18 Parks near Chugiak, Alaska
Jul 2015 - $15.00
A nice campground in the woods with paved roads and sites at first sight. But all sites are sloping and only one third of the sites are singles, the rest is double, triple of even quadruple sites arranged like small parking lots. If you want some privacy come early and try to grab a single site. Since it is not far from Anchorage you should expect a mostly full campground during holidays and on the weekends. It is dry camping with pit toilets and some water spigots available. Despite staying here during one of the weekdays where ATV's are not allowed, it was busy and noisy. Quiet times where nonexistent. Cars driving around, music, loud chatter, wood splitting, you name it, well after midnight. The lake is half a mile to walk, very nice setting and views.
We can only imagine how this place must be like when dozens of ATV's are buzzing around, actually we don't really want to know and therefore won't come back. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2012 - $10.00
This one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have ever seen. It is immaculate with paved roads and sites. We were here in early spring and the scenery was nothing short of spectacular. A kayak rental shack is near the lake. A great ATV, bike, or hike trail goes along the lake for about 12 miles. Weekends fill up fast and it's a 10 mile road from the main highway, but worth it if you get a site. Most sites are well spaced and heavily wooded with tables and fire rings. - hhendrix
Aug 2011 - $10.00
Quiet campground close to Anchorage. All sites are well separated with natural vegetation. It is very close to the beautiful Eklutna lake. We didn't have the time, but there are a lot of hikes in the area and kayak renting. No water connection (only a water pump) nor dump station. - bertismo
Jul 2015 - $0.00
This is a free camping area on the banks of Knik River. Drive the Old Glenn Highway out of Palmer. The access to the public use area is on the right just before crossing the bridge over the river. It's all gravel and a little rough to drive in but there is plenty of room to park so don't be afraid to bring your big rig. Some shady spots are taken by seasonals but again, there is so much room to find a spot somewhere on the river banks. No amenities whatsoever, you need to be fully self contained. It's a mixture of beach feeling and gorgeous views of the mountains across the river. Some noise from the highway and ATVs that locals like to drive around. It was quiet at night though. We will come back but avoid the weekends. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2016 - $43.00
We stayed 3 days while we visited Palmer, the Independence Mine, Etlukna and Thunderbird Falls. The park was pretty basic. There were pull-thrus and back-ins. Some pull-thrus might not have had a sewer. The hook-ups were fine, the site was relatively level, we had a picnic table. It was shady and it was convenient to all that we wanted to do in the area. It was a mix of monthlies and transients. Most of the sites were pretty close. - swike
Jul 2016 - $1.00
We pulled into the CG but the site were not ready for us. They offered another site but we did not see it was suitable.
We looked at the sites we were offered were very tight. The seasonal sites were cluttered and looked like a dump so we left. - Larryvt
Jun 2016 - $43.00
This campground has "heart." Very friendly owner and personnel. Not a fancy campground, but if you need anything, they bend over backwards to try and accommodate you. They even have a massage therapist on staff and Crystal will melt away any stress you may have. The WiFi is extra, and better than most campgrounds. The sites had plenty of room for both our 40-ft Motorhome and our tow. They usually have a sandwich item available for lunch and something hot in the evenings at reasonable prices. Again, not a fancy campground, but very friendly and welcoming. - DebGA
Aug 2014 - $30.00
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. - roadking
Jul 2014 - $30.00
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. - Grammy8
Jul 2013 - $30.00
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. - Citellus
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Park is OK. Navigation is easy. We had a 'super site' which is what you need if you want a long enough site to park the tow vehicle. There is a playground for kids, but they are rabid about having adult supervision--so, what is the point of having the park exactly? They are also a bit nutty about rugs on the grass--wouldn't even allow a small 'welcome' mat (to wipe our feet). Seriously?
