I fear I do not have much to say about this park. It was clean and tidy and quiet. Total lack of trees so no privacy at all. The laundry was expensive (per my wife). The staff was friendly. The gift shop was well stocked with souvenirs but, I do not recall it having any supplies that one might NEED. It may have, I just do not recall. We chose it for the location and it delivered what we expected for a fair price. All the hook ups worked well. The catv channel choice was very limited. Spots were level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicest RV park in the area. All back in sites but plenty of room to maneuver. Utilities all worked fine, including internet. Minor Cable TV. Easy to find just off the Sterling Highway. Good laundry facilities but very busy at times. Has a very small fenced area for dogs, but nice and grassy. Plenty of fish and clam cleaning facilities and the added bonus of charter fishing office on site. We were here for a week and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was nice, and the park was well situated to be easy to find, and close to facilities in the village. The full hookup sites were easy to access, but there were drainage trenches dug in the campground road that were very difficult to negotiate. If you need to use the campground showers, the charge is $2.00. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not as advertised. Were expecting friendly helpful staff that would help a visitor to Alaska learn about various charters and fishing available. Not so. Lady at check in was unfriendly and unhelpful. Site was very run down and we had to drive down a steep hill of the road into our site. We scraped our hitch up on this embankment. We ended up not even booking charter with them at all as they were so unfriendly. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are a lot of deep pot holes at the entrance of the park and there are also two ditches you have to drive over to get to sites. They advertise 50 amp service but my volt meter is almost in the red most of the time and all I have on is TV, water heater and computers. The WiFi is POOR, we have been booted off several times a day and we're close to the office where the antenna is located. Their main business is fishing charters and the RV park seems to be second. I don't believe I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Contrary to the other reviews of Alaskan Angler RV Resort and Cabins I had an extremely poor experience with the campground. My complaints can be summed up in 5 areas, as follows. (1) The bathrooms were insufficient for the size of that park. 4 toilets for that large of a park is not near enough. These bathrooms also had a continual stench that made using the facilities extremely unpleasant. (2) The showers had absolutely no ventilation causing the entire inside of the bathroom to become wet when a warm shower was taken. These showers also did not have a dry place to get dressed/undressed without your undergarments and pants getting soaking wet. Every night there was a 10 to 20 minute line for the showers, indicating that there were not enough shower facilities for the size park as well. Along with the wet walls, the showers and shower rooms stood in water. (3) The laundry room was also not large enough for the size of the park. At all times all of the washers and the majority of the dryers were being used. (4) The park offers reservations for fishing charters, online these charters seem great, however they are not what they are billed as, they actually do not offer any charters for salmon fishing from the park, they contract with other guides that are between 45 minutes and an hour drive from the park. This drive must be made by the customer, something that was not mentioned at the time of the reservations. We happened to get charters on days that the guides admitted were bad days due to commercial fishing regulations or high tides, once again something that was not mentioned at the time of the reservation. (5) We also had a change of plans and the park refused to work with us at all in terms of a discount or refund for the days we were not going to be using. We paid for 9 days, but due to the poor facilities and customer service we only stayed 3, no refund was given, the office refused to even discuss anything to help out the customer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is to update prior reports. This is a nice park with large chunks of gravel for interior roads as well as the sites. The park delivers on all it's advertised for. The staff is super nice, the park is nice and neat. Their cable TV delivers 8 channels like TBS, TNT, USA, Discovery, CNN, Fox News, etc and you can pickup MSM out of Anchorage via trailer antenna but it's very fuzzy. WiFi works very well and showers and toilet areas are extremely clean. The pay showers are private unisex rooms and for $2 you get 8 minutes of water. They offer charter fishing for either halibut/cod or salmon right here in the park. Its just far enough off the highway so there's not much road noise. There is not an ocean view. The food on Ninilchik beach at The Boardwalk Cafe is good and the view of volcanoes across Cook Inlet is terrific. If you want to extend your stay as we did, they bend over backward to work with you. We'd return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a small RV park that is a gravel lot which is located just a few hundred yards from the harbor for the Ninilchik fishing boats. As a result, there are lots of eagles in the area. All spaces are back-in, in a single row, and you just have to walk across the road to be on the beach. On a clear day, the view across the water is gorgeous. All of the hook-ups run along the back of your RV site, so in my case, I needed 20 ft (3 sections) of sewer hose. You can