18 Parks near Sterling, Alaska
Jun 2015 - $150.00
We had read a review on the park on this site, but this place was recommended by friends of ours that have been coming up for many years. They told us the place was great, so we decided to try a night here before going to Homer fishing.
We found it just perfect ! Our 45 ft rig was put in a nice wooded lot. We had Wi-Fi, and a firepit and table. And we used their dump station and filled with water. We went on to Homer next day but returned to stay 5 more nights.
Just a great place, we are 66 and 68 and we even tried a canoe out on a lake near by. We saw moose and baby calf, a few loons and trumpeter swans.
We kept our halibut in the campground freezers and shipped overnight fish back home. Just a great experience for us
We will be back again. - Caribouhills
Jul 2007 - $25.00
One of the poorest campgrounds we have stayed at in Alaska. Sites were small even though we were told that they could accommodate 38' units. Electric was 30 amp plugs, but power was poor. We ran our generator any time we needed power and unplugged when absent to keep from harming converter (102 volts was normal). Sewer was a 55 gallon drum and overflowed on gray water dump only. Water was well water and we weren't comfortable using it even though we filtered it because of the sewer system. Grossly overrated in Trailer Life. Didn't get the impression that owners/managers cared-you couldn't get a refund after registering. This is an honest appraisal from someone that used to manage a campground. - Shipper
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Checking in was a challenge, since there seemed to be no one around except a builder who was there remodeling the office and he had nothing to do with managing the park. Finally, a child located a young woman who checked me into a site. The site was ill-defined, as the utility pole sticking up through the high weeds was the only clue. This park is right on the highway and the traffic was loud and constant. The family [of the owner?] used the site next to me to build a fire and have a huge get-together one evening while I was there. The family doesn't care if anyone stays there or not and RVers are only tolerated. There was only one other RV there during the two days I was there. They would do well to spend a little more effort on the RV park instead of remodeling the office, in my opinion. I would not return. - mockturtle
Jul 2010 - $30.00
We enjoyed our stay at this park and camped in pull through site 21. All facilities were more than adequate, although a bit cramped. Grass on the sites could have used a mowing. Staff was very nice and most helpful. We would return if we come back to the Kenai. - Altoflyfisher
Jul 2010 - $30.00
This is a typical "campground". There are lots of fishermen in the park with lots of boats. They tend to camp together as a group and stand around the campfires and talk late into the nights. The Wi-Fi does not reach through the campground. You have to go into the office to get the free Wi-Fi. Water pressure was very low. We had to supplement with our pump. We were in site 18 which was at the end of a loop in the road so we did not have any adjacent neighbors. The managers never drive or walk through the park. Our hookups were in the trees and they had no idea where they were. It is mostly young adult kids that work in the office. - Doug67
Jun 2016 - $34.00
Gravel drive and parking. Asphalt entrance. Decent spacing between RV's with ample room for awning & slides. The site we stayed in was designed to be a MH pull in with the utilities at the entrance to the space. Not a problem as we had an extra long 50A extension cord. Pool was open but too cold to use. Not heated. Guided to our site with parking assistance. Great owners. Obviously they take pride in their property. - drw-cpa
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Stay a week. Large sites with good spacing, Great location to visit Eureka Springs, Pea Ridge Military Park. Passion Play is just up the road. The trolley stops at the RV park so for $6 a day per person you can ride all day on three different lines. Beautiful setting high on the ridge with great views. - RV Having Fun
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is a very nice park. Roads could use a little work for motorcycle use but it's very well kept up here. The owner is a fellow motorcyclist and was very nice and helpful as to where the best riding was in the area. And the area is awesome for riding! As with most RV parks, the Internet was blah...When it worked it was slow. I think fast Internet is the most neglected NEED at most parks. Our site seemed a little uneven. The front of the space went down so after leveling we had a bit of a climb to get into our rig. We will definitely be back though. We did not use the bathrooms or showers so I can't comment on them but the owner is very dedicated to running a nice and clean place. I highly recommend Wanderlust RV Park! - roadkingdh
Aug 2016 - $15.00
We have stayed here several times over the past five years. We have been extremely impressed with the quality of the way the campground is taken care of by the volunteer hosts. The bathrooms are well maintained and cleaned on a daily basis by the hosts. The camp sites are cleaned when they are vacated by the Hosts.
