We enjoyed our stay here, it's a better location than down on the spit as it's sheltered from the prevailing wind. The sites are good sized. We had no problem with the box for cable TV. It is behind the fish processing and Fisherman's Lodge but we were at the farthest site and were not bothered by any noise or smell. The one bathroom is unisex and also used by the employees of the fish processing. We were in a self contained rig so had no reason to use the bathroom. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Firstly we could not find this park as the sign advertises their main business which is fish processing, with the RV park in smaller letters that are hard to read. The processing operates from very early to very late with the generator running noisily most of the time. The smell of fish is strong and the sites are small and just gravel. We would not stay there again. There are much better parks around the town. it definitely was not good value for the dollars. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best thing going for this park is the 50 amp service and its central location. Easy access to all the points of interest in Homer. The sites were long enough for our 38' motorhome with room alongside to park our tow vehicle. However, it is located next to a busy fish processing plant with lots of traffic in and out from early morning to late into the evening. The park and processing plant are operated by the same people. It is also very close to a lake that is a "water airport" for the float planes: mostly noticeable in the morning and again in the evening when the sightseeing planes come and go. The Wi-Fi was totally unreliable and the cable TV hookup consisted of a box provided by the park. It has to be hooked up to your TV and the cable connection wire fed through a window and out to the jack on the power post. This made it necessary to leave the window cracked open all the time or to disconnect the TV when not in use if you want to close the window. Also the remote did not work so you had to manually scroll through the channels to find something to watch. In addition, the people next to us in the park were not able to get it to work on their TV at all. So if TV and/or Wi-Fi are important to you, I don't recommend this park. Highly overpriced for what you get. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice little park. VERY small, only 7 sites total, but the sites are nice and wide, have concrete patios, fire pits and picnic tables. This location was previously listed as not big rig friendly, but we are in a 40' 5th wheel and we had no problems. Our "neighbors" are in a 42' class A and they had no problems either. Very close distance to the spit and Beluga lake. We are happy we stumbled across this place in a Google search. I'd say it's every bit as good as the 80+ a night spots down on the spit and much more room that the other RV park on the highway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We question whether the owners should allow an RV park to continue on these premises. The sites and facilities are OK with the exception of cable TV. The owners operate an apparently successful fish processing facility on the premises which operates at least 20 hours per day and is very noisy. We frankly could not sleep. We complained and the owners offered to refund our money. They also advised that they are considering expanding the fish processing facility and may close down an additional RV site or two. There are better choices in Homer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient to the Homer Spit but not on the spit. Sites are wide with concrete patios. Not sure of the overall length. There is only one shower total for the entire park. There are two restrooms. Laundry seemed expensive, until we checked the laundromat a block away! There is also a cabin, motel, and fish processor on the property. The clientele seemed to mostly be weekenders from Anchorage--lots of partying on Friday night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is an adjunct to a gas station, but it has marvelous views of the water and (weather permitting) the mountains and the glaciers in two directions. We had a great, level site, with good hookups. Wi-Fi was adequate. If you want to be left to your own, this is the park. All of their attention is on the gas station and deli. But things worked and the trash bins were emptied. We stayed 4 nights while enjoying Homer. It is not on the spit, but a short drive - and quiet. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The view from this park of Kachemak Bay is to die for. There is room between spaces and each site has a picnic table. You check in at the gas station out front there are no signs to direct you so everyone pulls into the park and then has to walk back but no big deal. We would stay here again much nicer then down on the spit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent enough park. Nice views. Management is non-existent. Power, water, sewer at all sites. Easy in and out, although the upper sites are angled as if to keep driving out. We stayed in a bluff site - quite and good views. As previous reviewer mentioned could be a good park. Probably doesn't get the business because people want to be at the "Spit". It is only a 10 minute drive to the Spit. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed for 3 nights in this park with terrific scenic views. The good news is most sights have outstanding views, reasonably quiet area, with roomy, level sites, that are easy to back into. With a little effort, it could perhaps be the place to stay in Homer, but now it lacks management attention. At check in, there are not any signs to indicate an office. Once you reach and park at the only likely building, the small sign on door directs to the adjacent filling station, a couple hundred yards away. In pouring rain, either drive back or hike. At check-in, no literature or warnings that showers require a $3 token, which is another trip back to the filling station. Literature says restrooms, but there is only one toilet, with an adjacent sink. If park were busy, would anticipate big hold-up at only toilet/sink. Really annoying was toilet paper holder was empty. The holder held three rolls, all were empty, so don’t think it is cleaned regulary or the check list is incomplete. Laundry was $4/machine. Wi-Fi tended to drop connections. With tax, cost was $48/day; included water, 30 amp, and sewer. TV