Porcupine Campground

Area Status: Closed

Tent and Soft-Sided Camper use has been prohibited on Porcupine Campground due to an increase in bear activity. See our 'Alerts' page for more details.

There are 34 campsites $23/night. A non-refundable fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov

The Gull Rock Trailhead, completed in 2012, is accessed from the Hope Highway on the signed road before the entrance to the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed due to icy conditions.
Operational Hours: You can stay in touch with events and news concerning the Chugach National Forest by following us on Twitter @ChugachForestAK and Facebook or check out our event calendar on our homepage.
Reservations: Reservations are made through Recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777) and recommended for summer camping. Fees are charged during the summer season. Reservations may be made up to180 days prior to your desired arrival date in the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day in September).
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Closest Towns: Hope

General Information


Travel south on the Seward Highway and turn onto the Hope Highway at Milepost 56.7. The campground is located at Milepost 17.8 off the Hope Highway.

Area consists mostly of birch forest, Turnagain Arm overlooks.

General Notes:

Opportunities include hiking and a spectacular view of Turnagain Arm. The campground is located near the Gull Rock Trail and Hope Point Trail.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tents and Soft-Sided Camper use has been prohibited due to an increase in bear activity. The area closure will remain in effect until September 30, 2023 unless rescinded before that date.

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Safety Information

Bear Country! All food must be stored properly in your vehicle or lockers provided in the campground.  Be Bear Aware.

Reservation required?: Y
Permit required?: Y


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Recreation Areas

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