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Crowded but it is a get-away

Family oriented camp ground - packed into a small family lot. Crew are mostly summer out of towners but you'll see the seasoned AKs working about. The tent are is snuggled into the wood and the RVs conquer the shore, with trailers fusing their way in both areas. Overall, great place to sleep, shower, and eat - hard place to stay multiple days due to proximity of others.

Emerald River Beauty

15x35 with 35 amp hookups the spots are few but great access to Kenai River and close to fishing the Russian River. Great views of the emerald green Kenai with a dock for small boat launch and fishing.

Cheap but tight sites

If you don't plan on sitting by the campfire but exploring Seward then this is the campsite for you. Must be military or DOD to stay here but it is lower and cheaper price than anywhere else. RV sites are a bit tight together like a parking lot. There is a store along with showers available and a restaurant during summer months. Beautiful mountain views in both directions helped cushion the blow of this tight fit.

Eagles nest

Well I won’t try to build it up too much. This is a gravel lot. It’s too bad the owners didn’t leave some of the trees when they took them out to make the spots. The showers are great the laundry room is nice. They have a great rack room with the DVD screen/player. The best part of this park is the Eaglesnest in the tall tree in the front of the park. When we were there on August 4 there was two juveniles and the parents. It was pretty cool for us because we rarely see eagles.

Right on the Kenai river

If you want to salmon fish for a few weeks every summer this is the place. You can call and check to see when there running or you can just check with Alaska Fish and Game. When they’re running in the thousands it’s pretty much full so you would need to reserve ahead. This RV Park has their own private boardwalk so it makes it a little more managed. Full hookups $70.00 plus tax.

Wooded park on Kenai Coast

Nice separation between sites here. Beach is just minutes away. We’re hoping the clouds will move so we can see the volcanoes.

Great spot close to Anchorage!

Can fill up quickly during the summer, so will probably be full if arriving later in the day. Nice, simple campground. A very short walk from the beautiful bird creek. And despite close to the rail road, trains were very infrequent during our stay and not a bother.

Peaceful Yurt City with all the amenities

This Yurt Village has just about everything you could need for mix between tent camping and hotel stay:

   - Small, shared kitchen and dinning with a fridge, grill, and free make your own waffle/donut bar in the morning

   - Group fire pit with benches and hammocks

   - 2 showers, 3 toilets with towels, mirror, blow dryer and mirror

   - Electricity in the yurt to charge your phone

   - wifi in the common area

   - fan and mini heater for the yurt

   - linens provided

We stayed in the Halibut Yurt. It was stocked with some reading material and bear safety kit.  The yurts aren't far apart, but separated by cute paths among the woods.  Our bed wasn't the most comfortable, but that is our only small complaint with this camping space.   The host was nice and the campground was very clean. It is 7 miles from downtown Seward and there is a bike path almost the whole way into town.

WILAWAW CAMPGROUND

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.

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Brand new BUT...

Let me start this review by saying that KOAs and RV parks in general are not our preferred type of camping. Personally, I would give this a one or two-star review but with the understanding that others may like this type of camping, I'm upping it to three stars. This is a brand new KOA that just opened in June 2019 and it has all the amenities you might expect from a KOA - full hookups, large laundry room, small store, etc. Yes, you do have views of the mountains. The lot is gravel and the sites are stacked up like dominoes, with nothing to separate the sites other than a white dividing line (typical for an RV park). But what makes this particular KOA not a good choice is that it is sandwiched between two dog sled kennels and you will hear barking huskies during your entire stay. If you don't mind barking huskies, you will definitely hear noise from the highway. There is NO separation between the campground and the road and should you be unlucky to get a site close to the road, this could definitely be unpleasant. It is also quite a distance from town so you would definitely need to drive. Considering the price tag of $60 per night and many other choices in the area, I'm not sure what the appeal of this facility is.

Wonderful Campground for all

This USFS Campground is right off the highway at Kenai Lake near Coopers Landing. Easy access for most any size RVs or trailers, well spaced, improved, level sites with big wooden tables and metal fire pits with metal cooking grates. Water and very clean restrooms and locking trash cans throughout the 2 loops. There is a boat launch. One side has Quartz Creek  running along it and another has lakefront campsites. There are first come, first served as well as reserved campsites. Some are single ($18) and some are doubles ($28) and there is a dump station. Salmon run up Quartz Creek and once they arrive the Bears will too. Very close to Coopers Landing and the Russian River. Lots of hiking, Mtn Biking trails, boating and fishing within very close distances as well as small stores, gas stations….

This is a great, quiet campground very close to many popular areas in Alaska. It is very busy once the Red Salmon arrive, esp fron mid July to mid August…

Relaxing with good location

We love staying in the Seward City Campgrounds. There are two areas for tents, but we prefer the sites on the beach. The views are good, there are park bathrooms, and if you have kids you are right next to the playground. Each site has a parking spot, a fire ring, and a picnic table. We were here in mid-May and saw whales, otters, sea lions, and a multitude of birds right from the campsites. The cost is $10 per night, check out is at noon and you can get a 10 minute shower for $2 from the bath house. You are within walking distance to downtown, the docks, and the little shops.

