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Visitor Information -- The most central place for information on the national forest is the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage. You can download a 16-page guide to the forest at www.alaskageographic.org (click on "Trip Planning"). For general forest inquiries, you can also contact the forest headquarters, 3301 C St., Ste. 300, Anchorage, AK 99503 (tel. 907/743-9500; www.fs.usda.gov/chugach). The national forest also has three ranger district offices, where you can get up-to-date local information and personal advice: Glacier Ranger District, 145 Forest Station Rd., near the Seward Highway off Alyeska Road, in Girdwood (tel. 907/783-3242); Seward Ranger District, 334 4th Ave. (at Jefferson St.), in Seward (tel. 907/224-3374); and Cordova Ranger District, 612 2nd St. (at Browning St.), in Cordova (tel. 907/424-7661). You can't reserve campground sites and remote cabins through these local offices -- for that, you must use the national system -- but you can call them with questions.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.