The City of Seward has seven separate campground locations, six locations within Waterfront Park:
Iditarod, Resurrection (utility area), Marathon, Harborside, Alice, William's Park (for smaller RVs and Tent camping)
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.
Amazing views everywhere you look. Saw lots of sea life right from tent. Caught fish close to campsite.
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.
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.
over all nice, port-a-potty’s are okay. overall nice campground and right on the bay! very close to downtown so always something to do!
If you want to tent camp in Seward there are better choices than the city campground, but for a last-minute throw your gear in the car or on the train trip, this will do. The sites are first-come, first-serve, and on a busy weekend will fill up quickly. The sites are not separate from each other at all, which normally is a huge turn-off for me, but we happened to be camped next to some super-cool new friends.
The best part about this location is the proximity to the bars in Seward. Stumbling home to your tent after a night at the Yukon is infinitely preferable to driving to a further removed location.
The washroom has running water and clean toilets, and a slightly longer walk away are hot showers (for a fee). The tent camping is located right next to a great playground, so if you have younger kids this might be a good choice for you.
No matter what site you choose, more often than not Seward has a bit of a breeze due to the weather traveling up the fjord. If you’re in a tent, just stake it down good. Don’t let this deter you from a visit though. Seward has so much to offer from multiple beaches to comb, mountains to climb, fish to catch and waters to boat or kayak - you’ll always be busy and enjoying yourself too much.
On Seward’s best days, the sun is beaming and the wind is calm, you can even take a dip in the water!
Don’t let Alaskan weather dictate your adventure but instead just be prepared for anything.
great view great place to relax
This campsite was definitely worth the drive to Seward! My sister and I stayed here and we loved it. The staff was friendly and the campground is close to town so there is a lot to do!
You can't beat a location like this if being in the heart of Seward is what you're after. This campground is right on the waterfront in the downtown area, along a paved path. Sites are situated right next to each other, mostly on gravel with some grass. Some hookups available for an extra fee. These sites fill up on holiday weekends, especially 4th of July which is Seward's biggest holiday. No reservations taken so make sure to come early on Friday or midweek for a spot. It's a short walk to restaurants, shops and the SeaLife Center. Flush toilets, running water and showers (extra fee) available. If you have kiddos, a large and beautiful playground is nearby, along with a skate park.