Nice Park overlooking Echo lake. Lots of fun fishing and eating trout. Very friendly staff. Will stay there again. Easy in and out. Got antenna TV. Very good water fill up! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff. Traffic noises as park is very close to highway. Had a pull through spot close to an uphill drive to pull out of. Good for a central location to Palmer, Wasilla, and day trips to Anchorage. We stayed three days We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was not one of the fanciest places we stayed, but we liked it for it's friendly, down home atmosphere. The owners were exceptionally helpful, and went out of their way to accommodate us. The fishing off the dock was fun. The Wi-Fi was down due to modem issues, but we found this one of the most relaxing places we have stayed at. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Park is next to busy road so constant noise. Only one bathroom & shower stall for whole camp. Wi-Fi did not work. We checked in and left within the hour, but staff was friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is too small and cramped, plus it is next to a busy, noisy highway. Good news is the park is clean and the lake is lovely. Unfortunately when we visited, there was a group occupying the limited lake access and it wasn't comfortable to intrude. The books give it good ratings, but I would skip it next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very small RV park. All sites are gravel. There is a small fishing lake off of the campground. TV reception was with my rabbit ears and it was pretty good. My dish antenna would not work in Alaska. In Alaska the dish must be 30 inches across at a minimum I was told. WIFI in the park depended on how close you were parked to the office. The restrooms and showers were satisfactory. The staff were ok but not what I would call friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This small campground is combined with an overlook viewing Matanuska Glacier (in the distance). There is a short, easy one-mile nature hike from the overlook that is pleasant. In addition to the campground some guide books report that you can stay in the parking lot of the overlook for $10 per night. We saw no evidence of this possibility with any of the signage, but there were also no “no-camping” signs and folks did stay there. However, this is just parking-lot camping. The campground is pleasant enough with good separation and vegetation between sites. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. There is not a host, so purchasing firewood is not an option in the campground. Note that there is not a view of the glacier or anything else from the campground. It is right beside the highway, so there is quite a bit of road noise, but it quiets down at night. Most sites are fairly level but short. It would be a stretch to park anything longer than around 30 or so feet. The only water source is a hand-operated water pump, so filling your tank is not a possibility, and there is no dump station. There is a vault toilet. Our Verizon phone had one bar in the campground and three at the overlook. Our Verizon data port did not work. Satellite is not possible because of tree cover. This is OK for an overnight park, but not a destination park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small campground but well maintained gravel road and sites with picnic table and fire pit. I did not use the toilet and the water pump warned to boil the water. There was no dump or fresh water for refill. The sites are wooded and fairly private. It is located beside the rest area overlook of Matanuska Glacier where there is a short hiking path to view the glacier. The sites were large enough for our 30' RV. The vistas in the area are breathtaking off the Glenn Highway near Palmer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park continues to be excellent for what it provides. Lacking sewer and water knocks it down two notches. Otherwise it is a 10 for NICE manicured grassy spots. Beautiful landscaping. Pick your own Rhubarb, Raspberries, etc. Nice new tables. No fire rings but can go to the adjacent park and have one. Nice park for the kiddies. Restrooms were clean but need new paint on the floor to tidy it up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was an excellent value and quite attractive. The grounds were very well maintained with flower beds and neatly mowed lawns. The gently sloping sites were grass and generously spaced. The only hook-up was 30 amp electric but potable water and a sanitary dump station were available. The shower and restrooms were worn and just OK but clean enough to use. Good signals were available for AT&T phone and data service; several television stations were available via antenna. We would happily stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice municipal park. Electric hookup sites in open grassy area next to local park with playground. Grassy sites have some leveling challenges. Non-electric sites in forested area with good privacy. Under a small airport approach, but not much traffic. A few short hiking trails that need some maintenance. Clean restrooms. No WiFi, but reasonable 3G coverage. We'd certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm the summer park host and just wanted to get this park "in the system." We get a lot of good comments from campers and was surprised nobody had reviewed the park yet. This is a "bare bones" park run by the borough -- if you need a clubhouse, Wi-Fi, etc., you'll have to go elsewhere. But a lot of people use us as a "base station" as they explore other parts of the state and if I wasn't the park host this is the place I'd camp in the Mat-Su Valley, for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Mountain View is a pleasant, friendly park. The mountain view is indeed beautiful. The sites are fairly level on packed gravel. There's plenty of maneuvering room for big rigs - easy in and easy out. The managers are very friendly and laid back. We chose our own sites both times we were there. The Wi-Fi worked well and we had cell phone coverage but no satellite. I gave them a 9 instead of a 10 as there are a few areas in the park that could use some cleaning up. Otherwise a terrific place to stay for a