Area Status: Closed
October 3, 2016 Update: Black Bear campground is closed for the season. Gates are closed and locked.
A small loop campground with 13 sites suitable for vehicle camping (RV's not recommended) and tents.
13 sites. Vault toilet, hand driven water pump, dumpster, picnic tables, fire rings, bear lockers. Not included: running water, electricity, dump station, or wood.
At a Glance
||Gates are closed and locked.
||Summer camping season is over. However, sometimes our 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. 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. You can stay in touch with events and news concerning the Chugach National Forest by following us on Twitter @ChugachForestAK and Facebook or check out our event calendar on our homepage.
||No reservations are taken for the Black Bear Campground. There is a user pay station at the entrance to the campground.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
|| Girdwood, Whittier
Wildlife include black and brown bears, moose, mountain goats, snowshoe hair, spruce grouse and ptarmigan. Goats can be seen on the peaks in the area. Hunting is regulated, permits available. Fishing is nonexistant in the area near this campground. Campground is located near Portage creek, which provides Class II whitewater opportunities for rafts and kayaks. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) hunting and fishing regulations.