There are several large pull-throughs along the center of the campground and all of the outer campsites are large back-in sites. There are several sites offering 2 side by side rig spacing. We have a 38 ft 5th wheel and we can fit in any of the sites. All sites have trees and bushes in between. There are several public fishing docks an easy walk from the campground. We will be back to stay here whenever we travel to Alaska. - Doris and Art
Jul 2015 - $15.00
If you don't need full hookups, this park is great. There are water spigots to fill your tanks if needed. There are about 40 sites, 10 of which are pull thrus. There are also a few double sites. The campground is laid out in a loop with the pull thrus in the center. All sites are very big and offer plenty of space and privacy. The vault toilets are kept incredibly clean. This park is also the park headquarters for the Alaskan State Parks so things are kept quite nice and neat. You can walk to the river for salmon fishing. Highly recommend. - Buckie
Jul 2005 - $10.00
This was an ok campground nothing special. - Donna P
Aug 2008 - $16.00
This campground is not very well maintained & is totally dry camping, although there is water available nearby. There are no restrooms other than pit toilets & they were not always very clean or well kept. The roads in the campground as well as leading to the campground are very rough dirt roads full of potholes. Really the only thing this campground has going for it is being right on the Kenai river with salmon fishing just steps away. - 2justroamin
Jun 2008 - $32.00
The park has nice sites. The sites are wide and spacious. However, the check in person (presumed owner) has an attitude. Very stringent rules about everything. Not a good place to bring a pet. They say they will ask you to leave if your pet urinates or defecates in the park. You must take your pet to the woods behind the park. No bathroom facilities. Showers are clean. Wi-Fi worked well in our site. We will not stay here again. - Jim Sathe
Jul 2007 - $15.00
This was a homely, no frills CG (no hook-ups, no showers) right over the Kenai river. The park was extremely busy but we got a pull-through site that fit our 30 ft class A and toad. The dirt roads to and through the CG were very rutted and pot holed. There is a Fred Myer very close to the CG. CG noisy and busy late into the evening/night with an awful lot of traffic on the CG road. It seems to be a popular place for folks who don't mind standing elbow to elbow with dozens and dozens of others to fish the Kenai river. (I guess that's basically the point of the place.) OK for a day or two but overall we thought it was pretty bad. Next time we'll drive the extra miles to the Discovery CG in Captain Cook recreation area, it was much, much nicer and less money. - mahaffee
Oct 2015 - $65.00
Found this great RV Park on the Kenai River near Soldotna with excellent salmon & trout fishing, friendly hosts, and hot Sauna!
Lot spacing was spacious with exposures ranging from sunny/open, some shady, to covered/forested. Site surface was gravel with grass, featuring a fire ring and picnic table. - tonjeki
Aug 2010 - $37.00
Rate is daily rate with no discounts, for full hookup, pull through site. Park is a block behind the Best Western Motel, registration for the RV park is at the motel. Park is a large open area that has sizable potholes near all three entrances. Sites are quite wide and roomy but there is no privacy. Park electric shut down several times during our stay for brief periods. May have had too many freezers with fish in them as most people seemed to be fishermen even though the park is some distance from the Kenai River. The restrooms and laundry facilities are across the street behind the motel. A park with few amenities, but also not nearly as crowded as those closer to the river. We stayed here both on our way to and from Homer. - Big Moose
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Excellent campground and the owner works hard to keep it that way. The sites are level, large and ours was easy to get into. The hook-ups are good and well positioned for a motor home - in the middle. The wi-fi is some of the best that we have encountered in an RV park. There is a picnic table at each site and lots of vegetation around to make it seem park like.
It's a short walk to the Visitor Center and town. There is shopping nearby for groceries, etc.
