Begich Boggs Visitor Center

Visitor center since 1986 offering exhibits on glacial activity, interpretive programs & a bookshop.

Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Portage is maintained by the US Forest Service. This is a great place to gather information about Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. The facilities are only open in the summer but offer a perfect place to stop for lunch, stretch the legs, use a bathroom, and gather information.

  • If you’re lucky, you might get to see an iceberg beached on the lake’s shore.
  • While entrance into the facility is free, the movie and exhibits cost a small fee.
    $5.00 for adults, for admission to movies and exhibits. Children 15 and younger are free.
  • If you have a parks pass, don’t forget! One pass will get the pass holder and three guests access.
  • Parks passes can be purchased here.
  • Alaska Geographic Bookstore – This is a great place for books and gifts.
Portage Lake Loop
Anchorage 99587 AK US
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Open daily 9:00 AM to 5 PM Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-September