Spencer Glacier Camping – AK Local’s Favorite


Join us for a fully outfitted custom overnight camping trip at Spencer Glacier.  Come see why many Alaskan locals come to Spencer year after year.  Kayak on Spencer Lake, explore the glacier moraine, step onto Spencer Glacier, and end your stay with a 7 Mile scenic float down the Placer River. This overnight trip encompasses both the Spencer Glacier Lake Tour & the Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float.  Operates June 5th – September 10, 2019. Please call us up at 907-783-1860 to see best dates available for booking this trip, or send us an email prior to booking online.  Please also email or call us up for large group or family discounts for this awesome Alaskan overnight adventure.  Cost includes all train travel & meals for 2 days.  This trip has a minimum of 4 guests to book and is private per booking party. 

Overnight Glacier Camping Video at Spencer Glacier by Mallory Roe (June 2017)




Day 1:

You can Board the Glacier Discovery Train from Anchorage, Girdwood, Whittier, or Portage.

9:45 AM – Glacier Discovery Train Departs Anchorage

11:00 AM Train Departs Girdwood (Chugach Adventures’ Guide Greeter Boards Train & will answer any questions you have)

12:15 PM Train Arrives Whittier

12:45 PM Train Departs Whittier

1:15 PM   Train Arrives Portage

1:25 PM  Train Departs Portage

1:45 PM   Train Arrives Spencer Whistlestop

2- 4:45 PM Spencer Glacier Lake Tour – 2 Hours on the Water.

5-6 PM Set-Up Camp

6:30 PM    Dinner

7-8:00 PM Evening Midnight Sun Glacier Exploration, Campfire.

Day 2:

8-9 AM  Coffee & Breakfast

9 – 1 PM  Kayak, and Hiking Options for Guests depending on group and guest desires & ambitions.

12 – 1 PM  Lunch

2 – 5 PM  Placer River Rafting Float Trip- 7 Mile River Float Down the Placer River

5:15 PM  Return to Portage Station via Glacier Discovery Train.



  • Please note that this trip has a 4 person minimum
  • This is a Perfect Overnight Adventure for ALL AGES.
  • We will tailor the adventure to your ambition & desires.
  • Dinner is provided on Day 1, Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2.
  • We provide rubber boots, rain poncho (If it is a rainy day), & Personal Flotation Device (life vest) for the Rafting Tour.  Splash Tops for Kayaking.
  • Sleeping bags, camp pillow, sleeping pads, and  tents provided.
  • Bring warm clothes & layers, extra socks, a hat & gloves.  These are more important in August & September, but nice to have in June & July with AK’s unpredictable weather.  Please let us know if you need additional clothing.
  • Don’t forget your camera, we can’t guarantee that they won’t get wet, but you should get great photos.
  • We require all guests to sign a release of liability on our tours.
  • Placer River Float is a Class I to II (With High Water), mellow braided river, no big rapids.  Most guests will not get splashed with water.  If you are concerned about getting splashed you can request a spot in the raft that is NOT “splashy” when speaking to your guide.
  • Spencer Glacier Lake is a cold water lake with water temperatures 34-40 degrees F.

Cancellation Policy for Custom, Multi Day, or Package Reservations:

Cancellations of package or custom reservations (or any components within a package) that are made 36 days or more prior to travel are 90% refundable (there is a 10% non-commissionable cancellation fee).  Any charges incurred by Chugach Adventures as a result of cancellation will be applied to the reservations in addition to the 10% fee. Cancellations of custom or package reservations that are made 35 days or less prior to travel are non-refundable. Chugach Adventures does not issue refunds for unused services.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance so you can plan your travel with complete peace of mind.  We recommend Travel Guard (travelguard.com)

AK RAILROAD Cancellation Policy & Change Fee Information:  All paid bookings are subject to a 10% change fee for the Railroad portion of the trip cost, if a date change is requested within 30 days.


Gratuity / Tip

Our guides are expected to go above and beyond for this trip and greatly appreciate any & all gratuities.


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