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

Trails to hike or play on the lake! This campground is situated with access to Eklunta Lake and boy is that perfect. Tons of campsites to choose from both double, single and handicapped. First come, first served. Fire rings, tables, restrooms, firewood for purchase ($15) and camp host. Two sets of walk in tent sites with food lockers also available. Well water available too. Come spend a weekend exploring Eklunta Lake!

ATV and Raceway Camping

Cheap at only $17 a night, great for the raceway just down the road or for accessing the ATV trails. Dry sites with fire pits and tables, all pull through sites for 1-18, 19-26 in main area off the parking lot side back up to the forest. First come first severed, no holding of sites and no cutting of trees. Pets allowed on leash. Surrounded by mountains on three side so beautiful views too.

Long Term Mountain Views

Good Sam member, offers full hookups with long term availability, propane, showers, recycling and awesome mountain views. Off the beaten path in between Butte and Palmer, this was a nice find. The sites are parking lot gravel style but very clean and well kept.

Breathtaking Views

Gorgeous views of mountains and glacier abound. This campground is by far the best in Valdez if you want woods and not waterfront. Previously military only, now everyone is welcome. Pavilion and day use area, showers and restrooms of course. Also RV site with hookups and lots without. Tent sites too. Tons of sites to choose from your bound to find the perfect one for you. Lots of pull through sites for larger rigs, firewood for purchase $8 so grab it before you come. Nice deep sites with plenty of wood coverage for privacy. Only downside is that it is a bit far from downtown but close to the Valdez Glacier and Lake access. Sorry for the watery pictures I waited till we were headed out to take them and it had started raining my then.

Fishing Only

This really isn't a campsite, but more of a place to park while you fish. All the spots are directly along the road access. They do not have fire pits (although you can have a fire) or picnic tables at most spots. This is seriously just a place to be if you wish to be very close access to the amazing salmon fishing. Gorgeous views of mountains and Glaciers in almost every direction do help with the lack of amenities.

First to Review
KOA what's more to say

With cabins, tent sites, Rv sites this KOA has it all. There is a playground for the human kiddos and even another for the fur babies in your life. Store on site, firewood for purchase and dump. Sites along the paved bike trail but a bit outside downtown for riding in for us out of shapers. Sites 38-44 our favorites for privacy and trees and across from a small pond. There are sites of all variety for hookups but a nice campground all around.

Third best in Valdez

After checking out all the campgrounds for RV's in Valdez this would be ranked as #3 for us. Tight spots, awning to awning, make it lack privacy and being a large gravel area has it lacking in charm. There are full hookups and ut backs up against the gas station and grocery store so convenient in that way. All the RV campgrounds in town are within walking distance to the docks so choose wisely.

Not the best Valdez choice

If all your visit Valdez for is to be gone all day on the water ok, but this place is still a bit higher in price than it's worth. Tight and I mean tight spaces, no room for awnings if your neighbor has parked wrong. No fire pits so no fires. Just a large gravel lot, I was surprised they have full hookups but all 4 of the RV parks here do so choose another if you want privacy and no to be sardines in a gravel can.

Second Best for Downtown Valdez

Full hookups across from the small boat harbor. Not a bad place just a bit too squished for our liking. Not trees and privacy but better than the other two parking lit style RV parks in downtown Valdez. Close to fishing and the boardwalk too. Stellar Jay's and bunnies visit the main office daily.

Coolest Tent Camping in Town

By far the best RV park inside Valdez for being on the water, with full hookups and wine trees. All the others in town are just parking lots. We walked up through the tent sites when we noticed stairs and found the coolest sites. They have tent platforms with winding trails and bridges. Each tent site had plenty of tree privacy and were situated beautifully up on this knoll above the RV sites but without having to see the RVs below. By far the coolest tent sites ever! Just at the base of the knoll are the showers, restrooms and laundry. We would stay here again and it almost tempts me to go back to tent camping for a weekend.

Historical Overnight Stop

Overnight RV parking allowed, $10 fee for dump, picnic tables and historical site at your fingertips. Close to Delta River access.

JBER Life

Must be able to access JBER via veteran status, DOD or military. A great spot to chill for the weekend but still be close to base life. Great for veterans who want a base to explore Anchorage or visit family. Playground for the kids, showers, dump and full hookups.

JBER camping

Open to military, veterans and DOD only, must have access to JBER to use. Sites are far enough apart but dont have privacy of trees with the undergrowth all cleaned out. However not a bad campground overall. Free dump, playground, showers and plenty of sites.

Portage Valley Beauty Surrounds

Always full each weekend of summer so get here early or better yet make a reservation. There are pull through, back in and standard sights close to the river with easy access to the Trail of Blue Ice. Only downside is that where there is lots of privacy with full brush and trees between sights it in turn makes spotting a bear hard and there is a lit of bear activity here. No hookups but beautiful.

Beautiful Fun

Beautiful little spot, often overlooked for Williwaw Campground. We spent the weekend here and it was great. The canpground back up against the Trail of Blue Ice and has east access to all the Portage Vallet jas to offer. Nice open sites, the only downside is some road noise. We were happy to have not gotten into Williwaw as it is very grown up and hard to see and we did have a bear come through one night but we were able to see him. He passed through no issue just getting to the creek and fish. Wonderfully clean bathrooms serviced twice a day. The campgound jost at Williwaw also cover payment pickup for Black Bear.

Small Private Feel

Situated just down the road from quartz Lake State Recreation Campground Little Lost Lake Campground at Mile 2.1 has 12 pull in or back in campsites with picnic tables and fire pits. A large parking area, toilets, litter bins, and boat dock. The lake has Arctic char rainbow trout and some salmon stocke for fishing. A trail connects Little Lost Lake and Quarts Lake camping areas so you have access to both lakes. Not to be outdone by its bigger brother at Quartz Lake, Little Lost Lake campground is a gem of its own.

Perfect Spot

Wonderful surprise right on the lake. Camp host, 16 great sites situated next to Quartz Lake, with a walking trail down to Little Lost lake which has it's own campground. Lots of dual sites great for those who camp with friends. Only downside was the overnight lot was extremely uneven. $15 a night. Scenic overlook hike 1.7 miles one way for those who want to stretch their legs.

So Sweet

12 pretty tree filled sites, tables, firepits, $15 a night. The road through is full of pot holes but don't let it deter you, it just requires a little navigation. Nice space between sites for quiet and privacy. Restrooms, bear proof trash. One public use cabin. A great place to get away for quiet to reconnect and think.

Nice little stop over

Right outside Delta Junction this campground has a great day use area with multiple picnic tables and grills. A small picnic pavillion also adds to the day use appeal. Quiet sites with enough separation of peace and privacy. Firewood for sale $8 a bundle or 2 for $16. Close too all the Delta history and a great little stop off campground.

Awesome

A wonderful campground, clean, close to lake access and beautiful scenery. 1-20 sites on the upper loop a bit further from the water but nice, large sites. 21-50 loop has smaller sites and the walk in tent sites but closer to the water with views of Paxson Lake. Fire wood available for purchase$5, bear proof trash cans also recycling. Handicapped sites too. Walk in tent sites have food lockers. Bear activity warning signs so make sure your food is stowed away.