Area Status: Closed
At the Heart of Portage Valley...
Opened to the public in 1986, and rededicated with new exhibits in 2001, the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is built upon the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier in 1914. 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 "Retreat and Renewal: Stories from Alaska's Chugach National Forest," information services, and an Alaska Geographic bookstore are available to serve the public.
At a Glance
||Closed for the winter. We will reopen next spring.
Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 6 pm, May 24th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014 The Visitor Center is closed after September 14th, but may be available for meetings and educational activities. Contact Visitor Center Director Lezlie Murray at 754-2316 for more information.
(907)783-2326 May-Sept (907)783-3242 Oct-April
Fees: $5.00 for adults. Fee includes admission to film and exhibits. Children 15 and younger are free! We honor Interagency Passes including Senior, Access, Annual and Military.