Prince William Sound Visitor Information Centers
Visitor Information Centers
Stuffed bears and musk ox: The Valdez Visitors Center serves up some unexpected exhibits, along with all the information you need to know to have a great experience in town. The knowledgeable locals who staff the center can help answer questions, hand out town maps and visitor guides, and direct you to the wealth of brochures on tour operators and hotels.
Operated by the U.S. Forest Service and open only in summertime, it’s staffed by guides who can help you understand the area. There’s also a stream that runs thick with pink and chum salmon when they return each summer to spawn. Thanks to a footbridge over the stream and the clear Alaskan water, it’s easy to see the fish. (The best viewing is from mid-July through October.) You may also see black bears, who come to feast on the 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