This was another parking lot style camp in Alaska. The showers are paid. The owners are friendly and helpful. Sites are close to the roadway but there is not a lot of traffic. There needs to be more space between the sites. We could not extend awnings and slides almost touch. However, there are few options in the area and this is a good place to base camp if you are going to Kennecott Cooper Mines in your tow vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It’s a parking lot in front of the general store with electric hookups for RV’s to tie into. They do provide free internet (worked just fine for us) and they have clean bathrooms and laundry (but you have to pay to use showers). There is a tiny cafe that serves hearty food at reasonable prices, and everyone was real friendly. We stayed here because it’s on the road up to Kennicot/McCarthy in Wrangell/St Elias NP – from here you can make it a day trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for two nights. The park is gravel and all the level sites are back in with ample space between them. We stayed here because we wanted to visit the Kennicott Mine in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It is a deserted 1938 copper mine. It is a 90 mile drive from this park but the best park in the area. The road in the national park is a dirt/gravel 60 miles long road and there are no facilities other than lodging at the end of the 60 miles-no fuel. It is well worth the 3 hour one way drive to see the huge deserted mine now in the national park. Make sure you have excellent tires on your vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at various times throughout the red salmon run. The sites are arranged so that most have river view and all are within a 150 feet of the river. There is electric, but water is via a water station. There is a dump site at the gas station next door which is free to those staying at the camp. There is a fire pit and picnic table at each site. There is plenty of space for slides and lots of trees and shade. There is a small store with basic fishing supplies, but no provisions. The staff are helpful and both king and red salmon charters are available on site. Our last trip on 16 August and as the red run was dying down, there were very few campers and we spent a glorious evening grilling fresh fish over an open fire. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This state campground appears to be very neglected. There were no fee envelopes available so it's free. The vault toilets were filthy and garbage was piled next to the overflowing dumpster. We chose Site #23 for our 40' motorhome, pulled in forward, and had a magnificent view of the small lake with a background of mountains. There was only one other traveler here. It was o.k. for a night but definitely not a destination. It is at MM80 of the Richardson Highway near Copper Center toward Valdez. We camped here in a Motorhome.