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Denali State Park, K'esugi Ken Campground, Trapper Creek, Alaska

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

A new campground, and the State Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation really did it right. Well-separated RV campsites on a paved loop, with electrical hookups (no potable water or sewage). Great scenery on trails, well-maintained (it's new), quiet (well off the Parks Highway), not marshy, firewood bundles available, automated payment kiosk... just about perfect. The only small quibble was that the limited number of campsites filled up, and with no reservations you just have to trust your luck and show up early- even in the non-tourist season. The trails are well laid-out and marked, with gravel on the lower trails. We will be back, just not during tourist season.We spent the first night in the Day-Use parking lot dry-camping (no fire pit- $20) before we sniped a spot. We were lucky, as nobody else from the Day-Use lot (there were about 10 vehicles) got one. The campground was packed with Alaskan plates- I didn't see one rental. I can't imagine how it is during tourist season. I would shoot for this as a destination, but have a few backup plans, like the South Denali Overlook, Lower Troublesome Creek, Trapper Creek, or Talkeetna just to be safe. We camped at Denali State Park, K'esugi Ken Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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