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One of Whittier’s true gems is hidden in plain sight. The Head of the Bay is literally that: Where the shimmering waters of Prince William Sound meet the shores of this charming town — and it’s a beautiful spot to visit. Come with a picnic and take it all in as you relax. You’ll also find a metal fire ring, perfect for a summer evening bonfire. Want to camp there? It’s more popular with those driving RVs or campervans than tent campers.
If you want to camp beside subalpine Upper Summit Lake close to trumpeter swans and fishing for rainbows, take the family to this campground deep in the Kenai Mountains off Mile 46 of the Seward Highway. The 35 sites are spread along a loop in the alder, willow, and spruce woods on the hillside above the lake, with clear-running Tenderfoot Creek passing through
Ocean Shores offers amazing views from all of its sites — plus, it’s warmer here than on the Homer Spit since it’s not as windy. Most sites come with a picnic table, and three shared fire rings overlooking the bay. You’ll also find cable TV, Wi-Fi, coin-operated showers, and laundry.
Experience the best of remote Alaska with a stay at this rustic, fly-in lodge located south of Denali National Park, with endless activities.
On the north side of the Knik River Bridge, turn off the main roadway and drive down the riverbed. This is a good area to get out and hike around, you can walk beside the glacially-fed Knik River while under the dominant peaks of the Chugach Mountains and Pioneer Peak.
Settlers Cove State Recreation Site offers two of the best sandy beaches to be found in the Ketchikan area and provides pit toilets and sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables with fire grates. A campground with eight campsites is available as well and one public-use cabin on the water can be rented.
170 site RV Park and Campground on the banks of the Chena River
Set in a handsome birch forest overlooking Turnagain Arm, this campground in Chugach National Forest close to the historic village of Hope is a family classic. The 34 sites offer all the usual amenities (picnic table, campfire ring, outhouses, water pump) and are laid out with an eye toward privacy. Just 81 miles from Anchorage.
With 60 sites on paved loops, Williwaw is suitable for large motorhomes and offers great access to the Trail of Blue Ice — a non-motorized multi-use trail that traverses the valley floor. Also nearby biking, salmon viewing, hikes, and glacier viewing.
Want to let the kids romp on a beach beneath a million-dollar view of mile-high peaks? Paddle a pristine lake? Tucked into the woods at the northern foot of Eklutna Lake in Chugach State Park, this campground offers families unique access to a mountain wilderness valley laced with interesting features and 25-mile network of multi-use trails.
Two sets of stairs to river and 625 feet of elevated boardwalk.
Nalu means “wave” in Hawaiian, and the Glacier Nalu Campground Resort combines the stunning scenery of Alaska with the relaxed atmosphere of Hawaii. Whether you’re traveling by RV or tent camping, this spacious, 12.5‑acre park — surrounded by large spruce trees with a creek running through it — is perfect for couples or families who want to experience outdoor living.
Long popular with families who seek a wilderness-like setting without leaving the urban area, the place has a reputation for cleanliness and serenity. But you have to make peace with the river: it is loud. 57 campsites are nestled along three wooded lanes and the interesting gravel bars of Eagle River are never more than a few minutes’ walk away.
When you stay at the Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park, you’re just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Anchorage, but you also get to hang out right where the locals fish. The famed Ship Creek offers plenty of action for anglers, birders, and spectators.
Camping by this 108-acre lake inside the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow feels like you’ve reached the end of the road. To the west stretches unbroken wilderness to the Alaska Range and beyond. And yet, the 97 sites in this friendly, heavily treed campground offer all the regular campground amenities of outhouses, fire rings, picnic tables, and water pumps.
Cascade Bay, at the Northwest end of Eaglek Bay, holds the treasure of the largest waterfall in Prince William Sound. There is no lack of freshwater in the Bay, with another reasonable water source coming in just to the East of the Falls. Be prepared for the noise of the falls, and tons of jellyfish!
Biking, fish viewing, a natural history center and a flat hike to a glacier are within easy reach of this quiet, intimate campground in Portage Valley at the head of Turnagain Arm in the Chugach National Forest. The 12 sites in the graveled, wooded Black Bear are yards from the Trail of Blue Ice — a non-motorized multi-use trail that traverses the valley floor.
Biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, wildlife viewing, campfires — and the bore tide spectacle of Turnagain Arm. Few campgrounds anywhere offer as many outdoor options to an adventurous family as Bird Creek Campground in Chugach State Park. Located at Mile 101 on the Seward Highway, the campground features 22 sites for tents or RVs.
