Currently all facilities will be open and operate as normal for the 2020 summer season. Visitors are encouraged to bring exact change for fees in an effort to limit cash handling (checks also accepted). Please be mindful of others and practice social distancing.
KENAI PENINSULA CAMPGROUNDS
We support many outstanding facilities across the Kenai Peninsula. We’re ready to help ensure families, anglers, hikers, climbers, cyclists, and many others enjoy this great Alaskan outdoor experience. Our season runs from May through September, with just a few facilities open year-round.
We look forward to seeing you!
Trail River Campground, set between the Trail River and Kenai Lake, provides lake, river and snow-capped mountain scenery among the hemlock and spruces forests of Chugach National Forest.
Miles of hiking and biking trails weave throughout the area. Moose, brown and black bear can be found across a large part of the forest. Sheep and goats are mostly in the mountains, but can also be found in all parts of the Chugach National Forest.
Russian River Campground is perched between the Russian and Kenai Rivers in southern Alaska.
Hiking, biking and fishing are popular pastimes. Anglers love the campground for its unique location on the Russian River, where salmon “rest” before continuing upriver to spawn.
Ptarmigan Creek is a small, peaceful campground with incredible views of the Chugach Mountains. Nestled beside Ptarmigan Creek and a short walk from Kenai Lake, the campground creates an ideal location for avid wildlife enthusiasts, hikers and anglers.
Miles of hiking and biking trails weave throughout the area, and moose, brown and black bear, sheep and goats can be found across a large part of the forest.
Cooper Creek South
Located along Cooper Creek and the Kenai River, Cooper Creek South Campground presents a beautiful wooded area with sweeping mountain views. Impressive wild inhabitants include moose, brown and black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles, lynx and wolves.
Williwaw Campground, an idyllic area, sits beside Williwaw Creek near the town of Girdwood, Alaska. The campground boasts prime fishing, hiking and wildlife watching.
Next to the campground is the Williwaw Salmon Viewing Area, a top-notch spot for watching salmon. In August, visitors can see these fish spawning in impressive numbers through the translucent waters.
The area is a great place to view the glaciated valley and the Portage Glacier. Over the past 80 years the glacier calved large icebergs into Portage Lake, located just east of the campground.
Tenderfoot Creek Campground unveils views of the surrounding mountains from every direction and offers campsites that face the edge of a glistening lake.
Perched along Summit Lake on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, Tenderfoot Creek provides an ideal destination for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and wildlife watching.
Campers may experience morning wakeup calls from loons or view bald eagles fishing in the clear waters. Impressive wildlife inhabitants include moose, brown and black bears, mountain goats, lynx and wolves.
Porcupine Campground sits in the Chugach National Forest in south-central Alaska. Visitors have a prime location to watch windsurfers in the bay and spot Beluga whales from the scenic overlook.
Quartz Creek Campground is tucked between Kenai Lake and Quartz Creek in southern Alaska.
Boating, hiking and fishing are popular pastimes at this family-friendly campground, where most campsites offer sweeping views of the lake.
Granite Creek Campground is conveniently set in the captivating Kenai Mountains, surrounded by wildflowers and spruce forests. The rugged mountains of the Kenai Peninsula lie just one hour south of Anchorage.
Primrose Campground is a small campground located along the Seward Highway. Primrose Campground offers private camping experience along the banks of Primrose Creek. There is a well maintained boat launch on Kenai Lake, large parking area for hikers heading off for the serene wilderness area accessed from the Primrose Trailhead and lots of great Alaskan scenery to enjoy for free. Primrose Campground maintains a seasonal campground host to help make your stay safe and comfortable.
From Anchorage, go south on Seward Hwy approx 110 miles. Seward Highway milepost 17. Turn northwest and drive 1.5 miles to the Primrose Campground. Reservations are not accepted, availability is first come, first served.
A small loop campground with 12 sites suitable for vehicle camping small RV’s or trailers, and tents.
From Anchorage, go south on Seward Hwy approx 62 miles. Seward Highway milepost 65.4. Reservations are not accepted, availability is first come, first served.
A small campground with 9 sites.
From Anchorage, Alaska- by Seward and Sterling Highway, travel south 100 miles to Quartz Creek Rd. This campground is located at mile 3 of the Quartz Creek Road. Reservations are not accepted, availability is first come, first served.
A small loop campground with 13 sites suitable for vehicle camping (RV’s not recommended) and tents. Wildlife include black and brown bears, moose, mountain goats, snowshoe hair, spruce grouse and ptarmigan. Goats can be seen on the peaks in the area. Hunting is regulated, permits available. Fishing is nonexistant in the area near this campground. Campground is located near Portage creek, which provides Class II whitewater opportunities for rafts and kayaks. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) hunting and fishing regulations.
From Anchorage go 55 miles south on Seward highway to Portage Glacier Road (milepost 78.9) The campground is located at mile 4.1 of the Portage Glacier Road. Reservations are not accepted, availability is first come, first served.
Captain Cook State Recreation Area
Captain Cook State Recreation Area offers a variety of recreation activities, from canoeing and boating on Stormy Lake to beach combing on Cook Inlet’s tide-swept shores, bird watching, berry picking, and wildlife observation. The beaches are popular with agate hunters. Anglers may enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and silver salmon in Swanson River as well as rainbows and arctic char in Stormy Lake. Current fishing regulations will give complete information on seasons and limits. Winter visitors enjoy ice fishing on Stormy Lake. Wildlife you may see during your visit includes moose, bear, coyote, wolves, Beluga whales, harbor seals, beaver, muskrat, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, arctic and common loons, golden-eye ducks, mergansers, thrushes, warblers, and jays.
The recreation area can be reached by driving 25 miles north of Kenai on the North Kenai Road to milepost 36. Reservations are not accepted, availability is first come, first served.