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Places to Camp near Palmer, AK

321 Reviews

Palmer is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Palmer and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Palmer, AK (76)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park

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    Eklutna - Chugach State Park

    39 Reviews
    139 Photos
    154 Saves
    Chugiak, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $5 - $100 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park

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    Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park

    30 Reviews
    19 Photos
    90 Saves
    Eagle River, Alaska

    Eagle River campground is located along the beautiful Eagle River. The campground has 57 sites with picnic tables, fire pits, water, latrines, flush toilets and dump station. Overflow camping area of 10 sites, and a Campground Host. Downtown Eagle River is a short 5 minutes from the campground and has all the amenities of a small town.

    ★ ADA Facility - Yes ★ 57 Campsites (see fee page) ★ No RV size limit ★ Camping Limit - 4 nights ★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page) ★ Toilets - ♿ ★ Water - ♿ ★ Picnic Sites ★ Picnic Shelter (1) ★ Sanitary Dump Station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Finger Lake State Rec Area

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    Finger Lake State Rec Area

    9 Reviews
    31 Photos
    47 Saves
    Palmer, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 / night

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    Fox Run Lodge & RV Campground

    8 Reviews
    16 Photos
    34 Saves
    Palmer, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Matanuska River Park Campground

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    Matanuska River Park Campground

    8 Reviews
    41 Photos
    20 Saves
    Palmer, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Hatcher Pass Backcountry Sites
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lucile Campground

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    Lake Lucile Campground

    6 Reviews
    34 Photos
    36 Saves
    Wasilla, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $10 - $20 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Big Bear RV Park and Campground

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    Big Bear RV Park and Campground

    5 Reviews
    14 Photos
    11 Saves
    Wasilla, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  9. Camper-submitted photo from King Mountain State Rec Area

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    King Mountain State Rec Area

    8 Reviews
    30 Photos
    41 Saves
    Sutton, Alaska

    Nestled beneath King Mountain on the banks of the Matanuska River, this convenient pullout offers beautiful river scenery and peaceful camping. King Mountain SRS has 22 campsites, picnic areas, toilets, and water. Site reservations for King Mountain SRS can be made through park concessionaire Great Holiday Campgrounds. Call (907) 240-9797; reservations are accepted March-September.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Jim Creek Recreational Campground

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    Jim Creek Recreational Campground

    3 Reviews
    14 Photos
    13 Saves
    Palmer, Alaska

    The Knik River Public Use Area offers hundreds of miles of trails for exploring. The most prominent land features around here include the Knik Glacier, Knik River, Pioneer Peak, Jim Creek, Bodenburg Creek, Friday Creek, Metal Creek, and Hunter Creek. The high elevation Chugach Mountains—which form the Knik River Valley—make for a dramatic backdrop to the alluvial gravel bars and winding braids of the Knik River. Overall, the area feels rugged and remote, which is what makes it such a popular destination for campers, off-road enthusiasts, fixed-wing aviators, horseback riders, and boaters. If you’re a bird-watcher, boater, angler, or hunter, you’ll particularly love the sprawling lakes and wetlands complex on the north side of the river.

    The area as a whole, though, offers a wide range of outdoor recreational pursuits, for all ages and interests. Park at the Sullivan trail head, for instance, and you can head south into the woods. Once you hit the main wide trail (you’ll recognize it!), just follow it east. That trail opens up into the Knik River gravel bed, with views of the Knik Glacier, and Chugach Mountains. For a quieter experience, explore the dozens of side-trails. You can’t go wrong: the views from any of them will lay your heart wide open.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

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