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Pretty, natural, almost rustic setting with sites along a stream about 3/4 mile off the highway on a gravel road. Wi-Fi, we were told, reaches a couple of sites but we didn't have any luck in ours. Our site was a pull-through with plenty of room for our class A and toad with 30 amp electric and water. The sites have some trees, and greenery, are much more spacious than most we have encountered in Alaska. Kind of expensive, but we liked it. This is a Good Sam park, but they do not take credit cards.

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Small park in Homer with pull-in sites for nice views of the bay. Not spacious and not easy for larger rigs to maneuver with several rather derelict units but fairly level with good cable and wi-fi. Within walking distance to the Alaska Maritime NWF and visitor center. We picked this park to avoid the crush and noise of the spit but the spit didn't seem as bad as we thought it would be whereas this park got quite a bit of noise from the pub across the street on Friday night. We wouldn't stay here again, far too expensive when all it really offers is cable and free wi-fi (free if you sign in every hour), we can get a small, cramped site anywhere.

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This was a homely, no frills CG (no hook-ups, no showers) right over the Kenai river. The park was extremely busy but we got a pull-through site that fit our 30 ft class A and toad. The dirt roads to and through the CG were very rutted and pot holed. There is a Fred Myer very close to the CG. CG noisy and busy late into the evening/night with an awful lot of traffic on the CG road. It seems to be a popular place for folks who don't mind standing elbow to elbow with dozens and dozens of others to fish the Kenai river. (I guess that's basically the point of the place.) OK for a day or two but overall we thought it was pretty bad. Next time we'll drive the extra miles to the Discovery CG in Captain Cook recreation area, it was much, much nicer and less money.

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We felt very lucky to get water front site #R97 with 50 amp electric and water. The site was a level, gravel, pull-in with utilities in front. We couldn't take advantage of the 50 amp electric because our cord wouldn't quite reach but we didn't need it. The site was wide enough for slides, awning and parking the toad to the side of the RV. We have a 30 ft class A. The view was incredible. We loved the smell of the ocean and watching the ships, boats and wildlife right in front of us. A very busy park but once we got settled the activity was not distracting. The dump station is across the street with two ports for dumping and two stations with potable water. It was easy in and out.

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Site #24 was a very large, paved, level back-in site with lots of greenery and privacy, the road to and through the CG was paved and in great condition. We had no troubles maneuvering our 30 ft class A. We thought all of the sites looked good except for the doubles. About 18 of the 60 sites are for reservations, the rest first come first serve. We loved this campground even though there were no hook-up's, no showers, no dump and no fresh water fill (there were a couple of hand pumps so you could bucket fill your tanks). The Portage Valley was beautiful, the glaciers were fascinating and we enjoyed the visitor center. We didn't enjoy our day trip to Whittier, though, it was a $12 toll for the tunnel and with unlucky timing we waited nearly an hour to get through (tour buses got priority). Once we cleared the tunnel the town was incredibly congested with traffic and people (there was a cruise ship in port) and looked rather run down. It was interesting to drive through the tunnel but we wouldn't do it again. Price reflects Interagency Senior Pass.

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No hook up campground at about mile 30 on the road into the park. The CG was noisier than you'd think it would be given it's remoteness but I guess there's no outrunning noisy neighbors this time of year. It looked like they were allowing tent campers again in this CG. The very best thing about this CG is the drive to and from it on the park road. We loved being able to drive our RV at our own pace, we took it very slowly and had terrific wildlife sightings without being crammed into a bus with 50 other people. Loved it. Price reflects Inter-agency Senior Pass.

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This is a very nice no hook-up CG near the entrance of Denali NP. We had site #32 (we reserved a site for 31+ ft RV's) it was double wide so we could park our toad next to the RV. Bear loop had more longer sites and we thought they looked a bit more level than the other loops. This was a terrific campground near trails, the visitor center, the wilderness access center, the restaurants and the shops just outside the park. Price reflects Inter-agency Senior Pass.

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The park gives a slightly scruffy first impression, it's a gravel parking lot style RV park but there are a lot of lovely wildflowers mixed in with the grass and greenery and nice mountain views all around. We had site #48, a mostly level pull-through with 30 amp electric and water, it just fit our 30 ft class A . The park has free Wi-Fi and we were able to get it to work from our site with occasional connection problems. The bathrooms/showers are private and clean, the laundry was spotless and the machines worked very well. The staff/owners were extremely helpful and friendly. This park worked out well for a day or two.

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Finally! The first place for us since Dawson Creek advertising Wi-Fi that actually had Wi-Fi that reached our campsite. It didn't work 100% of the time, but it did fine. Laundry is $2 to wash and $2 to dry with lots of machines; it was quite crowded when we were there. We had a water and electric back-in site (F16) that was just big enough for our 30 ft class A with the toad parked sideways in front. The site was level gravel/dirt with trees and greenery on both sides; we had a little bit of a view of the river from our site. The cable got about 12 stations but the picture quality was only fair. Office staff was capable and friendly. Not a bad park, we'd stay there again if we were in Fairbanks.

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Nice looking more natural park on a pretty lake. Wi-Fi doesn't reach the sites but is available near the restaurant, there is a large table with benches set-up to make it easier to use. The young woman who checked us in and waited on us for lunch was very good--capable and friendly. We had pull-thru site #9. It was long, gravel/dirt, not entirely level with some trees on both sides. All of the sites had some trees, some of the back-ins looked pretty roomy.

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This campground is nothing particularly special but interesting and very serviceable and after 80 tough miles from Destruction Bay we were very glad to get off the road. We had a long pull-thru site that allowed us to leave our toad hitched up. We had helicopter arrive come and go a couple of times, it looked like it was dropping off hikers. The gentleman who helped us on check-in was friendly and helpful. I am estimating the size of the park since we don't have any literature on it with details.

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This is a beautiful no hook-up park. The sites are very roomy with lots of greenery between them for some privacy. We had site #11, a level, gravel back-in with no utilities but nearly every site looked very good to us, we had lots of room for our 30 ft class A and toad. There are no showers in the park and the water from the hand pumps should be boiled. The hot springs were about what you'd expect, right down to the sulphur smell. They were very busy. We liked the wildflowers that lined the boardwalk path to the hot springs but the hanging gardens looked mostly dried up.

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The sites are long, level, dirt pull-throughs. We had FHU's in site #30 at the top of the hill next to a large open area. We had beautiful views in front and left of us. The pull through sites are long but extremely narrow and the park felt very cramped when it got more full in the evening. We had a problem with our power, it dipped significantly when load was high in the evening. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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No hook-ups or facilities of any kind except for pit toilets. We took one of the extremely long, shaded pull-throughs in the park and had tons of room for our 30 ft class A and our toad without having to un-hitch. There are large and small back-ins as well, they were dirt and gravel and most looked level but fairly open. We thought the mosquitos were pretty thick but they didn't seem to bother everyone. Free firewood was a bonus. This park features convenience; it's a good for over-nighters, you can pull-in and set-up quickly then pick-up and go the next day just as readily.

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We had site #43, a grassy, level, FHU, back-in with cable, Wi-Fi and beautiful views. The site was deep enough for our 30 ft class A and double wide so that the car could easily be parked to one side. The more permanent or seasonal sites were well kept and not derelict in anyway. Park was easy to access from TC-1. We were very happy with the cable TV and free Wi-Fi that reached our site. The Othello Tunnels were definitely worth a side-trip.