Chugach National Forest Visitor Information Centers
To learn more about Chugach National Forest, stop by the visitor information centers. The Begich Boggs Visitor Center, set on the shore of Portage Lake, was built on the terminal moraine left behind the Portage Glacier almost a century ago. Here you can watch a film and see exhibits about the glacier and its surrounding area. At Cooper Landing, you’ll find access to abundant trails as well as another visitor center, where you can get guides and information about communities on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout Alaska.
Visitor Information Centers
Why go The Forest Service’s Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is located in Portage Valley, one of Alaska’s most visited recreation areas. The valley is a showcase of glacial activity with a number of “hanging” glaciers gracing the encircling mountains. The visitor center is located on the northwestern shore of Portage Lake, and was built on the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier almost a century ago. The Trail of Blue Ice, Byron… ...more