This park is located in Old Kenai close to restaurants, the museum, and the visitors center. Right on the bluff overlooking the Kenai River inlet. Clean park, sites are kinda tight, cable and Wi-FI worked fine, sites were level. You want the bluff sites for the great views of Mt. Redoubt. Very nice owner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The host was friendly and accommodating. Within walking distance to the Visitors Center, good restaurants, the Old Town Walking Tour, and the Beach. Loved to watch the eagles soar over the bluff daily. Room for exercise by walking the dogs. Sites are typical of Alaska, close together and gravel. Wi-Fi was OK and cable TV worked fine. Site was level with a nice view of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet volcanoes and glaciers. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park personnel were friendly and courteous. Prices were high for most everything (Ice $2.75, firewood, pay to plug in freezers $3.00/day). Sites are very small in width and length. Best option if you are making a reservation is to add ten feet to your rig, then you might have room to park your vehicle in front of the trailer. It is basically a parking lot with hookups and no Walmart. It was okay for us because our main was goal was to net salmon. A fish cleaning station is available. There is a lot of vehicle traffic in the park well up until midnight. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Should be renamed to Tern Terrace, no whales or any other sea-life seen in three days, not that we were not looking a lot! Showers good, laundry expensive even for Alaska prices. Office personnel very helpful, however. If we return to the area we would stay at one of the parks in Soldotna instead, way over priced for a gravel lot in a small, small town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cable is poor...static, water was a light brown...had to go buy a filter. Internet was very slow...2 bars and took a while to log on and occasionally got kicked off due to weak signal. Tight for our 36 foot motor home. The view was good but didn't see any Beluga Whales (maybe too early in the year)? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beluga Lookout RV Park is an excellent park with a magnificent view of the Kenai River flowing into Cooks Inlet. You can see the tides come in and out along with the fishing boats. The bluffs are for everyone to use, they have benches to sit on and enjoy the view.The owner is very friendly and helpful. We had a great time staying here and would recommend this park to everyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a RV park, it's a fishing camp. If you're not fishing don't stay here. There are nicer RV parks in the area. And cheaper. Even with Good Sam it was $50 a night. The most expensive in Alaska so far. When they say it's near "old town" they mean there are run down apartments on 2 sides. When you read narrow sites believe it. We walked out our front door right into our neighbors sewer hookup. Not very pleasant. There's maybe 24 inches between our slide and our neighbors to the left. No way can you put an awing out or sit outside. And don't be fooled about seeing the mountains, the inlet or the river. Unless you walk to the bluffs all you'll see is the RV next to you. Even the sites advertised as "with a view" look through a thick stand of trees. They have free cable TV, but you need a converter for it to work with HD TV's and you won't have HD when you hook it up. If you're not fishing and you're bigger than 30 feet: STAY AWAY FROM THIS PARK! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park we OK, only thing was it was TIGHT for a big rig. We were in a caravan and it was hard getting us all in. Most of us had to park our cars in another place away from our RV's. Spaces were just long enough for the RV's. Nice view overlooking bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean park with great views. Excellent management. Above average Wi-Fi. Good beach access and nice walking. Looks right out on the volcanoes of Cook Inlet. Sunsets are fantastic. Sites are a bit narrow. The staff tries to spread folks out, which helps. We'd stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would rate higher if sites were wider. I was less than a foot from one side and the steps were up against the site line on the other side. (I have slides on both sides) View is great and cable is excellent. Wi-Fi is above average. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
WOW, what a view!!!! Now we are BIG, 3 slide-outs, on a 40 ft. 5th. wheel, pulled by a BIG Volvo Truck. We had no problems either parking or enjoying our week there. The TV was a very slight hassle, but to be able to watch Fox news, it was well worth it. A definite go back to campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have a mixed impression of this RV park: The view from the bluff overlooking Cook's Inlet is impressive; the pull-through sites were narrow, but our wide-body (no slides) 36' class A and towed car did just fit. However, to use their cable TV, you have to go through a real hassle: you have to put a $225 deposit down (credit card impression) to obtain an 18"X12"X3" converter box that has to be connected inside your RV to your "antenna" cable, then another cable to your TV. For those of us with built-in TV's, it means that we had to pull out the TV, hope that the cable is long enough to connect to the box, a place to set it, then attach another cable to the TV. It finally worked, but was a real pain. Laundry was clean, as were the showers and the bathrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had reservations to stay here for 2 night, we had mechanical problems and wanted to alter our plans. The man that answered the phone was a jerk and charged my credit card for the stay. This place is a problem We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would not stay at this park again. I just read some of the previous reviews, and wish I had read them prior to staying at this RV parking lot. I fully agree with the other reviews: the sites were way too small. There were only about 5 sites with a good view of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. The only view in the rest of the sites was the other RVs. Our site was a pull-through, but was not long enough for our 33 foot motorhome and tow car. We had to park the car beside the cab of our motorhome, and there was less than two feet between the car and our neighbor. Also, the neighbor's sewer hose was about 3 feet from our door. It's amazing that the state with the largest land mass in the USA has the most cramped RV parks. This RV park was not the only one like this we encountered in Alaska. They are not RV parks; they are RV parking lots. