Welcome to the Chugach National Forest

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 provides a 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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Ride the Train to the Spencer Glacier Whistlestop!

View of oncoming Glacier Discovery Train taken from another train. Daylight, fall season

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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2024 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

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The People’s Tree will come from Alaska’s National Forests this year! An annual symbol of hope and celebration, the tree offers an opportunity to showcase Alaska's majestic landscape, unique culture, rich traditions, diverse ecosystems, and abundant resources. Learn more on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree website. 

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