Located just above high tide, Deep Creek welcomes all deep sea fishermen, and beach combers alike. This Is the place for you. This campsite is one of the main hubs for people looking to hunt halibut and deep sea King salmon.
Most visitors to this campsite are out for some fishing. With a boat launch for both small craft and Tractor Launching for bigger watercraft this site sees a lot of ocean going boats trying their hand at some of the better central peninsula halibut fishing. This is also a popular location for guides to launch out of out to do the same. Those looking to try theIr hand at salmon fishing can try droppIng a line in Deep Creek as well.
For those not looking at hitting the water, there is beach combing to be done. Sandy tidal flats during low tide make for good views and fun places to walk dogs or explore. Rocky higher beach sections offer agate hunting possibilities. Evenings offer spectacular Cook Inlet sunsets with Mt Iliamna as a backdrop.
I enjoy making a trip or two down to this area during the summer for a day trip. the beaches can be quite beautiful and depending on the time of year relaxing. Summer months turn this campground into a hustling, and bustling fisherman’s paradise. Because of that, unless your there to fish I would tend to avoid this campsite.
Need to knows:
- 100 camp sites available.
- Sites are aimed at Motorhome Camping.
- Most sites have a picnic table and a fire pit.
- Water and Dumpsters are available.
- Bathrooms are available.
- Both small craft and Tractor boat launches avaIlable
- Bring warm weather gear, the wind is a constant here.
Wow. Wow. Wow.
If you love the ocean, salmon fishing, bald eagles, moose and an occasional bear this is the place for you!
All sites are basically in a gravel parking area with painted lines in between sites- tent camping is allowed but I would recommend RV or campers for a restful sleep.
There are state bathrooms ( hole in the ground with a door) and a fresh water pump. No electricity hookups.
In July this Campground is BUZZING! This is the Ninilchik boat launch area for deep sea halibut fishing, it is off the the side before the site so not too loud- just can be congested early morning and afternoon. If your a tide watcher and not a fisherman/ woman that will help determine best time to try to leave the area :)
Deep creek runs down one side - salmon swim up this Creek so July it will be packed with fishing people and an occasional bear. Bald eagles will be standing by to gladly take your fish guts and heads :) and pose for some amazing pics.
Getting an ocean view spot is a dream! Literally backed right up to it and each space has a fire pit and table.
If you get valley side- it's just as stunning! With a few moose trailing through the tall grass. Your GPS will cal this happy valley and that it is!!
Dogs must be on a leash as the camp host will come remind you- often. ( I may or may not know this by experience)
a small store is located at the top in ninilchik- not campsite affiliated- and closes early- so bring what you need. A great stop between Anchorage and Homer!!