Chugach State Park


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Chugach State Park


Location:East of Anchorage, along Glenn and Seward Highways.
Facilities:135 campsites (all 3 campgrounds have overflow areas), group use area, 2 cabins, yurt, picnic areas and shelters, trails, nature center, gift shop, restrooms, snack bar.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, wind surfing, hiking, ATV riding, bicycling, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, whale watching, mountain climbing, glacier travel, interpretive programs, guided nature walks, guided backcountry wilderness hikes, wildlife viewing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice climbing.
Special Features:One of the largest state parks in the United States, Chugach ranges in elevation from sea level to 8,000 feet and includes vegetation zones that vary from dense forest to alpine tundra. Although the predominant feature of the park is the breathtaking alpine scenery, the park offers other remarkable phenomena such as the bore tide in Turnagain Arm -- twice a day, a wall of water up to six feet high races up the channel as the tide comes in. The park supports an abundance of wildlife, maintains an extensive trail system, and offers a variety of recreational opportunities year round.
Address:c/o Chugach Area Office
HC 52 Box 8999
Indian, AK 99540

Phone:907-345-5014
Fax:907-345-6982
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/chugach
Size: 495,204 acres.

See other parks in Alaska.
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After leaving office, Thomas was active with multiple local non-profit organizations, and helped establish the Chugach State Park.
Ellison Air has several glacier and wildlife viewing tours and a set of unique tours giving aerial views of Anchorage, Cook Inlet, and the Susitna Valley; the Susitna River tour flies along the Susitna River and over some of the homesteads, fish camps, and a section of the Iditarod Trail, all in the shadow of Mount Susitna, known locally as "Sleeping Lady;" the Chugach State Park II tour takes guests into the Chugach Mountains to view Knik and Colony glaciers; a bear viewing tour consisting of the opportunity to observe bears from the safety and convenience of a small boat; and the Mount McKinley tour over Denali National Park includes landing on a remote lake for up-close photo opportunities.
He's won top honors for his maps four times: most recently in 2010 for the "best in show" award from the Cartography and Geographic Information Society for his Essential Geography of the United States of America; in 2002 for his rendition of Chugach State Park in Alaska; in 1998 for the state of Oregon; and in 1995 for an up-close look at the terrain of the Wallowa Mountains.
Chugach State Park, a 500,000-acre wilderness where wolf packs and grizzly bears thrive, offers matchless outdoor recreation within minutes of downtown.
More experienced skiers can hit the backcountry trails of Chugach State Park east of Town; 345-5014.
3-4--Color) Above, the pristine beauty of Chugach State Park near Anchorage is one of the beauties along the Alaska Marine Highway system.
For example, users of Chugach State Park in Alaska marched last year to inaugurate a park watch program aimed at taking back their ark from criminals engaged in illegal tree-cutting, theft, and vandalism in Chugach.
Meanwhile, a week or so after the Crabtree encounter, a smaller black bear was shot by a Fish and Game officer after it climbed into a Subaru near Chugach State Park and refused to leave.
They want to see Portage Glacier, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, go for a hike in Chugach State Park, or ride the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park and Preserve.
When one hears the name Eklutna, either the potable glacial lake in Chugach State Park, or the new Eklutna Generation Station under construction by Matanuska Electric Association might come to mind, but for the most part Eklutna Village Dena'ina and its village corporation Eklutna, Inc.
The B&B is conveniently located in Anchorage's Hillside area, less than a mile from Chugach State Park and offers a peaceful and quiet escape while being close to all the amenities of the city.
This day-use area in Chugach State Park is operated by the Anchorage Ski Club, which turns 70 years old this winter.