fishing
Fishing for salmon in the world-famous Copper River, in view of the world-famous Childs glacier.