couple of days with a large Fred Meyer grocery and some really good restaurants a few miles away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical Alaska RV park with sites very close together and 30 amp electric. We did not find the owner to be that friendly. We did not use the laundry or bathhouse so cannot comment on price/condition. Verizon cell/MiFi worked adequately. Good Sam discount was available. Nothing really wrong with this campground but nothing great either. We would look for someplace else to stay if we we're in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an open gravel/grass lot (which means not pretty but fewer mosquitoes). Mountain view from the entrance only, sites face the permanents or the woods. Owner lets you pick your spot. Most go to the pull-throughs in the center, but we think the back-in spots right across from the office are nicer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great RV park. We have a 40 rig with a long-bed truck. We fit in the pull-through site nicely. The view of the mountain is awesome. The folks that run the park try very hard to make sure your stay is great. They are available all the time to help you plan an adventure or recommend sightseeing and activities. We even extended our stay because we felt right at home with the owners of this park. Close to town - owners on site - safe and convenient. You can not go wrong at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, small lots. Wouldn't have been able to put awning out if we wanted to. Plenty good enough for a few day stay. Mountains all around, but we couldn't see them from where are RV was parked. AT&T air card worked from here for Internet. We parked here in a 38' 5th wheel, with 4 slides. It's better than most parks in Alaska. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this RV park based on other reviews, and they are right on. This is a very nice park, with gorgeous mountain views. There are no trees in the park, just gravel and grass, but the park is well maintained. The staff are extremely friendly, and it's next to a wooded area (that does not belong to the park) so it has a lovely rural feel. There's a Fred Meyer 5 minutes away; very handy for shopping or if you need fuel. The sites are not very level, primarily because the land the park is on slopes, so be sure you have boards or blocks to put under your jacks and/or wheels - you'll need them. We stayed 3 nights here and drove into Anchorage (about 40 miles away) to the museums and other local attractions. Anchorage apparently has no decent RV parks, so driving from Palmer was preferable for us. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is nestled between two mountains making for some nice views. Not able to get satellite because of mountains. One of the full timers said you might get it on a clear day. No cable. Goats are being raised on the adjacent property. They come up to the fence to eat the grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Family own and operated. Nice couple (owners) who live in the park. Kids are welcome and so is everyone else. Lots of easy pull through sites and class A fit right in. The cleanest bathrooms and laundry room I have ever seen in an RV Park. Quiet. Easy to find. Close enough to Fred Meyers and other vital services. Usually one of the first parks to open. Over the past three years I have spent more than 40 days there. Caravans welcome. Strong Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed for wk @ $208. Owner lives on property and available anytime. Most grass we have had in 2 months. Our dog loved it. Wi-Fi was very strong and fast even when park was full with caravans. Has 6 shower/toilet rooms very clean. Laundry has 5 washers with 3 hi-capacity $2 each. 8 dryers @1.25. View of mountain is great. No mosquitoes. Shopping in Palmer & Wasilla. Anchorage is a bit far at 45 miles. This is great place to relax yet close to shopping. Made reservation 6 months ago but changed twice in last month and had no problems. Would stay here again if we get back to AK. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best RV park in the Anchorage, Wasilla, and Palmer area. Plenty of sun, great view, quiet residential setting, and no mosquitoes. Fred Meyers grocery and all services close by. Wide pull thru sites with decent Wi-Fi. Being Alaska, this park rates a 10 after staying in many others throughout the state. Stayed for 5 nights to resupply, rest, and repair then came back for another night on the way back to the lower 48. Will stay there again on our next trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quiet park. Friendly and helpful hosts. Good and reasonable laundry facilities. Easy access to sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Most sites are long pull through grassy sites with gravel roads between. Hookups & internet worked well. Had bins for recycling cardboard and plastic -- we've seen little recycling in AK, so this was nice! Sites closer to the front of the park, actually have best mountain views. Sites in the back cannot see the mountains for the trees. Several long-term sites could use a major clean-up, but the rest of the park was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are easy to pull in and out of with plenty of room for all of our slide outs. The grass was a nice thing to see after a lot of the parks do not have it. The Wi-Fi worked well and the staff was very friendly and were accommodating, especially the hostess who spent quite a long time trying to find us someone who could fix our RV after it broke coming down the highway. The bathrooms were very clean and private. I will definitely stay here again my next trip to Alaska! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a bit unusual for Alaska with grassy sites served by gravel drives. The sites are pretty level, but they are rather densely packed leaving just enough width for our RV with slides on both sides. There are lovely views of mountains all around! Water, sewer and electric hookups were conveniently placed and worked well. The WiFi was strong, though the Internet connection behind it was slow as usual. The bathrooms/showers are large with lots of hooks, and were cleaned and lovely mid-day, but by midnight they were rather messy, probably owing to a couple of large groups of tent campers. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has great views and a mountain hike just up the road from the park. There was a moose calf kill by a bear on the trail when we were here. It was removed but grizzlies always come back to their kills so we stayed off this trail. The showers are ok but you get a lot of hot and cold water if others are using the facilities also. There are 7 separate rooms with a toilet and shower in each, which is a nice touch. The owners smoke a lot so the smoke drifts from their garage attached to the showers which isn't good if you do not like to breathe others smoke. The sites are too close together as are all the campgrounds in Alaska and Canada that we have been to. The washers and dryers are a little old with $2 wash and $1.25 to dry. If you do not over fill the dryer it will dry with one cycle. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are two sections to the RV park. The part in front is a large grass field with two rows of back-in sites where the RV's are back-to-back. The hook-ups in this area are all along the line between the rows, meaning that for us, we needed an extra sewer hose section since the sewer connection was at the very rear. The second section in the rear of the park also has grass between the sites, but there are gravel roads between rows. We liked the open field because it meant fewer mosquitoes. The WiFi was good for us. The laundry facilities were very clean and they had 5 washing machines and 8 dryers. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The spaces are wide and absolutely nothing to get in the way of slides or awnings. When we checked in the owner said take any place that is open. We took a place in the middle of the park. Nothing special about the RV park, no cable TV but you have about 8 channel of digital TV over the area. The bathrooms/showers were adequate and clean. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground with nice grassy sites and full hookups. Close to shopping and fuel. The best part is the campground is not on the main highway and therefore very quiet, but still close enough to be convenient. The owners are very friendly and helpful. You can choose your own site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
RV Park is outside of town in a beautiful location. Paved roads to the park, interior roads and site pads are gravel with grass between the sites. Most sites for short term are pull-through with lots of room. Close to Fred Meyer and Safeway, easy to find fuel. As mentioned there is no cable TV, but you can get over the air reception for local stations. This was a very nice Alaskan RV park with magnificent views of the mountains. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with big and long pull through grassy sites. Park is about 3 miles from town with great views and very quiet. Was an easy few minutes to Fred Meyer shopping and fuel. Everything worked just fine and we could pick our own site. The only thing lacking was Cable TV which could be a problem for longer term stays, but we didn't really miss it. Great value: would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place. We were here in July 2012. The owner was very easy to deal with. Let us pick our own site. Stayed here on the way to Seward and came back on the way home. Great mountain views and park was very clean. Sites had plenty of room. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in a caravan, and I cannot be sure of the regular price per night for this campground. Privately owned, well maintained, lots of grass, easy drive-through access and hook-ups. Sheltered by mountains and trees, this campground is comfortable and easy to use. A moose is frequently seen at night near the entrance and deer wander in and out. Nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is convenient to town of Palmer, easy to find and park in. Sites are grassy and relatively level. Wifi was OK unless many campers were trying to use it. Nice to have full hookups. Laundry was good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quiet park located a little out of town. Very accommodating staff. Pull through site easy to move into and set up; not quite level side to side or front to back. Showers a little dated, but clean and well designed. Plan to stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice open little park. No traffic or noise. Showers were clean but water was only warm -never really hot. Did have plenty of private shower rooms that was nice! Wi-Fi a little sketchy but do-able. Plenty of space with nice mountain views. Laundry was good and more reasonable than others. Only complaint was someone fiddled with our trailer by changing electric jack, turning jack light on and removing some plugs. May have been some kids from another site, but weren't many in park so really don't know. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Clean facilities & friendly staff. Stayed at this park twice during our trip. On second visit, had to change sites because our rental RV did not have leveling jacks. Would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with plenty of room amid a nice rural setting. Sites were long and wide and we were able to pick from any of about 30 open sites when we arrived. There seemed to be a fair number of semi-permanent dwellers here but it was not a big deal as the sites were clean and quiet and people were friendly. Nice view of mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground looked like a lovely green pasture which was a welcome sight after the gravel parking lot in Valdez. However, the sites were terribly uneven. The worst of all was the noise created by the host's family. Her husband was worked on car in the garage with music blasting. Their son drove motorcycle up and down the road and across the campground. Their little girls careened through the campsites in a little cart crashing into picnic tables. We complained but nothing changed. Avoid! