Tanya R.

Pro

Anchorage, AK

Joined August 2019

Party of 2 or 6, and sometimes 12

Kid friendly

Amazing kids area pirate ship. Great beach walk and good camp sites. Be prepared for showers to be closed but the restrooms were open. Can’t beat the views.

Kid and pet friendly

Lots of kids. Really nice shower and laundry area. Pick a spot closest to the end where there are lots of trees. Open pet friendly area.

Big lot

Thought there is a lake nearby and some tree coverage this RV park is mostly pavement. It is near a number of RV shops so if you need some place to hunker down waiting for part this is a good choice. Lots of amenities like bathrooms and propane.

Unique

This very Alaskan campground has lots of options. You can camp at the river bed or in some sites with hookups. When we went there in mid September it was deserted. There is a gun range. This campground is on a large parcel of land so what the backroads they get bumpy. RVs should stick to the main roads.

Unique

This very Alaskan campground has lots of options. You can camp at the river bed or in some sites with hookups. When we went there in mid September it was deserted. There is a gun range. This campground is on a large parcel of land so what the backroads they get bumpy. RVs should stick to the main roads.

First to Review
If you find a spot grab it

With the exception of the view of your neighbors the ocean is beautiful. There are so many things to find at the city campground. Toilets are open seasonally. 34 campsites, day use area, and a gazebo to rent. They are always looking toward improvements. This is a great place to camp and spend the day beach combing or enjoying all the shops and wonders of this little town on the water.

Can’t be a hillside view

If you have kids. This is the place to be. You can walk or drive here and hang out under the picnic pavilion while the kids get their energy out.

If your traveling with littles this is the place.

5 campgrounds

There are 5 campgrounds in the State recreation site. They include Coho, Silverking, Slidehole, Steelhead, and Halibut.

If you are looking for camping closer to the beach try spots at Halibut campground. There are plenty of amenities in Anchor Point including store and Post office. Plus pizza which is good after driving all day and not wanting to cook for the family.

The farther you walk down the beach the farther for people you get.

Love State Parks

What can I say about the views. If you are wondering those are three volcanoes you can see, Augistine, Iliamna, and Redoubt. There is no fishing here and if you can find your way down to the beach there is a whole other world. Except traffic for local residents there are usually few people and worth it to find a way down.

I love this part of Alaska.

Gravel pit north of this trailhead

There are a number of trail heads in the area. Any large gravel area is available for camping. Please rent that large rigs use these areas so please park in a space that allows them to pull around.

Lots of hiking near by but there are no picnic tables or restrooms.

Well used especially during hunting season

We got here when it was dark and on a Wednesday night in mid September we thought it would be empty -WRONG. It was pretty full. Most likely due to all the hunting. I liked the campground but there is a dog kennel on the other side of the river and the dogs bark and howl all night. And that I could have gotten used to but since I camp with my dogs they had a really hard time settling down for the night. This is a well maintained campground. But the Denali Highway you have to take to get there and we o lay went 37 miles was rough and really slow.

Sleep above the Arctic Circle

If you hit the red Alyeska Pipeline road block you have gone too far. This campground was a little confusing to drive around and very very wet in Mid September so bring your rain jacket. The drive out to this campground can be a little bumpy and times so take it slowly. The drive around this campground is a bit rough in spots as well. Totally worth it and with no one else on the entire campground it was pretty epic. The campground is situated right above the Arctic Circle sign so if there are a bunch of people waiting for pictures you can always sang a great shot early in the morning before other people are there.

This is a big lot

Restrooms were still open after Labor Day!!! This is really just a big lot. If some how you drive your huge RV this way there is plenty of room. I have no idea how packed this place gets but when we came mid September it was empty. There are picnic tables and fire rings. Also there is a spot to fill up on water if need be.

This is the Whitefish campground

This is an amazing little campground with river access and a boat launch. Just an FYI the bathrooms are locked after Labor Day. When we arrived in the middle of September we were the only ones there. If you get here and there are no spots there is another campground Olnes lake right down the road. I look forward to coming back here more often.

Amazing little campground

Love how well maintained this campground was even during the pandemic. We came at the end of the season but I am sure this campground gets plenty of use during the peak season. This is one worth coming back to. There are a number of larger parking spots and a great place to bring your kayak. Lots of ATV trails.

Lots of bugs

Love this little Campground at the end of the Hope highway. Great place for side trips. We went the last weekend of the season and the bugs were still pretty thick. Seriously the forest service has some pit toilet magic because what ever they do smells strangely pleasant. Which is worth noting.

Backcountry sites and road side

Follow the road to the North trail head. There are a number of campsites across the bridge, on the side of the road or in the parking lot. The restrooms are a single pit toilet in the parking lot at the trail head. If you are biking or hiking be sure to sign the book. This place gets buggy so bring bug dope.

The view is amazing, when the park is closed

This park fills up quickly and does have electric hook ups. I was very surprised by the smell. After salmon spawning season a number of dead fish wash Up on shore and rot and early in the autumn it is pretty strong. The views really are amazing and it is right down from a public toilet. Be ready to see into your neighbors RV and it is always worth a call ahead because of the limited campgrounds in Hope they can fill up quickly especially if there are bands playing in the area on the weekend.

First to Review
Bring a kayak

This hidden gem is first come first serve and worth it if you can grab a spot. The lake is perfect for a quiet kayak just waiting at the waters edge to see wildlife. There are normal amenities here with pit toilets. But the view is wow.

Tent campers paradise

There are so many options to backcountry camping and you don’t even have to walk very far. You can drive down and camp at the pull offs. RVs are not recommended on this road.