10 Parks near Sutton-Alpine, Alaska
We did however find 10 campgrounds within 25 miles of Sutton-Alpine. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Sutton-Alpine in the left hand column.
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Very good food in cafe. A small tractor/equipment museum display around the property. Friendly staff. - luckydog
Aug 2011 - $25.00
A pretty good overnight stop between Anchorage and Glenallen. Nothing fancy, but everything works and the price is right. They have a lot of domestic and exotic animals penned (and some loose) behind the place (well away from the campsites) if you care to visit them. I understand that most are rescue animals. Friendly management. Would stay there again if passing through. - Sonic
Jul 2015 - $15.00
One of the designated camping areas on Hatcher Pass Road. This is the parking lot for the Gold Mint Trail, accessible from a hairpin turn at mile 14. It's all paved, level and about hundred meters set back from the road. The 'sites' are the parking spaces on the right side where the picnic tables and fire pits are. Pit toilets at the trailhead. Threaded water spigot to fill up fresh water on the opposite side of the parking lot. Nice views in the mountains surrounding the site. Very quiet. The whole area allows recreational gold panning so try it in the creek right besides the Gold Mint Trail. Independence Mine is a few miles further up the road. Plenty of trails in the area. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2015 - $5.00
Unlike the other designated camping areas along the Hatcher Pass Road, this is just a parking lot and that's why the rate is only 5$ instead of 15$ like the other places. Right off the Hatcher Pass Road at mile 16 it's an open level and paved parking lot, where you just find your place to park for the night. No amenities except a pit toilet. You can find a threaded water spigot (potable water) at the Gold Mint Trailhead two miles down the road.
Traffic on the road dies down after 8 pm. Then it's absolutely quiet and you can really enjoy the sweeping views around and down the valley towards Palmer. Lots of hiking trails in the area and apparently good berry picking too. We saw many people with full containers returning to their vehicles. - TheSchweitzers
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Nice Campsite out of the city, with an easy drive to Anchorage, Great Golf course a few minutes away. Level sites, no trees. Good service at the front desk. - dennis 88
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Great park with large pull thru sites. Owner very helpful and the view is to die for. Services worked well with 30 amp electric. Interior roads are gravel and are two lanes wide making for easy access to sites. Large fire pit in front of park with a covered shelter containing tables. Owner sells propane but told us it was cheaper at Fred Meyers. - roaming around
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This park is one of the nicest we've found in Alaska. Pull thru sites are level grass with full hook ups (30A) and about 60-65' long. Your neighbor is still too close with 12 feet between RVs. Most of the gravel interior roads are double wide making for easy back ins around the edge and easy in/out for pull thrus. We picked up major network TV channels over the air which is good since there is no cable and satellite won't work here. Laundry was big enough with $2 washers & $1.25 dryers. It took 2 cycles to fully dry clothes though. They sell propane but Fred Meyer sells it cheaper. Verizon had a good 3 bar voice plus LTE data signal. Park wifi was very slow during normal usage hours. - Danno
Mar 2017 - $25.00
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. - Norske
Jun 2016 - $25.00
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. - Sherr
Jul 2012 - $15.00
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. - easydoesit
Aug 2014 - $30.00
This is an adequate campground located just outside Palmer near the fairgrounds. The entrance is a bit of a mess with big rocks and pot holes. We had a 50 amp pull thru with FHUs. Site was narrow and close to neighbors. Some long term residents were there but sites were not messy. Verizon cell and mifi worked well. We did not use the laundry or bathhouse so cannot comment on price or condition. Manager was friendly but not on site parts of the day. Anchorage is an easy drive and Palmer provides an alternative to the over priced, cramped campgrounds in Anchorage. We would stay here again. - roadking
Jul 2014 - $30.00
This is a small park about 45 miles from Anchorage. Sites are long enough we could park our tow behind. Site was level, WiFi good and water pressure was good. We would stay here again. - Grammy8
Jul 2013 - $30.00
More spacious than most in Alaska. Lots of grass, but few trees (they are only in the part without full hookups). Strong WiFi (a "must" for us), but office is largely unattended and we had to ask other campers to find out the password. All-in-all a pleasant campground. We would definitely stay here again. - Citellus
Aug 2012 - $15.00
