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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bertha Creek

VISIT DATE: 06/18/2008

UPDATE DATE:  3/3/2012

STATE: Alaska

REGION: Alaska

RANGER DISTRICT: Glacier

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New
Seward Highway (State Rt 1), take Rt 1 south 53 miles to
campground sign.  Turn right at sign into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 770 ft.

The campground is a single loop between Seward Hwy (Rt. 1) and
Bertha Creek and is surrounded by snowcapped mountains.  Spruce
provide ample shade to most sites.  However, a few sites on south
side of campground are located in a tangle of shrub willow, alder
and cottonwoods making these sites sunny.  An area for pitching a
tent in some sites is limited to the end of the parking apron. 
Privacy between sites is excellent.  A snow-fed waterfall can be
heard throughout the campground.  There is some traffic noise but
it isn't distracting.  This is the first campground after Johnson
Pass and is good for an overnight stop or as a base camp for
exploring the area.

Possible day trips are Seward, Whittier, Hope, Moose Pass,
Girdwood, and the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center.

This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.  Only limited
services are provided after Labor Day weekend.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $14 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12
   
   Total Sites: 12

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 12
No. Grilles on Sites: 12
Equestrian camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 38'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  An RV waste station with potable
water is available, for no fee, at Girdwood Station Mall
(milepost 90) at the gas station.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a handpump.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Black Bear VISIT DATE: 06/20/2008 UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2012 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Glacier NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Highway (State Rt. 1), take Rt. 1 south 39.7 miles to Portage Glacier Rd/Whittier sign. Turn left after sign and go 3.7 miles to campground on right. NOTE: There is no warning of the campground's entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 80 ft. The campground is a small single loop across the road from Portage Creek in a stand of mixed spruce and alder and in the shadow of Explorer Glacier. There are no views of the creek or glacier from the campsites. Sites are tucked back in the trees providing good privacy and a nice forest camping experience. Small parking aprons make this a more tent than RV friendly campground. Possible day trips from the campground are the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the town of Whittier, Portage Glacier, Begich-Boggs Visitor Center, Wiliiwaw Salmon Viewing Area and Bryon Glacier. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. The campground has one bear-proof food container. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. Only limited services are provided after Labor Day weekend. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 27' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. An RV waste station with potable water is available, for no fee, at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Coho and Silver salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Childs Glacier VISIT DATE: 10/02/2008 UPDATE DATE 4/18/2012 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Cordova NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cordova RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From the Alaska Marine Highway System port in Cordova, AK, take Copper River Hwy. (State Rt. 10) north through Cordova and follow it 49 miles to the Million Dollar Bridge. Turn left just before bridge and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: (1) The first 12 miles of Rt. 10 are paved; the remaining 39 miles are gravel; (2) Access to Cordova is either by plane (from Anchorage) or ferry (via Alaska Marine Highway System) from either Whittier or Valdez; (3) For a price, most any size RV can be transported by the ferry system; (4) See Access Limitations to the Campground and Glacier in General Comments, below. GENERAL COMMENTS: NOTE: The authors did not visit this campground. Information is provided by the Cordova Ranger District Office and various written Forest Service material. The campground, in a temperate rain forest climate, surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and located within Childs Glacier Recreation Area, is about 300 ft. from Copper River and a full view of Childs Glacier. Most campsites have a good view of the mountains and top of Childs Glacier. While Alder willow, Salmon Berry, Devil's Club and fern make up the understory and middlestory, Cottonwood trees are the dominant overstory. Privacy between campsites is good to excellent. ACCESS LIMITATIONS TO THE CAMPGROUND AND GLACIER 4/18/2012 - The Alaska DOT closed Bridge 339 (mile marker 36) for replacement. As a result, campers cannot take their RV or any vehilce beyond mile marker 36 on Copper River Hwy.(State Rt. 10). To access the campground (tent camping only) and glacier, the Forest Service has contracted with concessionaires to transport campers and non-campers. The cost for transportation exceeds $200 per person. The bridge will likely re-open 2015/2016. PLANNING & CAMPGROUND LODGING During the time the bridge is being replaced, consider camping in one of the public or private locations listed at this Forest Service website location. To start arrangements and get your questions answered, call the Cordova Ranger District office on (907) 424-7661. THINGS TO DO AND DAY TRIPS: 1. The historic Million Dollar Bridge is a short drive or walk from the campground. It spans the Copper River and was built in 1910 by the Copper River and Northwestern Railway primarily to transport copper from the old mining town of Kennicott to the port of Cordova. After the mine closed in 1938, the bridge was no longer used for rail traffic. From the 1950s through 2005, the bridge has been repaired and converted for vehicle traffic. However, the road on the other side of the bridge is open (after the turn-around) only for 2 to 3 miles and is best suited for high clearance vehicles. Also, enjoy a different perspective of Childs Glacier from the bridge. 