Recreational Improvements Underway at Bird Creek Campground

ANCHORAGE — The Bird Creek Campground’s ongoing rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by June 2013 and the campground is expected to reopen at that time, according to Chugach State Park officials.

The campground, located near Milepost 101 of the Seward Highway and approximately 20 miles south of Anchorage, has been closed for the last two summers due to the presence of extensive stands of dead and dying spruce trees which pose a public hazard due to their increasing susceptibility to unexpectedly snap and fall without warning.

Most of the hazard trees have been removed but the campground will remain closed for construction. The campground rehabilitation project includes moving the entrance approximately one-quarter mile to the south of its present location just past the Seward Highway Bird Creek bridge crossing, and additional parking for access to the paved Indian to Girdwood trail. The project is being paid for through both state and federal funds.


Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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