Bertha Creek Campground is a great choice for a low-key campout in a recreational gold-panning area on a quiet loop where the kids won’t get lost. Located just south of Turnagain Pass in the Kenai Mountains about 65 miles south of Anchorage, the campground is tucked into an open forest beside the confluence of Bertha and Granite creeks at the base of steep mountains.
Quartz Creek campground is situated on the banks of sparkling Kenai Lake. This is a great spot to cool off on a hot day. Kenai Lake has a good sandy swimming beach and a trail that follows along nearby Quartz Creek. Cast your line for some awesome fly-fishing at the creek or look for the nearby horse stable for a scenic ride.
The family-run Denali Grizzly Bear Resort offers a variety of accommodations, great amenities, and amazing views of mountains and the Nenana River. And its location, six miles south of the Denali National Park Visitors Center but outside the main tourist area, means you’ll have easy park access without feeling crowded. Choose from their hotel rooms, private cabins, or campground.
There’s nothing quite like camping in the woods with the family when you’re a kid. The crackling campfire and gooey s’mores. Biking around the campground loop. Running through the forest and gathering wood. Catching (and landing) that first fish. Here we offer details for nine great public family campgrounds within a 90-minute drive from Anchorage.
Six sets of stairs down to the river, 800-plus feet of elevated boardwalks, and fish walks.
Seward Waterfront Park extends from the small boat harbor to the SeaLife Center and contains paid tent and RV camping, playgrounds, a skate park, picnicing areas, beach access, and a trail lined with historical landmarks.
16 sites in a wooded setting. Trail to Ptarmigan lake departs from the campground.
This confluence is one of the most popular fisheries in South Central Alaska. Located about 60 miles north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway, it offers excellent fishing for four of the major salmon species: kings, silvers, chums and pinks. It also features big rainbows (up to 30 inches) and Dolly Varden, as well as Arctic Grayling. You’ll also find, in small numbers, burbot and whitefish.
Deep Creek North is located on the north side of Deep Creek; this area has 29 campsites for vehicles up to 50 feet.
The campsite is single occupancy and lies on the south end of Wrangell Island. Access is via a short footpath from the parking area at the bridge.
This is a great site to take a break for some wildlife viewing or bird watching. There are views of wetlands, a small lake, and boreal forest. Moose are often seen here and caribou migrate through this area in the spring and fall. During spring and summer, look for nesting ducks and trumpeter swans. Vault toilets.
This is a trail with access to Copper Lake. Copper Lake has opportunities for Lake Trout, Grayling, and Burbot fishing. The first 2.5 miles are suitable for hiking, then the trail crossses Tanada Creek, which can be high and fast, and trail conditions deteriorate.
Here’s a great place to overnight, or just take a rest. Head out to the overlook and watch for trumpeter swans and moose on the small lake.
73 camping sites, 3 public use cabins, and hiking trails. Guided day hikes, kayak rentals, and kayak tours available.
RV park & campground, kayaking, and fishing charters in Seward, Alaska
Circle Hot Springs was discovered in 1893 by prospector William Greats. In 1905, Franklin Leach homesteaded around the springs. Tents were used as the first bathhouses. Many miners wintered over at the springs when they could not work on the creeks.
Hike or camp out at the Eagle Beach State Recreation Area located just 27 miles north of Juneau proper. There’s also a picnic area on the white sandy beach. This is a good location for beach combing or bird and sea life watching.
Motorcycle campground with tent sites, bunkhouse, cabin rentals, and wood fired sauna.
Down the beach and across Hope Creek from Dick Proenneke’s famous cabin is a primitive campground. A bear-proof food locker is available at the campsite. Water is available from the creek, but should be treated. The campground is first-come, first-served.
Be careful, it’s easy to miss this turn-off as you drop down the hill, but look out for the sign “Caribou Creek Recreational Area.” This seldom-used campground is a quiet place to camp, away from highway noise. It has fire rings and picnic tables, and there’s a trail to the creek. It’s a one-mile walk to the water. It’s a nice stream and it’s part of the State Recreational Gold Mining Area. So bring a pan and try your luck!
Day time rest stop only.
The campground is pretty open, since bark beetles killed the big, old spruce trees. The campsites attract RVers and campers, and each of the 24 sites has a fire ring and picnic table. There’s potable water at a hand pump.
