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Address: Mile 4.3 Portage Glacier Access Road, This is NOT in downtown Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: (907) 783-2326
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Amazing trail and campground

We loved this beautiful, amazingly well organized campground. While you are here make sure to eat at Whittier Alaska Swiftwater Seafood Cafe. Great food and an amazing view!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Lydia A
Martinez, CA

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Martinez, CA
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We loved this beautiful, amazingly well organized campground. While you are here make sure to eat at Whittier Alaska Swiftwater Seafood Cafe. Great food and an amazing view!

1 Thank Lydia A
Anchorage, Alaska
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was staying at the Willawaw campground and my husband and I took some time to walk, with our two dogs, along the trail. It's very pretty and worth the time.

1 Thank AlaskaOm
Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great and lightly used trail. Worth the drive from Anchorage. 5 miles each way and well paved for running. You'll see a little bit if everything (small glaciers, waterfalls, wildlife), only have to cross one real street and rarely encounter bikes or strollers.

2 Thank Hotelsaremyjob
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Park at the big parking lot on the right, just past the Blue and grey concrete sign ("Trail of Blue Ice"). Head back to the wood boardwalk. Go right, at the end of it (very short), you will see a foot path of into the trees to the left. Take that foot path and you will see an amazing sight!!... More 

2 Thank Vstar_69
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223 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located between Portage, AK and the upper end of Turnagain Arm, along the Portage Glacier highway, there is a nice salmon viewing deck at the Williwaw campground. The platform can be accessed from both a highway turnoff or via the Williwaw cg. The deck is situated so that it hangs out over the stream below. We saw several salmon spawning... More 

2 Thank klkks
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an awesome walk for just about anyone. The slower you take it, the more you will see. Some great views of the waterfall, and glacial lakes. There is at least one black bear in the area; it crossed the boardwalk not more than 200 feet in front of us. So, even though this is a nice quiet walk,... More 

3 Thank michele_f531
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Portage Valley puts you at the base of some beautiful mountains and glacier views. I was impressed with the trail system on both sides of the road very well done. The campsites are big, spacious with lots of tree or sun on a clear day.. depending your preference. Best for those clear cloudless days days.. as the portage area tends... More 

1 Thank Monica D
Eagle River, Alaska
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Bike ride on Cedar planks underneath hanging glaciers. It doesn't get much better. Bike over to Byron Glacier and take a short easy hike to walk on a glacier. Bike to Begich Boggs Visitor center and learn all about Alaska. Bike to a salmon spawning stream and watch the beauty of nature.

1 Thank ERakguy
Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is part of the NFS Trail of Blue Ice, an easy series of trails along a river with great views of glaciers with blue ice.

3 Thank freedml
Palmer, Alaska, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We took our whole family including 3 generations on this trail. It is lovely and easy to walk. We had 2 dogs on leashes. The path is an easy hike, not hilly. The surface is a combination of very small gravel, wooden boardwalk, and nice bridges over steams, as well as asphalt in places. We encountered a black bear who... More 

8 Thank Rebekah L

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