pick up a few channels of TV via your antenna, but there is no Wi-Fi (other than via a smart phone). We enjoyed our relaxed time here and would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this little gem while out sightseeing in our towed. The site is a gravel lot that has what you need, electricity, water, sewer and decent TV reception. The attraction is the view and the hosts. They escort you to your site and easy back in. The view out your front is incredible. All four volcanoes are right across the Cook inlet 50 to 80 miles away. On a clear day you can see Mt. Redoubt venting steam. On low tide you can go clamming for Razor clams. Behind you is a stream for Salmon fishing that we saw several fish harvested from. Bald eagles soar the air above you and frequent the beach and stream. A general store is only a couple miles away for your shopping needs. The hosts were great and full of knowledge and very helpful. They prefer adults only in their park to keep the ambiance quiet. Great views and hosts, we'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground hosts really maintains this state park in top condition. It was nice to see the old dilapidated outhouse had been replaced with a sturdy new facility. I was very surprised to see that the beach campground below had been washed away. There was also a new restriction on clam limits. The one item I did not appreciate was the notice that clam cleaning was no longer allowed in the campground. This must definitely be rescinded. There is no decent place on the beach for clam cleaning. I don't know whether this was a state approved rule or whether the campground hosts had prepared the notice. Either way, it must go. It is still a well kept secret campground. But with the demise of the beach campground, the view campground is now crowded. I will stay here again once the clam population returns, and the clam cleaning policy disappears. I had to pay a nightly rate of $1, but I stayed here free with a camping pass. We camped here in a Tent.
Beautiful campground. Well vegetated. Stunning view from site #14 of the ocean, beach, and bluff. Sites were clean. Quite campground. Access to beach via a staircase trail. Good fishing within walking distance. Clamming within walking distance and season. Eagles and sea gulls fly by but don't stay so it's quite. Road is in rough shape. It needs gravel for the pot holes. We drove slow and we were fine. It is the only reason the campground is not a 10. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are small with neighbors improperly connected smelly sewer right outside my door. Couldn't use awning as it was in neighbor's site. Site was fairly level. Definitely a fish/clamming camp with inconsiderate fishermen leaving early and coming back late, waking us up. The park is all dirt. If you are a professional with a nice class A, you are out of place here. We saw people that didn't want to participate in the nightly gossip session treated rudely by owners and other campers. Disgraceful. Not at all what their website indicates. Two ounces of old microwaved salmon does not make up for the negatives at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A super RV Park, but quite small. Wonderful, friendly owners who really took care of us. We stayed 3 days on the way to Homer and one day on the way back. The first time, it was too cloudy to see the great mountains across the inlet, but the scenery was still spectacular with all the waving, blooming fire weed, bluffs, and such. On our way back, we could see the mountains - awesome. Sites were good, with enough space. We had water and electricity and used their dump. Some sites have sewer. There were only two showers, but they actually had bathtubs with them. My wife loves baths and was in heaven. One caution: they close fairly early, perhaps in late August this year. We were there on Aug 14, and the owner was getting things ready for the winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an awesome RV park! Small but awesome views, volcano Redoubt was across the inlet, and gorgeous Fireweed all around. Lots are plenty large enough for awnings, and our 38' 5th wheel with 4 slides, and a parking space for my big truck. The owners did have a little dog, but it was very friendly and I never saw any pet waste around. Owners were very nice and after we were set up brought us smoked salmon as a greeting, and they brought it in the pouring rain, which they didn't have to. I'd camp here again and again, we loved the place. This was our 1st time at the park, as we're are from Indiana, and hope we get to stay here again one day. AT&T air card worked for Internet, also got on to there wifi with no problems. If your looking for a nice, friendly RV park, I'd stay here. If you're grouchy and don't like friendly, I'd go else where. We stayed here 4 nights and wish our schedule would have allowed us to stay longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were looking for a small RV park. We were booked for a week and ended up staying three! Wonderful hosts, stunning views and several yummy pot lucks would definitely make us return. The owners/hosts were helpful with things to do, places to see, and the loan of clam guns and fishing nets! We learned to fillet salmon and smoke fish. A great time! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We truly enjoyed this place! We planned to stay for a few days and ended up staying for a month! The owners are amazing. When I said I was going to catch halibut, the owner offered to cook my catch (three ways). It was fantastic. We were there over the 4th of July and enjoyed a great potluck dinner. The picnic tables and fire pit are in a common area - a great way to meet people, unless you are a curmudgeon! When we mentioned that we wanted to go clamming, we were offered use of clamming gear. After we brought home our catch, the owner was kind enough to show us how to clean the clams! (Not an easy task for a newbie!) The view here is spectacular, right across the Cook Inlet with Mount Redoubt and Iliammna in sight. The location is perfect for day trips to Homer. We had no problems with dogs, sewer or anything else. