Welcome to the Chugach National Forest

A mostly frozen Lower Russian Lake. Open water in the foreground and mountains & clouds in distance

Summer is on its way - Devil's Creek Trail.                    photo by Irene Lindquist

The Chugach National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities and backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests.

For forest-specific recreation closures, please contact the local office or explore our website. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, click here.

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Chugach National Forest - Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

In a year when COVID-19 has made so many people feel disconnected, this year’s Chugach National Forest 2020 Annual Report is all about connections.

Outfitter and Guide Open Season

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Proposals are being accepted from July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020  for new outfitter and guide proposals for limited activities on the Glacier, Seward or Cordova Ranger Districts.

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Be Bear Aware

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Safety in bear country when camping or hiking begins before you set up camp or hit the trail.

Fire Safety Information

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The most important thing members of the public can do to help during the 2020 fire year is help prevent human-caused fires.


Forest Interns, Volunteers, and Work Crews

Engaging youth in conservation stewardship; promoting healthy lifestyles; and serving communities contribute to a vibrant America. Find out more about the many faces of our volunteers!

Chugach Children's Forest

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The Chugach Children’s Forest creates opportunities for Alaska’s diverse youth and communities to connect with the over five million acres of the Chugach National Forest.

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