Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
Mile 101 Glenn Highway
Chickaloon, Alaska

Phone:
907-269-8400

Web:
Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site

Campground Details

Open: May through Sept
Number of Sites: 12

The Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site, managed by Long Rifle Lodge, is located one mile south of the Lodge at Mile 101 on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway. The recreation site has 12 campsites on a gravel loop road, water pump, toilets, fire pits, and picnic tables. The Edge Nature Trail begins at the rest area and provides a 20-minute walk through the forest to glacier viewing platforms. Summer activities include hiking, glacier trekking and river rafting. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snow machining.

Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site is adjacent to the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway at milepost 101. Easy accessibility off the highway provides excellent views of the Matanuska Glacier which creates the headwaters of the Matanuska River. The 300 acre recreation site provides glacier viewing beginning at the parking lot and extends along the interpretive nature trail. Although no access is provided to the glacier from the recreation site it provides some of the safest and best public viewing opportunities within the area. The site is open until closed by winter snow and ice conditions.

Facilities:
ADA Facility - Yes
229 Acres
6 Campsites tents only
Camping Limit - 14 days
Daily Parking Fee -
Toilets -
Water -
(8) Picnic sites
Cabins - contact Long Rifle Lodge 745-5151

Activities:
Camping
Hiking
Glacier Trekking
River Rafting
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Snow machine Trails

Driving Directions: Take the Glenn Hwy. Pass through the town of Chickaloon. Park entrance on the right, at milepost 101 of the Glenn Hwy.
 

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