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PORCUPINE (AK), AK

Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Porcupine Campground sits in the Chugach National Forest in south-central Alaska. Visitors have a prime location to watch windsurfers in the bay and spot Beluga whales from the scenic overlook.

Natural Features:

The remote campground, surrounded by a mostly birch forest, sits beside Porcupine Creek on the south coast of Turnagain Arm. Turnagain Arm is a branch of the Cook Inlet, the waterway that divides the Kenai Peninsula from the mainland of Alaska.

Recreation:

Popular activities include fishing, hiking and gold panning.

Gull Rock Trail offers excellent hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It extends for 5.1 miles along the south shore of Turnagain Arm from the end of the Hope Highway to a rocky peninsula. Snow usually melts in the area by early May and the scenic trail leads visitors over gradual hills with occasional steep sections.

Facilities:

Porcupine boasts an impressive scenic overlook of Turnagain Arm. Firewood is sold on-site and the campground provides an accessible vault toilet, drinking water from a hand well, a dumpster and picnic tables.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Hope is considered the best preserved gold rush town in the region. Campers can head to town to explore the quaint historic streets and try their hand at gold panning.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Gold Panning
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site
  • An extra vehicle fee of $5.00 per day will be collected at the campground.
  • Season dates may vary due to weather, snow melt, wind damage, or other conditions
  • Fires allowed in campfire rings only
  • Click here for more information on Chugach National Forest

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.93056, -149.65889
60°55'50"N, 149°39'32"W

From Anchorage, go about 70 miles south on Seward Highway to the Hope cutoff. Bear right at 'Y' junction and continue 17.8 miles to the town of Hope. The campground is at the end of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PORCUPINE (AK)
HOPE HWY
HOPE AK

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)522-8368