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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I had no problem.
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.
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.
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW: The campground is either accessible via boat or hiking in at LOW TIDE ONLY. It is a lovely hike along the coast with views of eagles, bears, glaciers etc. 5.1 miles one way from Lowell point. The campsite is free but parking is $5/day or free with your state parks pass.
We found South Beach to be a wonderful place to camp. There are a few brand new wooden platforms that we set one of our tents up on, but there are lots of sites both in the woods a little way for wind protection but also along the beach and up on the grass before the beach. There are two bear bins for food. The one nearest us had a nice overhang shelter with 4 picnic tables for cooking/eating. It did rain so we appreciated having somewhere dry to eat and listen to the horror story from the group that ignored the low tide warning and were nursing their wounds from falling on the razor sharp rocks.
No running water but there's a lovely stream for water filtering nearby. 2 outhouses- Warning, no TP. Bring your own!
The trailhead to Caines head/Fort Mcgilvray is at the end of the beach by the abandoned pier and easy to find. Long story short (see the website), Fort Mcgilvray is an old abandoned WW2 fort that is worth the hike uphill to explore. Bring a flashlight. Really gorgeous views of the bay from the top. Great place for lunch at the old gun emplacements. There's even picnic tables at the lookout. There are a few other trails to explore and even a few days at the beach with a good book and a pair of binoculars would be some great R+R.
Tonsina Point Campground is the first campground, 2.1mi hike in from Lowell Point, on the way out to Caines Head/North Beach or is a great destination to camp on its own. Parking at the trail head does cost $5/night or is free with a season pass. The trail passes through beautiful forest and gains some elevation, about 250ft, before dropping down to the coast line. To access Caines Head after Tonsina, one MUST pay attention to the tide tables and can only safely pass the shoreline at low tide. We arrived late in the day, and low tide was at 7am the next day, so camping at Tonsina was a perfect choice. Now mind you, it gets crowded on the weekends on this trail, but we came out on a Thursday in late summer and the campground was empty.
The campground itself is set back in the forest for some windbreak. There is about 5 or 6 semi private, flat sites with fire circles with dispersed places for tents here and there. There is a long drop toilet but NO toilet paper. There are two bear bins for food with two picnic tables that has an overhead shelter roof. Great on rainy days. No running water but there's a gorgeous stream nearby for filtering.
If it's a nice day like we had, bypass the official camping area and camp on the beach. We found a lovely flat spot well above the waterline. Woke up to eagles, harlequin ducks and glacier views. Kept our food in the bear bins as there are frequent bear sightings.
We continued on to Caines Head/North Beach the next night but I'd also have been perfectly happy to relax on the beach with a book and some binoculars for a few days.
The Dale Clemins cabin is one of everyone's favorites. The hike to the cabin isn't too strenuous, and runs through beautiful lush temperate rainforest. It's stocked with propane for heat, so you don't have to haul in or scavenge for firewood. The cabin has plenty of sleeping room, plus a beautiful deck with views of glaciers and overlooks Resurrection Bay
Initially I was hesitant about camping here because I had read a lot of bad reviews. There are good sites and there are not such good sites. The location is perfect, the drive down the road was muddy but fine, there was free coffee and although some sites were close together and packed in, others looked perfect! Plus I always enjoy the ability to have a hot shower after a few days of not having one!
This section along Turnagain Pass is one of my favorites to drive, and Betha Creek Campground is right alongside it- I would imagine many don't even realize it's there! We got a campsite and slept in the VW Vanagon for the night, but enjoyed the firepit, the nearby creek, and walking around the peaceful and beautiful grounds. It was very accessible and made for a simple, easy weekend getaway.
No amenities. What you pack in you pack out. 6 tent camping spots before the gate, back country camping after the gate. Look for the posts with yellow reflectors for camping sites past the gate. beautiful sunrise and sunsets.
This RV Park offers full hook ups with laundry, shower, and full service market on site. The showers were very clean with excellent water pressure ($2.00 for 10 min). Laundry facilities was large and clean. Market staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about area. They were kind enough to lend us bear spray for our Russian River hike. Lending library also available in market place to exchange for a new book.
