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Glacier View Campground
Mile 57.8 McCarthy Rd
Glennallen, Alaska

Glacier View Campground in Glennallen Alaska

New to Alaska? Follow the locals to the almost hidden hideaway of McCarthy, AK. While you can't drive all the way into town, there is a foot bridge is available for your use to reach the town of McCarthy or to head on to the Kennecott Copper Mine. From McCarthy, it is 4.5 miles to Kennecott or you can take one of the shuttles available from the town of McCarthy.

McCarthy AK was once the home to some 1,000 people, today there are fewer than 30 full time residents but the towns population balloons in the summertime. Gold and copper were discovered in the area in 1900 when the Kennecott Copper Company arrived operating a large mine and company town of Kennecott, now abandoned, about six miles from McCarthy. Over the 30-year operation of the Kennecott Mine some $200 million in gold and copper was extracted from the mine, making this one of the richest concentration of copper ore in the world.

  • Directions - Glacier View Campground is located approximately 300 miles East of Anchorage in The Wrangell St. Elias National Park near the historic mining towns of Kennicott and McCarthy Alaska. The campground is accessed by driving to the end of The McCarthy Road. The McCarthy Road is a gravel spur road that runs from the end of the Edgerton Highway in Chitina, Alaska, to about 1 mile outside of the "Must Visit Destination" of McCarthy, Alaska.
  • Description - A totally unique Alaskan Campground that also offers cozy cabins located near the end of the McCarthy Road in the heart of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
    Note to RVers: While motorhomes and trailers are welcome, there are no hookups available. Glacier View Campground is strictly a semi primitive campground.
  • Number of sites - 12+ We didn't get an accurate count.
  • Number and type of hookups - N/A
    1. * 30 amp - N/A
    2. * 50 amp - N/A
  • Water - N/A
  • Sewer - N/A
  • Dry Sites - Yes, rock and gravel so bring a sleeping pad.
  • Dates of Operation - Mid May through Mid September
  • Number of Pull-Thru Sites - N/A
  • Max Length - N/A
  • Services -
  • Additional Amenities -
  • Payment Methods Accepted - Cash Visa or Mastercard


Campgrounds near Chitina Alaska

Wrangell View RV Park - Halfway between Chitina and McCarthy

Glacier View Campground - McCarthy AK.