Spencer Whistle Stop

Area Status: Open

Hop off the Train at the Spencer Whistle Stop!

Take a tour with a Forest Service interpreter around the foot of Spencer Lake and then float among the icebergs that have calved off of the great glacier while the guide steers an Alaskan Native canoe. Or take a leisurely journey by raft down the Placer River toward Turnagain Arm.

Glacier Discovery Train: 2022 scheduled service can be found here  https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/schedules 

Alaska Railroad Spencer Bench Cabin rental June 1 - September 11, 2022 dates

Recreation.gov rental for September 12, 2022 - May 31, 2023 dates

At a Glance

Operational Hours:

Glacier Discovery Train: daily scheduled service 

Rentals & Guides: Chugach Adventure Guides
Fees: Fees vary based on the departure location. Please click on the Railroad link below for current fares. Click here to visit the Alaska Railroad reservation system.
Open Season: Late May - Mid-September
Closest Towns: Portage

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