Ptarmigan Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground has 16 sites and no hookups. $19/night. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by

Water, toilets, tables, fire pits, and dumpsters. 

At a Glance

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Reservations: Reservations are made through (1-877-444-6777) and recommended for summer season 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).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Ptarmigan Creek is on the reservation system. For reservations, please visit the National Recreation Reservation Service website at Some first come first served sites are available. The maximum stay is 14 nights.

General Info:


Travel south on the Seward Highway from Anchorage to Crown Point, approximately 100 miles. The campground is located at Milepost 23.1.

Lots of spruce trees and a great view of the mountains.

General Notes

Popular activities include fishing for Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout and day hiking to Ptarmigan Lake. Enjoy the fish-viewing platform.

Reservation required?: Y

River and Stream Fishing

Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout. See ADF&G regulations.

Viewing Wildlife

Red Salmon spawning in Ptarmigan Creek late August to early September.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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