Recreation

5.4 million Acres of wilderness and water!

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...

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Opening May, 2017.
Bertha Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Black Bear Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Childs Glacier & other sites in Cordova Area    Childs Glacier is no longer accessible by road.
Coeur D'Alene Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Cooper Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Crescent Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Five Fingers Campsites Open to Visitor
Goose Bay Cabin Closed to Visitor Closed due to structural damage sustained in Winter 2011-2012.
Granite Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Porcupine Campground Closed to Visitor
Primrose Campground Closed to Visitor
Ptarmigan Campground Closed to Visitor
Quartz Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Russian River Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Spencer Whistle Stop Closed to Visitor
Tenderfoot Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Trail River Campground Closed to Visitor Gates are closed and locked.
Williwaw Campground Closed to Visitor

Spotlights

Five Fingers Campsites

This includes 3 hike-in only campsites with limited amendities.

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

The train and conductor at the 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.