Rate is 1/2 price senior access. This is a BLM site with no frills. But it is nicely vegetated and sites are well separated. There were about 7 or 8 pull-through sites in our section (1 of 2) - easily accommodated our 36 ft + toad. But a number were not very level. No hookups, of course, and pit toilets. The approximately 1 mile gravel road into the campground is a bit rough, but OK when we took it slow. There is an associated boat launch and large lake. We liked it. A warning about gas - the Milepost book says there is gas in Paxson. Not any more; out of commission. Nearest gas is about 30 miles up Denali Highway. The paved Richardson highway getting here from Glennallen was quite wavy and deteriorated. We would gladly stay at Paxson Lake again if we were willing to brave the Richardson Hwy with a large RV and toad. It worked at 30-35 mph. A camper or untowed RV would probably be OK on the Hwy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass Discount. This recently renovated BLM campground is located at around 2,900 feet at the end of the paved portion of the Denali Highway from the Richardson Highway. Because the campground was renovated in 2011, many of the camping guides have old information about this campground. When we camped here, the first 10 or so miles of the road from the Richardson Highway were good, but with significant uphill. The next 12 or so miles to the campground were very rough, but doable in a motorhome driving slowly. The panoramic view from the campground is great. The location is great for leaving a RV and driving the Denali Highway for a day trip. This campground is fairly heavily used, so plan to arrive early to get a site. The sites are well separated but with little vegetation, so not a lot of visual separation. The interior roads and the sites are packed gravel. A few of the sites are pull-through and would work for a fairly large RV. The only fresh water is from a hand pump and there is no dump station, so arrive with full tanks and plan on taking out the waste. There are pit toilets. Paxson Lodge at the intersection of the Richardson Highway will let you fill with water and use their dump for $5.00. There is a campground host and there is firewood available for sale. Our Verizon phone had a strong signal, but the Verizon MiFi did not get a good data connection. Because of the lack of vegetation, our Hughes Satellite internet worked well on satellite 127W. We would stay here again to do the Denali Highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.