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Portage Glacier and Area Attractions  

Portage Glacier and Area Attractions

Portage may be a ghost town in the winter as a result of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, but during the summer it is a bustling destination for travelers coming to witness its nearby calving glacier surrounded by floating ice and resident mammals. Portage Glacier is a U.S. Forest Service recreation area and one of Alaska’s most visited attractions. Visitors enter the area from the Seward Highway along the Portage Glacier Access Road, which winds past a series of campgrounds and arrives at the impressive Begich-Boggs Visitor Center, built in the 1990s to showcase the popular natural attraction.

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