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Paxson Lake Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Paxson Lake Campground is located at MP 175 of the Richardson Hwy. The campground has 45 camp sites including 2 accessible sites and 5 walk-in sites near the shore of Paxson Lake. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible sites, water, picnic tables, fire rings,…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly


4 Reviews of Paxson Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Melissa F.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2019

A little off hwy fun !

Paxton Lake well off the hwy, not too far, enough to be quiet. nice spots well maintained . Clearly marked trails 50+ sites all shapes and walk in sites right on the lake. Clean bathrooms and low cellphone single there.

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Cassandra S.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

A Quiet Night in a Breathtaking Place

We hopped over to one of the three only-accessible-by-boat campsites across the lake. What a treat! With waves gently lapping the shore and views of the mountains and glaciers, it felt like our own little piece of paradise for the weekend. A note on amenities - The campsite had a picnic table and…

Angie G.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

Quiet Remote Beautiful

This is a great little campsite that has been fairly quiet whenever we visit, probably due to the remote location. Excellent facilities, well maintained and separates out Rvs and a walk in campsite. Great boat launch, beautiful scenery complete with glacier views on a clear enough day. The lake…

  • Boat launch parking area
  • Boat launch
  • Glacier views
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Paxson Lake Campground is located in Alaska

Detail location of campground


Enter the campground on the west side of milepost 175 Richardson Highway


62.89500095 N
145.52000028 W

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