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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Exit Glacier Campground
* This is a 12-site, tent-only campground, with two sites that are wheelchair accessible. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. * Each site is limited to 2 tents and no more than 8 people per campsite.   * There are no reservations or camping fees. There is a fourteen day stay limit. * A shelter for food storage, cooking and dining is provided for the campground. Cooking and/or storing food in campsites is prohibited. There is a pump for drinking water and pit toilets are available. * The campground frequently fills by early evening in July and August. * Pets are not permitted in campsites. * Vehicle camping is strictly prohibited.
Access
Hike In
Operator
National Park Service
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Toilets
Location
Exit Glacier Campground is located in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska
Latitude
60.189 N
Longitude
-149.626 W
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Directions
Campground is located just before parking lot to the Exit Glacier Nature Center. At mile post 3 on the Seward Highway (AK-9), turn right on to Herman Leirer Road if coming from the north, and left if coming from the south. Proceed 7-8 miles to the boundary of the park. The campground will be the first turn on the left, after crossing into the park (about 3/4 of a mile after you enter the park).
13 Reviews of Exit Glacier Campground
Really nice

I had no problem.

Lovely little campground!

This is a nice little walk in campground. The sites aren't very far from the car and the food storage/shelter/eating area isn't far from the car either. The further in you camp, the more privacy you score and the furthest away ends up by the gravel bar with the braided river lulling you to sleep. There wasn't any wind and the mosquitos were INSANE! Bring your bugspray and a headnet. The campground was having a problem with bears in the area. The bear storage bin had recently been attacked sporting huge dents and claw scratches.

Stay and Play

This would be a terrific walk in tent site option to try out. Exit glacier is beautiful with nice trails. My 5 and 7 year olds did the walk just fine from parking lot to the glacier (maybe 20 min). There is a one mile wheelchair accessible trail loop with views of the glacier. There are two accessible camp sites. You are not allowed to store food at your campsite but there is a communial storage area for these items. There are vaulted toilets and a cooking area to use.

Accesible and Amazing

Exit glacier is an amazing destination for all ages and capabilities. Although dogs are not welcome on the hike, it is short enough that you won’t be missed long. If you can’t do much hiking, the path is paved to a viewing point but you can still get extrordinarily close without any extreme terrain. I visit almost every year while visiting family and reccomend it to anyone coming from out of state. A lot of Alaska’s glaciers are hard to access but this one isn’t!

Magical

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Nothing beats camping near a glacier!

Convenient, Free, Clean & GREAT location

After hiking the Harding ice field, I camped here. It was perfect! Prime location after a long hike, clean & free.

Ice Climbing & Kayaking

I'm totally obsessed with this campground. It is beautiful. Great campsites for RVs and tents. So much to do here activity wise too. Went kayaking and ice climbing. Such a great location. It is also right on the inlet. So pretty as the sun sets. Lots of glaciers and snow caps.

Campground with Glacier Views

Great and unique campground with glacier views. Tents only and campground is clean and well maintained. Can be busy, but generally not to bad. Nice little hike out to the glacier or longer hikes up to the ice field if you want. Be bear aware, especially with food as there is lots of wildlife in the area. Close enough to Seward, but a ways down the road so a vehicle is recommended as the campground is a ways from town. Easy enough for a day trip into Seward tho for water activities, beach, brewery, etc.

Excellent free campground

This campground is clean and tidy, has a wonderful mountain view, and it's free! Park rangers patrol regularly, which is both a nuisance (when they woke my husband asking him if he had food in his tent) and an excellent safety feature considering how frequently bears are encountered in the area. Dogs are not allowed in the campground (rangers enforce this) but can be in the parking lot and in your car.

Can't get better close to a town

Short drive from Seward (which has grocery, general store, etc) and you're at this glacier with hiking and a small primitive campground. Walking around the park really hits you how bad climate change is. Our camp site was shady and forested. I bet this fills up quick in the summer. Just a great place to get outdoors without going too far from civilization. Would return.