WILLIWAW CAMPGROUND, AK

Williwaw Campground, an idyllic area, sits beside Williwaw Creek near the town of Girdwood, Alaska. The campground boasts prime fishing, hiking and wildlife watching. Next to the campground is the Williwaw Salmon Viewing Area, a top-notch spot for watching salmon. In August, visitors...
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates

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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 Accessible 99 Back-In
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    WILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 57 Back-In
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Williwaw Campground, an idyllic area, sits beside Williwaw Creek near the town of Girdwood, Alaska. The campground boasts prime fishing, hiking and wildlife watching.

    Next to the campground is the Williwaw Salmon Viewing Area, a top-notch spot for watching salmon. In August, visitors can see these fish spawning in impressive numbers through the translucent waters.

    The area is a great place to view the glaciated valley and the Portage Glacier. Over the past 80 years the glacier calved large icebergs into Portage Lake, located just east of the campground.

    Natural Features:

    The campground sits in the Portage Valley of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest. The forest, spanning 5,361,803 acres is comprised of arid tundra wilderness, jagged mountains, deep fjords and glacier-fed rivers that surround the Prince William Sound.

    Recreation:

    Wildlife viewing includes moose, brown and black bears, mountain goats, lynx, bald eagles and wolves.

    The Williwaw Nature Trail can be reached from the campground. It heads to the Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform, passes under the highway bridge and follows Williwaw Creek to a series of ponds.

    The trail then connects to the Trail of Blue Ice, which accesses the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. The Trail of Blue Ice is also popular among mountain bikers.

    Facilities:

    Drinking water from hand pumps, vault toilets, picnic tables and a parking area are provided at Williwaw Campground. Campsites are nicely separated, but no electric hookups are available.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Consider visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Glacier, the town of Whittier and Byron Glacier.

    Booking Window

    MANAGEMENT

    Mon Apr 28 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    RV NONELECTRIC

    Mon Apr 28 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Mon Apr 28 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

    Reservations must be made 5 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 22 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Biking
    • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
    • Hiking
    • Parking Area
    • Picnic Area
    • Vault Toilets
    Within 10 Miles
    • Visitor Center
    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 22 2014 -
    Sep 01 2014
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
    RV NONELECTRIC $18.00-$28.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A

    *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):
    60.78667, -148.8775
    60°47'12"N, 148°52'39"W

    From Anchorage go 55 miles south on Seward highway to Portage Glacier Road (milepost 78.9). The campground is located at mile 4.1 of the Portage Glacier Road.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    WILLIWAW CAMPGROUND
    800EAST DIMOND BLVD SUITE3-405
    ANCHORAGE AK 99515

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(907)522-8368