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Seward Highway

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Anchorage to Seward – 127 miles

This paved highway is a National Scenic Byway and runs along Turnagain Arm, through the scenic Kenai Peninsula, Chugach National Forest and Kenai Mountains.

The mileposts along the highway indicate the distance from Seward. This log uses those mileposts to indicate location along the highway travelling from Anchorage towards Seward.

Mile 127
Downtown Anchorage
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Mile 117.6
Potter Marsh – Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, popular with birders

Mile 115.1
Potter Creek Viewpoint and access to Turnagain Arm Trail

Mile 111.9
Turnoff to McHugh Creek Picnic Area and wayside, not recommended for RVs longer than 24 ft.

Mile 110.3
Beluga Point – double-ended turnout and good photo stop

Mile 106.9
Viewpoint – double-ended turnout and good photo stop

Mile 104
Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

Mile 103.1
Indian Creek rest area

Mile 101.2
Bird Creek Campground and day-use area, Chugach State Park

Mile 101
There are many viewpoints along the highway, but Bird Creek is a great stop for photography, fishing and spotting marine wildlife.

Mile 100.7

Bird Ridge Motel & RV Park

Mile 96.5
Bird Point rest area, Chugach State Park

Mile 95.3
Viewpoint – double-ended turnout

Mile 93.3
Viewpoint – double-ended turnout

Mile 91.5
Viewpoint – double-ended turnout

Mile 90
Junction with Alyeska Highway to Girdwood and Alyeska Recreation Area

Mile 80.3
Kenai Peninsula Information Center

Mile 79
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Mile 78.9
Junction with road to Whittier and Portage Glacier

  • 1.7 miles to Portage Valley RV Park & Cabins
  • 3.7 miles to Black Bear USFS Campground
  • 4.3 miles to Wiliwaw USFS Campground
  • 5.2 miles to Begich, Boggs Visitor Center on Portage Lake
  • 6.1 miles to view Portage Glacier
  • 6.7 miles to the Anderson Memorial Tunnel, a 2.5 mile long single-lane highway/rail tunnel
  • 1.4 miles to Whittier

Mile 68.5
Turnagain Pass Recreation Area, a popular area in winter.

Mile 65.4
Bertha Creek USFS Campground

Mile 62.6
Granite Creek USFS Campground

Mile 56.3
Junction with the Hope Highway, 16.5 miles to the community of Hope on Turnagain Arm.

Mile 46
Tenderfoot Creek USFS Campground on Upper Summit Lake

Mile 38.4
Paved double-ended turnout to west overlooking Jerome Lake

Mile 37
Junction with Sterling Highway to Soldotna and Homer

Mile 33.1
Carter Lake USFS trailhead

Mile 32.1
Trail Lake Fish Hatchery

Moose Pass

Mile 29.4
Population: 190

Mile 24.2
Trail River USFS Campground on Kenai Lake

Mile 23.3
Ptarmigan Creek USFS Campground

Mile 19.3
Turn-off to Renfro’s Lakeside Retreat, RV park on Kenai Lake.

Mile 16.9
Primrose USFS Campground overlooking Kenai Lake

Mile 14.7
Viewpoint and boardwalk for Lily Pad Lake

Mile 12.3
Viewpoint with information signs

Mile 6.3
Stoney Creek RV Park

Mile 3.7
Turn-off to Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park.

Mile 3.2
Turn-off to Nash Road and Spring Creek Campground

Mile 2.5
Forest Acres Municipal Campground

Mile 1.1
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center

Seward

Mile 0
Population: 2,600
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