We arrived at 11:00 on July 4th and were told about a barbecue at 2:00. What a fun time that was. The owner provided the hot dogs and hamburgs, the buns and the condiments. We all brought a dish - either hot or cold. Lots of fun and totally unexpected. I've looked at some of the other parks in town and this certainly looks the best. - swike
Aug 2015 - $36.00
This was a great park with friendly, helpful owner and staff. Clean restrooms and laundry. Located in the center of the Kenai, so you could do day tours to other areas of Kenai from there. Across the street from the Kenai River for fishing salmon. Some airport noise, but kind of enjoyed seeing the bush pilots go over. Would stay there again if we were in the area. - themadcamper
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Nice park located across from the river. It is a bit tight getting into the back in site. All gravel throughout the park, but a nice dog walk at the rear of the park that is all grass. Owner very nice and helpful. He was able to hook us up with a great fishing guide on short notice. Park is convenient to downtown where you can find all services. Site was pretty level and the showers and restrooms were very clean and the showers were free. Would stay here again. - Bud in Florida
Jul 2015 - $42.00
This is a small RV park with small sites. Staff was very nice. Good location to fish the Kenai River since they have their own access to the river. Also good location to tour Soldotna and only 20 minutes to Kenai. Power and water were fine but wifi is with Tengo and you must pay to use it. Prices were OK but not free and very slow. My Verizon Mifi worked well as did my cell phone. I would stay here again. - RayN
Aug 2012 - $40.00
I was with a group and was not in charge of picking the RV park. The recent reviews here are pretty accurate. It looked like there were much nicer parks in Soldotna but, grass is always greener. This was convenient walking distance many things including Dairy Queen! While here, don't miss the Hardware store, great place to graze and honestly, the prices of things were often same as the (far away) Fred Meyer. I might stay here again, I have had much worse experiences (and many better too). If your just here to fish and sleep then it's fine. My son had an RV up here too and he was fearing the worst after looking at the google map satellite photos but, he stayed longer than he thought he would saying, "It's not just a gravel parking lot like it appeared to be." (But that isn't far from true.) Hard to imagine this big of an area in AK that has so few trees. - 04Sundancer
Jun 2012 - $36.00
There is 50amp service only on a few sites and 2 of them are pull throughs. However, they are at the end of the road and big rigs don't fit there. The size of the site is OK, but there is a danger of being hit by other campers as they make the turn. The owner is working hard to improve this park and the sites are level with grass between sites. It's close to most activities in town (walking distance). Staff is friendly and helpful. Would stay again but would make sure 50 amp back-in was available. - littlegeneral
Jul 2016 - $76.00
We stayed 3 nights in Diamond M Ranch Resort while touring Kenai and Soldotna. Their "supersize pull-thru" sites are wonderful, especially if you are traveling with other rigs. Four large rigs can share a grassy courtyard with tables and a large fire pit. On Saturday evening, the owners hosted a pot luck dinner on their observation deck. They provided 3 kinds of salmon for their guests. And, while on the observation deck we got a good look at a bald eagle nest with 2 eaglets that were being coaxed out of the nest by their parents. Caribou and moose can also be seen regularly from the deck. The sites are level, water pressure and electrical are some of the best we've experienced in Alaska, and most sites have a couple of sewer hookups, which makes it easy to hook up to the sewer no matter where your dumps are located on your rig. If you are into fishing, this is a great place to stay. The campground has two fish cleaning stations where you can clean your catch for dinner. Shopping is close by, in Kenai or Soldotna, and the area has several nice restaurants, service facilities, and a Walmart. We will stay here again, when in the area, just because of the wonderful owners and staff. - glenstmary
Jul 2016 - $47.00
We stayed here with a Caravan group so no idea as to cost. There is a quad with 4 RVs and a large fire pit in the middle with grass...NICE, mowed grass, which accommodates 16 rigs. Others are back-in, plus some other areas separated by a tree hedge for tents as well as more permanent looking rigs. A wonderful family run operation with the nicest 3 generation family you would EVER want to meet. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I would, however, probably never have opportunity because Kenai and Soldotna hold absolutely NO interest for me. If you are not here to fish in the river, I have no idea what you would do here for entertainment. Would love to move this campground to Denali and stay a month!! - Gypsy Duo
Jul 2016 - $85.00
The park employees said the smell was from the spreading of fish carcasses on the property, but that was not the only terrible smell. The septic smell was strong all over the park. It gave the park a disgusting feeling to have such a nasty smell all the time. I certainly did not want to drink their water, just did not trust this outfit.
The RVs are parked very close together, if we opened our awning, the neighbors could not open theirs. People in the campground did not quiet down until after 11 PM each night. Campfire smoke from neighbors came into our trailer if windows were open. Not pleasant. This should be a $20-25 campground. - Scotter