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    Default Kenai Campgrounds shutdown date???

    Heading up in a week. Any word on the closure dates for Russian and Quartz yet? Last year was the 18th of Sept.
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    The Russian campground will stop collecting fees September 7th. Most years they leave the gate open and folks can camp for free after that. I'm not sure about Quartz.
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    All the Chugach NF campgrounds in the Seward district are collecting fees through September 7th (that's T-Pass to Russian River to Seward). They may close down some loops, but the gate will remain open with free camping until the first notable snowfall.

    This is from the mouth of the Ranger in charge of these campgrounds. I asked him about it just 2 weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    The Russian campground will stop collecting fees September 7th. Most years they leave the gate open and folks can camp for free after that. I'm not sure about Quartz.
    Russian is closing on September 18th this year. They will be collecting fees until then.
    The CG is being closed so that the entrance road can be refinished.

    Hidden, Tenderfoot and Quartz will remain open until the snow gets too deep.
    They will also be charging until the 15th I believe.

    I should be pulling into Quartz Monday afternoon.

    FYI This info came down the pipe a couple of days ago from the CG management co.

    This was posted by my friend Sue (CG host Summit Lake)

    attention campers:
    FYI
    RUSSIAN RIVER CG
    to be closed Sept 18
    road in is to be replaced.
    Quartz & Tenderfoot will stay open until weather closures *snow*.
    your welcome.....

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    Good to know. Thanks DRIFTER.
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    Default Cooper Creek

    Is the gate locked at Cooper Creek Campground Sep-7th was thanking on camping over night on the 15th.

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    So it's gonna be a long hike to the confluence then?? I really liked getting up a whacking a few bows before breakfast and not having to drive anywhere.
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    Ok fellas i get it now, they stop collecting fees and reservations on the 7-th. first come first severed for camp sites until the gate is closed. see you all on the water.

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    Just talked to the Seward district ranger again yesterday. They are in cutbacks right now and all Chugach NF campgrounds are going to be closed on September 15th except for a couple spots. They are leaving Porcupine (Hope), one loop in Russian River, one loop in Trail River, Ptarmigan, and Primrose campgrounds open until snow depth has them shut the gates. He also said that even after the gates are closed, you can still walk in and camp for free at any campgrounds. They will just have all services shut down for the winter (outhouses & trash collection). The reservation system was shut down on September 7th, but they are still collecting camping fees until the 15th. After that it is free access.
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    SCORE!!! I liked Quartz and all, but waking up and walking to the river before breakfast was awesome.
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    Anything more on Russian River campground closing for resurfacing?

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    Nope. Its open. I'm here right now.
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    Bings, swifwater , lower an uper on SKIlarklake will be open , SID

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