Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only)

Valdez, Alaska



Valdez, Alaska
Phone: (907) 835-2530

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $45 8/2016

Latitude: 61.124969127507
Longitude: -146.35549112701

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $3.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 3.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $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) 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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • 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 no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything in Alaska is high compared to the lower 48. Campgrounds are no exception. However, this campground site was worth it to me because of the incredible view. Site 12 overlooks the harbor and the Bay of Valdez. We sat in our lawn chairs and watched the boats go in and out of the harbor while we waited to see wildlife. It is interesting.

Campground is neat and clean and the laundry and bathroom are spotless. Some lots have partial shade. Close to village. Fish hatchery area is a great place to view salmon in July. While there we saw eagles, a grizzly, sea otters, and harbor seals. This was my favorite campground in Alaska. We would definitely go back. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We took a glacier/wildlife tour on the LuLu Belle. It was fantastic. Captain knows the area well and gave us a 7 hour tour. We enjoyed every moment and saw lots of wildlife. They have food for sale on board. The smoked salmon chowder is the best I have ever had. Captain gets it from Washington State and brings it in. Free interdenominational Sunday services are offered free of charge. Captain takes the congregation into the bay.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Where is the button for an "11" rating? FHU, beautiful spot on the water's edge, way more space than any other spot in Valdez. The other big sites in Valdez look like gravel Walmart lots with no store. This one has gravel sites, back-in, utils worked great, free WIFI, cable and they provide the controller box. I would go out of our way to stay here again !! Being 'elders', we loved the 'adult only' aspect. 2 blocks from town and marine harbor. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Although I don't normally like "adults only" parks, this one does have its perks. All sites are level gravel and rigs up to 45' could fit. Everyone is around a large gravel circle so your only restriction is to not block your neighbor. Rigs are about 15' apart. Some sites are specifically for small rigs while many would fit any size. The open gravel middle area makes for easy back ins. Park wifi worked fine and Verizon had a good 3-bar LTE signal. Satellite is very unlikely to work due to latitude and mountains but they provided a digital converter box if you can get to the coax hookups behind your TV. They also allowed us to wash vehicles which is an added plus. Water pressure was occasionally as low as 20 psi (not due to vehicle washing at the time), but otherwise, utilities worked fine. All sites are 30A. We'd stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a 10 in Alaska for sure. Does not have a pool or tennis courts like a 10 RV resort in the lower 48. You do not need those frills here! We are looking to the left at the small boat harbor watching the private and commercial fishing boats come and go, Coast Guard Cutter is further behind on the left side, to the right we see the Alaska Marine ferry dock and more big fishing boats. To the front across the bay the Alaska pipeline terminus and the tankers loading up. Excellent owners and staff, easy check in, owner led us to our spot (about 2 blocks from the main check in). Quieter here than in the main Bear Paw, and away from the traffic and dust by the harbor. 2 blocks to shops by harbor. Cleanest rest room ever. Everything works well here, as we pulled into a back in site, power, water and cable run under our RV to the passengers side. Drain my black tank when the guy on the drivers side site is not using his drain. Sites not as close as most in Alaska. Stayed here in a 42 Foot RV pulling a Jeep, and pulled right into our ocean view without unhitching. When we return would not stay anywhere else in Valdez. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

