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We had reserved three nights but left after two. The campground has three loops: we chose the loop farthest from the store but realized quickly that it's closest to the highway. We could hear trucks braking and cars all night. Also, there is a lot of plane and helicopter noise as well. If we ever go back, we'll stay deeper into the park.


Mariner Park

Homer, Alaska

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We felt this was the best place to stay in Homer. It is right on the water and we awoke to an eagle on the beach in front of us and a sea otter playing in the water. It is a little loud in the morning, when people are driving onto the Spit. We drove past many other places to camp and they all appeared very crowded (and noisy).

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This was a wonderful forest service campground. All sites are wooded and private and it has the best views. We actually stayed here twice, once on the way down the Kenai peninsula and again on the way back. There are some sites that have direct views of the glacier above. And there are wonderful hiking trails here. Ask the host about off-the-beaten-path trails. All in all, our favorite campground that we stayed at in Alaska.

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This was the only wooded park we could find on the Glenn Highway. It is also the only private park we stayed in during our entire Alaska trip. It had sites right on a large stream and the guy at the desk was very friendly. We told him we were interested in fishing and hiking, and he recommended the site he thought would be the best for both. The firewood was the cheapest at anywhere we stayed ($5). I would have rated it a 10 if not for the mosquitos. Bring spray. Also, there is a hiking trail from the campsite but we were unable to follow it the entire way, as it became too boggy. This reminded me of a public campground. Very nice.