Portage Valley | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
14 days ago
Altitude:
14.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
viareco

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Nice little spot right next to a glacial pond. The adjacent forest is really green and nice to walk in, but there are quite a few mosquitos. There is a walking trail (Trail of Blue Ice) on the other side of the highway that we took all the way up to Byron Glacier and back. It’s a great path and was about 10 miles round trip. The spot by the forest is the best spot, but every night it seems like several other campers accumulate in the open area at the entry to the spot. No big deal and everyone has been friendly. Lots of locals come and trout fish in the lake. We saw several bald eagles and a moose went for a swim in the pond one morning just after breakfast. We have been traveling for 6 weeks straight, so we decided to take a break for a bit. We ended up staying here for 6 nights. Great spot. We came by here 8 years ago and thought it was a nice spot, so we returned. Glad we did. Decent cell coverage for ATT (no Verizon)

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Nice little spot, can fit 4-5 RVs. Our 32' TT had no issue, and there was a 40' 5er and 2 25' MHs with us. Very popular spot with locals coming to fish during the day and a few rigs coming in each night looking for a place to stay. If you want this spot better arrive early in the day and have some luck too.

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pretty spot, can get crowded, but people usually chill

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Beautiful lakeside spot big enough for several rigs if they like each other. Some road noise that dies down as the evening progresses. Some spot with good exposure for Starlink.

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Stayed 2 nights here. Several RV’s and a couple trucks parked but everyone was courteous and kept to themselves for the most part. Not too many mosquitoes but it was windy and rainy. Maybe 1 bar Verizon coverage if you are lucky.

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Large lake front area often used by local folks. Sadly, many leave behind trash & human waste.

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Easy access gravel lot on the water with many fire pits. Multiple RVs camping on a Saturday evening. Easily could fit 10 campers.

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Nice place, not too big, but ok for few cars. Super view but incredible noisy, also at night

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Nice little spot right on a little room. Couple of fire pits.

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beautiful little lake. sometimes like a mirror. room for RVs and tents. nice mist over the water in the morning.

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So nice we came back after a cruise in Whittier and stayed here again

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Really nice place just hidden from the road. The little lake is beautiful just in front of the mountains. You can hear the noise from the hwy but it was ok for us. No facilities at all.

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Très belle place pour une nuit bord du lac petite truite

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Came by here a week ago and found it really full. Arrived today to find only one other camper here. Definitely the best free spot in the valley. Camped right on the lake.

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Very Nice spot with view on glaciers, directly beside the Lake.
We spent a quiet night with few neighbors.
Only few spots for 4 or 5 rigs.
close to the road but quiet from 11 pm to 6 am because the tunnel is closed during that period.

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Nice little spot right next to a glacial pond. The adjacent forest is really green and nice to walk in, but there are quite a few mosquitos. There is a walking trail (Trail of Blue Ice) on the other side of the highway that we took all the way up to Byron Glacier and back. It’s a great path and was about 10 miles round trip. The spot by the forest is the best spot, but every night it seems like several other campers accumulate in the open area at the entry to the spot. No big deal and everyone has been friendly. Lots of locals come and trout fish in the lake. We saw several bald eagles and a moose went for a swim in the pond one morning just after breakfast. We have been traveling for 6 weeks straight, so we decided to take a break for a bit. We ended up staying here for 6 nights. Great spot. We came by here 8 years ago and thought it was a nice spot, so we returned. Glad we did. Decent cell coverage.

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Very Nice place close to the lake
Nice view on the glacier
No toilet

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Nice quite place on shallow gravel bar, water front.

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Noisiest place I have been to in over 2 months on the road, even noisier than Walmart, and I am not joking. Most roads will at least be quiet between midnight and 4am, but not this one. Big trucks go up and down the highway at least one per minute (I was bored from not sleeping and I counted!) and you are so close to the road, even good earplugs and a pillow over your head will not save you. Around 2am, I just had enough and went to another spot. The lake is pretty, but unless you can sleep over loud noises all night, go to the previous or next spot down the highway, they are at least not as close to the road.

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Great spot on long the lake shore. Hard packed gravel, very flat. Will fit two big Rigs < 35' no problem.

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Free! Nice spot right next the lake

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nice spot at the lake, nice setting, no facillities, quiet at night, free

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