Black Bear Campground

Area Status: Open
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Black Bear Campground is open. Services are available and fees are being charged - May 21, 2020.

During the off-season there is no water, no trash service, and no fees.  Please pack out all garbage. Outhouse/toilet facilities may be unavailable.

A small loop campground with 12 sites suitable for vehicle camping (RV's not recommended) and tents.

12 sites. Vault toilet, hand driven water pump, dumpster, picnic tables, fire rings, bear lockers.  Not included:  running water, electricity, dump station, or wood. $14/night

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Full services are available and fees are being charged.
Reservations: No reservations are taken for the Black Bear Campground.  There is a user pay station at the entrance to the campground.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns:  Girdwood, Whittier
Water: hand pumped
Restroom: vault

General Information


Wildlife include black and brown bears, moose, mountain goats, snowshoe hair, spruce grouse and ptarmigan.  Goats can be seen on the peaks in the area.  Hunting is regulated, permits available.  Fishing is nonexistant in the area near this campground.  Campground is located near Portage creek, which provides Class II whitewater opportunities for rafts and kayaks. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) hunting and fishing regulations.

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