8.6 Excellent
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Matanuska River Park

Palmer, Alaska


925 E. Arctic Ave.
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 27th - September 15th

Monday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm

Hours above shown for Alaska Time Zone

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Latitude: 61.60668
Longitude: -149.08913

Elevation: 237' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • 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 yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is a county park with 2 areas. The upper has 30 amp electric and the lower is for dry camping in the trees. They have a sign posted warning that the lower area does not fit units over 30 feet which is true. There is a dump station, potable water in the park. Several walking trails are in the park, a bike park, and play area for children. Nice clean park, but it will take some blocks in most sites to get close to level. All of the upper 30 amp sites are back in, sites are tight with a large picnic table at each site. Upper level roads are paved. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the upper campground - grass sites with 30A power. Water and dump stations included in the fee. The only downside was it took a bit of effort to level-out as the jacks sank into the grass. Very nice manager. She even offered us fresh rhubarb from the great garden they have. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do here including Knick River tours, Musk-Ox Farm, visitor's Center with interesting movie of the area, etc. ALso, good place to stock up on supplies with a nice Fred Meyer's and a Carr's/Safeway.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is our favorite park in the Palmer/Wasilla area. In fact this one and the highly rated RV park in Haines are our two favorites in Alaska. We camped at Matanuska River Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my truck camper and travel trailer (plenty of space)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Carr's Safeway grocery spoiled my wife. They are nicer than any of the other Albertson's branches we've visited anywhere. The city tourist information center is great. Name brand gasoline is easy to drive to. The Laundromat isn't the best, but it's good enough. We like Palmer.

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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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A
Site Surface
Grass
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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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MRP_since_1986, employee at Matanuska River Park responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice comments! Just to clear up one thing, showers are $2 for 10 minutes. We are available to make change, if needed.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 222
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 37

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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