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only park on our 48 day caravan tour of Alaska with uneven site. Needed 4" blocks under one set of rear tires and one rear jack to get level. However, the pull through was adequate for our 40' coach and Dodge Dakota on tow bar. No cable TV and we were unable to get digital TV even though close to Anchorage. Only pay wireless at $10/day. Don't know rate because we are on a caravan tour. They did provide a covered site for a group dinner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure of rate, we were part of a caravan. Previous reviews pretty much hit it. There is not compelling reason to stay here. Ok view of mountain, but they are everywhere. This might be a better option then the parks in Anchorage, but it is a pretty good drive to get there. I pretty much skip this area if on my own. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is still the best campground in the greater Anchorage area. Owner had to terminate free WiFi because of the cost. WiFi is now available by daily subscription at a cost of $10 a day. Ouch! Free WiFi available in Palmer Library. For hikers, there are a few trail-heads nearby which provide access to nearby peaks in the Chugach Mountains. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located near the Chugach Mountains in a rural setting. Access to Anchorage, 40 miles away, either by the old Glenn Highway or the new highway. Nice laundry, clean restrooms and showers. TV is over the air from Anchorage. Wi-Fi accessible in all sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an adequate campground located just outside Palmer near the fairgrounds. The entrance is a bit of a mess with big rocks and pot holes. We had a 50 amp pull thru with FHUs. Site was narrow and close to neighbors. Some long term residents were there but sites were not messy. Verizon cell and mifi worked well. We did not use the laundry or bathhouse so cannot comment on price or condition. Manager was friendly but not on site parts of the day. Anchorage is an easy drive and Palmer provides an alternative to the over priced, cramped campgrounds in Anchorage. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small park about 45 miles from Anchorage. Sites are long enough we could park our tow behind. Site was level, WiFi good and water pressure was good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
More spacious than most in Alaska. Lots of grass, but few trees (they are only in the part without full hookups). Strong WiFi (a "must" for us), but office is largely unattended and we had to ask other campers to find out the password. All-in-all a pleasant campground. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills CG located just off the Glenn Highway. Road noise may bother some. As said by others, the office is not regularly staffed. The staff is friendly. We stayed here in a 45-footer with little problem. We also stayed in one of two 50A sites. Internet is free and very good. We extended our stay and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Grass in between sites! Real grass! First time since we hit Alaska. The Wi-Fi is great! Lack of cable TV is not a problem. Lots of books to read and things to see in the area. The view out of our rear window is spectacular of some of the mountains in the Alaska range! The laundry room (3 washers, 3 dryers) is immaculate. Easy drive into Palmer for shopping (Safeway, Freddies, Walmart, etc.) The owner is very nice and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is easy driving to Palmer (2 miles) and Wasilla (8-10 miles). You camp on grass and it is quiet. Office is usually unattended so you choose a site and then leave the money in an envelope. Pull through sites and some with 50 amp service. We will stay here again when we come back through this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has new owners as of May 2011. They seem very nice when we spoke to them. Nightly rate is based on a weekly rate. The daily rate is $30. Wi-Fi is included at no extra charge. The campgrounds are bare bones, but clean and neat. The laundry room, bathrooms and showers are also very clean. Each site has a table and a patch of grass. This is a good base camp for day trips to Matanuska Glacier, Hatcher's Pass, Anchorage, Wasilla, Chugach State Park, Eagle River and a number of other points of interest on the Glen Highway near Anchorage. Downsides: There is traffic noise day and night and the office is not staffed regularly. No one was here when we arrived, so we just picked a site (note on the door said to do that). The owner did come around later in the day and we were able to check in then. We needed quarters to do laundry and had to go find a bank because no one was in the office. We decided to stay an extra night and had to keep checking till we found someone in the office so we could pay. However, we would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean campground convenient to town. Fuel available 1 mile from campground. The owner/ host is very friendly and helpful. Palmer is a nice town, with good food and shops to visit. No problems with a 40 footer. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, level and services worked and price is right. WiFi is not included and must be purchased if needed (the Palmer Public Library is up the road a few blocks) and there is considerable road noise at night. I would use this campground again for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for two days in a 34 foot 5th wheel with full hookups. The camp sites were level and clean with grass between them. The park is virtually void of trees which makes all the pull through sites easy. The laundry facilities are clean and reasonably priced. The manager is friendly and eager to provide you information. There is some road noise but it drops off during the evening hours. We would stay here again. The price is right. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy, level pull through sites. Owner very friendly and helpful. Grass and picnic table between sites. Quiet despite being off main highway. Beautiful view of the mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are easy for a big rig to get into and out of, room for a tow car behind. There is grass and a picnic table between sites. The down side - it is located just off a busy highway; although the noise is constant, there are no trucks shifting down and few sirens. The owner is pleasant and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.