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Eagle River
Chugach State Park
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Tustumena Lake
Russian River
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Deep Creek Stariski Creek
Kenai Fjords National Park
Resurrection Bay
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Anchor Point
Anchor River
Nikolaevsk
Tyonek
Cook Inlet
Beluga Point
Nikiski Kenai36 Kenai
Kachemak City Kachemak
Homer
Halibut
DRIVING TIMES*
Tutka Bay
Seldovia Nanwalek
Port Graham
Cove
Kachemak Bay State Park
* Driving times are approximate.
** Check tunnel times to Whittier, lane direction changes every 15 minutes
Anchorage
Homer
Kenai
Seward
Soldotna
Sterling Highway Jct. Whittier**
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Chugach National Forest
Visitors at the Crooked Creek Information Center in Valdez, Alaska looking at a bear and salmon
open from mid-May through September. Most campgrounds have at least a few sites for large RVs although amenities are basic. Quartz Creek and Williwaw are able to handle 60-foot RVs.
Camping fees range from free to $30. For campground reservations call (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.
Chugach National Forest, which is about the size of New Hampshire, is the second largest national forest in the US. Located south of Anchorage in southcentral Alaska, Chugach encompasses large swaths of Kenai Peninsula, Copper River Delta & Price William Sound.
The area is popular for both visitors and Alaskans to experience the wildness of Alaska while still being relatively close to amenities. The forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and glaciers of the National Forest cover 5.4 million acres, yet, despite it’s size, there are only 90 miles of forest service roads and 500 miles of trail.
A temperate rainforest, albeit 30 percent covered in ice, Chugach National Forest has the distinction of being the northernmost rainforest in the US. The forest
is home to a variety of wildlife
including bear, moose, caribou and Dall sheep and the waters of Prince William Sound provide habitat for Humpback whales, sea lions and otter among other sea creatures.
There are several wildlife and bird watching areas in Chugach. Millions of shorebirds make
their way from South America
to Alaska every spring. Eagles
are a year-round resident of Chugach National Forest and the number of eagles in the area is about the same as the rest of the contiguous US.
There are two information centers in Chugach National Forest. Begich Boggs Visitor Center is in Portage Valley and the Crooked Creek Information Site is located on the outskirts of Valdez on the Richardson Highway.
State Campgrounds in Chugach National Forest are generally
Arrive at least half an hour before the predicted tide will arrive; bore tides may not arrive on time.
CAUTION! Our bore tides are dangerous. Due to the quicksand-like mudflats that make up the beaches along Turnagain Arm, hikers may get stuck in the mud and drown or die from hypothermia. Always stay off the mud flats and observe the bore tide from a safe distance.
The number # on the ads correspond to the business locations found on the maps.
To be listed
or to advertise call
1-888-467-8448
Bay
River
Sterling
Moose Pass
bore tide forms. Bore tide is a phenomena
Kasilof
its way up Turnagain Arm and can be anywhere from a foot to 6’ high and is very visible from the shore. There are numerous places to view the bore tide. Between Birdpoint and Girdwood there is several pullouts where the boretide is almost always at it’s best.
A bore tide can be seen nearly every day somewhere in Turnagain Arm just after low tide. The size depends on the range of the tide, so the most dramatic bore tides occur during days with extreme minus tides.
Captain Cook State Recreation Area
Hope
Bird Point
Swanson River
Soldotna
Portage
Glacier Road Whittier
Moose River
BORE TIDE SCHEDULE
Cook Inlet has a huge tidal range, and it’s
the only place in the U.S. where such a
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
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Bird Point
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Photo: USFS by Jeannie Kirkland
Anchorage
Homer
Kenai
Seward
Soldotna
Sterling Highway Jct.
Whittier**
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