2. Childs Glacier viewing platform in the recreation area is great for viewing the glacier and spectacular glacier calvings, which can create large waves all the way across Copper River. 3. View Miles Glacier by hiking the 3-mile Miles Lake Trail that departs from the Million Dollar Bridge. 4. Consider enjoying the town of Cordova for a couple days by camping at a city or private campground in the Cordova area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Mid-June through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $25 per day - RV sites $10 per day - tent sites Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel, which are all about the same size. An RV waste station is available adjacent to the Harbor Master in Cordova. Another RV waste station, available for a fee, is located at the city's Odiak Campground and RV Park. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Copper River Trail (foot) - 0.5 miles Miles Lake Trail (foot) - 3.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cooper Creek VISIT DATE: 06/24/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seward RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seward, AK take State Rt. 9 north 34 miles to Sterling Hwy, State Rt. 1. Turn left onto Rt. 1 and go 13.6 miles to campground 's southern entrance or 13.7 miles to its north entrance. Alternative route: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Hwy. (State Rt.1), take Rt 1 south 80 miles to the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 9. Bear right, staying on Rt. 1 (now identified as Sterling Highway), and go 13.6 miles to campground 's southern entrance or 13.7 miles to its north entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. The campground has two sections on either side of Sterling Hwy, Rt.1. Cooper Creek South is a large loop with a few sites along Cooper Creek. Cooper Creek North stretches along Kenai River and all its sites are next to the river. Considered an overflow to Russian River campground, this campground has a rough appearance but sites are spacious and privacy good. There is traffic noise primarily in Cooper Creek North. Firewood is available for a fee. Interpretive programs are offered on alternating weekends. Nearby Givens Lodge as well as businesses in Cooper Landing offer a variety of services including gas, limited groceries, cook's night out, and outfitters. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. There is one bear-proof food container in Cooper Creek South. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0. No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the Forest Service's Quartz Creek campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. The vault in Cooper Creek South is located in the wooded center of campground - finding it can be a challenge. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Kenai River has some Class I and Class II rapids. Contact the Seward Ranger District Office for outfitter information. HIKING - No FISHING Bank fishing is not permitted.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Granite Creek VISIT DATE: 06/18/2008 UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2012 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Glacier NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Highway (State Rt. 1), take Rt. 1 south 55.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign, onto a gravel road, and go 0.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground is a large single loop through a stand of spruce and deciduous trees between Granite Greek and Seward Hwy, Rt. 1, and is surrounding by snowcapped mountains which provide scenic views from most campsites. Some sites overlook Granite Creek which can be heard in most of campground. Although there are Shrub willows in the campground, it is the separation of sites that provides good privacy. There is some traffic noise but it isn't distracting. Firewood is available for a fee. Possible day trips are Seward, Whittier, Hope, Moose Pass, Girdwood, and the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend to mid-October. Limited services provided after Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for no fee at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Coho salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Porcupine VISIT DATE: 06/19/2008 UPDATE DATE: 11/16/2012 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Highway (State Rt. 1), take Rt. 1 south 61.8 miles to Hope sign (just beyond the Canyon Creek Rest Area). Turn right after sign and go 17.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 100 ft. This scenic campground, on the south side of Turnagain Arm, is a large loop in a stand of mature birch. Grass and other understory plants are kept trimmed providing ample space of pitching tents. Some campsites are long a buff overlooking Turnagain Arm but most sites are tuck in among the trees. Separation and a dense middlestory give sites excellent privacy. The nearby community of Hope, considered the best preserved Gold Rush tow in south-central Alaska, offers a cook's night out, historic buildings to explore and community sponsored programs (check www.advenalaska.com/hope for events and activities). Viewpoints from the campground provide good opportunities for watching windsurfers and maybe spotting a Beluga whale. There is a Gull Rock trailhead at the campground's entrance with a large parking area along with one at the top of campground's loop for camper's use. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 33 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water is available, for no fee, at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Gull Rock Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 5.1 miles FISHING Nearby Resurrection Creek offers Pink and Silver salmon mid-July through August

