Valdez, Alaska

Bear Paw RV Park

Valdez, Alaska



Valdez, Alaska
Phone: (907) 835-2530

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $55 6/2015

Latitude: 61.1268653033154
Longitude: -146.349568809509

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

20 Reviews

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StallingsFamily

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked the campground, but our issue was that she told us the price was $40.00 / night, but then charged an extra $5.00 per night per child. We just thought that was a bit "petty / excessive". The showers were clean and they were "individual" - which was nice. Ok laundry facility - more than anything, we were bothered by the price - and charging extra for kids. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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hudsonguy

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A great campground in the absolute middle of Valdez. No need to even use your vehicle. The sites are a bit close, but this is Alaska. The front desk is friendly and helpful. The WiFi is excellent and the laundry immaculate. A downside is that there is nowhere to walk the dog except a narrow strip of grass along a sidewalk. Other than that, a great place. We would definitely stay again. The Fat Mermaid around the corner has 13 draft beers. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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westie0506

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The GPS took us around to the fish canning area - found the park near downtown area which is nice if you want to walk around. Valdez doesn't offer much in the way of shopping but there is a Safeway. Park is a gravel parking lot with level sites. Found them close with picnic table sitting near neighbors hookups. Located very close to the harbor. Visitors from Europe had children that thought it was OK to run between people's sites and play games. WiFi worked okay, but went down a couple times. We camped here in a 5th wheel. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TrekNsee

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice camp with a good location. Sites are close together. Hookups worked. Stayed one night as part of a caravan and slept well. Would stay again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TheOccasionalRVer

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel parking lot with a good location and little else. This park is basically a big gravel parking lot, across the street from Valdez's small boat harbor. On the positive side, the big draw is being literally in the middle of downtown, near the museum, the cruise boat docks, and all the activities Valdez has to offer. There are also Bald Eagles flying overhead, and you hear the sound of the sea (and feel the howl of the wind.) The bathrooms were clean and tidy, with six individual bathrooms -- two with a toilet and sink, and four with toilet, sink, and shower. WiFi was problematic at first, but then started working well. No idea what was wrong that first day. On the negative side, the sites are on top of each other, one after the other after the other. I would certainly not call these sites spacious. When we visited, maybe one site in ten was taken, so it wasn't bad, but come the busy season when the park fills, this place will surely be a crowded, claustrophobic, loud experience. Also, I can't imagine the six bathrooms will be adequate with full occupancy. We arrived at about 3pm, and there was no one in the office. There was a sign saying to wait till 8pm to check in. Thus we couldn't get the code for the showers, we couldn't get tokens for the laundry, etc. A minor annoyance… One tip: the "restaurant/lounge" at the Best Western across the street was really good. Sit in the bar area, and look through their big windows at the small boat harbor, while chatting with friendly locals. Good fun! We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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User3131

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically a gravel parking lot. Sites are level. They are close, but not too tight. Picnic tables. Laundry. Location is very close to the harbor. Relatively quite location except for the road bikers with kids who came in late and let their kids scream, yell and play very late at night. Some sites allow campfires. Great views when the fog lifts. Easy access to boats and stores for tours. Easy walking distance to ocean. Staff were friendly enough and provided information on things to do in the area. WiFi worked okay, but went down a couple times. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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dehdave

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, just across the street from the bay. Good electrical, WiFi, and water. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed the park in 2009, and it is even better now. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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PatriotParents

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is just about a perfect park. Friendly staff, reasonable rate, level sites, good internet access, and lots of trees and flowers. A few blocks' walk will take you to the visitor center, restaurants, the harbor front, and a grocery store. Having slightly larger spaces would make it perfect. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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lymm

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is like a big gravel parking lot, sites are small, but it is very clean, has great services, and is within walking distance of downtown Valdez and the waterfront. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this park. We stayed an extra night because we liked it so much. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Truck Camper.

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Ginger 'n Bill

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

True to commercial campgrounds throughout Alaska, this was no more than a gravel parking lot with hookups. We were VERY close to the campers beside us. The location is GREAT: just beside the small boat harbor. Restrooms and showers were very very good. Internet was terrible. Signal was too weak and will be that way unless they put up an outside antennae. You cannot beat it for location and for price. We qualified for Military Discount and it was a nice percentage. Thank you! We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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CecLinSmith

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though it's a gravel lot, without grass or trees, it is within walking distance to the waterfront, shopping and restaurants. Of the others here in Valdez, we feel this is the best one and are happy with our pull-in site. Sites are close together and very open. We stayed 3 days and would stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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pbougeus

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Just a big gravel parking lot, like all the parks in town, but everything worked, including the WiFi. It's a very friendly place, close to the harbor. This will be our choice in Valdez next time we come. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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JanetD

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

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best park in Valdez. It is directly across from the Marina where most Glacier tours originate. Restaurants are just up the street and the scenery is awesome. The Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well. The staff was friendly. Owned by Dad and ran by family members. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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KDMDTN

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 2 nights here cause we loved the town. Location of RV park wonderful -- just across street from small boat harbor!! We took Stan Stephens Glacier/Wildlife cruise and that was great! Drive to/from Valdez so gorgeous!! We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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foster33

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

In all fairness, Bear Paw looked like the other campgrounds in Valdez; more like a used RV lot than a campground. Pretty ugly. Very unfortunate since Valdez is such a lovely town. The hosts were very nice, the restroom/showers were clean and the sites were level, but these things can't compensate for the ugly parking lot appearance. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park in a Motorhome.

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