Recreation

5.4 million acres of stunning scenery!

Forest Trail Updates

The Eastern Kenai Peninsula
and the Seward Ranger District

The Russian River draws tens of thousands of salmon anglers, but if your tastes run quieter, check out backcountry streams and lakes for grayling and trout.

The Copper River Delta
and the Cordova Ranger District

On the Copper River Highway, enjoy the drive through wetlands and rainforest and across the mighty Copper River. Near the road's end, the towering blue wall of Childs Glacier looms.

Prince William Sound
and the Glacier Ranger District

Visitors in kayaks, cruise ships, small boats, ferries, and float planes explore Prince William Sound's 3,500 miles of coastline and three million acres of ocean and land...

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Closed to Visitor
Bertha Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Black Bear Campground Closed to Visitor
Coeur D'Alene Campground Closed to Visitor Palmer Creek Road and Coeur D'Alene Campground closed at the base of Palmer Creek road due to snow and ice. Very icy driving.
Cooper Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Crescent Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Crooked Creek Information Center Closed to Visitor
Five Fingers Campsites Open to Visitor
Granite Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Palmer Creek Road Closed to Visitor Palmer Creek Road and Coeur D'Alene Campground closed at the base of Palmer Creek road due to snow and ice. Very icy driving.
Porcupine Campground Closed to Visitor
Primrose Campground Closed to Visitor
Ptarmigan Campground Closed to Visitor
Quartz Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Russian River Campground Closed to Visitor
Tenderfoot Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Trail River Campground Closed to Visitor
Williwaw Campground Closed to Visitor

Spotlights

Coghill Lake Cabin

Coghill Cabins #2

A 16-foot A-frame cabin with loft.

Sleeps 6, table. Stove takes oil or kerosene: five gallons will last about 2 days (48 hrs). Fuel is not provided. Outhouse near cabin.

A small rowboat with oars is on site for exploring the lake.

No running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils.

Shrode Lake Cabin

A 16-foot A-frame cabin with loft that sleeps 8, table, oil heater, boat with oars, boat house, outhouse.  Not included:  running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, life vests, cooking utensils, or stove oil. 

Spencer Whistle Stop

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.

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/chugach/recreation