Bertha Creek Campground

Chugach National Forest

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature.

If this option is available, you will need to first download the free mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

Bertha Creek Campground is a small loop campground with 12 sites suitable for vehicle camping, small RV's and tents. Each campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are also vault toilets, a water spigot, and trash services durring the summer months. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

Bertha Creek Campground is located just south of Turnagain Pass on the Seward Highway in the Kenai Mountains. The campground is tucked into an open forest beside the confluence of Bertha and Granite creeks at the base of steep mountains.

Nearby Attractions

Explorers can travel 1.5 miles south on the Seward Highway to the Johnston Pass Trailhead. From this trailhead you can hike or bike either the trail or the paved bike path that stretches roughly seven miles south to the wayside near the intersect of the Hope and Seward Highways. One can also head north on the Seward Highway 3 miles and reach Turnagain Pass. The parking area on the south side of the Highway offers access to the Turnagain Pass Trail to hike or bike and has ample opportunites to see wildlife and wildflowers in bloom. 


Bertha Creek campground makes a convenient base for berry picking, hiking, biking and exploring the area. The family can try out gold panning on unvegetated gravels along Bertha Creek.

Contact Information


145 Forest Station Road P.O. Box 129 Girdwood AK 99587

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: N/A

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Bertha Creek Campground can be found at mile post 65.4 of the Seward Highway. The campground is 61.6 miles south of Anchorage and 65.4 miles north of Seward.  

Available Campsites