This small park is very nice (for Alaska). The sites are decent size; hookups worked well for us (site 9), but we could see that some sewer drains were tall or less well placed. It was peak sockeye season (end of July first of Aug) and the camp was completely full on the weekend. A bonus is that RV campers can use the hot tub up on the hill above the Princess Lodge, with a $5 refundable key deposit. We took showers up there after hot tubbing and did not use the pay ones in the park. Staff was friendly. We stayed four nights on our way south towards Homer and again one night as we headed north. Perhaps a bit pricey, but worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. I basically agree with previous reviewers. Hook-ups work fine. The only thing I would add is that the sewer hookup is at the very rear of the site (all sites are back-in) so make sure you have extra sewer hose. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For a small park with only 29 sites, it is very busy. The park has cabins at the end that are full time tenants (maybe Princess employees?). There are a couple of highway workers living on property. The weekdays are pretty quiet, the weekends are chaotic with fishermen and kids. The hosts are very nice and helpful. The sites are level, the wi-fi is fine, the cable is network channels and works fine. The sites are wide enough for your rig and we could park the toad next to the coach. We would stay here again. The lodge up the hill has good restaurants, exercise room, hot tub, and trails to enjoy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with friendly host, they even have a small book exchange. Princess Wilderness Lodge is up the hill in walking distance overlooking the Kenai River. Beautiful setting, would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting! Close to the Princess lodge, gift store, etc. Unsecured Wi-Fi works great, and Verizon cell service is good. Wide spaces for RVs. However, the street we entered on is one-lane with vehicles parked along it sideways in front of their rigs. Getting a big fifth-wheel in was TIGHT! The laundry room has 6 washers & 6 dryers, small folding table. Would be fine for RV park guests but locals come in and use it, too. Seems to be the only show in town. Too many people using this small facility to make it easily accessible for guests of the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very very nice park in all ways. Staff, facilities, and services. We pulled in early without a reservation, they were able to get us into a site which someone did not show up for, and then there were cancellations permitting us to stay at least three nights. We loved this park. Good job Princess! Excellent Wi-Fi, cable, laundry and restrooms! Very friendly staff (and neighbors). The couple next to us we're on their last day of their vacation and gave us a lot of food stuff and supplies they had left in their rental unit. We would definitely stay here again! Recommend it highly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall we were pleased with this park but were taken aback that they charge for showers ($1.25). We've never seen this in an RV park before, and this one that charges $36/night. Seriously, they should reconsider. If non-registered are abusing, then use entry codes, which is a good idea anyway for security. As off the beaten path as this park is (although attached to a semi-ritzy Kenai Princess Lodge) I don't know why they would nickel and dime RV'ers. They do take bear precautions by removing the dumpster every night. The CG is very near the Kenai River and in salmon season bears are present. We saw none in the area though. Some of the sites seem to be for employees of the lodge but that is not a negative in any way. A cute husky dog family lives here too, part of a lodge show. The link to the campground is non-functional. Perhaps because they aren't really looking for more business? We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest sites we've ever stayed in. The views of the river and mountains are spectacular. There is a grass area between sites. The restrooms are immaculate. There is free access to a spa next door if you ask for a key. Restaurants are also right next door. A woman who lives in the park gives sled dog presentations, which we attended and enjoyed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is and surrounded by mountains and within walking distance to the Kenai River. It was very quiet: no traffic noise. The office staff was very friendly. The Wi-Fi was reliable and worked very well, the cable TV was good and we had cell phone service in the park. All the sites are back in and it was sufficient for our 38' motorhome and tow vehicle. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sights are long enough for a 40 foot motor home, however one must park toad in front which makes the street quite cramped. 5th wheelers will experience multi adjustments in backing into a site with the crowded roadway. RV Office personnel does not assist in site placement, however we were approached by a walk through Hotel BLUE SHIRT who wanted to give us advise on how to back our 5th wheel in. When we ignore his recommendation he stated in a loud voice that we were just like all people from Texas. A truly uncalled for and unnecessary remark. We would not stay at this facility again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed 2 nights here due to access to Kenai Princess Lodge and due to a warm sunny Memorial Day weekend which caused local residents to flood the other RV parks. All sites are back-in and small. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a super little park. Pay Wi-Fi in the park but free and fast at the lodge. You can use the Lodges hot tub and restaurant. The cable was good and our Verizon cell phone worked here. The laundry was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's best to make reservations as this is a small park and it was full every night. All sites are back-ins. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We pulled in and were able to get into the site without any problem. The hill into the campground is a bit steep so, if you have a long overhang, be aware you may drag the back going in/out. Our mud flap and hitch made contact on the way up out of the park (didn't coming in/down the hill). We're a 38' pusher but, the toad wasn't hooked up as we left. We were unable to shoot a satellite (123W due to a mountain). 127W may be possible but, the campground's dish is 1/4 mile away because of the mountain. The park's WIFI is $10 a day or $20 for three days. The lodge's spa/hot tub/restaurant are available to the RV Park guests. I have three computers running for work, if I didn't need a satellite feed, I would definitely stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is NOT a 50 amp park as may have been noted. Sewer and 30 amp and water. One can wash a car or coach there which is a nice plus. No dust, also a plus. However; the biggest reason to stay here is because you can utilize the amenities at the Princess Lodge (which are quite nice). Restaurant is very good. Deck on lodge very good for drinks or dinner. Nearby fishing is exceptional. We have a 45' coach and it is a bit tight, but it is doable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made our reservation in May for our July stay and we were very disappointed in this park. The site they gave us, # 11, was impossible for us to level our 33 foot 5th wheel. The worst part was the site had a pen with 4 adult and 9 Husky puppies directly behind us. The odor from the dogs made it impossible for us to open even a window. The dogs whined and barked from early morning to late evening and there was a constant parade of people going to see the puppies. The park was full with no vacancy so it was impossible for us to request another site. When I mentioned to the office staff that our site was very bad because of the dogs she said others had also complained when assigned that site. We felt that with a 2 month old reservation for 2 nights we should have not been put in a spot they obviously knew was less than desirable. The park is very small with all back-ins but there is a small grass area between the sites. The back part of the park has employee housing and there were about 8 RVs there for people employed by the Lodge or RV Park. We were told that the Internet is only free in the lodge which is up hill from the park and if we wanted it at our site it was $2/hour. The only view of the Kenai River is either from the lodge deck or by walking down a very steep road to the river. We did have an excellent dinner in the Lodge's dining room but would never return to this park nor would we recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just entering this review to keep reviews recent. This is a nice setting and the office personnel are extremely helpful and friendly. The associated complimentary Princess Lodge amenities are an added convenience. Salmon fishing appears to be the major draw to the area. You ARE permitted to wash both your RV and your toad - how refreshing! A worthwhile stop in your travels, but call ahead to insure reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground with gravel back in sites. Ringed by mountains. Connected with a lodge with Wi-Fi, restaurant and hot tub, accessible to RV park campers. Not much to do in area, except fishing and hiking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park. Best one we have stayed in on our tour of Alaska. Office staff very friendly and helpful. Great views in the RV park of mountains and path down to the Kenai River where there are 3 landings to view the river. Really nice feature is that you can use the facilities of the Princess Lodge and they have a really nice restaurant and a pub type cafe where you can eat inside or outside . Comfortable lounge to go for a drink and read all the books provided. If you can't climb the stairs to the lodge they will send the bus down for you and will also take you down to the river. Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here on a whim and ended up staying two nights. This park is a real gem in terms of the physical beauty of it's location, and even more important, it affords access to the top notch facilities of the Kenai Princess Lodge. The views are breathtaking, and the cuisine is excellent. We really hated to leave! Sites are spacious, and the park is clean, quiet, and well-run. We've been on a number of Princess cruises, and the level of service in the restaurant compared well. The park is a little hard to find, but the directions in the Milepost are great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Riverside campground is ridiculous. Side by side spaces that were scarcely big enough for our motorhome and they even want to charge an extra $5 for the use of their showers. Bathrooms are not open 24 hours, so you then have to use their portapotties. We asked for our money back and they required us to pay for 2 of our 4 night reservation. At least they refunded half. To get into our site we had to drive over the firepit. There are beautiful Forest Service campgrounds a couple of miles down the road. Next time we know better. This place is a classic tourist ripoff. Website picture looks good; reality is not so pretty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are gravel and a good size. Many tent sites. Has indoor washroom and shower, also has several port-a-potties for night use. These were the cleanest best smelling port-a-potties I have ever seen, quite a nice surprise. Manager was very knowledgable and helpful, especially about fishing. However, access to the water front of Kenai river is very limited and due to high water, mainly inaccessible. