Located at 349 Centennial Park Road in the city of Soldotna behind the cities visitors center, Centennial Park is a fee-based, public-use park and campground designed with access to fishing and the Kenai River in mind. No Reservations Accepted, Campground Host Onsite.
Soldotna's Centennial Park Campground gets very busy when the salmon are running in the Kenai River. Fishermen descend upon the banks of the Kenai River as thousands of salmon make their way up the river within easy casting distance of the campgrounds large fishing areas.
Great family weekend campground and is right on the river providing amazing fishing opportunities. This campground is huge! So lots of trails and boardwalks to ride bikes, walk dogs, get out and explore. Check out the City of Soldotna website for all the details and list of all the fees and discounts for trip planning.
Camping spots are large and offer fire pits and picnic tables. Extra vehicles are charged the same fee as the RV. So if you drive down and have an RV to get the spot and have a friend in a car joining you later they charge the car same price as the RV. Wish they’d have a price break for extra vehicles.
My family and I stayed here in June. We were sad to see that there was no one on duty at nights for the most part as weird people would come and go all hours of the night. Druggies would be seen setting up camp after hours and leaving before open hours. The showers are a plus. Cute little playground. Good chance to see bears.
Centennial Campground in Soldotna Alaska will be bursting at the seams in June and July. Fishing season will be in full swing and getting a spot may be tricky- as they take no reservations- but WORTH IT! Especially if you like to fish.
Prices vary from on season to off-- referring to fishing
Kenai river runs swift and strong alongside this Campground.. along with a beautiful boardwalk along that. Feels like your walking on water!
There are parts of the boardwalk that lead straight to the water with metal stairs for access and easy fishing. They have fish cleaning stations and HANDICAP FISHING SPOTS!! And discounts for military- love this!
There is day stay rates and overnight. For day stay it's mainly for fishing- there is also a parking area and open place to fish- we call this time of year "combat" fishing-- shoulder to shoulder--
but the beauty of the river and some treed spaces make this a great place to "fish camp"
state bathrooms, no running water.
We have camped both in high fishing season and early September when an occasional silver will run. This is a quieter time and much more relaxing. There will be fewer people in September as well.