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ptarmigan VISIT DATE: 06/23/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seward RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seward, AK take State Rt. 9 north 19.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 470 ft. The campground stretches along Ptarmigan Creek ending in a loop. Sites are located in a stand of young mixed trees including spruce and paper birch. These trees provide good privacy but limited shade. Ptarmigan Creek is not seen but can be heard throughout campground. There is a fish viewing platform at the Ptarmigan Lake trailhead. Firewood is available for a fee. Possible day trips are visits to the communities of Seward and Moose Pass. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION - None Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available, for no fee, at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Ptarmigan Lake trail (foot) - 6.3 miles FISHING Dolly Varden trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Quartz Creek VISIT DATE: 06/28/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seward RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seward, AK, take State Rt. 9 north 34 miles to Sterling Hwy, State Rt. 1. Turn left onto Rt. 1 and go 8 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign, onto Quartz Creek Rd, and go 0.4 miles to campground on right. Alternate route: In Archorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Hwy, State Rt.1, take Rt. 1 south 80 miles to the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 9. Bear right, staying on Rt. 1 (now identified as Sterling Highway), and go 8 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 0.4 miles to the campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground is located on the north side of Kenai River in a stand of mixed spruce, Aspen and birch and has two sections named East Loop and West Loop. The West Loop is actually a spur stretching from the campground's entrance to the boat ramp. Several sites in this loop are along the lakeshore offering places for informal mooring of a boat. The East Loop meanders past Kenai Lake where a few campsites have views of the lake while some are along Quartz Creek (no views), and back to the campground's entrance. A family-friendly campground, it does fill up, especially when the salmon are running - reservations are suggested. Interpretive programs are offered on alternating weekends. Nearby Alaska Horseman Guest Ranch offers horseback riding while businesses in Cooper Landing offer a variety of services including gas, limited groceries, cook's night out, and outfitters. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 11 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comment Comments: The parking aprons are paved and can accomodate any size recreational vehicle. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11. No. Threaded: 0. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kenai Lake is estimated to be 14,000 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Dolly Varden trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Russian River VISIT DATE: 06/24/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seward RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seward, AK, take State Rt. 9 north 34 miles to Sterling Hwy, State Rt. 1. Turn left onto Rt. 1 and go 15.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 1.1 miles beyond "Contact Station" to campground. Alternate route: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Hwy, State Rt.1, take Rt 1 south 80 miles to the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 9. Bear right, staying on Rt. 1 (now identified as Sterling Highway), and go 15.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 1.1 miles beyond "Contact Station" to campground. Note: Pay fee and receive site assignment at Contact Station. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. This campground is all about fishing for salmon and is known for its "Combat Fishing Zone." Located between the Kenai and Russian Rivers, it has five loops (Red Salmon, Steelhead, Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout and King Salmon) in a stand of mixed trees including spruce and Aspen. The campsites take advantage of the rolling landscape providing good privacy and great views of the surrounding area. King Salmon, Silver Salmon and Steelhead loops overlook the Denai River, while Rainbow Trout and Red Salmon loops are above the Russian River. The campground has lots of double campsites. King Salmon loop is closest to the confluence of the Russian and Kenai rivers and stretches along a section of the Russian River where the salmon "rest" before continuing their run up river. Interpretive programs are offered on alternating weekends. Nearby Givens Lodge as well as businesses in Cooper Landing offer a variety of services including gas, limited groceries, cook's night out, and outfitters. This attractive campground is a hubbub of activity when the salmon are running. Not all species of salmon run at the same time; contact the Seward Ranger District Office for more information about the salmon runs. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Max stay permitted June 10 throug August 20 is only 3 days. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 82 Total Sites: 82 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 82 No. Grilles on Sites: 82 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The campsites will accommodate most any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 24 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The threaded spigot is located on an inbound road pullout across from the campground's waste station. