Shadara W.
Anchorage, AK
Joined August 2019
Just working for the weekends! Loving the new RV and exploring Alaska one campsite at a time.
Peaceful Fishing

This weekend led us north up to Delta Junction. We'd originally booked a campsite at Clearwater Lodge but changed our minds and chose to stay at Clearwater State Recreation site after doing a drive-thru. 16 sites with two pull throughs, toilets, tables, water pump, and boat launch, all along the Clearwater Creek perfect for fishing grayling. Right next door to the Clearwater Lodge which has a wonderful outside deck a bar and awesome food for if you're not in the mood to cook after a day of fishing. $15 a night for camping and $10 for the boat launch, or $5 for day parking.

All you hear is highway

All you can hear is Highway. This Campground may be considered the better of the three main choices for Anchorage however after asking around with my Anchorage friends I've heard that the homeless over takes this campground at night. After driving through the campground I did notice several questionable tent sites and also several questionable run-down RVs that looked as though they had been there for quite a while.

Downtown is all it's got going for it.

Not much going for this RV campground except for that it's downtown and close to the railroad. Railroad line runs directly next to the campground so at least twice a day you will hear trains. Homeless Camp is just up and around the corner from the campgrounds does not make me feel safe.

No Way

I would rather camp in Cabella's parking lot than stay here. Yes it is along Chester Creek, however you can't hear the creek due to road noise, the spots are tight no room to really extend your pull outs and the clientele is scuzzy to day the least. That's not mentioning the homeless camps along the creek.

Canpground Doesn't Exist

This is not a campground and non-existant all around.

Denali Hwy Hidden Gem

This campground may not have the tall trees due to is tundra location, but the views are worth it. Close to fishing, a gorgeous lake to kayak and canoe, tons of wildlife, hiking and panoramic views mean this campground has it all. Yes no hookups but they do recycle and the Tangle River Lodge is a hop skip and a jump for a hot meal and some friendly conversation.

First to Review

This campground has it all! Situated on a beautiful lake that just so happens to be a loon sanctuary there is a boat house for you to rent paddle boats, kayaks, and more. Tons of water fowl and the occasions moose or bear. Must be able to get on base unfortunately but for those with base access this is the best of it all. RV spots all face the lake too. All tent, RV and cabins have their own firepit, picnic table and shared floating docks. This is by far one of our favorite places to camp.

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.

Peaceful Stop in the Woods

A bit overgrown but a wonderful Campground with lots of privacy space between sites and access to the creek for fishing. Inner tubes can be written in the creek along with fishing and waiting. Several walking trails in one hiking trail up to the mud volcanoes accessible through the campsite. Great children's activities in family friendly

Great lake access but parking lot for RV's.

Set up as more of a large parking lot the good features of this Campground include being right on close Big Lake for clothes access. Lots of water activities on the lake itself. Close tight spots literally parking lot for RVs. Several walk-in campsites for tents which were much prettier.

Small but pretty

Not the best campground for RVs but wonderful for tents and small campers. Only about 10 sites that can be reserved online. Right against the lake so great for fishing and canoeing or kayaking. There's a small boat launch and swimming area with no lifeguard on duty.

Too Small and Overgrown

We drove through King Mountain State Recreation Park in order to get a lay of the land for future camping. We have a 28-foot camper. There were only about three spots worth a darn that would have fit us. This is more of a tent camping only Campground. The camp host was a young guy who could of used a shower and the sites were overgrown and tight some not even having room to park a car although map states they could.

Awesome Gem in the Woods

Wonderful fishing access to Montana Creek, nicely wooded secluded spots with no hookups, some wide open spots with hookups available. Quaint little store with wonderfully friendly host. Great hiking trails down to the confluence of Montana Creek into the Susitna River. Recycling bins for plastic bottles as aluminum cans available.

Tight & Train Tracks

Not the best of RV camp spots that we've had, but at least it was close to downtown Talkeetna. Backing up against the railroad tracks more than twice a day you get to hear the trains go through. Friendly owner, showers, and a small gift shop made this spot a bit more tolerable. Only a few spots had trees between each other.

Breathtaking Views!

This is less of a campsite and more than just rough-in it boondocking on the side of the river on some gravel. Gorgeous views in every direction so worth the gravelly spots. Perfect Campground for the jumping off into Kennicott and McCarthy. Listen to the Raging River as you fall asleep. Friendly host went out of his way to let us use his phone to check up on grown kids at home.

Gorgeous Waterfall Limited Spots

Gorgeous gorgeous waterfall but very limited camping spots. First come first serve basis but all Sites have a beautiful view of the creeks and waterfalls. Mostly tent sites only one or two big enough for an RV.

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.

Commune with nature.

A perfect Campground for your stay in Denali National Park. Beautifully wooded sites allow for you to hear nature and feel like you're apart of the wilderness. Nightly Ranger talks add to your experience and education of the park. Walking trails help you explore the area and also connect you with the Mercantile, showers, and laundry.

Conveniently located for Faribanks Fun

Whereas the campground map may make these sites look tight however we were pleasantly surprised to find most of them had trees and brush separating each site. On-site laundry and showers this makes for a great longer-term spot. Located right along the Chena River this RV Resort also has a gift shop and the availability to book direct for Riverboat Discovery, historic Fairbanks tours, and gold dredge 8 tours. They also offer shuttle service for both the historic tours and Riverboat discovery.

Close to home camping

Great spot close to our home of Anchorage for when we don't want to go too far. Large pavillion great for get togethers right along the river. Semi-seclude sites give privacy with large open areas at your fire pits, great for groups. Some double sites too.