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Neglected; needs updating. Campsites are way too close together. No ambience of any kind. Charged for showers: the towels we were given had big holes and shredded edges. Did not feel the showers and restrooms were very clean. This would be my last choice if I ever visit this part of Alaska again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good basic park but it is simply a gravel parking lot with very tight, small sites. Sites are too small for big rigs but some where there, but were permitted to take up two back to back sites. Turns are very tight. One warning is that the showers and bathrooms are only available from 7am - 8:30PM. If you need a bathroom at night, the only choice is several portable toilets around the grounds. Those portable toilets were clean though. The main attraction of this park is it's close proximity to the Kenai River and fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice place. Fellow in the office gave us a tip to go to a new place to eat down the street call Sacketts. GREAT FOOD. Campground was clean and the staff was very accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A typical Alaskan parking-lot campground, but we were mislead during our reservations. We were told we had reserved the 2 sites closest to the river, and that we could fish right from our site. Not quite. The river does run along the back of the property, but those back sites are for tents, and it looks more like a squatter's village back there. Sites were level and wide enough for slide-outs. Pretty close quarters for big rigs. You'd better be an expert at backing up. Campground property is clean other than the tenting area, and quiet. Walking trail passes by the front of the property, so you can easily walk to the "sites" of Cooper Landing. Fishing the Russian River is a few miles away. You can fish at the campground, but only for trout, and there isn't a real good area to cast/reel in without snagging trees. We would camp here again, it wasn't perfect, but it was good enough. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are several treed and spacious sites at this campground, but they seem to be reserved for tent campers or for those who don't want to use hookups. We reserved a site months in advance and were told we would have a "nice site closer to the river" but in fact we had a spot in the middle of their gravel parking lot and just a couple of feet from our neighbors. It was nice to have a place to camp during the sockeye salmon run on the Russian River - but staying in the middle of a gravel parking lot is not our idea of a vacation - especially when we were led to believe that we would be in the vicinity of the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In the middle of red (sockeye) salmon fishing territory, on the Upper Kenai River, this CG appeals to fishermen who want a convenient place to stay. The electricity (30 amp) and water were good and there is a dump station. It could use a laundromat and Wi-Fi. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again while fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 50% senior pass discount. Most of the campsites in this campground can be reserved, but, thankfully, there are a few first-come, first-served sites. We arrived around noon on a Thursday and got the last remaining first-come site. It was completely full for the weekend, so reserve or arrive early as this is a very busy campground. The dump station and fresh water fill are on the left just before the campground entrance. The fee for use is $5. The campground is about 5 miles outside of Cooper Landing, so is convenient for any activities, such as float trips. It is far enough from the highway that road noise is not an issue. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well here. It is heavily treed, so no satellite. The roads in the campground are narrow and the vegetation is in need of being trimmed back, but we made it OK. There are a couple of sites directly on the water, but most are in a heavily treed area. There is very good separation between sites. There is a camp host but we never saw or heard from them. Nice place, we would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice. Large, level, well-shaded campsites. Very good paved interior roads, though a bit narrow in spots with encroaching tree limbs. Good dump station and pressurized potable water fill station on road to park entrance. Nice trails along Kenai Lake and Quartz Creek. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The roads through the park are VERY tight. The trees need to be trimmed back. They brushed the sides of our motorhome (sometimes, both sides at the same time) as we drove the two loops looking for a site. If you can navigate the loop roads, the sites are all shady/tree covered. Very nice place to get away. Lots of distance between you and your neighbors. No satellites are visible from any campsite. Maybe once the leaves drop but, too much coverage before that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground on the shores of Kenai Lake and Quartz Creek. There is a boat launch, flush toilets, dump station with water fill, firewood and a host. It was great for our 40' motorhome and car. Half of the sites are reservable. Come early in the day during the week for a non-reserved site. It is full on the weekends. It is near Mile 45 of the Sterling Highway. Turn onto Quartz Creek Rd. next to Sunrise Inn. Go 1/2 mile on paved road, on the right. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice forest service campground on Kenai Lake. Paved roads, paved and gravel sites. Some flush and some latrine type toilets. There is a public boat dock in the campground and there is a dump station across the road from the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.