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park to take it easy. The owners were very nice, and there was a nice small shop also. Sites were pretty tight, but I spent most of my free time at the overlook of the inlet and the Kenai River. It is an easy walk into town or down on the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The view was a 10; the sites a 2. You "turn your coffee pot off next door", does that tell you how close the sites were. Step out the door and there is your neighbors sewer hose. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is NOT BIG RIG friendly as advertized. However, it is big rig possible. You can barely put out your slides and no one has enough space to deploy awnings, not even the small window awnings. I felt like I was in a middle seat between 2 fat folks. The WiFi is weak if not impossible at sites however it is available in lodge and pavilion at no charge and it is fast. The setting for this park is beautiful and if you are in a smaller rig or a big rig with no slide rooms you will probably enjoy this park. There is beach access a short distance away and there are benches and tables to enjoy the view. Laundry was clean and $1.50 for both wash and dry. Cable TV was good and included many channels. Not all sites have 50 amp service. The larger sites seemed to only have 30 amp service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The first row of this campground has an outstanding view of the Kenai River as it enters the Cook Inlet, but the entire campground has the narrowest sites I have ever seen. Our neighbors sewer connection was 3 ft from our steps, the only view we had were trailers, we had to be careful not to hit our neighbors rig when opening the door of our truck, I even had to back out of our pull-through site when leaving because there was no way we could squeeze out through the front. And to top that off, the day we left was the start of the Dip Net fishing season, so he raised his rates from $30 to $45, which we heard from another camper a week later was increased to $55. Never again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is overpriced for a large gravel parking lot. The sites are narrow, could hardly get our slides out, people park on the road making it narrow. You need to be an experienced driver if you want to get your big rig in and out without damage. There is a lot of noise going on at night until about midnight, where is the management to enforce quiet hours? They advertise wi-fi, but didn't work when we were there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel parking lot typical of Alaska parks. Tightly packed. Stunning scenery and views of Cook Inlet, Kenai River, Mountain range and Volcanoes to the west. Park on a bluff overlooking the Cook Inlet. Very large lounge in building, nice folks. Close to Russian Orthodox church and museum. Bluff is a bit unstable which makes you nervous parking on it. We did see Beluga whales chasing the salmon into the Kenai river. Worth it
for the scenery. We camped here in a camper.
This state park was remote, very attractive, and had lots of mosquitoes (more than lots). The sites are all dry and back in; perhaps 1/4 would accommodate our 36 ft RV. Only pit toilets and no showers. We found a lovely site and were able to get level and stayed two nights. Could hardly see the people in the next site for all the vegetation. A hike to beach was great and the tidal fluctuation fascinating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Per the previous reviewers, this campground is about the view. Note however, that the views are not available from the campground itself. You will need to walk a short distance for the view (and also to the beach). The camping spaces are along a narrow road in a thickly wooded area, and very few of them (if any) seem level. Also, there are no pull-throughs that we saw. Only a few of the back-in sites could tolerate a 40' RV, and then it would be tight. And keep in mind that the thick woods will mean lots of mosquitoes. So, be aware of the trade-offs. Also, if you stay here and do go down to the beach area, be aware of the tide patterns for that day and don't assume that you can just watch the tide coming in and beat it to shore. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW!!! This is a beautiful SRA (state recreational area). If you camp on the side overlooking the bay you see snow covered volcanoes across Cook Inlet. It is magnificent. You can hear the tide coming in and out. It is a peaceful, quiet park. You are enclosed in cattle parsnips. Restrooms are vault toilets, there are no showers, but there's $5.00 wood and campfires. And THE VIEW! You can go down and walk along the beach and enjoy the coast line. STAY AT THIS PARK. We have recommended it to several people and all have liked it. Oh, one other thing: watch out for the black bears. One was shot getting in to a person's camper just last week!! The view is worth it!!! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We were in this park during dip netting season and the stink was awful. Fish cleaning stations had fish guts hanging out of buckets, pools of bloody water. Trash was overflowing. Sites are sand and dirt. Staff is friendly, park very busy. Glad we were only there for 2 days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was disappointed. The area we were in was adjacent to the highway, in a four rig buddy site with a giant fire pit in the center. The sites were mostly gray dirt separated by large concrete highway dividers, giving it the feel of a truck stop. Lots of fire wood was available adjacent to a hulk of an abandoned two story building “yet to be completed”. The front area by the office is a little nicer. Very glad we didn’t stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A ton of activities provided. Owners are very involved and are eager to please. When it isn't raining it can get dusty. Wi-Fi was a big problem but they keep working on it. There is no cable TV, but if you have Dish Network, they have it available at the sites, as if it were cable. Although it was not our type of park, we would probably come back if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, and 50 amp power. Wifi worked well in coach. Easy to go to Soldotna or Kenai. There is a deck overlooking the river and its wildlife. Showers are private room with sink, john, and mirror plus shower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A really wonderful experience! This is a multi-generational family operation run by really nice people. Sites are level, spacious, and easy to maneuver in and out of. The view of the Kenai River from the observation deck is a huge bonus. Rest rooms and showers (no charge) were among the best and cleanest we found on our trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Diamond M Ranch is a family run campground that is equally close to the cities of Kenai as well as Soldotna. Friendliness as well as comradarie are this campgrounds main assets. They offer organized summer activities such as campfire socials, hiking excursions, and clam digging trips, as well as a fish cleaning station and freezer space for fish that you catch. They also have a community satellite dish for dishnetwork subscribers, and I understand they are working on direct tv as well. One plus is they will allow a person to wash their cars as well as rv as long as you conserve water, this is huge plus when traveling! The owners are currently working on the property, and it does not have the polish some campgrounds have, but if you are looking for an affordable place, especially on longer term stays, with a friendly atmosphere, then this park is worth looking into. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is no longer in business. We drove by the lot where it used to be, but the buildings are barely standing, and the area that used to be the RV sites is overgrown. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great little RV park. The park and bathrooms are immaculate. Picnic tables have a pot of flowers on them after check-in. The park is 2 blocks from the Cook Inlet overlook and is located within the Kenai historic district. The owner is a little "quirky" but his wife more than makes up for it. If the Wi-Fi had worked during our stay we would rate it a "10." We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great little park. Neat, tidy, and well maintained by a friendly couple. Lovely, level sites with grass in between and a neat table. It even has a potted plant on it. Certainly would return if we are ever back in this area. It's a gem! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice little park in old town Kenai. Small campground, but it is well maintained. Bathrooms are older but clean. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We concur with all 3 previous reviews. Sadly, it seems that the nearby Beluga park gets most of the business. The rusty water seems to be a phenomenon throughout Kenai as we noticed it at the visitor center too. Very nice owner who hugged us goodbye. He is native Hawaiian and speaks with a heavy accent, a little difficult on the phone. The adjacent Burger Bus is a can't miss stop. The bluff overlooking Cook Inlet in a small park is just a block away and makes for a nice walk with the pooch. This campground has grass between all sites, and each site has a picnic table. The owner gave us a flower basket to enjoy during our stay. The restrooms and showers are fine. Would come back in heartbeat if in town again. Price paid is minus the 6% sales tax. There is a dentist located next door if needed: nice guy, retired military. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small park and we were the first customers of the season. There is a road on two sides of the park but the traffic is next to nothing. You can walk to the bluff for a sea view, also old town and the visitors center are within a block. Be sure and go to the visitors center. They have wonderful displays from the area including "spirit stones" from Captain Cook State Park just north of Keni. Its on a dead end road going north. Do not miss going to the park and walking the beach. You can also see the oil platforms. Spend two nights here and move on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If there was such a thing as a boutique RV park then this would be it. 12 sites with good spacing just a block from the bluff. The owners go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Espresso Bar on site and the Burger Bus around the corner. An excellent location and very quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Small park one block from the bay. Owners on site are very friendly and helpful. They even have an espresso stand on site! Plus the Burger Bus one block over for great hamburgers. We chose this park after reading mediocre reviews of nearby Beluga Park. Too true. (Those spaces are much too close together. If you don't rent a higher price view lot, you are closed in). Rate here is based on $200/week, then add $12 tax. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We picked this park because they're close to Beluga without the higher rates. They do not give discounts for memberships but, do for weekly or monthly stays. They also have a few seasonal residents. Very popular among the fishing crowd. The historic district is a short 2 block walk away. The Hamburger Bus is just around the corner. The visitor's center is about 3-4 blocks away. Very convenient from this campground. The campground is VERY small. However, you do have more space than is available at Beluga. Slides our and awnings are not a problem. If you're over 40', you'll fit in a site but, your toad will likely be parked either in the next site or in an adjacent parking lot. Water pressure is good but flow is poor - probably due to old/small feed lines. Also, there seems to be rust in the lines as the water has that color. Shooting an Internet satellite from this campground is not a problem from any site. We would come here again because it's the best deal in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.