Bald Lake Cabin is a great choice for people who want to stay at an Alaska wilderness cabin on a pristine lake, but don’t want to travel far to get there. On the hillside overlooking isolated Bald Lake, the cabin offers seclusion and privacy only a short walk from your vehicle. It’s a “best of both worlds” kind of place — where you can spend the day exploring a virtually private lake with interesting bays, or quickly dash back to your vehicle to ...more
Petersburg’s Forest Service campground is at Ohmer Creek, 22 miles out the Mitkof Highway. These are primitive sites with minimal maintenance. There’s no water and no charge to stay. Campers should use bathroom facilities at nearby Blind Slough Recreation Area.
25 RV sites, 15 tent sites, 3 rental cabins, 3 rental igloos. Access to the Copper River.
Includes bear locker and fire ring.
Sanctuary Campground is a 7 site campground located at Mile 23 on the Park Road. It is open only to tent campers.
Campground with 18 campsites. Within walking distance of village of Eagle.
This is a popular boat launch for drift boaters fishing for king salmon. The Kasilof River red salmon dipnet fishery is here, but only open to Alaska residents. It’s worth a look if you’ve never seen dipnetters in action before. There are 16 campsites, water, tables, toilets, hiking trails, a boat launch and fishing.
This area was once the site of the Lassen airstrip. In the 1930s and ‘40s, air service flew supplies into the area. Before this, the only way to get fuel and other supplies to the mining camps was by sledding them up-river during the winter.
There are 10 sites here, good for RVs or tents. They all overlook the lake, which is open to canoes and kayaks. You can rent a boat here, or mountain bike/hike the trails, which connect to the Matanuska Greenbelt system.
Campground with RV and tent sites. Café on site.
Haines locals come here for weddings and other special occasions, a great spot for spotting wildlife, launching a boat, or pitching a tent. It’s rarely crowded due to the bumpy ride down a steep, gravel road in.
If you’re not heading right back to Anchorage, here’s another great side trip. A scenic 19-mile drive north takes you into the park. Lake Louise is known for its trout and grayling fishing, views of Tazlina Glacier and Lake, and berry picking — harvest wild strawberries and blueberries in July and August, or cranberries come September.
This campground offers tent camping with access to picnic tables, toilets and an interpretive site. It is a remote site, with no road access. You must hire a charter. Inquire at the Cordova Visitor Center.
Large RV Park & Campground with 100+ Sites. Tent and RV sites with full hook-up. Cabin rentals also available. Fast Eddy’s Restaurant next door.
The Savage River campground is laid out in a patch of trees that are just below the treeline. Weather dependant, you can see Denali (Mt. McKinley) far off in the distance.
Whether you’re looking for a campsite or fishing hole, glassing for birds, watching for bears, or beachcombing, this recreation site is a great spot to experience the wonders of Kodiak Island without traveling too far.
The park has a few campsites, but no outhouses. The dock at the park provides public access to Mosquito Lake, which offers great fishing, especially for cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char. The lake fills with migrating ducks in the spring and fall, and trumpeter swans use the lake as a stopover on their migrations. Up to 80 swans have been seen at one time on the lake. In the winter, locals like to ice fish and cross-country ski on the lake ...more
MP 27.8, Nabesna Rd. This is now called the Kendesnii Campground. This is now a developed campground with 10 sites, with picnic tables, fire rings, trails, and restrooms. Kendesnii Campground is a great place to fish and view wildlife. A hie of about a half mile to the south and over the ridge will take you to Jack Lake and more beautiful views of the Wrangell Mountains.
Located at Mile 11 of Hatcher Pass Road, you’ll find Government Peak Picnic Area. There is a small campground with 8 sites for tents or smaller RVs, and a picnic area.
This park is the confluence of the Kenai and Moose Rivers. Take a break at this recreation site named for the English author Izaak Walton who wrote The Compleat Angler. Look for the informational sign to learn about the Moose River Archaeological Site. You will also find a hosted campground and boat launch. There’s excellent fly-fishing in this area.
This is one of the states most scenic campgrounds offering views of some of the tallest peaks in the Alaska Range. Twelve campsites are situated along a loop road; the grounds are equipped with water, toilets, fire pits and hiking trail. The Delta bison herd can often be seen from the campground and nearby viewpoints.
Campground with 80 RV sites, 20 Tent Sites. Access to Tolsona Mud Volcanoes Trail.
A spectacular setting for anglers, beachcombers, hikers, and explorers. There is developed camping for both tent and RV campers, a boat launch, two modern pit toilets, and numerous picnic sites. The beach makes for excellent walking, beachcombing, wildlife viewing and birding.