Gorgeous views

We came here in mid-May and everything was beautiful and green. I've read this campground can be busy but it was not at this time. Everything was well taken care of and you could tell the hosts make sure everything is in order. Each site has parking, fire rings, and picnic tables (excluding some tent sites). The picnic tables are large and have spots for someone in a wheelchair. The views of Turnagain Arm are stunning! Sites cost $9.

Ocean views

Amazing views everywhere you look. Saw lots of sea life right from tent. Caught fish close to campsite.

Quick place to camp with amazing view

It is close to Anchorage and has good fishing close. The view are to die for.

You are close to Bird Creek to go fishing. The campsites are really nice with nice bathrooms, fire pits, and tables. In the aspen trees and with amazing views of the Cook Inlet. This is one of the most beautiful places to camp. It can be hard to find a camp site on busy weekend because it is so close to Anchorage.

Beautiful but be bear aware!

My wife and I stayed at the beluga cabin for a couple nights last July and had quite the memorable experience. The surrounding area of the campground is beautiful and located right on the Turnagain Arm. There is a nice bike path that connects through the campground that you can take advantage of for a nice bike ride or hike but be aware of wildlife. My wife and I ran into a large juvenile brown bear on the trail leading from the restrooms to our cabin. He gave us one hell of a scare as he came out of the brush 10 yards away from us and reared up on his hind legs to check us out.

Rainy but beautiful

The only reason this night turned out bad was because I insisted on sleeping in a tent even though it was raining and I got soaked. If it's raining and your tent is not equipped for it then find an alternative. We stayed in the tent section of the campground and had an incredible view of the sound and the glaciers. You are close to the bathrooms and playground in the tent section. There is a nice sidewalk that will lead you back into town. Public showers are available. Be sure to take quarters to get in. Tent sites are close together but all have a picnic table and fire ring.

About a 5 mile ocean kayaking trip from Whittier, Alaska, tent platforms

A 5 mile paddle from Whittier, AK. Watch the weather waves can build up quickly. A number of tent platforms, 2 toilets and a few bear proof boxes. From this camp ground it is time to "decide" which way you want to go as the sound really opens up to you. There is fresh water but boil or filter it first. I think I must have camped here at least 30 or 40 times, most of it before tent platforms, toilets or bear containers. I've camped here May June July August

Stunning Views

We had to take a boat in and I think you can only hike in during low tide. But I camped here for a week and it was the most gorgeous place I have ever been. Waking up every morning with mountains and ocean in view was so surreal. We also saw a whale from our camp, tons of seals, porpoises, and beautiful birds. There were bald eagles, ravens, and Stellar’s jays. I highly recommend for primitive camping.

So great!

I spent three nights on the ferry from Bellingham, WA, to Skagway, AK. Camping on the deck was wonderful. You can pitch a tent on the deck, or sleep under the heated overhang. You can also get a private cabin if you’d like, or find a quiet place in other places on board. Movie theater, showers, washer and dryer, food. More than you need. Plus amazing views! No booze on the deck but available in the dining room. The staff was also so sweet!

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Great little cabin on the lake!

Some nice trout to be caught in the lake, if you ride horses into this cabin and abide by the rules, you will have very little grass for them to eat and you will not be able to watch or protect them from the Bears.

Tent camping area is great and near the water and the beach

This review covers the Tent Camping Area near Waterfront park and Resurrection RV campground. Some spots have trees and provide some privacy. Tent spots have sand/gravel pads. Spots have picnic tables and fire pits. Dogs allowed but need to be on a leash. No showers but has a nearby restroom. If you want to take a shower you have to go to city center 10min = $2. $10 a camp spot and max of 2 tents. No reservations. First come first serve. Check out is at 12pm.

Campground is near waterfront park that has a skate park and great playground for kids. There’s a paved path that goes along the water close to the campground. Walking, biking, and rollerblading is all possible on the waterfront path. Path runs from waterfront campgrounds all the way to the Sea Life Center.

Check the weather before heading for Seward. It has a reputation for being rainy and tent camping in the cool rain isn’t fun.

Huge campground right on the Kenai River!

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.

There is no campsite without a breath taking view of mountains and glaciers

WI think a mile walking distance to downtown Seward. A City shuttle comes for free a couple tines a day. There fishING resources to rent. Cavins, yurts and camp sites. Late August the silver back salmon run. We caught one. The Alaska Coas talk train and Exit Glacier are awesome destinations. Resort staff are helpful

great location away from the mad rush of summer fisherman

great location, no hookups but is nice and clean, trail down to the beach is hard to find but the beach is full of agates for those who collect. if you keep your eyes and ears open there is lots of wildlife in the area. The bears and moose usually wander about in the dawn or dusk hours.

Nice, quiet little campground

Nice little campground with small amt of campsites, not really suitable for large groups or RVs so it's nice and quiet. It's walk in, but not far from the car. The vault toilets have been clean every time we've come up. The campsite is at quite an elevation so is chilly at night and early morning even in the summer. There's a little stream that flows by the campground, which is nice to fall asleep to. Gorgeous trails to hike back here too.

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.