Porcupine Campground

Chugach National Forest

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Hope Hwy
Hope, AK 99605
Official Website

GPS: 60.9293, -149.6612

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 37
Reservations: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes
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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
121 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 25

John & BJ would stay here again

“Super Nice, Quiet, and Looks New”

Reviewed Jun 12, 2015

Overall Rating

I should have written this when I was there a couple weeks ago. Uploaded the pictures and then forgot the review until I went to link to it for an upcoming blog post.

This place is BEAUTIFUL! Classic National Forest single loop campground, but it looks like it is only a couple years old. Asphalt road and parking pads. A least three toilet buildings scattered around the loop. It is dry camping, but that's why they call it camping! The campground was less than half full midweek in late May, but there were lots of reservations posted for the weekend. Looks like it's pretty popular with the Anchorage crowd.

The Geezer pass 50% discount applies - $9 for most sites including site 25 that was deep enough for the truck and trailer plus the car.

The campground is on a bluff above the south shores of Turnagain Arm, but there is essentially no views from any of the sites. There is a trail that leaves the campground and follows the arm to the west. There was AT&T coverage (they're generally better than Verizon in Alaska) but it had pretty high latency so while the signal was certainly strong enough, data rates were slow.

This is not a long term campground for those depending on solar. Most all of the sites are heavily shaded. We would have been OK in Site 25 with the portable panel, but it was just one night and the batteries were charged already.

It's quite a ways off the Seward Highway to Hope, but the campground is super nice.

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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