Welcome to the Chugach National Forest

Where nature, people, and tradition come together.

Things to Do

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  • Kenai Peninsula Winter Recreation Map

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    The Chugach National Forest has a new, digital map highlighting winter recreation opportunities on Forest Service land across the Kenai Peninsula. The free map includes trails, recreation facilities and winter motorized access, along with basic winter and avalanche safety information.

  • Recreation

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    Find the perfect cabin or which campground to reserve for the best fishing. The Chugach is here waiting to be discovered.

  • Publications

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    Find a list of publications available in paper and digital formats. Learn about the Chugach as you get ready to visit.        

  • Visitor Centers

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    During the summer Begich, Boggs Visitor Center and Crooked Creek Information Site  showcase the cultural and natural history of the Forest.

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The Whistlestop is here!

A partnership between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the U.S. Forest Service provides the public with a distinctive travel and recreational experience found nowhere else in the United States. And the only way to get there is on the Alaska Railroad.

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2022 Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Discover the Magic of Migration at the 32nd Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Join over 12 million shorebirds and migrate to Cordova, Alaska  May 5th -8th 2022.  The 29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival celebrates the magic of migration with presenters and artists from the Pacific and Atlantic flyways and perspectives from three countries. Activities and fun abound throughout the festival weekend with guided viewing excursions, expert speakers, classes, workshops, and social events.   For a complete festival schedule and information on events, visit coppershorebird.com

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