Tent Sites
No Fires
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Primrose Trailhead

Primrose Campground is open.  As of May 17, 2019 fees are being charged and services are available. Summer camping season over. However, some of our campgrounds stay open until it snows. If a campground is open, the gate will be open and camping is on a first come first serve basis. During the off-season there is no water, no trash service, and no fees.  Please pack out all garbage. Outhouse/toilet facilities may be unavailable. This campground includes 8 sites and no hookups. Water, toilets, tables, fire pits, dumpsters, and a boat ramp. This campground is located close to the Primrose Trailhead and is adjacent to Kenai Lake. $14/night

National Forest
No Fires
Not Reservable
Primrose Trailhead is located in Alaska
60.341 N
-149.369 W
Get Directions
Travel south on the Seward Highway to Milepost 17. 
5 Reviews of Primrose Trailhead
Short drive from Seward

this campsite is just a short drive outside of Seward and on a gorgeous ice cold blue lake. the sites are conviently locates at the trailhead that can bring you all the way up to Lost Lake by hiking or mountain biking. If you go during the right time of year there are endless berries up higher, watch out for the BEARy competitors though!

Primrose campground.

Clean campgroind and sites. Clean and supplied bathroom facility. Picnic table and fire ring. Close to hiking trails.

Stayed here for 2 nights while hiking to Lost Lake.

Primrose Campground the gateway to Heaven

Primrose campground is a tiny place right off the highway in Seward Alaska. Each site has a fire ring and table. There are state bathrooms and a water pump.

This campground is very small and is not private. It is basically the gateway to something must better! A prep area if you will. We stayed here twice, once with 15 boy scouts as we ventured up to Lost Lake.. and Once just the hubs and I to prep for the hike in and camp at the lake.

This site is across from Kenai lake which is the most beautiful color of blue you have ever seen and in the summer loaded with fish and people. Many people use the parking area here parking while they hike in. This trail is frequented in the winter by snow machiners as well. There is a popular run called Lost Lake run.. which starts on the Primrose side and ends on the Seward side. This is why I give the campground itself a 4.. its basically a prep/ launch/ end area.

If you choose to hike to Lost Lake you have two options.. one is to go all the way over into Seward.. if you choose this take two cars.. leave one on the Seward side.. others wise you will need to hoof it or thumb it back to Primrose side. The other is to hike up and you can just hike back. Both are AMAZING and you will not be disappointed. It is seriously HEAVEN up here! You can bring a fishing rod and try for trout at the lake.. an inflatable boat would be fun too. On your way up stop and enjoy the water fall.. there are also great geocaching sites along the way so bring fun stuff to trade out!

You can hammock hang along the forested area.. it's like a magical world walking through the woods.. and then bam.. you step out into open rolling tundra and Lost Lake. Take everything you need with you as you will be in the wild.. completely.

Great views!

This campground has stunning views alongside the creek going into the start of Kenai Lake, which is an excellent place to kayak or standup waterboard. Great place to stay for a night on the way to Seward.

First to Review
Most exclusive campsite not many people know about

Really fun area, private and exclusive relative to other campsites in the area. Well maintained and spacious. This is definitely a family-friendly camping area with lots of biking and water activities.