With road work complete, the Eagle River Campground is reopened

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 15:56
  • A sign warning people about bears is one of many placed throughout the campground near Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • The road leading to the Eagle River Campground suffered extensive damage in the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake. The road will need to be repaired and the campground will be closed until mid-June, according to state officials. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • The Eagle River campground near Eagle River. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

The Eagle River Campground has been reopened after a closure that began at the beginning of May due to damage to the access road caused by the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake.

State officials originally estimated the work would take until the middle of the month to repair.

“We’re really excited to get that work done ahead of schedule,” said Chugach State Park superintendent Kurt Hensel in a June 7 press release announcing the opening.

Crews repaired about 600 feet of road damaged by the magnitude 7.1 quake, according to the release, which noted the repairs cost about $108,000.

The state owned campground within the park can be accessed off the Hiland Road exit off the Glenn Highway. It’s privately managed by Lifetime Adventures and includes 50 campsites available for $20 per night.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the campground’s ownership.

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