available on antenna. Perhaps an option to the others in town, if you know what to expect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park isn't the greatest, frankly, but the view is absolutely amazing. We parked in spot 12 and awoke each morning to the site of incredible mountains and water and eagles. There is a laundry, and it is clean, but the appliances need replacement. They have some rust and are very expensive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park though considerably better than most parking lots. It gets an 7 simply because of the view. It also has laundry facilities that seem expensive compared to other parks. It's convenient in that it's close to town and has a small store and restaurant. I see reviews of the spit but it's like a carnival atmosphere there and not a single tree. Actually, I think it's pretty ugly and crowded there especially during the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is about 5 minutes before the Town of Homer. Its located beside a fuel station that also serves some breakfast and lunch. The best description about this little park is the beautiful views! It sits on a gorgeous bluff. Full hook-ups with 30AMPs. Has laundry facility and great Wi-Fi. Checked out the larger campground "on the Spit." Their prices were $78.00 per night and close together. We (43 footer) were in Site 6 by the trees. No wind at this RV park which was surprising; however, on The Spit, lots of wind at the other campgrounds! Campground host was very accommodating. Diesel fuel here also but in Homer: fuel is expensive. Lots of eagles on the bluff also. We were very comfortable for a couple of days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small gravel sites, no trees, but right on the water with mountain views. Two blocks from downtown, clean and friendly. Very good Wi-Fi and cable TV. Extremely helpful staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is small and is not the best for big rigs; although, they are able to squeeze a couple of larger RV's in. There are a couple of permanent units in the middle of the small lot, and vehicles parked at odd angles, making navigation a bit of a problem. The hook-ups all worked great, and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a good restaurant just across the street, and a nice coffee shop/bakery just a couple of blocks away. There is a beach access path just across the road. We found this RV park to be much quieter and less windy than the ones we drove by on the spit. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice, reasonably priced (for Homer) place to spend the night. This RV park is located in old town Homer, right across the street from the ocean and is co-joined with the Driftwood Inn, apparently a landmark historical inn in Homer. The people who manage and run it are very nice. They have free coffee for both their inn guests and for their RV guests. There are also a limited amount of breakfast goodies available for purchase. There is a small playground for young children to enjoy. The Wi-Fi is free and exceptional, such an important component for those of us who have been on the road for weeks as a way of communicating. The restroom situation is a little strange, but OK once you get used to it. There are two toilet areas and two shower areas. They are in the same room as the laundry facilities, and there is a code that people use to enter. However, both men and women are in the shower and bathroom facility area at the same time. It would be nice if that was a little different, but it is probably difficult to do in an older facility. We would stay here again on a return to Homer. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Pros: On the waterfront. Very clean and modern facility. Full hookups including TV. Bathrooms and laundry facilities top notch but need more showers (see below). Central lodge quite nice with BBQ available. Cons:  OBSCENELY expensive!! More than double the price of other campgrounds on the spit!  One male staff member on duty in front who consistently makes people feel like he is doing them a favor by taking care of them. Not very welcoming at these prices!  Showers -- at peak times better sign up the night before when you want to take a shower or you will wait a LONG time in the morning!  'Free Wi-Fi' -- very slow connection that becomes almost useless around dinner time and later. Free Wi-Fi much faster provided by Homer -- pitiful and cheap on their part. They could pay for more bandwidth for guests! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very small and tight RV Park. Very clean spaces with clean showers and restrooms. Good location close to downtown Homer. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are about 8 slots that overlook the water. The park is small and quite crowded. Basically a gravel parking lot. Park run down but in a good location for walking into the little town. A Safeway nearby. Homer Spit about 2 miles away. Office staff really friendly and very helpful getting me info on a hire car and making phone calls. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cramped and noisy. We paid for two nights, but left after the first, sleepless one. Located conveniently to Bishop Beach, but that's not much consolation after a bad night. Permanent residents are messy and one was banging on the tailgate of his pickup at 6:30 AM. The pub across the street is a real negative if you want to sleep. This was our ONLY bad experience in Alaska. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is really cramped. It would be great if they would reduce the size by about 6 sites and make the remaining sites large enough for modern RVs. It would be fine for Class C or smaller Class A motorhomes, as these could pull into the sites and face the water, but if you have a 5th wheel and need to back in, the hookups are on the wrong side of the unit, and you have to pull the cords/hoses diagonally underneath the unit. Big pain. Your slideouts will be very close to your neighbors. Everything costs extra. Wi-fi is available, but costs. You leave a $5 deposit for the laundry/bathroom key. Sites are so small I had to park my truck on the street and not at the site. The view across Kachemak Bay is great, but the park is a holdover from years past. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Driftwood Inn and RV Park is small, but we enjoyed it very much. We had a front row site that looked down on Bishop Beach and across Cook Inlet to the mountains. We liked the town location better than the Homer Spit which we find noisy and rowdy at times. There are eating places within walking distance of the park and the very nice Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center can also be easily walked to. The laundry is small, but was spotless. There are two showers in separate lockable rooms, two toilet rooms and two vanity/sink areas. The office has complimentary coffee and a few other beverages and breakfast items that can be purchased. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice waterfront view, some spaces spacious, others rather cramped. Only 1 pull through, sites with view are pull in. Will come back in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice place to stay if you are only looking for dry camping. We parked right next to the fishing hole and walked to the shops at the harbor. Our neighbor welcomed us into camp with a big plate of delicious beer battered halibut and blackened halibut. Very friendly people at this camp, and a great place to watch the bald eagles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This review is for the City of Homer campground. There is a commercial site with this same name at the end of the spit (much more expensive and not any nicer for motorhomes). Level gravel parking lot with tight sites right on Kachemak bay and roomier sites just back a little bit. Spectacular views of mountains and glaciers. Many folks stay here with their boats. Fishing cleaning station and dump station available ($2). Easy walking to tourist activities: fishing, flight seeing, bear viewing, water taxis. Bike/walking trail nearby. Watch for eagles on the lampposts. A bit noisy and a somewhat of an industrial feel. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is essentially an all-gravel lot for dry camping right near the deep-water marina and the "fishing hole" on the Homer Spit. It's city-run and has a fish-cleaning station and an inexpensive dump station with potable water available. The city has another similar setup off the Spit near the Post Office. Many sites are separated by old railroad ties and are about 30' wide. "Beachfront" sites aren't lined off and are more appropriate for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This review is for the campground right past the fishing hole. The sites are all back in. Most sites have numbers along the wooden dividers, but the sites along the water front don't seen to all have numbers and most don't have dividers. These are very close. There is a water fill and a dump station. The views are great. Homer is a fishing town and a little touristy. We would stay here again. They need a better layout and a host would be helpful as people were rolling around the dividers. There is no shade. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are three different camping areas on the Spit. The first you come to is Mariner Park on the right at the base of the Spit. The second is across from the Fishing Hole about 3 miles from the base on the right. The third is on the left just past the Fishing Hole. There are portal potties and flush toilets at the Fishing Hole area. There are no showers or dump station, although there is one in town across the highway from the post office. There are some picnic table and homemade fire rings on the beach. Parking is on gravel. If you can do without hookups and don't wish to pay high fees, this is a nice way to go. The views are splendid. You will see everything from tents to high-end motorhomes here. There is a 14-day limit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this campground. We faced the water and the view was fantastic. No problem with the Wi-Fi or cable. We were able to get a satellite signal with no problem. The laundry room was clean with plenty of washers and dryers. It is housed with the showers and has an attendant. Sites were spacious. It is close to the spit and downtown. It is easily the nicest park in Homer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two weeks and were not impressed. It was too crowded and out of control. For the price there were no amenities (just like every other park in Alaska but for a lot more money). Many sites had way more people than the sites could hold. (We saw as many as 12 people in one site). There were ATV's doing donuts on the beach at all hours. Made several calls to management, but no one answered the phone. Price was excessive. There was usually only one employee around, and they usually had a long line at check-in. After caravans started arriving the place calmed down due to more respectful clientele. Alaskans are ruining this park. They come here in everything from tents, to real junk trucks, to toy haulers with no camping portion. (They just wheel out the ATV and sleep in it). The waterfront sites are nice; but buyer beware on any other sites as they are some of the worst, most chaotic, small sites I have ever seen. A trip to Homer is a must, but there are other options that would be just as nice, quieter, and cheaper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very expensive for what is provided. View is amazing. No monitoring of rules as ATV's running up and down beach, unsupervised kids running around with bows & arrows trying to shoot the birds. Cable TV only received 2 channels. Trash was on our site when we checked in. Lots of dogs off leash with irresponsible owners not picking up after them. Very chaotic with loud tenters around campfires all night. This park is the most expensive we have stayed in since leaving the lower 48. Overall not a good experience. Too many negatives to give it a better rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, the park was clean, quiet, & had plenty of room between sites. There wasn't any shade to speak of. Everything in the office/gift shop seemed pricey. This was the most expensive park we stayed at during our 3 week visit ($60+) in Alaska & feel it wasn't worth it compared to other parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 6 nights. The view is awesome, but no better than a few other parks in Homer. The facilities are relatively new and well maintained, I suspect the best in the city. They would have gotten a higher rating if they were more proactive in admitting and fixing the Internet that went from awesome the first 3 days to unusable outside the office the last 3 days. Their rating would have also been better, except I don't feel their price represents value. BTW, they quoted me a military rate and then charged me full price. When asked they said the military rates are only for active duty, but they didn't ask me my military status when we checked in. It's only a $5/night difference, but its the way they managed it that I didn't like. This should be a $45/night park with great facilities. Since leaving our home in FL, this is the most we've paid for any park. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice park, but overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here in a caravan, so I cannot be sure about the cost per night. This is one of my all-time favorite camping experiences. We were parked facing the bay and it was gorgeous. Large sites, easy hookups, pull-in, back out. Paved walking/biking trail next to campground. Loved it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The views in this park are really the strong point for staying here. The sites can be very tight, and are dirt and gravel. If the weather goes bad, the park looses some of the luster. Very popular site on the weekends, especially with the local fishermen. Beach sites sell out quickly. Some road noise as the Spit you are on is not very wide. A 20' sewer hose may be required to reach the sewer connection. Many of the sites are set up for Motor home pull in's. If you back a trailer into the site your hookups may be on the wrong side. That didn't stop folks though, several trailers were there when we were. The little town south of the park has lots of tourist stuff to see and do. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this park and the town of Homer. We had a beach-front site, and there's always something going on when you're on the water. Fantastic views! Great latte's, nice laundry, very helpful staff. Took Homer Air out to Katmai NP to watch bears. Would stay here again in a heart beat! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are backed up to the water with a million dollar view of glaciers and mountains. Park is gravel but has excellent Wi-Fi, cable TV and 50 amp services. We thought the price of $73 a night was rather steep and there are no discounts. We are on the spit and it is a very restful place to be. If we had a generator we would be staying in the sites with no services: as they are cheaper and the view is the same. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park on the spit but it was windy the whole time. Had we not been with a caravan we would have stayed on the mainland away from the wind. Spots were nice and level and wide. Good views of the bay on either side. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If it were not for the price and some road noise we'd rate this park a 10. The Spit W Spots wireless Internet is free for one hour at your RV site and when that hour is over you just click the red Free box again and get another hour free. If you want a faster connection there are options to pay for that. We have stayed at 2 other parks in Homer and agree that this one is the best because of the ease getting in and out, the level sites, the views,the full hookups, cable TV and free wireless Internet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good size gravel sites, great outlook on the inner bay front row. Gravel sites overlook beach, middle row or roadside would definitely not be as good. All services and therefore a premium on the cost. Worth the extra cost for a day or two but that's all most people stay. Downsides, only one dumpster for a large site is not what you'd expect; other than that it's pretty good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best campground in Homer. Friendly staff and nice services in the office (deli, firewood, arrange for travel, etc). The only drawback people may find is the price ($80/night) especially during slow periods where you can easily park almost for free (and some places for free). Easily worth $80 (or more), but with so much competition in Homer with the same incredible views, I think they are overpriced. If it was the only park on the Homer spit, it would be worth $100/night, but with state parks right down the road and many private parks close by, it is expensive. But the only park with full hookups on the spit and the best choice. Wi-fi choices are good. The park does not have free wi-fi (they do, but it does not work anywhere), but use "SPITwSPOT". It is a pay as you go ($10/day to $45/week), but excellent and if you arent balking at the $80/night, then you will be happy with the private wi-fi. If we return to Homer, we will not stay anywhere else .. this is the place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had booked the last three days of the season. They called us to tell us they were going to close two days early. We had plenty of time to book the other nights elsewhere, so we appreciated the advance notice. The park was spacious, and we had a beautiful beach front site. Weather was really bad the night we were here, so we paid the price of being out on the spit by being buffeted around by high winds. Probably would have been less of a problem if there were more motorhomes around us. Location is everything, but the price is pretty high for what you actually get. Wi-Fi was marginal. They say it only works in the office and certain sites. We had it, but it was pretty weak. Sites are level, hookups are top notch. If you can walk a mile each way, shopping and dining are within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The park has many great waterfront sites with spectacular views of Kachemak Bay and glaciers along the far shoreline. The sites have plenty of space and we were able to stretch out and enjoy our stay with our grandchildren. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, new park right on the water, and next to "The Fishing Hole" on the Homer Spit. Waterfront sites have picnic tables and a great view. As the previous poster said, it would have been a 10 if the cost had been more reasonable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful park. Okay, it's just gravel and there are no picnic tables, but the view is unbeatable. It's also very windy. In May, we paid $65 for one night in an oceanfront site, and the price is higher in peak season. To keep out people who aren't staying at the campground, they have an attendant in the shower/laundry room and he hands out towels! Immaculate. The free WiFi was weak to non-existent, and so we plugged in to the DSL in the lobby. Friendly and helpful staff. Not rated higher since the price is so high, prohibitive for a long stay. Activities on the Spit are within walking distance, although it's a bit of a hike. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Electric hookups only, gravel lots, narrow in width. View of ocean is great, not a beach, but a shale shore with many rocks. Believe it or not this is a good deal price-wise for the area. But after seeing Homer once, we won't be back, really not much there other than a few shops and charter fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Waterfront sites with views of the mountains across the inlet, and a location near the shops of the Spit are the highlight of this camp. It is a gravel parking lot with relatively narrow sites that are barely level. Our site had neither water nor sewer hookups, but the electricity worked well. WiFi did not work at all. The bathrooms were always nice and clean, though they were old and dingy. Showers cost a dollar, but were unmetered and had plenty of hot water. Laundry facilities were convenient and well maintained. The dump station in a prominent place in the center of the campground was frequently busy this 4th of July weekend, many times with rental RVs whose drivers were not particularly careful about using it hygienically. Price was high for what we got, but everything in Alaska is expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice view of the ocean, worker very polite. We only got electric but the view made up for it! Close to eating places to walk to. Being at end of the spit the traffic noise was not a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had great views of the water, the quaint town was great, shopping and food good too. Activity at the fishing docks were interesting. In the campground the Wi-Fi was not so good! Pretty much the reason why we left for another RVP. Employees were very nice and accommodating for our early departure. Still would recommend it if you don't need internet connection or don't want to pay the high price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a review for the TRUE Homer Spit Campground, almost at the end of Homer Spit, on the right, just past the Salty Dawg Saloon. If you want true Alaska campground, near the action on the Spit, then this is the place for you. Easy walking distance to restaurants (Finn's Pizza) and fishing charters. A menu of various prices for campsites is posted, ranging from tent / dry camping at $30 a night to waterfront sites for $52. We were in a non-waterfront, back-in site, across from the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Kodiak Island. You will track fine black gravel in your rig. There are no water hook-ups, so make sure your water tank is full. There is a dump station and a hose to fill your water tanks if needed. There are ample washrooms / toilets and unlimited showers for 1 dollar. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is to let others know this campground is not big rig friendly and does not have the hookups shown on the internet. We had made a reservation for a pull-through site for 3 nights based on information we'd read on the internet. This information said there were TV hookups, water, and electric- full hook-ups. When we went to check in we were told there was central water, a dump, and no TV for $42, and we were shown a spot which was so tight we doubted we could open our slide outs. The lady was very nice and after looking at the printed information I showed her she suggested we cancel our reservation and call Heritage if we wanted full hookups and cable. She said she was going to tell the owner about the incorrect information that had been posted on the web. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The gravel parking was tight and the layout of the park was difficult to follow. The laundry facilities were good and clean. There is no shade in the park. It is conveniently located to the activities in Homer. One can walk to most places. Two dogs were left in an RV next to us whenever the owners left and they would bark when anybody or thing walked buy. A real nuisance in the early morning. The Halibut fishing was excellent. I thought it was a little on the expensive side. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Gravel campground with great ocean and mountain views. Helpful, friendly staff. We ended up staying 10 days even though we only came for 3 and had to move and dump once. Short walk to shopping area and boat harbor. Picnic table and fire pit at every site. Excellent laundry room. Very clean shower rooms are cleaned twice a day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a busy and often noisy place, reservations are a good idea. Campsites are small, picnic tables and some fire rings provided. Front row on the beach have no hookups. We had a site in the next row, slightly elevated, spectacular view over the tenters. Bathrooms were clean and kept filled with supplies including hand soap. Showers, $1, were excellent. This is an old campground and not spiffy, but the people are great and if you want electricity on the Spit, this is the place to go. We stayed here 2 weeks and were very happy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a city campground (parking area) right on the Bay out on the Homer Spit. It is the first campground that you come to (on the right) as you enter the Spit. At first glimpse, it is not very appealing as it is a gravel lot on the Bay with somewhat disorganized camping. The spaces are not marked, so you stake out your own space. Often it is tight between spaces, sometimes with wide spacing, depending on how folks park and what space you can stake out. Even though we were not attracted at first, we came to really like this campground. It has views right on the bay with your own beach with lots of activity, such as wind surfing. We think that is the best of the city campgrounds on the spit. There are no hookups of any kind. There are no dumps or fresh water fill, but there are two city dumps within a couple of miles. For $70 per night you can get the same type of view with full hookups at a commercial campground a little further out on the spit. We elected to spend $15 and use our generator. There is some noise from the road, which is close by, but the main sound is of the ocean. Yes, it is pretty much unregulated and you do hear generators at non-generator hours, but that is not really much of an issue. The