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Staci J.
Kodiak, AK
Joined July 2016
It may be an RV Park, but they have a nice grassy place for tents

There aren't any numbered tent spots here, but they have a nice grassy area with a few picnic tables to pitch. The bathrooms are a bit of a walk from the tents, but the wonderful and free showers are nice. The laundry, showers, and bathrooms are well-kept and a nice luxury. They do charge a key deposit for your shower key when you check-in, but it is refunded when returned.

Williams Park

A great spot to set up a tent back from the water where trees provide some shelter from the wind. It is well maintained and basic. The sites have fire pits and picnic tables. Some sites have lots of trees and some have pretty sparse tree coverage. You have a pretty good selection on sites. Sites with trees come in handy when you need traps for rain protection. A pretty good campground in Seward's camping offerings.

Amenities set it apart

I would describe the campsites as decent, but the amenities as awesome. Maybe it was the spending of so many days in the wilderness that caused the amenities to really stick out and give this place a great rating. The tent sites are pretty simple and very close together. There are just a few small, thin trees separating each site so you end up very close to your neighbor. It is mostly geared for RV's so it is very basic. It is a great place to stay if you are looking for a laundry facility and a nice shower. Those facilities are newer and top notch!

Large Campground with a variety of sites

With over 100 basic sites to choose from, you should be able to find a site to suit your needs. Some sites are closer together and some are a bit farther apart. When we visited in the summer, it was pretty quite and we had a lot of sites to choose from. It is a bit outside of town, but worth staying there.

Beautiful Campground tucked away from the busy world

In the summer, this campground books up fast so make reservations to guarantee your spot! It is a beautiful campground with a great glacier view from the campground and nice hiking trails. You are close to Portage Glacier and Whittier. The sites are nice and shaded with good separation between them. Great place to camp.

Well maintained and wonderful camp sites

We were so pleased when we found this gem of a campground. The tent spots are large, level, and have nice and lush grass. The lake is just a short walk from the campgrounds and has a nice spot to fish from the shore with little ones. we went on a non-holiday weekend and it was nice and peaceful.

Worth the 7 day stay

My family stayed at Riley Creek in July of 2015 for 2 days and loved it so much that we decided to stay for 7 nights this summer. There is a moderate amount of traffic with camper trailers and vehicles coming and going, but it isn't unbearable. The sites are nicely maintained with nice, edged out tent pad areas. The surrounding trees provide a nice barrier between sites so you don't feel crammed into the campground. It is a great place to be for easy driving, walking, and free shuttle access to all that the park has to offer. It is a great place to stay, just make sure you make online reservations to guarantee a spot!

Beautiful Area, but... the flies!

We were hard pressed to find a camping spot in Girdwood, but we found this one to have nice scenery and uncrowded. There were some pretty small sites and we were lucky to find one suitable for an 8 person tent. It sites in a really beautiful spot near the Crow Creek Gold Mine. Being from Alaska, we are used to mosquitos and flies, but our experience here was quite traumatic. We set up after the sun started setting and were up in the morning before the sun rose over the mountains. It was all well and good until the sun was shining bright and the temperature rose. As soon as it got warm, an insane amount of flies came out. We are not talking 10-15, we are talking 50-75 each on my husband and I. We couldn't not pack up fast enough! As we packed up, the kids stood there smacking flies off of us and each other. I am not sure if the insane amount of flies are just from the warm winters and really warm summers or what. It might be worth staying here again if we check the fly situation first.

First to Review
Family Favorite

This is my family's 3rd year camping on the Homer Spit. We love it every year. Who wouldn't love waking up and going to sleep looking at the ocean?! It does get a bit windy, but it keeps away the famous Alaskan mosquitoes and provides a great opportunity to watch the para-surfers. The sand is great and the tide goes out far, providing fun exploration activities for kids! It can get a little loud with the nearby road, but you get used to it. There are nearby port-a-potties (no showers) and it is only $10 a night per tent. Camping is on a first-come basis and can be a bit crowded on holiday weekends. Overall, the views are awesome and a great place to pitch a tent!