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Wasilla, Alaska

Big Bear Campground & RV Park

Wasilla, Alaska



Wasilla, Alaska
Phone: (907) 745-7445

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $40 7/2016

Latitude: 61.561081953983
Longitude: -149.29294296744

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Other
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • 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 no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We would gladly stay here again.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 480
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff who managed to save me a site at the last minute (for July at least make reservations). Park roads and sites are gravel. Our site was a level pull-through. All utilities worked fine. No cable TV, but plenty of channels off the air. Wi-Fi was the only disappointment. Internet access provided by Tengo and it was terrible. It took forever to log on and it was too slow to work with so I gave up. There was an alternative though. If unable to use the Tengo connection there was an office connection that could be accessed near the office or laundromat. I didn't bother to use it so no comment on effectiveness. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Walmart is 2 miles west. Check out the Iditarod Trail Race headquarters where you can see some sled dogs.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a level spot with picnic table and fire ring. Bothers was some traffic noise but it was not too disturbing. The bathrooms were very clean, freshly painted, roomy, and hair dryer included. The woman in the office was very friendly. Would stay here again and would recommend to friends. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent campground we would recommend to anyone staying in the Anchorage area. The campground is extremely well-maintained. The laundromat is the best we have seen in Alaska (we've been here for 8 weeks). The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were here because of truck problems and the staff made sure we had a place to stay even though we kept extending. I really can't say enough about this campground. The buildings, picnic tables, etc. were freshly painted, the grass was mowed and the fire pits were cleaned. Plus, Wasilla is just down the road for shopping, restaurants, etc. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice office personnel, quiet and close to shopping and sightseeing. The sites are easily accessible and allow a big turn. The dog walk is all grass and is supplied with bags and a dedicated trash can. Even though the park is close to the highway, it's pretty quiet. The park is well maintained and the utilities are easily accessible. The sites are fairly level and have some grass and shade trees. There are two areas of the park, we stayed in the one with the trees away from the playground which had less grass but was closer to the dog walk. We stayed for three night and then came back a week later for another two night. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

There is a Wal-Mart close by as well as other stores. Good starting point for the musk ox farm, Hatcher Pass and Itidarod center.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Some road noise in the full hook up side but OK. Good power and water. Gravel roads like all of Alaska. Could be smoother. Get a few TV stations on your antenna. WiFi is good. Nice helpful people working in the office. 45 min from Anchorage . Nothing bad to say. Would stay again. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access from Parks Hwy.; quiet, yet close to shopping, restaurants, etc. Good gravel roads and level, gravel sites. Back row "super sites" are long, wide pull-throughs. Pet-friendly; plenty of grass to walk our dogs. Cable and working WiFi. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The site are tight, but well kept. I they have the best bathroom and shower. They separate male and female bathroom and shower and lock with a pass code. They even provide hair dryers. Although the sites are very close to each other but they maintain the quietness quite well. Children play ground is available. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Close to gasoline station and Walmart.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Stayed 2 nights. Quiet park 40 minutes away from Anchorage. Office not always open. Hook-ups were on wrong side - good thing we had extra long cords. Good choice to avoid crowded noisy parks in city. Adequate wi-fi but no tv. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a pleasant park with spaces fairly close together & nothing to separate you from your fellow campers. A little more grass than most Alaskan parks. Utilities worked well, laundry & bathrooms were clean, and the people were very nice. One confirmation from them had a Wasilla address, one had a Palmer address. Apparently they are right on the line between, but actually much more Wasilla. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

One night stay before we left AK; chose "extra wide" site for more space between rigs; Free showers and strong multiple WiFi signals. True pull through and easy access to hookups; fairly level site. Has a pavillion with picnic tables and some cabins around perimiter. Can hear traffic but it's not distracting at all, just a little background noise. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54 pull through
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in a minivan. Rate is for a tent spot without electric. Also had a Good Sam discount. Showers and bathrooms were clean, hot showers were nice. Laundry room was clean as well, however pricey. $3.00 to wash, $3.00 to dry each load. I don't know how that compares to other camps in Alaska as this was our first laundry day. Tent spots are in a treed area that provides shade and decent privacy. There are also a few shaded RV spots near the tent area. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects a premium site with the Good Sam Discount. Nice enough park. Adequate room between rigs. Check in person nice. Did not try their WIFI has have our own. Laundry expensive. $3.00 to wash/ $3.00 to dry. Highest we've seen in 5 years of fulltiming. Would stay here again if ever in the area. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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