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Ptarmigan Creek

Chugach National Forest



Ptarmigan Creek is a small, peaceful campground located in Chugach National Forest, home to a variety of wildlife and natural features. It provides visitors with the opportunity to fish, hike, bike and explore, and provides amenities such as drinking water and vault toilets. The campground also offers incredible views of the surrounding Chugach Mountains.


Ptarmigan Creek is a small, peaceful campground with incredible views of the Chugach Mountains. Nestled beside Ptarmigan Creek and a short walk from Kenai Lake, the campground creates an ideal location for avid wildlife enthusiasts, hikers and anglers.

Miles of hiking and biking trails weave throughout the area, and moose, brown and black bear, sheep and goats can be found across a large part of the forest.


From late August to early September campers can view red salmon spawning in the creek from Ptarmigan Creek's fish viewing platform.

Fishing is a popular pastime, and Dolly Varden and rainbow trout are frequent catches.

The Ptarmigan Lake Trail takes hikers along the shore of the turquoise lake and inclines up through meadows, brush and forest.


Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings and dumpsters. No RV hookups are available but firewood is sold on-site. Parking aprons are gravel.

Natural Features

The campground sits in a wooded area at 470 feet elevation along Ptarmigan Creek. Campsites are shaded by spruce and paper birch, and mountain views are all around.

The campground is part of the Kenai Peninsula in the western part of Chugach National Forest. A largely alpine region with miles of fishing streams and remote mountain peaks, Chugach extends across more than 5 million acres of arid tundra wilderness, rugged mountains, deep fjords and the Prince William Sound.

Nearby Attractions

National Historic Iditarod Trail.


For local information, please call (907) 522-8368 or call (907) 288-3178 for general information.
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