Childs Glacier Recreation Area Improvements

Located on the scenic Copper River approximately fifty miles northeast of Cordova Alaska, outdated and inadequate facilities required rehabilitation and facility expansion of the 40 acre Childs Glacier Recreation Area to better accommodate the needs of current and future visitors to Alaska’s only remaining advancing glacier. Improvements included upgrading and expansion of camping and day use facilities, glacier overlooks and viewing areas. All new improvements were located outside of active shoreline erosion areas, and to insure public safety/protection, setbacks established to minimize risk of tsunami effects from glacial calving. All pedestrian trails, boardwalk structures and facilities were designed to comply with current ADA and Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines.