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Williwaw campground and trail

Williwaw campground is one of our favourites in Alaska. The signage to find the trail is... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Inverell, Australia
Nice trails and campground

We stayed in the Williwaw Campground and hiked around the trails. Very nice. There is lots to do... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Aug 25, 2017
“Williwaw campground and trail”
Jul 7, 2017
“Williwaw and Trail of Blue Ice”
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Williwaw campground is one of our favourites in Alaska. The signage to find the trail is absolutely terrible. This is also in the wrong section of Tripadvisor and should be moved to Portage or the Girdwood area. The trail is wonderful with a large amount...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

We stayed at Williwaw Campground and hiked the Trail of Blue Ice at the back of the campground. It is a very easy, wide, flat trail--very little elevation. You an get to Williwaw Nature Trail from there too. We walked all the way to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here a few days ago on our way to homer but there was still too much snow to access the trail. It could be accessed with the right footwear but we were prepared for the beaches in homer and wearing rubber boots. We...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank crystalj723
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Williwaw Campground and hiked around the trails. Very nice. There is lots to do. Make sure you check out the nature trail when the Salmon are coming upstream! I believe this is part of the USFS Chugach NF.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mlyzz
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We drove down to see the Portage Lake/Glacier and it was great. so glad we did it, how often do you get to walk up and onto a glacier. Trail was easy for any age and the views were great. one of many high lights...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Great multipurpose trail with good maintenance- bridges to watch salmon spawning. We biked to and from our campground.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very nice hiking trail but easily the high point of our stop here was the viewing platform over Willawaw Creek where you could see the salmon spawning. I'm a nature nut so any time I have a chance to see something like this, I will...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank jamesla2015
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Decent beginners trail, other than the occasional bear sighting this trail is great for families, friends who don't get out much or sweethearts. It is a National Park Service trail and well kept.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank RickyOEco
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Watch for bears during salmon season....see them almost every time I come and walk the trail. Winter can be a bit of a challenge, with snow, wind, and ice, just come prepared.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Swinak
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Lydia A
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