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This is the best campground in Seward if you are looking for a great view of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains. It's a great place to watch the boats/cruise ships come and go. As for the campground itself, it's pretty typical of campgrounds in Alaska. Basically, it's a parking lot. We did not stay in the section with the electricity and water, so our cost was only $15. Some sites are a little tight, some are huge. Make sure you check the entire park before deciding on a site. Our site was very level. We did not have a picnic table, but did have a fire ring. We were on the hill and could see the bay perfectly even though there were two rows of campsites below us. The campground was very quiet despite the fact that most of the sites in our area were full. The city comes through and makes sure trash, tree limbs, etc. are picked up. Also, if you decide you want to change sites after you've paid, all you have to do is move, provided you registered with your license number. We would definitely stay here if we came to Seward again.

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This is an excellent campground we would recommend to anyone staying in the Anchorage area. The campground is extremely well-maintained. The laundromat is the best we have seen in Alaska (we've been here for 8 weeks). The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were here because of truck problems and the staff made sure we had a place to stay even though we kept extending. I really can't say enough about this campground. The buildings, picnic tables, etc. were freshly painted, the grass was mowed and the fire pits were cleaned. Plus, Wasilla is just down the road for shopping, restaurants, etc.

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We stayed at Deep Creek beach campground. We were able to get a site on the water with an excellent view of Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Illiama (on a clear day). All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Verizon MiFi and AT&T phone worked very well. Fishing is nearby as well as a few eagles. The sites are not very well defined, so some people parked too close to their neighbors. We would stay here again provided we could get a site on the water.

     

Mariner Park

Homer, Alaska

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Spaces here are pretty tight, but there is enough room to get your slides out. If you are lucky enough to get a spot on the water, you have a great view of the water and can watch the boats, wildlife, etc. It rained when we camped here, so it was pretty muddy in spots. It took about 1 day for the ground to dry up once it quit raining. Our AT&T phones worked really well here, but the Verizon MiFi was spotty. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Still, even though it had some negatives, this is a good place to camp if you are visiting Homer. Get here before noon if you want a spot in this campground as it's pretty popular and only a few spots become available each day.

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Another state campground with lots of room, a picnic table and a fire ring. This campground is unusual for Alaska in that it has fresh water that comes from a faucet instead of a pump. Makes it a lot easier to put water on your rig. This is a good fishing spot along the Anchor River. It is also near the beach where you can watch for eagles, etc. feeding on the leftovers from the day's charter fishing catch. The campground was almost full, but it was quiet and peaceful. Our Verizon MiFi worked well as did our AT&T phones.

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This is an excellent forest campground. The sites are quite large and spaced so that you can barely see you neighbor. The campground host is eager to answer questions and help newcomers find a site. He also makes sure the fire pits and sites are free of trash. Water is hand-pumped and there is no dump station, but that is pretty typical of parks in Alaska. It's also a short walk to the fish viewing area where you can watch the salmon run late July and early August.

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This is not a bad place to stop for a night or two. The Wi-Fi was excellent. Electricity (50 amp), water, and sewer were good, too. We didn't do laundry here, but my husband checked it out and said the machines looked new and the price was reasonable. The only issue with this park is that there is a row of permanent campers that has been there a while. Some of their areas could use some tidying up and some campers could use some repair work. On the other side of the campground there are several old cars, boats, etc. parked. They need to be removed to improve the overall look of the place. The park is nice and quiet, though. Overnighters and vacationers are put in the middle rows of sites and they try to leave an open space between each camper, so there is plenty of room to sit outside, etc. We would stay here again if we were in the Wasilla area.

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This is a good place to stop for a day or two when in the Denali area. The price is reasonable and the drive to Denali isn't that far. Some of the sites are kind of tight, though. Not sure that big rigs can fit. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel and were okay, but it's difficult to maneuver as the road between the sites is tree-lined and a bit narrow. Electricity is only 20 amps in some of the sites. It was quiet and peaceful, though, and we would have stayed longer if we had the time.

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The parking spaces here are quite large and there is more than enough room for slides and vehicles. The staff for the city of Fairbanks is really nice, too. They come by daily to empty trash, etc. and always have a friendly word to say. We stayed here 4 nights. It was convenient to everything we wanted to do in Fairbanks. We sat outside most nights and didn't really see a problem with the road noise. We will stay here again if we come back to Fairbanks.

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There are no bad sites in this campground. All are large with room for both a camper and a tent plus a picnic table and fire ring. They are also private. There are some double sites for folks travelling together. If you are travelling alone and take one of these sites, you could end up with close neighbors unless you pay for both sites. It's really quiet here and there is a 15 mile loop trail (Granite Tors Trail) you can hike if you want to. Just make sure you have mosquito repellent!

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We had reservations for an "A" site. There aren't a lot of them in the campground, so suggest you arrive early in the day to make sure you have a good selection. (Reminder: Your reservation assures you a space, but you still pick your own site after you get here.) We ended up with a great site that had lots of space. Neighbors were hard to find because the sites are situated in such a manner that you really have to look hard to see them. People were very respectful and followed the rules regarding the use of generators. There are plenty of trees to provide shade, but each site has some sunny spots, which makes it nice when you want to sit outside and the temperature is cool. The warm sun feels really good. AT&T worked well for cell phone coverage and Verizon MiFi worked most of the time.

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Every site has at least one tree, which is good for shade. The park is clean and the owners work on keeping it that way. It's really well-suited for smaller units. Sites are side by side and there isn't much room for slides. The trees, normally a plus, make matters worse. Our 5th wheel is 32 feet with 3 slides. We had to try different sites and do some maneuvering to fit in a site so we were able to open our slides. That said, if you have a smaller camper, this is a great place stop on the way to/from Fairbanks.

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This is a wonderful campground not far from Fairbanks on the road to Chena Hot Springs. Sights are very large and well-maintained. Grass is mowed around the sites making the sites seem even larger than they are. There is space for even large motor homes. There is a campground host on site. All sites have plenty of shade and sun. There is well-water available in the campground. Signs suggest you may want to boil your water if you stay here. We would definitely camp here again if in the area.

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Nice little campground just inside the city of Delta Junction. Campground host was very friendly and even came to our door one morning to let us know moose were in the area. The site was quite large and gave our dog plenty of room to relax and watch the squirrels. Only problem was the size and number of trash cans. There was only one can and it was just a large barrel. Not much disposal available for several campers.

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This park is a short distance from Dawson City. It's very quiet and a good place to stop if you are planning to board the ferry across the Yukon the next day. Sites are good sized and the park ranger is very friendly and helpful. Firewood is provided by the Yukon Government at no cost. Campground is open from May through September.