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Portage Glacier Highway traverses a series of paved roads, small bridges, and the Whittier tunnel that is shared with the Alaska Railroad. The series connects the Portage Glacier area of the Chugach National Forest with the seaside town of Whittier, Alaska and the Seward Highway leading to Anchorage or the Kenai Peninsula.

Portage Glacier Road Campgrounds

Portage Glacier Alaska Black Bear Campground & Williwaw Campground located on Portage Glacier Road near the U.S. Forest Service Glacier Observatory and Tour Boat on Portage Lake.

From Anchorage travel 50 miles south on Seward highway or 39 miles north of the Seward highway and Sterling Highway junction at Tern Lake to Portage Glacier Road at mile 78.9 of the Seward Highway.The turnoff is located in the sharp bend in the road.

Portage Valley Cabins and RV Park is the only RV park offering full hookups in the Portage/Whittier area. Finally you have the option for 20, 30 and even 50 amp electric hookups, hot showers, ice cold and spring fresh water and all this in the most scenic setting surrounded by towering mountains, brilliant blue glaciers and a number of ponds and streams for an evenings fishing with the family. Reservations can be arranged by calling 907-783-3111

Black Bear Campground is located at mile 3.0 of the Portage Glacier Road. Black Bear Campground offers 12 campsites, water and toilets. There is an excellent view of the glaciers hovering above in the canvases of the mountains that radiate an awesome ice blue hew that is well worth viewing. There is also lots of wildlife viewing in the area.

Williwaw Campground is located at mile 4.0 of the Portage Glacier Road. Williwaw Campground is larger and offers 60 well maintained campsites, an onsite campground host, water and toilets. In late summer through early fall, campers have the opportunity to observe spawning sockeye, chum and coho salmon from an accessible boardwalk and viewing platform on Portage Creek.

Portage Glacier RoadWhile here, take the time to explore the unique landscape features in the valley that Portage Glacier created during it's retreat. The steep mountain slopes of this U-shaped valley were carved by the glaciers. Explorer Glacier can be seen high up on the mountain slope as you drive into the valley. Drop into the turnout located at milepost 2 and enjoy an outstanding view of the glaciers clinging high on the mountainside above you.

Portage Glacier Road

Alaska glacier cruise and Portage Glacier tour, available at the Tour Center. The tour boat Ptarmigan will take you up close to the point where the glacier and lake meet.