The Princess Lodge itself is large with 2 restaurants and a large deck that looks out onto the Kenai. They offer shuttle service to and from the lodge and RV Park as needed. The lodge also has a beautiful trail with decks looking into the Kenai the shuttle can take you to and from as needed.
The market staff were really amazing and we enjoyed our stay here very much. We tried one of the restaurants in the Lodge and unfortunately weren’t too impressed. We will definitely stay at this RV site again in the future. Can’t beat the location and hospitality!
This 81 site RV Park has full hook ups including cable for RVs. Showers and laundry facilities on site. WiFi available. Campfires allowed at creekside sites. The park provides shuttle service to and from Seward and the tour boats will send shuttles for pick-up/drop off for cruises. Close proximity to Kenai Fjords NP including exit glacier.
These sites are close together and unfortunately the bathroom/shower facilities need improvement. Bathroom stalls have saloon type doors that are too small to provide privacy. Showers only have curtains and no separate area for changing.
Just below Anchorage on the way to Seward is the Chugach state park and forests. There are multiple sites you can reserve but there are also some backcountry spots you can just walk to. Be warned that you need to bring all of your supplies with you, water, food, toiletries.
Its beautiful but we didnt really get to stay there long enough since since we were on our way to Seward.
Sites are private a d big and shaded. Firewood for sale on site. No showers. Bear lockers at every site. Bathrooms are just pit toilets. Love this place. Short hikes to the falls and the river. Beautiful place! Saw plenty of bald eagles and a black bear by the river.
Williwaw Campground near Portage Glacier is a must stay for those visiting Chugach National Forest. Located central to several hiking trails, salmon viewing, and 1.5mi from the visitor center. This campground offers large sites for RVs and tents alike. Picnic tables and fantastic fire pits at every site. Vault toilets and potable water available, as well as, electric hook ups for RVs. We are looking forward to staying here again soon!
Although this campsite doesn’t have the best views to offer it is ideal for the location. Juat far enough out of town that you can find some quiet while being continently close to Safeway and the Cup (a drive through coffee shop). The camp itself has a playground and basketball courts and tennis courts for fun and you’re also just a few blocks from the elementary school playground as well.
was slightly disappointed in the way spots work. we tried to stay on the lake side but all spots were "reserved" but sat empty the entire weekend we were there. other than that the sites are clean open and set up well. each sites has its own picnic table and fire pit. there's two sides to this campground; the lake side or the creek side. I would recommend going online to reserve a spot on the lake if that's what you are going for. we camped on the creek side where it was less sunny and ridden with bugs. campground does have bathrooms with running water which in alaska is quite the amenity! there's also a hidden geocache so keep your eyes open
this campground is filled with plenty of spots to chose from! whether you're a rv camper or tent camper this is the place to get away. gorgeous sunsets and sunrises! don't forget the bug spray and bear deterrent as you are very much In their turf. the road to this oasis can at times be rough and only accessable with a 4x4 truck or SUV. also if one is patient and experienced enough there are some beautiful lake trout hiding out there
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.
We chose this campground because others we normally choose were completely booked. We enjoyed that the campsite has trees (some very large) instead of just an open parking lot. Even though this campground had trees it still didn’t feel very private. There were no electric hook ups, no showers and no dump station that we noticed. I did however read online later that the dump station is located across from the playground. You chose your spot upon arrival then go check in at the entrance via credit card and small machine. There is a small playground on site but if you walk about 7 minutes to Seward elementary the playground is fantastic! My husbands tip for this campground is to not go near the dead end sign with a camper as it’s almost impossible to back out of. The sea life center was about a 10 minute drive, exit glacier hike 15 minute drive and Safeway was the next street over. If you’re looking to be a little out of the city/traffic this was nice but you did have some highway noise from the site. This felt like a friendly atmosphere and I wouldn’t mind staying again.
For starters the road there/scenery isn’t my favorite but once you are there you forget about it. You do get to pass a pretty cool waterfall on the way. Some perks to the place are free coffee, showers $2/10 minutes, pot luck once a weekend, boat launch, cabin rentals, kayaking/tours and much more. It books up fast for some weekends so be sure to make a reservation. My two young children could play all day on the beach area eating an ice cream cone from the little shop while watching the seals/sea otters. This is a great spot and we would definitely come back again.