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ALERT: An Interagency scientific team has been monitoring the hazards posed by a potential landslide in Barry Arm Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Recent monitoring from early September 2022, have identified a prolonged acceleration and increase in the size of the area that is in motion. Please consider this most recent scientific information and current natural events (i.e. significant rainfall, seismicity, etc.) carefully when entering inundation zones. The most up to date information can be found on the following website:

If making a cabin reservation on or recreating in the area please take into consideration the factors mentioned above. 

The Chugach National Forest covers a vast area, over 5 million acres of adventure and rugged beauty. 

  • Eastern Kenai Peninsula

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    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. Search this area.

  • Copper River Delta

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    Drive the Copper River Highway through wetlands and rainforest to the mighty Copper River. The area is famous for its shorebird migration. Search this area.

  • Prince William Sound

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    Visitors in kayaks, cruise ships, small boats, ferries, and float planes explore Prince William Sound's 3,500 miles of coastline. Search this area.

Remember to recreate responsibly

  • For forest-specific recreation closures, please contact the local Forest Service office or explore the forest website.

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Closed Closed The Visitor Center closes after September 11, 2022. While the Center is still open, guided hikes and campfire programs are done for the season.
Bertha Creek Campground Closed Closed Campsites are first come, first served. No fees or services. Please pack out all garbage. Outhouse/toilet facilities may be unavailable - September 17, 2022
Black Bear Campground Open Open
Coeur d'Alene Campground Open Open This campground has limited services even in the summer season - there is no water at the campground.
Cooper Creek Campground Open Open
Crescent Creek Campground Closed Closed Tree fallers and heavy equipment will be in use at the campground and adjacent land for the removal hazardous trees. This area is closed until June 16, 2023
Crooked Creek Information Site Closed Closed
Crow Pass Cabin Closed Closed Due to avalanche conditions this cabin is closed November - May
Crow Pass Trail - INHT Open Open Winter travel can be hazardous and trails can cross through avalanche prone slopes. avalanche conditions
Five Fingers Campsites Open Open
Granite Creek Campground Open Open
Johnson Pass North Trailhead Open Open 4 inches of snow reported at trailhead 11/2/2022
Palmer Creek Road Not Cleared Not Cleared Road is open to Coeur D'Alene Campground.
Placer River Snowmobiling Trailhead None None
Porcupine Campground Open Open
Primrose Campground Open Open
Ptarmigan Campground Open Open
Quartz Creek Campground Open Open
Russian River Campground Closed Closed
Tenderfoot Creek Campground Open Open Tenderfoot CG is closed 11/29/2022 - 4/1/2023 for hazardous tree removal
Trail River Campground Open Open
Trail of Blue Ice - INHT Open Open Very little elevation gain with the exception of a 700' section at the lake end.
Williwaw Campground Open Open