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All sites are back-in only and arranged facing the "common area". The interior roads are all dirt with gravel patches. Closest to the busy highway are the 10 full hook-ups sites. The full hook-up sites are the smallest I have ever seen. We were backed into the bushes, and the sides were too tight as well. We tried to put out two chairs and our BBQ, but were unable to use it. There is no place to park your tow vehicle, so we played musical chairs with the other RVers trying to find parking. When we arrived and tried to hook up, the park's sewer dump was overflowing into the empty site next door. We were rarely able to access the common area (fire pit, BBQ, and two picnic tables) as the owner had lots of his friends (or unpaid help) staying at the park. They lived inside and outside the park. This group overcrowded the small bathrooms and common area intended for guests. At meal times they all crowded at the BBQ and the one shaded picnic table and left no place for the campers to go. We got to know this group and found many of the reviews or "testimonials" were written by this group When you could use the area, the host never left the guests alone. He wanted be the center of attention and made a general unprofessional nuisance of himself. Their web site is outdated and lists amenities that no longer exist. The "trail" to the beach no longer exists. The closest beach for clamming or fishing was 8 miles away. The "kennel" was used by the owner's dog. We saw 3 dog fights and saw one dog owner in tears after hers was attacked by three dogs. The web site claimed it was an "adult" park; we had kids there everyday. The wi-fi was bad. Three times our computers said "IP address already in use", and several campers showed us stuff like home movies, pictures, and iTunes on their computers that belonged on other campers computers in the park. My wife was joking about how bad the wi-fi was, and the owner actually said, "If you give me your IP address I'll put you at the head to the list". After dealing with unsanitary conditions for 12 days out of a 30 day stay, we finally asked for our money back and moved on. As a full-timer, with a 40 foot RV, and staying in Alaska for 4 months, I can say this is the worst park we stayed at. I have never had a more unpleasant stay in 20 years of RVing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not an RV park, but rather a hangout for the owners freeloading friends who talk negatively about RVers, calling them homeless. Owners' and their friends' dogs ran loose, never on leashes, leaving their deposits everywhere. I witnessed the owners' dog on several occasions attacking camper's dogs. The internet hardly worked, and you cannot put out your awning as the sites are too small. Not the pleasant experience other posters had, and I am convinced those reviews were written by the owners and their friends. The owners continually knocked on our coach looking for someone to talk to and bothered the campers. Sewer dump kept backing up, causing horrible smells to permeate the park the entire two weeks we were there. While attempting to fix it, the owner slopped sewage all over our coach, and we had to clean it up. The park was filthy and amenities boasted about on the website are not there, such as a trail to the beach. Instead of working on the sewer issue or cleaning up, the owner sunbathed half naked in the only place to sit at the park. Not an adult park, as there were children there every day. No place to walk your dog. It was so bad, we asked for a refund and left early, as did others. Skip this park and continue on to Homer. This is the worst park we have stayed in, and we ended up sitting in our coach as the owners and their friends made us uncomfortable with their constant gossip about other campers and their expenses running the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Scenic is an understatement for the views from this park. We came in on a foggy afternoon, probably due to a heat wave, but when it cleared up in the afternoon the mountains and volcanoes of the Aleutian chain were spectacular across Cook Inlet. This is an adult campground, but there are none friendlier, believe me. Wi-fi worked well, and facilities are small but very clean. We used this as a central stay for the west side of the Kenai and ended up staying an extra day. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our two-week stay at Scenic View RV Park. Owners/Hosts were wonderful hosts and made us feel at home with nightly group campfires and wonderful potluck dinners where they provided the main dishes (grilled salmon & halibut, fish tacos and brisket) and the rest of us brought the side dishes to share. We will definitely come back to this park! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place. From the moment you arrive to when you leave. The hosts do everything they can to make you feel welcome, from the smoked salmon to always asking if there is anything that can be done. The views are terrific. With a big rig, before pulling in I'd recommend stopping at the view spot at the entrance. The owners help you park and get set up. There is a central fire pit and eating area and they have the fire going plus have pot-luck suppers. Being a small park you can get to know people quick. We were here 3 nights and had a great time. The owner is an IT guy and he tuned up the Wi-Fi a couple of times while we were here. Probably the fastest, most stable Wi-Fi we have had. Highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had an absolutely beautiful site with great view of Cook Inlet and volcanoes across the way. Hookups worked well, Wi-Fi reliable most of the time. Restrooms and showers are clean, but only one toilet for park where some sites don't have sewer is maybe not enough. Owners are very friendly and helpful. We were given freshly smoked salmon and a meal of flounder. Opportunities for social gatherings, which we choose not to take part in. They didn't push us. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fabulous view of the inlet and mountains. Owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Sites are separated by hedges, all sites are back-ins. Not all sites have sewer, but they do have a dump station. We really love this park, wish we had found it earlier. This park would easily be a 10 if it had cable TV and sewer at all sites. Wi-Fi was strong. You can purchase half a fresh salmon filet from the owners and they will even cook it for you. Great park with great view and great owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
These hosts are fantastic! We were welcomed with smoked salmon and shown to our site. Once we were settled in, they arrived with bowls of wonderful seafood chowder. We really enjoyed gathering around the fire and the camaraderie of this park. The sites are tiered, which gave us a fantastic water and volcano view. We think we paid $35 but don't exactly remember. Whatever it was, it was completely worth it. Our favorite park of this vacation! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The most friendly and giving host/owners we ever met in over 20 years of Rving! Were greeted w/ smoked salmon and later, home made clam chowder. Group campfire, took us clamming and sightseeing in their 4x4 mule. Host and hostess are just great and the view is incredible. Stayed in 40' MH, fellow travelers in 40' foot MH felt the same. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Its a small family run RV park on the Sterling Highway Mile 127. Best view in all Alaska. Close to clamming and fishing. The owners make this park. When we arrived they greeted us with smoked salmon and a plate of ceviche!! They guided us to the best clamming and showed us, and also helped us clean clams. They rent clamming equipment at a very reasonable price. When we left, it was like leaving family. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Scenic View is exactly what this park has to offer and More! Has fantastic views of the Cook Inlet and mountains in the distance. Easy access to Homer, Kenai and Charter fishing out of Ninilchik. The best part is the charming atmosphere that these hosts bring to their park. Great times around the fire ring with a view to remember. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I rated them a 9 instead of a 10 only because there was no shade. The site is beautiful with a good view in 180 degrees. The owners/managers obviously love what they do and love people. They are committed to everyone having a good time and feeling at home in their park. When the tides are right, they will take a group out clamming. Pot luck dinners around an evening campfire are a common occurrence. It is the only place on our 45-day Alaska stay that we met people and exchanged e-mail and phone numbers. We will definitely remember this as a place to recommend to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this RV park the entire months of June and July 2009. Bob & Brenda, the owners, couldn't have been nicer. We learned so much (especially about those pesky clams) and had such a wonderful time. They go WAY above and beyond any other campground hosts/owners we know. The grounds are nicely kept and the washrooms are immaculate. There is a community campfire and being a small park, everyone gathers at the fire to visit, play cards, etc. This park does not have all the perks of some parks, i.e. cable TV, but what it lacks in TV, it makes up for in friendliness and did I mention the view?? Impeccable. Go to their website and see what I mean. I highly recommend this park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
For us, this was a fun place to stay because we could get to know some of the other campers and we enjoyed ourselves very much. We had a potluck and there were card games, etc. We learned how to dig clams, clean them adn cook them at Scenic View (and it lives up to its name !) When we drove in the driveway, the owner met us at the vehicle, welcomed us and said his wife would be right with us, we knew this campground was different. One man left, then returned when his plans fell through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Scenic View RV is located midway between Soldotna and Homer. They have an outstanding 180° view of the Cook Inlet, Mt. Ileana and Mt. Redoubt absolutely justifying the name Scenic View. We have camped at fancier parks with more amenities and activities, but we have never enjoyed a campground more than Scenic View RV. We met some of the nicest people there and the new owners, are the friendliest and funniest campground owners we have ever encountered. Each night they have a community campfire, one night they hosted a potluck dinner featuring freshly caught razor clams. When the salmon are running, they can arrange for a local commercial fisherman to deliver fresh salmon at an unbelievably low price. We initially booked two nights but extended our stay to a week. While we were there, almost everyone we talked to extended their stay once they realized what a friendly and scenic campground it is. I don’t rate many campgrounds a 10, but will always remember Scenic View RV as one of our favorites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.