Prince William Sound & Copper Basin Visitor Information Centers

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The Crooked Creek Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter and salmon view­ing plat­form are locat­ed on the out­skirts of Valdez at Mile 0.5 of the Richard­son High­way. Pink and chum salmon return to this clear water stream each sum­mer to spawn with peak num­bers seen in mid-August. Occa­sion­al­ly, black or brown bear can be observed feast­ing on the return­ing fish.

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

The Alas­ka Avalanche Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter works to increase pub­lic aware­ness and safe­ty through avalanche edu­ca­tion, and the net­work­ing of avalanche pro­fes­sion­als. It is entire­ly run by vol­un­teers who are pas­sion­ate about the outdoors.

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