Campground, RV Park, and Cabin Rentals. On-site restaurant, gift store, historic gold dredge and museum, gold mine tours, recreational mining and gold panning.
12 site campground in Chitina, Alaska with full RV hookup, dump station, tent platforms, free wireless internet, and water.
RV Park with 25 sites located behind Three Bears Outpost. Three Bears is a convenience store that also carries camping, hunting, and fishing supplies
Igloo Creek is one of three tent-only campgrounds in the park. Situated right next to the creek, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the wilderness and the area around the campground offers great hiking opportunities.
This is another favorite campsite for caribou hunters (and tourists), and has been for over 8000 years. It’s the last tree-sheltered area until you descend into the Mackenzie River Valley far to the north in the Northwest Territories.
Campground & RV Park with 30 electric sites and 70 dry sites
Riley Creek Campground is a 147 site campground located just inside the entrance to the park.
There are 3 covered picnic shelters located next to Salamander Creek. Each has a picnic table and fire ring. A small sandy beach lies next to one of the shelterss and swimming opportunities exist when the water levels are higher.
Ideal for those paddling, boating, fishing, hiking as well as those looking for seclusion away from the lake’s more popular routes for skiing and snowmobiling. The cabin faces the sunset and may be the perfect locale to string a hammock for long summer afternoons listening to forest birds.
These two almost identical cabins (only 200 feet apart) are aimed toward adventurers and families who want to include both paddling and hiking in their daily adventures. They offer direct access to two lakes as well as the park’s trail system. Though relatively close, each cabin is colored by a slightly different atmosphere. Lynx 2’s porch faces the sunset, with good afternoon sun and a view of Lynx Lake. It feels open, more exposed. Lynx 3 ...more
This large maintained campground boasts 98 campsites, fresh water, pit toilets, firewood, shelters, and a boat launch. Look for peregrine falcon nests in the cliffs. This wooded campground is within walking distance of Sternwheeler Graveyard; where you’ll find wreckage of at least three sternwheelers.
Located on Forest Service Road 2050, this dispersed camping area provides two sites, each with a hardened tent site, a fire ring, and a picnic table. The sites are within walking distance from Staney Creek where you’ll find excellent fishing. You can also explore miles of roads, excellent fishing on the creek and its tributaries, hunting, and great berry picking.
This small campground, less than one mile south of the cruise ship dock in Haines, is for bicyclists and others arriving on foot — no vehicles are allowed to here. Don’t miss the nice overlook in the forest above the campground, with views over the water to the Chilkat Mountains.
Tulchina Adventures operates a “glamping” campground in Port Alsworth. Tent platforms, surrounded by mosquito netting and covered with plastic roofing, come with camp chairs, potable water, and bear-proof food storage.
Red Shirt Cabin 3 celebrates the ancient spirit of Red Shirt Lake as a gathering place. The lake once featured large salmon runs and summer camps for Dena’ina Native groups, and still hosts private cabins on its southern half. The cabin may be perfect for large parties in quest of lake action, a platform for those who want strenuous days of paddling, fishing, swimming, and motoring followed by rousing evening campfires.
Walk in public fishing access to Silver Lake and Van Lake; you’ll find wonderful scenery and good rainbow trout fishing in both lakes.
A good place to camp. Very quiet, a babbling brook, and well off what must be one of the quietest highways in Alaska.
One of the best Denali (McKinley) viewpoints on a clear day. Also picnic sites, bathroom, and 9 campsites.
With a commanding view of the Ogilvie Mountains and a large swath of open tundra, caribou hunters and other travelers find this a convenient site to set up camp.
At Milepost 49, there is a campground with plenty of parking spaces availble for cars and RVs. From the scenic overlook on the upperroad you can spot trumpeter swans and moose in the small lake below. This river access point is the southernmost access point on the 400-mile Fortymile National Wild and Scenic River System.
This is probably the nicest campground on the Edgerton Highway. The site has picnic tables and tent platforms. You’ll enjoy an amazing view of a picturesque waterfall from the bridge across Liberty Creek. 10 sites are available in this campground.
This secluded camping area is named for the lake that one of the sites overlooks. The camping area offers 2 hardened campsites, fire rings and picnic tables.
Probably the best free campsite along the Denali Highway. With a large parking area next to a maintained pit toilet on the southside of the highway, and an informal parking area on the north, you can install an RV or set up a tent in many locations with a bit of privacy and then be serenaded by the melody of rushing water all night long.
