3.8 Poor
     
Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch

Talkeetna, Alaska


21889 South F St.
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
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Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 62.323488882679
Longitude: -150.10550919334

Elevation: 354' (approximate)
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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We spent two nights here right beside the Talkeetna River. Nice spot, but that's the only pro. This is dry camping only with no hookups and no dump. This campground has no rules and many campers really abuse that. Lots of folks with ATVs running around stirring up lots of dust and noise. Little kids out playing and making noise like little kids do at midnight. Running noisy generators at 10:30 PM. Very bumpy and dusty roads that some campers seem to want to see how fast they can travel them, stirring up dust. Some loud parties blaring music. There are some nice campsites and this could be a very nice campground if the owner took a bit more interest. It was pretty full, but there is not a lot of choice since there are only a couple of campgrounds in Talkeetna and it is a very popular tourist destination these days. $25.00 a night for dry camping is a bit steep, especially when considering all the negatives. Would we stay here again? Maybe. We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Take the Talkeetna Air Taxi Grand Denali with Glacier landing flightseeing trip. Eat at the West Rib, breakfast at The Roadhouse, cocktails at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge patio for great mountain views, dinner at Latitude 62, see the historic Fairview Inn, walk down to the river for awesome views of Denali, Foraker and Hunter on a clear day.

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

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

Stayed here 10 years ago and had a relatively pleasant experience. Now, in July of 2017, it appears ZERO maintenance has been done on the campground and little is done other than collecting fees! It has been overtaken by Devil's Club and other weeds, the outhouses are rickety and toilet paper is hit or miss. Picnic tables are broken down, fire rings are a mess, etc. It's a shame, because with routine maintenance this could be a respectable campground. As it is, it appears that the owners don't put a single penny back into the place. Unfortunately, it's the only "game in town" so they get away with this sorry lack of attention. Lots offer some shade. Site surface is dirt and features a picnic table. We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
no numbers
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
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Review Count: 254
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

25$ gets you a dry camping site in a very poorly maintained campground. This was the first time I was denied checking out the sites before paying. Well, it was for a reason and I should have passed after this red flag.

The road through is very bumpy with lots of potholes. Sites are unlevel, dirty and small. The pit toilets haven't seen a cleaning in a long time. One water spigot at the office. At least it was quiet. We will definitely not come back and rather use one of the free dedicated camping pullouts on the highway to Talkeetna (inquire at the Visitor Center at the beginning of Talkeetna Road). We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

On the highway in are a few interesting shops. Inquire at the Visitor Center before driving to Talkeetna. Birchworks has a nice selection of birch syrup products and offers a mini 'factory tour' (5 minutes).

The Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe offers a variety of baked goods out of the wood fired oven.

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Review Count: 324
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 79

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is dry camping with no dump station available. There is fresh water fill available and you can dump at a nearby park for a fee. We did not use them, but there are showers available. The toilets are pit toilets. We stayed here because we tried to get into the Talkeetna Camper Park Campground, but it was full. It is a large area with somewhat free-form camping. Spaces have been marked in the open areas, but no one seems to abide by them. There is some traffic going to the boat launch and it is dusty. You check in at the front office, pay your fees, then you are on your own to find a suitable spot. There are spots in the open and more secluded spots in the trees. There is some partying that goes on late into the night. However, it is fairly quiet and much less crowed than the alternatives. It is an easy walk to the downtown area. There are brochures make it look much nicer than it is. Our Verizon phone and data MiFi worked well here. Because we liked the relative seclusion, we would stay here again. We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be a campground for tenters, where they have increased the size of some spaces for RVs. Dry camping with disgusting outhouses. Noisy, rude campers. ATV's buzzing through the campground at all hours of the day and night. If you can find any other accommodations, do so. Would never stay here again. We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Tent.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

City-owned but privately-run, this park offers dry camping in either a heavily-wooded area of mostly back-in sites, or the open parking lot by the boat launch. Most of the back-ins are relatively short, but are well-spaced. The boat launch parking area is more free-form and suitable for big rigs. The place fills up during the Moose Dropping Festival, but was almost empty when we were there a week later. We camped at Talkeetna RV Park & Boat Launch in a Motorhome.

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