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Chitina, Alaska

Copper River Campground (Alaska DOT)

Chitina, Alaska

Mile 1.5 McCarthy Road
Chitina, Alaska 99566
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 12
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 61.528812648948
Longitude: -144.40428842172

Elevation: 498' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ?
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly ?
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a good place to leave your rig when driving to Kennecott and avoid taking it on the long dirt road, which can be full of potholes. Since it is 120 miles round trip, spend the night there before and after to allow the entire day for the trip and a Kennecott visit. It is also handy when fishing on the Citina River. It is a dry campground with a good toilet. There is no charge

It is located about 2 miles from Chitina on the McCarthy road, driving towards Kennecott. The first half mile is dirt, and the remainder paved using chip seal. After crossing the Chitina River bridge, drive a very short distance and take the first road to the right. Coordinates at the entrance are N61.52887, W144.40417.

There are no formal campsite locations, but I counted about 10 "sites" that have been used previously, judging from tire tracks and current campers. Some have tables. I don't know who owns the park, but judging from the rest room, a nice building with vault toilets, I assume the government, maybe NPS(Admin. note: Alaska DOT campground). Sites are in a grove of trees.

If all sites are full, turn left on McCarthy road, then veer to the left and drive on the gravel area near the river towards the bridge. Ahtna (a native American organization) has an easement and charges $25 to camp in that area. The easement is shown on a map on a bulletin board. Drive towards the bridge, and you are not on their easement. The boundaries are somewhat vague, but I have camped there three times and have not noticed any enforcement issues. It is an open area next to the river, which you may prefer.

I did not camp in the Copper River campground, but walked over there from Ahtna after a local mentioned it to me. I will camp there again. We camped at Copper River Campground (Alaska DOT) in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

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Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Chitnia ranger station. It is in a 100 year old building, nicely restored with a friendly interior. Info on RV parks, lodging, etc. is available, and the ranger is very familiar with things to see, local history, and road condition. He has lived in the area for many years.

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