Bertha Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

A small loop campground with 12 sites suitable for vehicle camping, small RV's and tents, located at MP 65.4 of the Seward Highway. $19/night

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground closed for the winter.
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: No reservations are taken for the Bertha Creek 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
Closest Towns: Girdwood
Water: hand pumped
Restroom: vault

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

A small loop campground with 12 sites suitable for vehicle camping small RV’s or trailers, 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.

Fees: There is a user pay station at the entrance to the campground the current fee is $14 a night.
Permit required?: Y
Hours of Operation: Maintained from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

River and Stream Fishing

Bertha Creek, north of the campground, flows into Granite Creek, which is west of the campground.  Licensed anglers may fish for all but King Salmon in these creeks, following Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations. 

Permit required?: Y

Gold Panning

Bertha Creek, from its confluence with Granite Creek, upstream to where the powerline crosses the creek is a designated recreational gold pannning area.  Granite Creek is closed to recreational mining because of its salmon spawning habitat. 

Recreational gold panning on the Chugach consists of using hand tools, panning, sluicing and suction dredgingwith a 4" or smaller intake hose.

No hydralic mining or use of earth-moving equipment is allowed. 

Work only in the active stream channel or unvegetated gravel bars.  Do not dig in stream banks! 

Status description: open

Boating - Non-Motorized

Granite Creek is a popular raft float trip, put in at Lyon Creek near MP 68 Seward Highway, take out at Bertha or Granite Creek Campgrounds, or at East Fork Sixmile Highway Bridge (MP 62 Seward Hwy).  Expect sweepers and strainers in Granite Creek, Class 1-2 water. 

Do not continue to float down Sixmile Creek unless you are a highly skilled river-runner!  Sixmile Creek has numerous Class 4 and 5 rapids. 


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