Childs Glacier Recreation Area

Childs Glacier Recreation Area

The Childs Glacier Recreation Area location is in Cordova, Alaska
99574. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Childs Glacier Recreation Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

P. O. Box 280


Phone number


Campground information Cordova, Alaska


When visitors camp at Childs Glacier Recreation Area, they’re instantly captivated by spectacular views of Childs Glacier, which is famous for it’s calving icebergs that put on a great show. Other must-do activities in the area include hiking along the river and fishing for salmon.

Childs Glacier is the only glacier reached by road where visitors can see calving occurring. When icebergs fall from the glacier, they are sometimes so large that they send a 10-foot wave rippling across the river to the opposite shore.


The Copper River boasts plenty of salmon. Wildlife watching opportunities include moose and both grizzly and black bears. Lucky campers may spot bears fishing on the opposite side of the river.

Recommended trails include Copper River and Miles Lake. Copper River Trail is rather flat and marshy, with dense vegetation. Stellar waterfowl watching abounds on this hike.


The campground is suited for tent camping. Picnic tables, vault toilets, and interpretive trails are available. Drinking water is from hand pumps.

Natural Features

The recreation area is nestled in the Chugach Mountains on the south coast of Alaska. Many campsites boast views of the mountains and the top of Childs Glacier. Alder willow, devil’s club and fern make up much of the campground understory. Tall cottonwoods dominate overhead. The campground is about 300 feet from the Copper River, which is wide, shallow and glacier fed.

Nearby Attractions

The historic Million Dollar Bridge, constructed in 1910, is nearby. The bridge over the Copper River was used to transport copper from the old mining town of Kennicott to the port of Cordova.

Frequently Asked Questions About P. O. Box 280 Cordova, AK

How do I make a reservation with Childs Glacier Recreation Area?

To make reservations at Childs Glacier Recreation Area, you can call the office at 907-424-7661.

Where is Childs Glacier Recreation Area located?

The Childs Glacier Recreation Area is located at P. O. Box 280 in Cordova,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Childs Glacier Recreation Area have tent or RV camping?

Childs Glacier Recreation Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 907-424-7661 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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