main feature is the Bay. Our Verizon phone worked well, but the Verizon data plan (MiFi) did not work. It is on the open so our satellite worked well here. Visiting Homer again, we would stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is what you expect for a city campground, no hookups but an inexpensive place to stay. If you get parked facing the ocean it is a great view. Negatives are the road is noisy till after the shops close on the spit and of course the usual inconsiderate campers that you have every where you go. Quiet time is 11pm -7am and some fired up generators at 5am. If noise is not a problem it's a cheap place to stay and you can stay at least 7 days. If you pull out though you will certainly lose your spot, it's like vultures on a kill site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are no really great campgrounds on Homer Spit. All are close quartered gravel parking lots, so we boondocked in the City campground looking out right on the bay. There are no assigned sites so you don't have to be congested and confined. Plenty of room and a great view if you like dry camping with no services. We would probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has spectacular marine views. Harbor seals floating out front; bald eagles hunting over beach. Close to charter boats/restaurants. It's also close to town/restaurants/stores. See "Welcome to Homer" Overlook just north of town: remarkable view! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great site to boondock with others. Right on the beach and between the spit and town, walking distance from everything. The only services here are porta-johns, but who cares. The price was right, the ocean was gorgeous, the views were unbelievable, and the other campers were nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you don't mind boon docking, this is a great place. It's a large, open gravel area with fairly level sites right on the beach, if you're there early enough. Camping is on a first come/first serve basis. There is plenty of room to maneuver big rigs and there are no lined sites-just pull in, set up and enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and mountains. This campground is at the base of the Spit so it is a short drive to either the eclectic collection of shops and businesses on the Spit or to the town of Homer. We sat at our campfire and watched eagles and sea otters. I talked to 2 different people who had moved to Mariner from one with electricity but who were crammed together and one who moved here from the nearly empty $80 full hook-up campground-both campgrounds are further down the Spit. There is some road noise but you'll get that at any campground on the Spit. My only complaint is the area in the middle of the gravel lot is full of rough potholes. We would love to return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Dry camping on the beach with great views. I gave a rating of 6 because there is no one there to enforce any rules. The group camping next to us played loud music until after 1:00 in the morning. There is no campground host. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is strictly boon-docking, but the view is amazing. See saw eagles on the beach and otters in the water. This is the nicest city park on the spit. I am writing this review while being connected to the city-wide free WiFi at my site.There are two dump and fresh water stations available nearby. A city employee stops by several times a day to check on things. The fee is $15 a night or $95 a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great spot, cheap, view to die for, one the beach, walk every morning, sit in front seats of coach and watch eagles, shore birds, and otters play and feed. Two water and dump station in Homer. This is a city camp ground, there are 3 on the spit, there are other campgrounds but cost so much, and for what? A must stay if you are in Homer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a big gravel/dirt parking lot that the city allows for camping. You can camp on the beach in a tent or you can park your RV so you can face the ocean. Not a lot of space between RV's but everyone respects each others space. There are no real assigned spaces. There is a ranger that comes around to check to make sure everyone is ok and doing whats supposed to be done. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Originally we wanted to stay on the Homer Spit - we thought that was the way to go. Instead we stayed here and we are glad we did. This park does not have the traffic and noise as do the parks on the spit. This park is close to Old Town Homer and within walking distance to the visitors center, islands & ocean center and more. The gift shop is very nice and the staff is friendly. The view is beautiful. We stayed for 8 days in site #60. We were stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The view is great and the park was quiet enough for the week we stayed here. The sites are not real close together but close enough that your neighbors and their dogs can irritate you if they stay outside and talk for half the night. The not so great part is the size of the roads, as we had to shimmy our little 33 foot Winnebago into our back-in spot. We watched some people give up trying to back their 35 foot 5th wheels into a tight spot with very little turning space to do so. Some just gave up. And there were pull-thrus available, but apparently not given out for some reason. The pull-thru are really just back to back sites in the center of the park so if one side of all the pull-thrus (about 20) is full then there are really no pull-thru sites available. The park has a leash law as does the town of Homer but as we all know, dog owners think these leash laws apply to everyone but them. So I had to tell a few people to leash their dogs while here, as I know the park owners can’t police the park 24/7. The Wi-Fi is ok depending on how many people are on it. I would stay here again if in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our review might be a little prejudiced as we were assigned a nice wide and long pull through site separate from the main park. The afternoon check-in person was friendly and helpful. The woman working in the evening was surly and rude. Laundry was woefully inadequate for this size of a park, 4 washers and 4 dryers. Other than that, a very nice place with a beautiful view of the inlet. Would definitely stay here again, providing I had a space in the same part of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay here. The park is gravel and took some leveling of our 5th wheel, but the view was worth it. We were close enough to the water of the bay to watch the tide come in and out. They have a gift shop and close to the harbor and the spit. