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Chugach National Forest, Alaska

#28 of 118 in Nature in Alaska
An outdoor playground for Alaskans, Chugach National Forest draws millions of annual visitors with its pristine nature and diverse landscapes. Featuring extensive coastline, evergreen forests, and magnificent glaciers spilling out into the Gulf of Alaska, Chugach is home to numerous bird, mammal, and marine species. If you make an effort to hike away from the main roads in late summer, chances are you'll see moose, sheep, mountain goats, and even bears feeding on salmon. Options for exploring the area include backcountry camping, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, boating, and fishing. Put Chugach National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alaska trip maker website .
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  • We thought Denali was big, but the Chugach National Forest consists of around 6 million acres of land. It surrounds Prince William Sound and spills over on to the Kenai Peninsula which is where we pas...  more »
  • Enjoyed a visit to this National Forest. Didn’t have the opportunity to hike but enjoyed the top notch visitor’s center (and NP passport stamp!) and boat ride on Portage Lake to view Portage Glacier u...  more »
  • Amazing place! Glacial rain forest and miles of untouched lakes. Beautiful mountain landcape, etc... Go there and eat lunch at the Moose pass lodge!
  • Chanega harbor is a pleasant place to tie up. No harbormaster. Pick a transient spot. Watch depth and vessel size. It's intended for boats 58' or less there is a couple of spots for larger boats. But enter with caution and check tides.

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