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Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park

Girdwood, Alaska


355 Wyatt's Windy Rd
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 60.80639
Longitude: -148.93233

Elevation: 36' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little campround that sits back from the road which has the usual AK potholes. It is very quiet. We were able to text using a VZ phone but could not get on the internet using the phones. Weren't able to get a radio station. Didn't even try for OTA tv. Sites are very close together. We had trouble finding the place as my GPS doesn't know Portage. No cell service on that stretch of the highway to use the VZ phone GPS. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Portage Glacier is nearby but the weather wasn't conducive for taking the boat tour. We did see some icebergs in the lake. We did take the tunnel ride and walked around Whittier. What a weird little town. I can't see why anyone would want to live there.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access to campsite,but will definitely meet you neighbors as the sites are very close together.. Good water and power with dump station. Community fire pit for get together soon. 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
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Level gravel site. OK Verizon, campsite wifi mostly unusable. No cable TV and no OTA but free DVDs at the office if you want. No sewer at the site but dump station. Pull thru sites are narrow... you'll meet your neighbors. Campground bathrooms are porta-pottys but there are showers (didn't use). Every evening community campfire ad the owners are very social. There are dry camping sites behind the main campground, around a pond (with a resident beaver). This is a good choice if you want electricity and to visit Whittier without dragging the RV thru the tunnel. For dry camping, Williwaw NFS campground would be a superior choice. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Portage Glacier cruise is a pleasant one-hour cruise around the lake and by the glacier ($34/person). Whittier harbor is interesting and the fishing charters seemed to be bringing in a lot of fish. Not much else to do in Whittier. The 2.5 mile railroad tunnel drive ($13) was interesting, it really is narrow. Trail of Blue Ice is a 4.5 mile bike/hike trail that offers good views of several small glaciers between the RV Park and Portage Visitor Center.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is nothing fancy, but the location is great. It is right on the water with a glacier in view. The people who run it are very nice. We plan to stay here again on our way back up from Homer. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The visitors center at the Portage Glacier is great as is the boat ride to the glacier. The wildlife conservation center had wonderful wildlife viewings.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful area and nice owners and staff. They have a big welcoming fire every night and even fired up the group sauna 1 night. Great way to meet other travelers. Great bike trail to the visitor center!! We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take the ice blue bike trail and the Girdwood tram. The visitor center is very nice v

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Most sites are in a large, level gravel lots with plenty of room to maneuver around the rows. Snow-capped mountains can be seen all around A large community shelter is available with gas grills for cooking your dinner and a large fire pit where folks gather in the evening. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visit the US forest service visitor center four miles east for any information you need about the area. The tunnel to Whittier is $13 round trip for cars; Whittier is a tiny town with great views (although it was fogged in the day we went).

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This park has some of the most spectacular views surrounding it. There are great paths to walk and moose tracks are a regular sight. You can actually walk to the base of an avalanche area. The family running the place is very friendly, and they offer a fireside spot by the office all day and into the evening. Wifi was okay, the rest rooms are portapotties, but they do have shower houses. Best of all, the surrounding area has many walking and biking trails. One goes by a fishing area with many rainbow trout. The other is the Trail of Blue Ice which can be walked or biked for 4.5 miles to Portage Lake center. I rode it and met up with a moose and calf - fun stuff. We highly recommend this campground as a central location to visit Girdwood, Alyeska, and Whittier. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This is just a big level gravel lot but the scenery and the proximity to Whittier and Alyeska makes this a fantastic stop. The office personnel where nice and the fellow campers were engaging around the cg sponsored evening fire. The electric and water were good. We will stop here on our way back from Kenai. 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
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

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

Don't miss the Bore Tide. Bird Point is not as good as the turnouts that are closer to Portage. We got to see surfers ride the tide at several turnouts as the Bore Tide progress down Turnagain Arm. Whittier is a place to visit but parking is $11 and the tunnel is $13. I wouldn't do it again.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
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: 24
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: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 113
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 158
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 30

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: 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: 46
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

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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