No cable available. - Desert Girl 4932
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We pulled in late. Office made it easy to register and find a spot after hours. Staff was friendly and by far the showers were the cleanest we have seen this week. Sites were spacious and easy to get into. - Giggling guest
Jul 2016 - $29.00
RV parks in Alaska seem to be a lot like the state itself...rough around the edges. In a month travelling here I haven't seen anything I would consider a "class A" park. That being said, this one is as close as we've come. The pads are gravel and at least they don't have a bunch of weeds growing in the middle of them like the last park we went to (although there are a bunch of weeds around the picnic table). The site was relatively level and the line of pull thrus near the office are fairly close together, but not as bad as a lot of places. We had an E & W site, both utilities worked fine. The rest of the sites in the park seem to be more generously spaced. The restroom/shower room is bright and clean although the shower stalls are quite small. I used the handicapped one which was excellent. The shower head was adjustable which is nice and the pressure and hot water were good although a bit hard to regulate. They get high marks for having hair dryers in the washroom though, something I've never seen anywhere else in 16 months on the road except Alaska. I could've lived without the earsplitting loud piped in rock music though. But, whatever. My only complaint was that there are big signs everywhere saying the building is closed from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., so I went to take my shower at 11:20. Nope. The girl "started early" with the cleaning so I had to wait an hour! There is a very nice looking laundry room that I did not use but it has quite a few machines and several bit folding tables which I really appreciate. It's overpriced at $3 per load, but so where the other places I went so I guess that's the going rip-off rate here in AK. The Tengo wi-fi was free but didn't work the first day. Worked ok day two. Verizon signal was strong. Front desk staff was friendly and professional. All in all, even with a few complaints, the price is right and the value is good, especially for Alaska. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Great park with large pull thru sites. Owner very helpful and the view is to die for. Services worked well with 30 amp electric. Interior roads are gravel and are two lanes wide making for easy access to sites. Large fire pit in front of park with a covered shelter containing tables. Owner sells propane but told us it was cheaper at Fred Meyers. - roaming around
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This park is one of the nicest we've found in Alaska. Pull thru sites are level grass with full hook ups (30A) and about 60-65' long. Your neighbor is still too close with 12 feet between RVs. Most of the gravel interior roads are double wide making for easy back ins around the edge and easy in/out for pull thrus. We picked up major network TV channels over the air which is good since there is no cable and satellite won't work here. Laundry was big enough with $2 washers & $1.25 dryers. It took 2 cycles to fully dry clothes though. They sell propane but Fred Meyer sells it cheaper. Verizon had a good 3 bar voice plus LTE data signal. Park wifi was very slow during normal usage hours. - Danno
Jul 2016 - $34.00
This is a very nice park off the beaten path. Being outside of "downtown" Palmer, it is very peaceful and quiet. The owner was very helpful and it is clear he takes pride in his facility. Our grass site was quite level. Utilities were good overall. WiFi was very slow, but usable early in the morning. We were in a back-in site which was fairly close. Our view was totally blocked by the camper next door, but we had plenty of room to deploy our awning. Power water and sewer were at the back end of the site, but I'm in the habit of carrying additional hose and cord for just these kinds of situations. All in all this is a nice park. We would stay here again. - Airstreamers
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in the upper campground for larger vehicles. Very nice grass sites. Power only. Water and dump stations included in the fee, as well as showers, if you wished.
Very nice manager. Comfort station is older, but spotless. Grounds are beautiful. It's a county park, not state.
Further down the hill are smaller sites restricted to 30 ft and under. No services, but $15. Still get to use the fresh water, dump, and shower for $15, which is a bargain in this area.
We enjoyed our stay. - Sherr
Jul 2012 - $15.00
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. - easydoesit
Jun 2011 - $15.00
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. - never settled
Aug 2012 - $15.00
This Campground is more for tents and smaller RV's but you can camp here with a 40 ft. but limited space in other words if you don't come in on a Monday or Tuesday you could have trouble. Campground Host was very friendly and helpful one of the reasons we got parked with a big rig like we did. Pit toilets and tanked in water which i will not put in my water tank. This is a high used local park and they drive like Heck through the campground and out of it as far as that goes. Even through this was a pretty park i would probably opt not to stay here next time and use the Matanuska River Park in the Mat-Su Borough located 1 mile from Palmer @milepost J17.4 Old Glenn Highway. - monaco cruiser
Jun 2013 - $10.00
We had planned to stay at this campground while visiting the Wasilla area, but when we drove through we decided to move on. The campground was not well kept with grass and weeds in the sites. There is a campground host, but his site was extremely trashed. Our rig is not that new or nice but it would definitely have been the best in the park. There were people loitering around and dogs, including a pit bull, off leash. We have stayed at some “iffy” spots but would not have felt comfortable staying here or leaving the RV here while visiting the area. - TheJim
Jul 2009 - $10.00
This is a Borough (county) park, the campground roads are good gravel. The sites are rock, most are fairly level. The bathrooms are pit toilets with no running water. There is a city water spigot at entrance to campground. Campground is next to Lake Lucille. There are a few pull-through sites. Some sites are 60 feet deep but are back in. Quiet campground with plenty of trees. There are picnic tables and campfire rings at most of the sites. We would camp here again. Good trail system in the park. - planegm
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Very nice state park campground. Streets and pads are all paved and spacious. Easy in and out for large rigs. Limited reservations available but usually enough turnover to get a site early to mid-afternoon. Sites are either single or double but even if you share a double site there's quite a bit of 'elbow-room'.
On the down side, there's no water available other than a tank in the parking lot. No water at the dump station to flush or rinse after dumping. - Nodaker
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Dry camping on paved and level sites, well separated from each other. Trees provide some shade. There are pit toilets and water spigots. Dump station is on the way out, fee is 5$ no matter if you stay in the campground or not.
The location is pretty close to the highway so traffic noise is well noticeable but not too bad. However, we choose a site in the back, close to the creek so the water splashes covered the highway noise anyway.
As mentioned in other reviews there is a Fred Meyer just around the corner. Eagle River made a good base camp for us to explore Anchorage and we will come back. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Very pretty campground on the river. Paved sites & interior roads. Dump station with potable water fill. Excellent Verizon signal. - mockturtle