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Chugach National Forest

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Address: 3301 C Street, AK 99503
Phone Number: 907-743-9500
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Visitor Center is great!

This national forest visitor center really nice. The Rangers are knowledgeable and happy to help. For a few dollars (or a parks access pass) you get access to some really good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This national forest visitor center really nice. The Rangers are knowledgeable and happy to help. For a few dollars (or a parks access pass) you get access to some really good exhibits about the history, the people, the area and a film. This was so much more then we anticipated when stopping in. A bonus is the life size statue... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't put into words the beauty of this place. If you stop at the Beluga Point, look up on the other side. You might see mountain goats people-watching. Oh and you'll see some strange tourists fetching waterfall water on the side of the road with their giant blue jugs. It's quite a funny sight.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had work in Seward but flew into Anchorage. I rented a car for the 2.5 hour drive to Seward. I was very pleasantly surprised to be driving through Chugach National Forest. I turned by drive into a 4 hour drive because I kept stopping and enjoying the views. I saw more than one bald eagle and lots of other... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A special park which get little notoriety. In the Anchorage area, I think is a place to do sightseeing, picture taking and spending some relaxing time and enjoying the scenery.

Thank Tony C
Calgary, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I was instantly in love. Really. We had to pullover after driving too long one day. Woke up to perfection....forest, glacier, lake, ocean, wilderness and civilization. Could've turned in any direction and been happy - did and was! Can't wait to get back there and spend way more time. There was a forestry info centre (quite close to the Whittier... More 

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Glennallen, Alaska
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I love Alaska and this National Forest is a treasure. One can explore forever and enjoy the outdoors.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

9000 square miles around anchorage the portions up to the top of O'Malley Road and down Sewart Highway are great views and hiking opportunities during summer and winter. You must endure cold in winter and tourist during the summer. I dress for it and prefer the cold.

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Soldotna, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Chugach covers mre land than some states in the lower 48. The area around Seward is the best spot to visit IMO. You can visit Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords in the southern half of the national forest.

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New Jersey
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stayed at the Williwaw campground near Portage for a night with our RV. There is no hookup. But, the campground is beautiful. A few steps from our site is a salmon viewing platform. It was mid-August and salmon spawning season. There are interpretive signs that show salmon lifecycle and what spawning salmons look alike. So we can clearly identify... More 

Thank Aurora09
Hong Kong, China
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The scenery with the forest, rivers and lakes is truly unique. There are many stops along the highway to take pictures and there are many locations which are simply gorgeous and picture perfect. Definitely a drive I would highly recommend.

Thank GlobetrotterJ16

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