Trek Through Whittier’s Backcountry

Leave the planning to the experts with fully guided camping excursions in Alaska’s scenic backcountry. Local tour guides will take travelers into Whittier’s wilderness with ease by providing all lodging, supplies and meals. Travelers who want to go even further off the grid can charter a boat or water taxi for transportation to the stop of their choice or one of six U.S. Forest Service cabins (make reservations in advance). The more popular Williwaw Campground is known for salmon fishing and views overlooking Portage Glacier. To escape it all, visit the Pigot Bay Cabin that is only accessibly by boat or plane. Located on the beach, it boasts stunning views of evergreen forests, steep mountains and blue glaciers. From town, guests can access nearby RV parks and the Black Bear Campground. Whether looking to experience the ruggedness of the Last Frontier or a relaxing planned camping trip, always research campsite access and amenities first.

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