Welcome to the Chugach National Forest
Where nature, people, and tradition come together.
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.
Find the perfect cabin or which campground to reserve for the best fishing. The Chugach is here waiting to be discovered.
Find a list of publications available in paper and digital formats. Learn about the Chugach as you get ready to visit.
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.
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
Ride the Train to Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop!
Visit a backcountry paradise only accessible by rail. A Chugach National Forest Ranger leads hikes or explore on your own before catching the train back from the wilderness.
Visiting Your Chugach National Forest
Get the Chugach National Forest Visitor Guide to help plan your trip. Take the train, visit the Cordova Shorebird Festival, or tour the interactive exhibits at Begich, Boggs Visitor Center.
Chugach Children's Forest
Get Out. Go Wild. Change the Future.
Visit the new Chugach Children’s Forest website and see how it leads to exciting opportunities for Alaska’s youth and communities.
National Visitor Use Monitoring Program
This summer you may see Chugach National Forest employees at recreation sites and along Forest Service roads conducting interviews of visitors...