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MENDENHALL CAMPGROUND, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015 Season Dates
OverviewMendenhall Campground is situated on the shore of Mendenhall Lake, in view of massive Mendenhall Glacier, about 13 miles from downtown Juneau. The site is a popular destination for viewing beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Hiking opportunities abound.
The campground is situated on the shore of Mendenhall Lake at about 100 feet elevation. Mendenhall Glacier lies to the north and the Mendenhall River flows on the east. On either side of the campground, the mountains rise from 4,000 to to 7,000 feet above the Mendenhall Glacier.
Several hiking trails can be accessed from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, including East Glacier and West Glacier Trails. The East Glacier Trail, with an elevation gain of 400 feet, takes 2-3 hours roundtrip. The West Glacier Trail, with an elevation gain of 1,300 feet, can be done in 5-6 hours roundtrip. Shorter trails include the 1.5-mile Nugget Creek Trail and the a 1.5-mile Moraine Ecology Trail.
The campground entrance gate opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. The campground exit gate is open every day, 24 hours a day. Sites characterized as accessible are open for all users.
Run the rapids down the Mendenhall River, take a helicopter to the top of the glacier, bicycle or hike in the area. Outfitters offer these services.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
This campsite is approximately 13 miles from downtown Juneau. Access is via the Alaska Marine Highway or via Alaska Airlines.
By ferry: turn right out of the Ferry Terminal parking lot. Drive 1.7 miles to DeHart's Store above Auke Bay marinas. Take a left turn onto Back Loop Road. Travel 2.5 miles to Montana Creek Road. Turn left onto Montana Creek Road. Drive 0.3 miles to Skater's Cabin Road. The campground is 0.3 miles down the road.
From the airport: go 0.1 mile to the junction of Yandukin Shell Simmons Drive. Turn left on Shell Simmons Drive and travel 0.3 miles to stoplight at the intersection of Old Glacier Highway. Turn left on Old Glacier Highway and travel 0.5 mile to the stoplight at the intersection of Egan Drive. Continue on Mendenhall Loop Road 2.2 miles to the intersection of Back Loop Road. Turn left on Backloop Road. Continue 1.4 miles to the intersection of Montana Creek Road. Turn right and travel 0.3 miles to Skater's Cabin Road. Turn right and travel 0.3 miles to campground.
Mailing Address:MENDENHALL CAMPGROUND
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
JUNEAU AK 99801
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800