Porcupine Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The new Gull Rock Trailhead was completed in 2012. To access the trailhead turn south from the Hope Highway on the signed road before the entrance to the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 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. No reservations are required for fall, winter, early spring camping. 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.
Reservations: Reservations are made though Recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777) and recommended for summer camping. Fees are charged during the summer season. Reservations may be made up to180 days prior to your desired arrival date in the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day in September).
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Closest Towns: Hope

General Information


Travel south on the Seward Highway and turn onto the Hope Highway at Milepost 56.7. The campground is located at Milepost 17.8 off the Hope Highway.

Area consists mostly of birch forest, Turnagain Arm overlooks.

General Notes:

Opportunities include hiking and a spectacular view of Turnagain Arm. The campground is located near the Gull Rock Trail and Hope Point Trail.

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Campground Camping

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Safety Information

Bear Country! All food must be stored properly in your vehicle or lockers provided in the campground.  Be Bear Aware.

Reservation required?: Y
Permit required?: Y


Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water