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 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 H2O Overnight (Mini-DRT) Camp

The Prince William Sound Science Center hosted the H2O Overnight (Mini-DRT) Camp on the Copper River Delta for kids going into grades 6-8. The Camp focuses on restoration activities, ecosystem stewardship, and leadership development.

Cordova Ranger District staff lead some of the activities throughout the day. The kids get to experience what it’s like to work for the in forest service fisheries, wildlife and ecology, and recreation fields.

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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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