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Seward Highway Log: Anchorage to Portage Glacier
General: The Seward Highway connects Anchorage with the town of Seward. There is a bike trail between Anchorage and Gridwood. The bike route is marked by signs.

Seward Highway Log

125 Downtown Anchorage.
120.8 The picturesque Chapel by the Sea overlooks Turnagain Arm. The chapel is often photographed because of it's unique setting and its display of flowers.
117.4 Potter point State Game Refuge. This is a very popular spot for bird watching.
115.3 Chugach State Park. Snack and gift shop.
115 Bore tides occur here just after a low tide and for the next 5 miles.
111.8 McHugh Creek state wayside with 30 picnic sites.
110.3 Beluga Point. Interpretive signs on orcas, bore tides, mountain goats, ect.
106.9 Dall sheep near the road.
103.6 Sourdough's Drive-Inn. Food, gold panning and Alaskan artist at work.
103.1 Turnagain House. Restaurant 653-7500
102.1 Mary Lou's Fun House Gifts and Liquor store.
101.2 Bird Creek State Recreation Site with picnic sites and 19 campsites, payphone, toilets and water. Paved bike path goes through the campground.
100.8 BJ's Texaco. Groceries.
96.8 Watch for road construction southbound next 7 miles.
90Gridwood. Shopping center.
80.3 Access to the Alaska Railroad motor vehicle loading area for ferry traffic taking the shuttle train to Whittier. Connections at Whittier with the Alaska Marine Highway to Valdez.
78.9 Junction with Portage Glacier access road.


Portage Glacier Road Log

3.7 Black Bear USFS Campground; 12 sites, toilets, water, firepits, dumpster, tables, $6.00 fee. Pleasant wooded area. This is at Portage Glacier one of Alaska's most popular attractions.
4.1 Williwaw Creek USFS Campground.
5.2 Portage Glacier Lodge.
5.5 Begich, Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier and Portage Lake.


Population 243. Two bars, several restaurants, laundry facilities, camper park for tents $5.00 per night, and two general stores. The Alaska Marine Highway starts here.


Richardson Highway Log Valdez to Fairbanks

0 ValdezPopulation 4,068. Full service.Eagle's Rest RV Park 835-2373 Richardson Highway at Pioneer Drive. Bear Paw R.V. Park 835-2530
24.1 Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site. Tucked into an alpine setting between tall mountain peaks, this is one of Alaska's most beautifully situated campgrounds; 10 campsites, 4 covered picnic tables, toilets, firepits, and water. Camping fee $6/ night or annual pass.
26 Thompson Pass elev. 2,678
27.5 Worthington Lake
28.7 Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site. Glacier access.
34.7 Tsaina Lodge.
45.8 Watch for Moose next 20 miles.
56 Tiekel River Lodge 822-3259
65.1 Little Tonsina River State Recreation Site. 10 campsites, firepits, water, litter barrels, and toilets.
79 Alaska Whitewater. Raft trips 1-800-337-RAFT.
79.6 Bridge and Squirrel Creek state campground. Pleasant campsites on the bank of Squirrel Creek dumpster, boat launch, water, toilets and firepits.
82.6 Junction with Edgerton Highway
92.7 Grizzly Pizza and Gift Shop. Food.
100.2 Junction with Old Richardson Highway. Follow the old highway.
100.8 Copper Center Pop. 449, Full service. Camping at Klutina Salmon Charters 907/822-3991.
105.1 Nation Park Service headquarters and visitor center for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Reserve.
110.5 Tazlina River RV Park 822-3034
111.2 Community College and Trading post; groceries.
115 Glennallen. Clinic, Population 928
187.8 Glenn Highway
Parks Place 822-3334 Full line of groceries. South junction of Richardson and Glenn Highways at Glennallen. The town extends west along the Glenn Highway, with businesses located there. The Hub Maxi Mart - Full line grocery store. Fresh Donuts. Pay Phone. Visitor Information Center 822-5555
118 Dry Creek State Recreation Site ; 51 campsites, walk-in tent camping, water tables, toilets, firepits. Camping fee $6.00/night. Bring mosquito repellent.
123 Large paved turnout and well defined 1.5 mile trail east side of read to the mouth of the Gulkana River. Excellent fishing mid-June to mid-July for king salmon and red salmon.
127 Access road to Gulkana Population 98. Camping is permitted along the river by the bridge. Permits for fishing are $10.00 and are good for the season.
128 Gakona Junction 1800/962-1933 129 Gulkana River Ranch. - secluded tents, wooded riverside setting. - fish, rafts, horses. 822-3131 Lots of bugs. Pies at the junction are good. Lunch is good here also.
147 Sourdough Creek Campground. 60 sites, toilets, tables. Access to Gulkana River.
170 Meier Lake Roadhouse 822-3151 with food, lodging, groceries, bar, hot showers. Lunch is very good here.
175 Paxson Lake. BLM campground on the lake, water and toilets. There are 10 walk in sites along the lake that are nice look at the map in the campground. Hung the bear bags in the outhouses.
185 Paxson, junction with Denali Highway, (population 33) site of a lodge, restaurant and small grocery store. (907) 822-3330. Very limited food supply and expensive.
191.4 The Waters Edge Bed and Breakfast 488-3619. Tent spaces, guided fishing, boat rides, berry picking, and showers. Quit setting, breathtaking view, wildflowers and lots of wildlife.
192.2 Summit Lake.
195 Summit Lake Lodge. 822-3969
197.6 Isabel Pass elev. 3,000 ft.
200.4 Feilding Lake Campground. Pleasant area above tree line; Seven campsites, picnic tables, and toilets.
215.9 Pipeline interpretive viewpoint with information sign.
218.8 Watch for caribou on slopes.
237.9 Donnelly Creek State Recreation Site. 12 campsites, tables, toilets, firepits, and water. Camping fee $6/ night or annual pass.
261.2 Fort Greely.
264.9 Buffalo may be seen in this area.
266 Delta Junction
Population 736, is at the end of the Alaskan Highway. The Richardson Highway continues to Fairbanks. Diehl's Shopping Center 895-4651 0.5 miles north of Visitors Center.
267.1 Delta State campground to east 24 sites, water, tables, shelter with covered tables, toilets.
271.7 Turn here for Delta Junction youth hostel. Tanana Loop Road.
275 The Tanana Trading Post. Groceries and baked goods 895-4145. Rika's Roadhouse at Big Delta State Historical Park 895-4201/4938.
275.4 Big Delta pop. 400 store.
284 Watch for moose.
305.2 Birch Lake Military Recreation Area.
314.8 Midway Lodge. Food 488-2939.
321.5 Harding Lake State Recreation Area. Camping fee $6.
322.2 Salcha River Lodge showers, groceries, and restaurant 488-2233
323.1 Salcha River State Recreation Site 75 sites, picnic area, toilets and water.
325.5 Salcha pop. 354.
328.3 Salcha Store and Service, Groceries.
341 Eielson Air Force Base.
346.7 Chena Lakes Recreation Area follow signs 2.2 miles. 80 campsites, water pump, volley ball courts, lake with swimming beach and boat rentals.
348.7 Santaland RV Park. Limited dry camping 488-9123.
349.5 North Pole pop. 1,456 groceries and restaurants.
364 Fairbanks pop. 77,720.

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