You can read the tourist book, lots of hikes, and drives. Stop by the tourist info office for tips, easy level town to walk or bike ride. You can buy fresh Salmon for $8.00 a lb, or flash frozen for the same price at the Peter Pan fish plant retail store in the harbor. We are filling our freezer as it is a lot cheaper than a fishing trip or the price at home.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park on the breakwater of the small boat channel and about 2 blocks away from the main park. All slots are back in but plenty of room to maneuver (it is basically a big peninsula). All utilities worked well (cable is digital so make sure you ask for a converter box). Wi-Fi worked well. All sites have a table and fire pit. Some noise at night from fish packing plants, but it is more of a low range hum. Great place to watch the boat traffic and very quiet. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Bear Paw II has the cleanest restrooms/showers you will find this side of The Northern Lights in Dawson Creek! Each restroom/shower has its own room with a sink and rugs on the floor with plenty of free hot water. The washers are $1.50 per load and the dryers are $1.50 for 30 minutes. If you pull in you will be looking at either the bay or small boat harbor. Be prepared to pass your hookups under your rig if you pull in as they are set up for left side access. This park is very quiet with friendly staff. The only reasons it does not get a 10 is the price and hookup difficulty. Don't forget to make a trip to Allison Point during high tide to watch the bears! We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful location right on the inlet from the bay to the marina! Our site overlooked all the boats coming and going from the pier. This park is very well maintained and has TV, even though they have to give you a box and remote to use instead of tapping into your RVs system with your own remote, etc. Good channel selection, wide spaces, and friendly staff made for a wonderful visit. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground arguably has the best location in Valdez, right on the water near the entrance the small-boat harbor. About half the campsites have a water view, the others are back. Compared with other campgrounds in Valdez, there is at least some separation between sites. You have to check in at the “main” Bear Paw campground, but this satellite campground has its own restrooms and laundry. (On a side note, the guide book that we had did not match up with the actual street names. Although not difficult to find, it is a bit confusing when you first get into town.) We were lucky to get a water-view site. You can pull in forward, which we did, but the hookups will be on the wrong side. This first day, the power went out a couple of times, but otherwise the utilities were good. There is cable TV, but make for sure you get the “box” when you check in. It is a bit of a hassle to hookup, but we managed and got lots of stations. The WiFi is good, strong and fast. Our Verizon phone and data worked well. We did not have any problems with the noise from the harbor, but fishermen camp there and start up their diesel trucks very early in the morning. This campground is very close to the municipal pier with big supply barges coming in. Our main problem was with a supply barrage and the associated noise and petroleum smell. On the positive side, this campground is within walking distance of most of the tours and attractions in Valdez. We would have stayed longer, but there was a large caravan coming in, so we only stayed four nights. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a lovely site right on the Small Boat Harbor's fairway. Our first night was fine. But, as the park filled up we had problems with the electric service. Our voltmeter indicated low voltage (< 105v) with no load. When we tried to run anything (microwave, etc.) our EMS would trip off due to low voltage even though our load was significantly less than 30 amperes. Nearby rigs also experienced electric problems. When we called the owner's attention to the problem, he shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do. We had signed up for a week but left after three nights. To their credit, the owners did refund the four day's rent. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I do not give 9 or 10 unless out of this world. No pool so 9 is as close to perfection as this one can get. We had site 11 with 30 amp but no voltage problems. This site has a wonderful view of the harbor inlet and the mountains. Fun to watch the fishing fleet come and go as well as watch them unload at the Peter Pan Seafood processing plant about a block away in the harbor. This site is more suited to a 5th wheel with rear living space for the hookups. Bring a loooong hose for the sewer. I used a 50 foot garden hose for the grey water. The black water will and can wait. Sites 11 and 12 are set up for drive in forward 12 being the one with the better view. By the way, this park has some of the nicest tent spots I have seen for a commercial park. Many of them had wood platforms and all had wooded private spaces. Laundry and baths were very nice. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

Small park with tight quarters, a few pull through sites which are generally used for the larger rigs. Mostly back in sites which are fine for smaller rigs. LOVED the location, the friendly folks, the clean well maintained park and it was very quiet! Nice laundry facilities with huge dryers. Major Cable TV was a bonus. Internet worked OK, but did get "kicked off" a couple times. Within walking distance of much every where to shops and services and charters. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 334
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the few parks that we have stayed in while touring Alaska that we would have liked to extend our stay. But we got forced out by 2 incoming caravans. The most popular sites back up to the bay and the ships come and go all day long. You are allowed to head in a motor home if you desire, but your hookups will be on the opposite side. We didn't have any issues with electric during our stay. The town is close by to walk to and there are lots of places to walk pets. We did however see several local owned dogs off leash. I would stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great RV park. Very clean, well maintained, easy to get in and out of. It's a 10 but I gave it a 9 because it's close to a very active harbor which is busy until dark (11PM in July). It's not excessively loud, mind you, but very active. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park right in town. Only down side was the busy harbor. Got a little noisy at times. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The views from here are fantastic. The park is very clean with a full laundry. It's a small park a little walking distance from all the hustle and bustle of the harbor. We have a front bedroom Airstream that has full wrap around windows in the rear dinette area, so the view is a 9-10. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots to do here and the drive in has incredible views during the spring when there is still lots of snow on the mountains. We have 2 days here and tempted to go for 3. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear Paw RV Park II (Adults only) in a Travel Trailer.

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