Heritage RV Park is the nicest campground on the spit. It is perfect for RV's and campers. However, they do not allow tent camping unless you are using the tent with your RV. There are electrical and sewer hookups. The sites are very close together, but they are right on the water so the views are great. There are showers, toilets, a common area, drink machines, gift shop, and everything you need in the main building.
I've heard that the beach front sites go quickly at this campground, but if you can get one I highly recommend it! If you are tent camping you can pitch your tent right on the beach (be tide aware). Beach sites are $35 and other sites are $30. Bathrooms are clean and have lots of sinks and stalls. Showers are $1 and are not timed. Laundry is $2 to wash and $1.50 for 30 mins. of drying. There is also a gift shop and WiFi here.
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.
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.
This is a well maintained BLM campground. The facilities we're still closed when we came here in May, but you could still use it. All sites had a fire ring and picnic table and some had tent pads. It is conveniently located right next to the lake's boat ramp. Firewood is available for purchase here when the campground is officially open.
This is the second time I've stayed here. We came in mid-May and the facilities had just opened. We had running water and bathrooms. You can go to the Mercantile for showers ($4.50) and laundry ($4.00). This is such a great campground that we decided to stay an extra night. Very family friendly and conveniently located to everything yet quiet. All the campsites look really good and are kept up nicely. Cost is $24 per night or free out of season.
I've reviewed this campground before but found some more information about it. It costs $20 to camp here per the listing in the Milepost. I was here in May and they weren't ready for the summer camping season. No pricing was posted but the honor box is still available right when you drive in. Only one pit toilet was open in the off season and the water was locked. Bear proof trash recepticals are still available. There are 6 campsites with fire rings and picnic tables. 4 of the campsites have tent pads. There are also lots of trees where you could hang a hammock! Cell reception was spotty here.
I came to this campground in the middle of May. No one else seemed to be camping there. There were cars parked in the parking area but most of them seemed to be broke down. No one ever even acknowledged that we were there. You pay buy an honor system of filling out a white slip of paper and putting it on your dash. $20 for overnight camping and $5 for day parking. This campground is conveniently located right next to the foot bridge that goes into McCarthy. If you are tent camping you have to set up on the bare rocks. It can also get very windy. Outhouses did not seem to be set up so we drove a mile out of town to the NPS public pit toilets since they were clean and open. There are picnic tables and rock fire rings scattered around for public use. The views are stunning and I'm sure they are even better in the summer!
Came to this campground in May when they were in the process of opening it. It is in a great location near the intersection of the Glenn Highway (1) and the Richardson Highway (4). I spoke to the owner and his brother and they we're both extremely nice and helpful. They provide showers, laundry facilities,cabins, RV sites, and 4 tent sites. Two of the tent sites have pads you can put your tent on if you don't want to set it up on gravel. If you get there after hours, you can register for a site with the info in the white mailbox on the porch outside of the office. Check out their website for more info, it is very helpful! Although I could never find the rates on there.
I did not get to camp at Blueberry Lakes because we were driving through at mid-day, however it is definitely somewhere I would like to camp one day. This area is as you are coming off of the pass and if it is a clear day you can see mountains for miles and some incredible views of glaciers. There are some great walking trails around the lakes. I'm guessing that there are lots of blueberries here in the summer. We we're coming through in September so it was already past berry season. Do be aware that the restrooms are closed in the off season. The park is open but the facilities are unusable. This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs and take in the views on a clear day. You won't regret it!
This campground was exactly what we were looking for. It is conveniently located in town within walking distance of the grocery stores, restaurants, and harbor. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains you will wake up with beautiful views of the sunrise over the mountains. There were not many campers here when we stayed, but I think this place fills up during the tourist season and fishing season. There is also a station to clean the fish you caught. Showers are available as part of the expenses. We opted for tent camping in the green in the middle of the rv park, but they also have cabins for rent and hookups for rvs.
This is one of the most beautiful camping areas I have ever seen. We were only looking for a place to pull off and use the restroom but we were so caught up by the cleanliness and beauty of the area that we decided to eat lunch at one of the picnic tables near the falls. There are only a handful of camping sites and the bathrooms are brand new pit toilets. There is a hand pump for water across the bridge. The campground is split with a wooden bridge crossing a river flowing from the waterfall. I hope to come back here someday and actually camp here!
We got to Denali the day the park closed. We we're not planning on staying in the park but we enjoyed it so much that we decided to. By the time we drove out of the park, they had closed all of the campgrounds for the season except for Riley Creek Campground. When the park closes the campground served on a first come first serve basis and had no fees. We had a great spot next to the showers and bathrooms but they had been locked down for the season. There was still running water at an outdoor sink and a pit toilet. There is also a small bear proof public cabin that you can store all of your food in for safety. Campground has a lot of trees which were a welcome site compared to other campgrounds we stayed in. If you get to the park before it fully shuts down for snow, you can drive into the first 30 miles in your private vehicle. It is very worth it! Don't miss hiking the Savage Loop trail. Wonderful views and an easy hike!
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 visited Tangle Lakes in Mid-September. There were only two other vehicles camping there. There are lots of campsites and everything is wide open. There are a few trees next to the river if you want to collect firewood but it was all wet. There are pit toilets here and a few spots had some running water. This campground was in a very remote location. Be sure you bring everything you need because you won't be able to access civilization easily. Our phones said they had service, but they did not work right. The actual campsites have pull-ins for campers or spots for tents, picnic table, and fire ring.
This is the first time I have stayed at the Army Corps of Engineers park in Forkland. It is near my home so I had been there multiple times but never stayed. It is nice and quiet with many options for activities. Nature/bird trail, playgrounds for the kids, and a boat landing with quick access to the Tombigbee and Black Warrior rivers. There are some great sites right on the water. All the amenities needed at a campground.