A popular Anchorage campground has reopened after a three-year closure.
The Bird Creek Campground is just a short drive from Anchorage heading south on the Seward Highway. It has 24 spaces for tents and RVs, the same amount as before, but rangers have removed dozens of old dead spruce trees that were causing a safety risk.
“We had a huge hazard here, said Chugach State Park Ranger Kurt Hensel. “People were putting up tents right next to big dead trees that had the potential to fall.”
In addition to revamping all the sites, there are also two new public-use cabins at Bird Creek. Reservations are required in advance. Campground sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. The overnight cost to camp is $15.