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Anglers trail (foot) - 2.5 miles FISHING Coho, Sockeye and Pink salmon, Rainbow trout (catch & release only) and Dolly Varden trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tenderfoot Creek VISIT DATE: 06/28/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd and New Seward Highway (State Rt. 1), take Rt. 1 south 63 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto gravel road and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,330 ft. The campground is a single loop along the northeast shore of Upper Summit Lake. The campsites are spacious and well spaced providing good privacy. Some sites are on the lakeshore but most are tucked back among the spruce and tamarack. The surrounding mountains offer pleasant views. Nearby Summit Lake Lodge is available for a cook's night out. There is some traffic noise from State Rt. 1. Firewood is available for a fee. Possible day trips from the campground are exploring the communities of Moose Pass, Hope, and Cooper Landing. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water, is available, for no fee, at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Upper Summit Lake is 258 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Dolly Varden and Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Trail River VISIT DATE: 06/25/2008 UPDATE DATE: 5/10/1020 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Seward NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seward RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seward, AK take State Rt. 9 north 20.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Trail River Rd. (gravel) and go 1.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 450 ft. The campground, between Trail River and Kenai Lake, has three loops (River Terrace, Spruce Woods, and Eagle Point). Eagle Point loop overlooks Kenai Lake that has some sites with a view of the lake. Spruce Woods loop has the most open campsites and great views of the surrounding mountains. River Terrace Loop is near Trail River but none of the campsites are actually near the water. It is probably the most heavily wooded and has some nice vistas, too. Interpretive programs are given on alternating weekends. A passing train maybe heard but not seen. Good privacy provided by the separation between campsites. Spruce trees provide lots of shade and some deciduous trees provide nice fall color. Off the main highway, this campground is known for its tranquil setting and relaxing atmosphere. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. The campground does have a few bear proof food containers scattered around. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 19 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 72 Total Sites:918 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 91 No. Grilles on Sites: 91 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 11 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for no fee at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5. No. Threaded: 0. Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Dolly Varden and Rainbow trout in Trail River. Lake trout and Grayling in Kenai Lake.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Williwaw VISIT DATE: 06/20/2008 UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2012 STATE: Alaska REGION: Alaska RANGER DISTRICT: Glacier NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Anchorage RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Anchorage, AK, at the intersection of Huffman Rd. and New Seward Highway (State Rt 1), take Rt. 1 south 39.7 miles to Portage Glacier Rd/Whittier sign. Turn left after sign and go 4.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: This campground has two unnamed loops stretching between Portage Creek and the towering Chugach Mountains in a stand of alders dotted with spruce. Many sites have a view of Middle Glacier. Spacious, well separated campsites provide good to excellent privacy. This is a good base camp for exploring the area's many attractions. Nearby Portage Glacier Lodge, which can be accessed via the Trail of Blue Ice, has a good and reasonable priced menu. Possible day trips from the campground are the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the town of Whittier, Portage Glacier, Begich-Boggs Visitor Center, Williwaw Salmon Viewing Area and Byron Glacier. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. The campground has some bear proof food containers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend to mid-October. Only limited services are provided after Labor Day weekend. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 59 Total Sites: 59 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 59 No. Grilles on Sites: 59 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 13 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved and will accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station with potable water is available for no fee at Girdwood Station Mall (milepost 90) at the gas station. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4. No. Threaded: 0. Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Trail of Blue Ice (foot and mountain bike) - 5 miles Connects to Byron Glacier Trail FISHING Coho and Silver salmon




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