8.3 Good
Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska River Park

Palmer, Alaska

Palmer, Alaska
Phone: (907) 745-9690

Sites: 86
Recent Rate: $25 6/2016

Latitude: 61.6066817789109
Longitude: -149.089130687683

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $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 ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:

Great spot within an hour and a half of Anchorage. Plenty of shopping and services in Palmer. And, a nice town.

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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 209
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice municipal park. Electric hookup sites in open grassy area next to local park with playground. Grassy sites have some leveling challenges. Non-electric sites in forested area with good privacy. Under a small airport approach, but not much traffic. A few short hiking trails that need some maintenance. Clean restrooms. No WiFi, but reasonable 3G coverage. We'd certainly stay here again. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm the summer park host and just wanted to get this park "in the system." We get a lot of good comments from campers and was surprised nobody had reviewed the park yet. This is a "bare bones" park run by the borough -- if you need a clubhouse, Wi-Fi, etc., you'll have to go elsewhere. But a lot of people use us as a "base station" as they explore other parts of the state and if I wasn't the park host this is the place I'd camp in the Mat-Su Valley, for sure. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Travel Trailer.

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