Girdwood Parks and Recreation offers tent camping opportunities during the summer months at the Girdwood Campground. To reach the campground, take Alyeska Highway and turn east on Egloff Drive. Follow Egloff Drive past the Glacier City Hall building, Girdwood Fire Department and Ball Field. The Girdwood Campground is located just past the Ball Field.
Eighteen rustic camping sites are set amongst the tall spruce and cottonwood trees. The campground is open during the summer only, from May thru September. weather permitting.
Overnight camping is available for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights. Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not available. Upon selecting a tent site, campers must proceed to the payment kiosk to make payment for their site.
The Girdwood Campground is equipped with a cooking area and fire ring, located at the Nissman Pavilion, port-a-potties, and bear-proof food lockers. Drinking water is available one block away, from a spigot located behind the Glacier City Hall building.
The Girdwood Campground is within easy walking distance to local restaurants, a laundromat with showers, store, health clinic, library, and post office.
$10 per night, per tent For the benefit of all campers we ask that patrons obey the following rules:
The use of fireworks and firearms of any type are not allowed in city parks. Pets must be leashed or confined at all times and must not disturb other campers. Please clean up after your pet - doo your duty, scoop the poop. Use bear-proof food lockers! Do not keep food stored in your tent or outside in a cooler. Discard garbage in the bear-proof trash containers provided. Respect wildlife. Don't put yourself, others, or them in jeopardy because of your actions. Children must be supervised by parents at all times. All vehicles must remain on roads or in parking lots at all times. Maximum of two vehicles per campsite are allowed. Quiet time begins at 10 p.m. nightly. Minimize noise or other disturbances in order to maintain the serenity of the park. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon
The “city” of Girdwood is awesome. This place has trails that can take 30 minutes to complete up to 2 days (Crow’s Pass) with a views that can’t be seen anywhere else. There’s Alaska pretty and then there’s this place.
For the winter, I would still recommend coming out here if for nothing more than snowboarding on Aleyeska.
Tons of festivals year round so plan accordingly, my favorite was Octoberfest.
Some of the reviews are not for this campground. These are walk in tent sites. There are no spots for RVs or trailers. Firewood is a fun place and not too far from Anchorage.
Make sure if you are coming from Anchorage you stop off at Potters Marsh and check out the boardwalk. So many hiking trails no matter what way you go.
Beautiful Camping sites for tenting or RVing. Double Campsites also. Self Service, No power hookup, water at the hand pump station, campfire wood for sale, $18 a night for single sight, back up and pull in sites, hiking to falls trail, campground host available, restrooms. Close to Portage Glacier, Byron Glacier, Animal Conservation Center and Whittier.
Cute basic campground. One main firepit. Really close to town!
We had an excellent stay! Fun time spending time with friends :)
It was great. We got there in Friday night and there were still many campgrounds to pick from. It was free as well which is a major bonus!
We had a blast camping in Girdwood during our 24 hour adventure race! It was so nice and peaceful around the campfire!
Individual camp sites do not have fire rings and the camp sites are close together. Right next to the road so road noise was an issue.
The camp sites are a little small, but the place has a comfortable feel! Met so many new friends by the fire. Beware of bears! The campsite seems to be really preventative though. Great for a family weekend!