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Chugach National Forest
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MountainMama
CANTON, United States556 contributions
Jul 2020
There are so many campgrounds to choose from within the Chugach National Forest and you can't go wrong with any of them! They are nice and private, friendly hosts, beautiful HUGE trees!
Written July 16, 2020
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StellaGoose
Atlanta, GA64 contributions
Sept 2019
Incredible experience - don't rush through this wonderful drive Also, take time to hike out and enjoy this National Forest!
Written September 15, 2019
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
We thought Denali was big, but the Chugach National Forest consists of around 6 million acres of land. It surrounds Prince William Sound and spills over on to the Kenai Peninsula which is where we passed through it. It is the 2nd largest National Park in the United States and has everything a nature lover would want to see: forests of sitka spruce and hemlock, snow capped mountains, glaciers, rivers and shoreline areas. It is a sub polar temperate rain forest but the day we went through the sky were cloudless and brilliant blue. Just a wonderful place for hiking, fishing and observing wildlife. Spectacular scenery.
Written September 26, 2018
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Bamanator
Florida120 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Enjoyed a visit to this National Forest. Didn’t have the opportunity to hike but enjoyed the top notch visitor’s center (and NP passport stamp!) and boat ride on Portage Lake to view Portage Glacier up close. Highly recommend!
Written July 19, 2018
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NTSU1975
Georgetown, TX1,020 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We made a first stop in Chugach National Forest near Girdwood and two hours later we were still in it as we arrived Seward. Fishing season was just about to begin, and the first fishers were starting to arrive. RV rental people were starting to be seen on the roads and in the forest areas. Hikers and bikers were still in winter gear, but enjoying themselves. The area is prime for outdoor adventure. Depending on the area you are in fishing, hiking, or sight seeing may be the dominant activity. We did find that along the Seward highway there were many miles of paved trails running next to the highway with safe transition areas as they passed through turnouts and parking areas.
Written June 9, 2018
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Darlene L
San Diego, CA52 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I have to tell people that this is a true rain forest, so be prepared for the wet weather. It is likely to rain or snow there just about every day depending on the location. In the spring and summer, this forest is very lush and full of plants and wildlife. I visited the Cordova area and there are a variety of outdoor activities here. Be aware of bears and moose.
Written May 16, 2018
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH10,956 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We drove the Chugach National Forest en route from Seward to Anchorage. For about 40 miles, the Turnagain Arm was on the left side of the highway, and the Chugach National Forest was on the right side.

It covers most of the eastern part of the Kenai Peninsula. It is the second-largest national forest in the United States after the Tongass National Forest. The forest has many rivers, lakes, mountains and glaciers.

On the Seward Highway, we passed many campgrounds in Chugach National Forest that were operated by the U.S. Forest Service.

There are also many hiking and fishing areas.

It was a section of fabulous scenery that helped make up the unspoiled beauty that is Alaska. It is an area we would like return to.

We rate Chugach National Forest at 5.0.

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Written September 14, 2017
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OutdoorBoomer
Kennewick, Washington824 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a great National Forest with lots to offer (and lots of mosquitoes too!). Camp, hike, fish, ATV, endless opportunities. The part of the forest outside of Cordova, Alaska is very accessible from the Copper River Highway.
Written August 31, 2017
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HonestCountryCouple
Inverell, Australia178 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The most beautiful lake that we visited on our trip. We stopped here for lunch and were very surprised to find the place almost deserted. If we come back we would definitely stay at this campground. It is unbelievably picturesque.
Written August 26, 2017
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LaurettaYoung
Portland, OR621 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We hiked the Haystack trail.. very well maintained and a great hike with awesome views. The gravel road gets more and more rutted the further you go.. so you have to go slow but it was fine.
Written June 30, 2017
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CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)