There are some great camping spots and hiking trails through the National Park. It's located just off the highway about an hour drive south of Anchorage. Portage glacier in the main attraction.
Such an incredible area! The Seward highway is an incredible drive with terrific scenery, you will want to stop and take pictures every five minutes but the part of Chugach National Forrest located in the Kenai peninsula is probably one of the most beautiful National park in Alaska. I loved more than Denali with its subarctic landscape. Bring a huge... 更多
The drive along Seward highway is spectacular. You can't help but stop and enjoy nature in all its glory. Be warned the views are so perfect they look fake in person and in film. But its worth it, take the picture and enjoy.
This national forest visitor center really nice. The Rangers are knowledgeable and happy to help. For a few dollars (or a parks access pass) you get access to some really good exhibits about the history, the people, the area and a film. This was so much more then we anticipated when stopping in. A bonus is the life size statue... 更多
I can't put into words the beauty of this place. If you stop at the Beluga Point, look up on the other side. You might see mountain goats people-watching. Oh and you'll see some strange tourists fetching waterfall water on the side of the road with their giant blue jugs. It's quite a funny sight.
I had work in Seward but flew into Anchorage. I rented a car for the 2.5 hour drive to Seward. I was very pleasantly surprised to be driving through Chugach National Forest. I turned by drive into a 4 hour drive because I kept stopping and enjoying the views. I saw more than one bald eagle and lots of other... 更多
I was instantly in love. Really. We had to pullover after driving too long one day. Woke up to perfection....forest, glacier, lake, ocean, wilderness and civilization. Could've turned in any direction and been happy - did and was! Can't wait to get back there and spend way more time. There was a forestry info centre (quite close to the Whittier... 更多
9000 square miles around anchorage the portions up to the top of O'Malley Road and down Sewart Highway are great views and hiking opportunities during summer and winter. You must endure cold in winter and tourist during the summer. I dress for it and prefer the cold.
The Chugach covers mre land than some states in the lower 48. The area around Seward is the best spot to visit IMO. You can visit Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords in the southern half of the national forest.
We stayed at the Williwaw campground near Portage for a night with our RV. There is no hookup. But, the campground is beautiful. A few steps from our site is a salmon viewing platform. It was mid-August and salmon spawning season. There are interpretive signs that show salmon lifecycle and what spawning salmons look alike. So we can clearly identify... 更多