PORCUPINE (AK), AK

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.The remote campground, surrounded by a mostly birch forest, sits beside Porcupine Creek ...
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates

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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
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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AREA PORCUPINE RV NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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AREA PORCUPINE RV NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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Overview

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.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 25 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 6 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 21 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services 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
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 21 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
RV NONELECTRIC $18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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