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park needs some tender loving care. Sites are tight in every direction and not level. Utilities worked well and are placed properly. Park is good for easy access to all that Homer offers. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice views of bay. The rate is for 7 nights (50amps/FHU) with a Good SAMs discount. The sites were very tight and short. Since the campground layout is on uphill slope we didn't feel that cramped. Many dogs running free. A trash can and post at the entrance of every site made it difficult to park RV at times. Staff is very friendly. Office has a very nice gift store with decent prices. Park is away from all the hustle and bustle of the spit crowd. You can walk down to the adjoining beach, but the path needs work to be safe. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is similar to all the parks I saw in Homer, simply a parking lot with utilities. But it did not seem as dense, and the terraced slots helps to minimize that aspect. We were fortunate and ended up up towards the bottom with just a fabulous view of the bay. So much better than the wind and bedlam on the spit. Ferry works out well, however it is $10 per day per person, so can be a little expensive. Location is great for walking town, shopping, museums and down to beach! Staff was terrific and the place was really very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was a refreshing change from the "parking lots" we had been in. Grass at almost every site, incredibly gorgeous views, and staff that were friendly, helpful and so very nice. We stayed a week and then extended for a few more days because we liked it so much. They helped us to arrange a fishing trip and a visit to Katmai. They even helped us to find the best value by making calls for us!!! We will stop here ANY time were are near and may come back specifically to stay here. We just loved it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would highly recommend this park. For one thing the view is spectacular, we were in a site 4 from the water. The Wi-Fi is fantastic compared to what we had at Homer Spit, you get right on to the web with no problem. Laundry is great. Didn't use the restroom or showers, so no comment about that. The staff is very nice. We had a not-so-good experience with the Trolley, the man that was called to fill in wasn't what we expected, so they gave us a free ride with the man that was their normal driver. Also, they had a 4th of July celebration at the park, (rain or shine). It was a pot luck, so everyone brought a side dish and they provided deep fried halibut, hamburgers, and hot dogs will all of the fixings. Also they had a raffle (no cost) and many of us received gifts. Very much a family setting, even in the rain. I would recommend this place to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice view away from traffic, much closer to museum, grocery store and walking paths. Staff is friendly and helpful, even with a caravan here for part of our stay. There was plenty of room and we had no problem backing in to our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some sites are not level, therefore difficult to level your unit depending on size. The manager allowed us to change sites as the original site was not adequate for a 40 ft motorhome. Some difficulty in getting into some sites with larger units. Staff was helpful. Inadequate cable system, Wi-Fi works OK. Would probably stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on weekly rate, pay for 6 nights and the 7th is free. Difficult to see park from the road, and we drove past then had to turn around and drive back. Sites are on a steep hill and while they are level, access to each site is limited by the road being quite narrow and vehicles extending onto it. Full hookup sites are either back-in or back to back. They do try to use the back to back sites as big rig pull through's. Showers and restrooms were clean considering the number of people staying at the park. We will opt for the Homer Spit experience the next time we are Homer, as this park is a long way away from the spit, though it doesn't have the wind the Spit does. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is one of the poorest that we stayed at during our Alaskan trip. The sites are extremely narrow, short, and grossly misrepresented. We had made reservations for three nights. There were no refunds available, as we were going to move. There were large motorhomes on either side of us, both with slideouts, when the slideouts were extended, we barely had room to open our entrance door. If we would have had a slideout, it would not have been possible to use it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is a nice view, all things worked, most site are used as back-ins. We had no problem leveling at our site If you requested a pull-through they appear to give you the back to back back-ins what the rate is for these is unclear. The back-ins are somewhat tight for big units 40' plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good location with views from all sites. If you want 50amps the rate is 50/night. Though cable is advertised it is necessary to get a converter box from the office and connect it to the rear of your TV. The only significant drawback to the park is that the interior road is not paved and the dust generated by those inconsiderate #$&^@ is bothersome. Given the constant wind buffeting encountered at the spit, this park will continue to be my choice when in Homer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$45 is posted rate, we were part of a caravan. Other recent reviews hit it pretty much on the head. Great views, but a tight park. Took a little work to level. We got our Wi-Fi through a free network, something like SPITwSPOTS. Spit as in the Homer Spit, worked pretty good but will kick you off after an hour. It is provided by Homer. There are also lots of HOMER networks that we could get, but they all charged. Laundry here is 4 washers / 4 dryers. If you are on your own and self contained, go right down on the Spit and see if you can get into the muni campground there. $10 no hookups. There was also a small CG with electric only for $20. The Spit is where all the action is and there are lots of places down there. Watch out for the one high end park that was $80 a night and almost empty while we were here. 11 in our group did the half day halibut fishing and all had there 2 fish limit before 10:00 am. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice and well-maintained park. It overlooks the Kachemak Bay and Kenai mountain range. The staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are sloped and we had to put blocks under the jacks on one side of the RV to level it, which made the entry step high. There wasn't a lot of room to park the car next to the RV. We would stay here again, the view was worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park with a good view. We enjoyed Homer and the beautiful scenery there. The rv park was handy and had full hook up sites which we liked. It was a bit expensive though. Great people, and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A clean and well-run park with terrific views. Sites are right on top of each other so big MHs may need some extra maneuvering to get in and out. Our lot was not very level (required digging a divot for one side while raising the other). Our sewage hookup was uphill of our site by a few inches, which meant some extra mechanics to drain our tanks. The view was among the best we had for all of the RV parks we visited in Alaska (6 altogether). We camped here in a Motorhome.
As far as views go, this is a great spot to camp. We were only one site away from a true Ocean View, but the view from the bluff was great. It is a short bike ride or drive to the spit and downtown Homer. Why not a higher rating? I had to hike up the big hill to the washroom to get the Wi-Fi to work. And the cost is a little too high. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites overlook the bay and if you walk to the shore you can see "The Spit". You will see many eagles go by. It was quiet with acceptable room. The wifi worked well in the laundry room for free or you could pay and use the town system at your site. You can stay here for about half the cost of out on the spit and only be about 5 minutes away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Prior to taking our trip to Alaska to celebrate my son's 10th wedding anniversary with his family I did my due diligence on-line to secure the best sites for our trip. I made my reservation and confirmed a beach view site on March 9th, 2007. I called several times prior to our arrival to make sure that the reservation was set and we would have the site we wanted. When we arrived on July 17th, 2007 after travelling 4,500 miles from Michigan we were informed that the site we reserved in March, 2007 had been double booked. The young girl behind the counter was very apologetic, but that did not make up for the fact that we were given a take it or leave it offer to move to another site after multiple calls to confirm the reservation. The owner showed up later and when confronted with our disappointment, she did nothing to make things right. In fact, she accused me of being a liar and said that we had reserved the site after the current occupants. Too bad she had not been there earlier when the young woman behind the counter told us that we had just recently been bumped for the current occupants. The owner did not offer any discount for her mistake and we were extremely disappointed. The sites are very narrow and we did not have much room to use in the site we were given. We only stayed one night and moved to Heritage RV park on the spit the next day. Heritage is more expensive, but at least the folks that work there are honest. If you don't mind being bumped or fighting for a site that has been double booked then this is the place to go. Otherwise, there are many other options in Homer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Probably the nicest campground in Homer. Sites are level, terraced into a hill leading down toward the bay with excellent views of the bay and “the Spit” and a trail down to the beach. Free Wi-Fi on their patio. Some folks might prefer camping on “the Spit”, but it was too crowded, too windy and too dusty for our liking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great views from some sites. The free WiFi didn't reach most of the park. Excellent cable TV. We looked at all the other parks in town, and this was the best. Walk to the beach (though not on the Spit). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park mostly on a slope so each site is at a different level. Good view of the mountains across the bay. Road & sites are gravel. Most are back in sites, with garbage cans at each one. There is a nice deck for group or family gatherings - with a view. Safeway is just up the street; Homer spit is driving distance. Supposedly wi-fi but ours didn't hook up; we didn't check with the office to see if a special code was necessary (cause we have our own.) We'd come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful view. The terracing of the sites down the hill makes each site VERY narrow. This is not a place to sit outside your RV and enjoy the view - no room. We had a site at the bottom of the hill, so we got a good view and could sit outside, but the hike up the hill was tough. The laundromat ate my money and the office wasn't opened until around 10 a.m. (in late May). Someone came by looking for the owner while I was waiting, and he said she operates on "Homer Time". We didn't want to stay the second night we'd planned and moved to the Heritage RV Park on the Spit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location is great--walking distance to most Spit businesses, just across from the marina. Hosts were nice and helpful. Basic sites. The store included RV supplies, and free borrowing of DVDs. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is on the spit in Homer and is located on the same road that the small boat harbor is on. The sites are long but not wide, will accept a rig of any length but once your slides are out there isn't a lot of room either side. Basically you back in 15 feet off Freight Dock road. This park is basically a place to back in and spend the night. We used it as a base and spent our time away. Not our first choice for a park in Homer, but not bad given the choices available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.