This Campground is more for tents and smaller RV's but you can camp here with a 40 ft. but limited space in other words if you don't come in on a Monday or Tuesday you could have trouble. Campground Host was very friendly and helpful one of the reasons we got parked with a big rig like we did. Pit toilets and tanked in water which i will not put in my water tank. This is a high used local park and they drive like Heck through the campground and out of it as far as that goes. Even through this was a pretty park i would probably opt not to stay here next time and use the Matanuska River Park in the Mat-Su Borough located 1 mile from Palmer @milepost J17.4 Old Glenn Highway. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2015 - $0.00
This is a free camping area on the banks of Knik River. Drive the Old Glenn Highway out of Palmer. The access to the public use area is on the right just before crossing the bridge over the river. It's all gravel and a little rough to drive in but there is plenty of room to park so don't be afraid to bring your big rig. Some shady spots are taken by seasonals but again, there is so much room to find a spot somewhere on the river banks. No amenities whatsoever, you need to be fully self contained. It's a mixture of beach feeling and gorgeous views of the mountains across the river. Some noise from the highway and ATVs that locals like to drive around. It was quiet at night though. We will come back but avoid the weekends. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2016 - $43.00
We stayed 3 days while we visited Palmer, the Independence Mine, Etlukna and Thunderbird Falls. The park was pretty basic. There were pull-thrus and back-ins. Some pull-thrus might not have had a sewer. The hook-ups were fine, the site was relatively level, we had a picnic table. It was shady and it was convenient to all that we wanted to do in the area. It was a mix of monthlies and transients. Most of the sites were pretty close. - swike
Jul 2016 - $1.00
We pulled into the CG but the site were not ready for us. They offered another site but we did not see it was suitable.
We looked at the sites we were offered were very tight. The seasonal sites were cluttered and looked like a dump so we left. - Larryvt
Jun 2016 - $43.00
This campground has "heart." Very friendly owner and personnel. Not a fancy campground, but if you need anything, they bend over backwards to try and accommodate you. They even have a massage therapist on staff and Crystal will melt away any stress you may have. The WiFi is extra, and better than most campgrounds. The sites had plenty of room for both our 40-ft Motorhome and our tow. They usually have a sandwich item available for lunch and something hot in the evenings at reasonable prices. Again, not a fancy campground, but very friendly and welcoming. - DebGA
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Park is OK. Navigation is easy. We had a 'super site' which is what you need if you want a long enough site to park the tow vehicle. There is a playground for kids, but they are rabid about having adult supervision--so, what is the point of having the park exactly? They are also a bit nutty about rugs on the grass--wouldn't even allow a small 'welcome' mat (to wipe our feet). Seriously?
No cable available. - Desert Girl 4932
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We pulled in late. Office made it easy to register and find a spot after hours. Staff was friendly and by far the showers were the cleanest we have seen this week. Sites were spacious and easy to get into. - Giggling guest
Jul 2016 - $29.00
RV parks in Alaska seem to be a lot like the state itself...rough around the edges. In a month travelling here I haven't seen anything I would consider a "class A" park. That being said, this one is as close as we've come. The pads are gravel and at least they don't have a bunch of weeds growing in the middle of them like the last park we went to (although there are a bunch of weeds around the picnic table). The site was relatively level and the line of pull thrus near the office are fairly close together, but not as bad as a lot of places. We had an E & W site, both utilities worked fine. The rest of the sites in the park seem to be more generously spaced. The restroom/shower room is bright and clean although the shower stalls are quite small. I used the handicapped one which was excellent. The shower head was adjustable which is nice and the pressure and hot water were good although a bit hard to regulate. They get high marks for having hair dryers in the washroom though, something I've never seen anywhere else in 16 months on the road except Alaska. I could've lived without the earsplitting loud piped in rock music though. But, whatever. My only complaint was that there are big signs everywhere saying the building is closed from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., so I went to take my shower at 11:20. Nope. The girl "started early" with the cleaning so I had to wait an hour! There is a very nice looking laundry room that I did not use but it has quite a few machines and several bit folding tables which I really appreciate. It's overpriced at $3 per load, but so where the other places I went so I guess that's the going rip-off rate here in AK. The Tengo wi-fi was free but didn't work the first day. Worked ok day two. Verizon signal was strong. Front desk staff was friendly and professional. All in all, even with a few complaints, the price is right and the value is good, especially for Alaska. - Pdxjoanne