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Girdwood, Alaska

Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park

Girdwood, Alaska



Girdwood, Alaska
Phone: (907) 783-3111

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $50 7/2016

Latitude: 60.8063913079933
Longitude: -148.932331209048

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Showers are pristine. Toilets: none available except portable. Wifi is poor, so if that is important, I would stay elsewhere. The spots are level, as the campground is basically one gravel parking lot. Water/Electric only, no sewer. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful glacier mountains surrounding, and short drive to Whittier for cruises.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park is basically a big gravel parking lot. There are a few back-in sites at the edge of the campground that have grass and fire rings. Wi-Fi works good if your site is fairly near the office. The real draw for this place is the setting which is just beautiful! It is also conveniently located to Whittier from which we took a day cruise. Price seemed to me to be steep for what we got. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again if we needed the water and electric hook ups. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Consider the national forest campground "Williwaw" if you don't need hookups. just down the road and very nice.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park. Setting is perfect....quiet, creek side, picnic tables and fire rings. Nice, free showers, but only 2 for the whole park. They are located in a building near the office, but there are no sinks, just shower, and signage that directs no hair styling within the building. Porta potty johns for toilets. Our site was creek side. Very nice full hook up. There is a hut with community bonfire At night. But for the price, I expect more amenities. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking trail nearby. Glacier views/access.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice mountain view as the site is located in a valley. Hot shower available with no extra cost. Have 2 shower booths simple but clean. We did not use the toilet because it is a temporary booth type, not a flush toilet. Small size with only 40 sites. Nice owner. Wifi work quite good. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Rough, gravel entry road; level, gravel sites; not too tight. Covered community campfire; they have a bonfire every night. Nearby creek and mountain views. Convenient location to visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and Portage Valley trails & glaciers. We would stay here again. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a quiet, clean park to stay. It is a large, level gravel parking lot. Only W/E sites with dump available. The area is lovely, Glacier view, hiking trails, nice area to walk the pup. Their wifi is spotty, Sprint phone OK. There are only Porta Potty's to use. Only 2 showers. The fire pit area is nice. For the price we thought the amenities were limited. We would stay here again if passing through. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

No shopping in the area. This is convenient to the Glacier Visitor center, and to visit Whittier, you get to go through the Tunnel, fee charged.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

As we pulled in, we noted it was surrounded by mountains. We also noticed the totally awesome fire pit structure. It reminded me of a large yurt with sides comprised of split firewood. It was the perfect gathering and meeting place. Plenty of room for a ton of people. BBQ pits were provided for those that wanted to cook their foods or catch of the day. Super close to fishing streams, hiking trails, and glacier beauty. They had free Wi-Fi, some cute cabins to accommodate non camper/RV's, nice FREE (2) spacious shower rooms that can be locked for privacy. Wall mounted heater if needed. Also, I noticed some reviewers were here before water had been hooked up. The 1st row now has water. All spots had electric. They have also added more picnic tables to the sites. We were lucky the group was not far away and we were able to call them to come see if this was a suitable campsite for all. Needless to say they Loved it just as much as we did. We loved it so much this is where we chose to spend our last night before we all had to leave. We will be back on our next trip to Alaska. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great park that was recommended by another traveler. Surrounded by mountains and streams, it was very picturesque. A large tent with a fire that burns every night. People gather for happy hour and you get to know your neighbors. The owner was very helpful and joined the guests around the fire. We would have stayed longer but we had reservations on the ferry to Valdez. I give it a 9 only because our WiFi didn't work--otherwise, it's a 10. Didn't use the restrooms and showers. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were forced to use this campground when we found another one full. Basically a total rip-off. $40 for an electric only site. Porta-potty with no toilet paper for a rest room. Wi-fi that worked for about 30 minutes during the 20 or so hours we stayed there. No one at the office - so no way to reset the Wi-Fi, or direct you to a site. Cell service (At&T) non-existent (but not the fault of the park). We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

These people could not be nicer. They keep a campfire burning (just like Motel Six has a light on) and when you arrive they talk to you like you are family. Clean sites and easy to pull through or back into to...great! Easy to access dump. They just added some sites with water. If you need a "site for the night" or a great place to explore the glaciers this IS the place to go, check out this park. Easy access to good fishing. They even started providing live music on the weekends. If you have not been there this year be sure and put it on your list for next year! Clean and safe and right in our backyard. Only 40 miles from Anchorage and 1.7 miles off the highway. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a spacious, gravel park with generously sized sites surrounded by views of the mountains, but there are no shade sites available. The electric hookup worked well, but we did not have water or sewer hookups, nor WiFi. The toilets are porta-potties, but they are clean. The showers were spacious but only modestly clean. There was a friendly gathering around a campfire underneath a roofed area with campers singing and playing music. Pricing was typical of Alaska, seemingly a bit high for what we got. For tent campers, there are waterfront sites on the pond. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

First – the entrance was not well labeled. We got in around 5:00 and they were still running backhoes to dump new gravel on the site. It’s all gravel, very well cared for, with electric hookups only – the only ones from Anchorage to here and Whittier. They had just gotten their phones back after the winter and internet was still down. There was a water hookup so we could fill up. The best sites were against the stream, the rest were parking lot, but the mountain views on both sides were spectacular. Extremely close to Portage Glacier and other walking trails and tunnel to Whittier. Friendly staff and they encourage visits around a covered campfire each night. If you can survive without bells and whistles, we would recommend this spot to anyone for overnights or weekends. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have stated, be aware that this RV park is about 1.5 miles down the road toward Portage Glacier and Whittier, which makes it about 45 miles from Anchorage. The campground is a big gravel parking lot and all but a few are 30 amp, electricity only. The "dump station" is a tank & hose that the campground host hooks up to your RV to pump out your tanks. It works fine, but not your typical dump station. The views here are spectacular, and you are close to the Portage Glacier Visitors center (5 mi) and Alaska Wildlife Refuge Center (2 mi). However, we felt the price was high for what you got. They were in the process of getting Internet service, but it wasn't working yet. There were quite a few old rusting/abandoned trucks and cars around the campground, and the pond was surrounded with lots of debris. The camping spots themselves were on gravel that seemed to be fairly deep. All in all, it was a good place to stay a night or two for visiting Portage Glacier or Whittier. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 209
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is in a beautiful setting with easy access to the Trail of Blue Ice for bicycling and hiking. A large pavilion with gas grills and nightly bonfire are a nice touch. The park itself is a large gravel area with generously spaced sites; both pull-through and back-in. Only electric is available to the sites but potable water is available next to the office and there is a sewage pump-out station. Port-a-potties provide restroom facilities. The two, clean, free showers are in a building and have space heaters for added comfort. There is no Wi-Fi or television. AT&T phone and data service were weak but functional. No discounts are available. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is really at the turn off for Seward and is perfect for your first day run out of Anchorage. It gives you a chance to remember how to dive a 25 ft or larger RV if you haven't in a while. We were here May 13th: turns out it was a early spring and wonderful. We did not use the showers or port-a-cans, so I cannot commit on those. It is a great setting with mountains all around, small creek and a really great, covered fire pit pavilion. They also have gas grills in the pavilion for your use. Just across the road is a nice walking path and wet lands. Down the road is Portage Glacier Lake and exhibit center. It is also close to Aleyska Ski Resort which is way cool. Don't miss this RV camp! We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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