Campground with 15 sites, fire spits, picnic tables and shelter and toilets. There’s a boat launch for boating, water skiing, and swimming. This is a popular bush plane landing location.
Chilkat State Park, seven miles south of Haines, is less visited than Chilkoot Lake, probably because it’s further from town and the road is gravel. But don’t let that stop you. The park is quiet, it’s one of the best local areas to look for moose, and the view of the Rainbow Glacier — a hanging glacier with a huge waterfall dropping from its face — is world-class.
The camping area is a single occupancy site on Wrangell Island. Access is via a 700 foot gravel path from the parking area on the road to a pleasant site overlooking Salamander Creek.
The only working roadhouse on the Richardson Highway with a restaurant, bar, convenience store, motel, gas station, cabins, lodge rooms and RV park.
This handsome, well-seasoned log cabin is the postcard for your public use cabin dreams. If they filmed “Alaska Public Use Cabins — The Movie,” the producers would have a hard time finding a better place than James Lake for the setting.
Campground with 35 sites, picnic table, shelter, toilets, and 2.5 mile hiking trail overlooking the Tok River Valley.
Mile 21.8 Nabesna Road. This rest area has a picnic table and vault toilet, and looks out over a lake with a view of the Wrangell Mountains.
Only a few miles from the end of the Denali Park Road (85 miles in, about 5 hours by bus), this is the classic Denali view from the north side, made famous by Ansel Adams’ photographs. 25 sites.
Teklanika (aka “Tek”) River Campground is can be found at mile 29 on the Denali Park Road. It is the second largest campground in the park, offering 53 sites for RVs and tents.
Shoemaker Bay RV Park offers 25 sites for RVs and trailers, and tent camping in a wooded spot near a creek. Restrooms, a freshwater pump and a holding tank dumpsite for RVs is provided. It’s located about four miles farther south on the highway from the waterfront City Park tent camping area.
This BLM-maintained campground sits amid the Tangle Lakes, a series of long, narrow lakes. This is a designated put-in for the 30-mile-long Delta National Wild and Scenic River float trip. There are moose and caribou in the area, many hunters use this as a base camp during the fall hunting season.
This is a very small enclosed CCC Adirondack shelter. It has a concrete floor, and a 1930s fireplace. 2 single wooden bunks, wood stove, table and benches, Cooking counter, broom, fireplace, axe and maul, wood, outhouse, skiff with oars. The cabin is in the central part of the island on the southern end of Hasselborg Lake at an elevation of 300ft (91 m).
Fantastic views of Denali (McKinley) on a clear day. Picnic area, bathrooms, and 20 campsites.
The trail is half a mile long and takes you through a mature birch forest that is carpeted with devil’s club and watermelon berry plants. It’s an easy walking, ideal for small children, and ends at a small camping area on a slight bluff that overlooks Bishop’s Beach and Bishop Creek.
Located on an isthmus between a sheltered cove and the main body of a vast backcountry lake, Red Shirt Lake Cabin 2 offers a basic, easy-to-heat base for exploring 1,186-acre Red Shirt Lake regardless of weather. It gives a small party no-fuss access to water, fuel and ski trails — a cozy space to relax when the day is done and the light begins its dying slant.
For 360-degree mountain views and endless outdoor adventures, head to Blueberry Lake, about 30 minutes north of Valdez along the Richardson Highway in Thompson Pass. Fish, kayak, paddleboard, hike, and bike. And come to stay: the area has 21 basic campsites. RVs under 30 feet are allowed.
Here you’ll find opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and camping. Campsites are set among the trees and in open grassy areas. Explore further afield to find blueberry and cranberry bushes along the path around the pond.
The municipality of Skagway maintains this free primitive campground of about 20 sites on the Dyea flats, a moraine that’s one of the broadest flat spots in Southeast Alaska. It’s walking distance to the remains of the historic Dyea townsite.
The old, well-appointed campground on the west bank of Brushkana Creek is very popular among seasoned Denali Highway travelers. The 22 campsites are well laid out, offering a modicum of privacy, with excellent access to the wide gravel bars along the clear-running creek and its famous grayling.
Here you’ll find 16 camp sites situated among the trees. The campground offers toilets, fresh water and shelters.
Newly opened in 2017, this complex has a ranger station, 32 RV sites, 10 campsites, 3 public use cabins and more
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? On this lake it could be either.