Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is closed for the season. We will reopen in May 27, 2017.

The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is now closed. We plan to reopen on May 27, 2017 and will remain open until September 18th, 2017. Hours of operation during the summer will be 9am-6pm, 7 days a week. We look forward to seeing you!

General Information

Opened to the public in 1986, and rededicated with new exhibits in 2001, the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is built upon the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier in 1914. The Visitor Center offers an unique opportunity to learn about the Chugach National Forest, America's second largest single national forest. Award-winning exhibits, educational presentations, the film "Retreat and Renewal: Stories from Alaska's Chugach National Forest," and interpretive services are available to serve the public.

  • Fees: $5.00 for adults. Fee includes admission to film and exhibits. Children 15 and younger are free!
  • We honor Interagency Passes (Senior Pass, Access Pass, Annual Pass, Military Pass, and Golden Age/Access Passport)
  • Contact us:
  • (907) 783-2326 May-Sept
  • (907) 783-3242 Oct-April

The Glacier Ranger District Interpretive Program

The Glacier Ranger District's interpretation and conservation education programs could not be a success without the support of our many partnerships.

The hub of our interpretive services on the Glacier Ranger District is the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center in Portage Valley. From May through September our staff multiplies as we prepare to forge connections between thousands of visitors and this inspirational landscape.