Williwaw Campground near Portage Glacier is a must stay for those visiting Chugach National Forest. Located central to several hiking trails, salmon viewing, and 1.5mi from the visitor center. This campground offers large sites for RVs and tents alike. Picnic tables and fantastic fire pits at every site. Vault toilets and potable water available, as well as, electric hook ups for RVs. We are looking forward to staying here again soon!
This is a hidden gem!! It has completely paved roads. Each site is paved and very large. There are some pull throughs. It is super quiet and very well maintained. Unbelievable for $18. a night.
We have stayed at Williwaw many times and we really enjoy biking the trail to the visitor center and along the salmon stream. My kids learned to bike without training wheels on the paved loops in the campground. We also di a family ride to the the Byron Glacier trailhead and hiked 1 mile to see the glacier up close and personal.
We camped near this campground but not in the actual marked campground. The area was gorgeous, the creek had fish and we had tons of fun roasting s'mores :)
Williwaw is my favorite campground in Portage. You're right at the base of the mountain and the scenery is beautiful. It's huge (59 sites) and a great place to camp with kids. The road and driveways are paved, so it's easy walking and biking throughout the campground. Lots of trees and bushes between sites. We saw quite a few pull-through spots for motorhomes/campers and multiple vehicles.
Camp host is the first site on the right as you enter the campground. There are two one-way loops with sites on each side. The first loop on the right featured walking access to the Williwaw Salmon Viewing Area (salmon are running later in the summer). Toilets, fire rings and picnic tables are available. Take a day trip to Alyeska Resort to hike around or eat goodies at the Bake Shop, or to the Wildlife Conservation Center for big animal viewing. Check out the Begich-Boggs Visitors Center to learn all about glaciers, local wildlife and history of the Portage area. Head through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier (fee applies) and take in a day cruise or fishing trip.
In the summer, this campground books up fast so make reservations to guarantee your spot! It is a beautiful campground with a great glacier view from the campground and nice hiking trails. You are close to Portage Glacier and Whittier. The sites are nice and shaded with good separation between them. Great place to camp.
We were only there for a few days, but wow! The things to do near the Williwaw Camground is perfect for a few days! Fishing, hiking, and seeing the glaciers are just a few. We enjoyed our stay very much and also met other happy travelers.