Williwaw Campground - USFS

     


Whittier, Alaska
Phone: (907) 522-8368

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $14 8/2014


Latitude: 60.7877455252807
Longitude: -148.877970857509

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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roadking

Review Count: 105
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects use of Access Pass. This is the only campground with paving that we stayed at while in Alaska. This is a self check in campground and you pick your own site. Some sites are reserved and will have a tag on the post. We chose a double site and paid a slightly higher fee. Our site was wide, level with no hook ups. Generator hours are generous, lasting most of the day,. Did not use the bathhouse and did not see a laundry. Not near any shopping so plan accordingly. There is a nearby salmon viewing station but the salmon were not running yet. Take a trip over to Whittier. Not much there but the drive through the tunnel is worth the $12 fee. We would stay here again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

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Citellus

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Senior access pass discount. We thought this a great U.S. Forest Service park (thanks to rvparksreviews for telling us about it). We had our RV in a long, paved, level, pull through site with a good view of waterfalls from a glacier ("Middle Glacier"?). But the best view is as you turn into the park from the highway. Near glaciers and spawning salmon streams. Just an excellent place to stay. Some sites can apparently be reserved, but most others cannot. We stayed 2 nights and would do it again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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User3131

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved sites and road. Picnic tables and fire pit. First Come First Served (FCFS) and reservations are accepted. Most sites are treed. View sites are available. Excellent access to walking path (Trail of Blue Ice) and salmon viewing area. Located adjacent to a creek. Quite. Beautiful campground. The weather is typically not great (wind and rain). Check the Whittier or Portage Lake weather forecast. No dump station. Big rig friendly. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. This is a great campground. If only it had a dump station and water to fill a tank. Regardless, it is still wonderful and in a great location. The sites are well-separated with vegetation in between, so it feels very private. It is very quiet at night. Some sites are more wooded and some have views of Middle Glacier. Some sites are reservable and some are first-come first-served. Our Verizon phone and data plan worked well. It has a great biking/hiking path leaving from the campground. It is close to Whittier for boat tours and you do not have to pay the fee to drive your RV though the tunnel. (You do still have to pay the $12 to drive your car. The wonderful Forest Service visitor center is only a mile away, as well as the Portage glacier tour. Wonderful. We spent 3 days here and could have spent a couple of weeks. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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illini777

Review Count: 163
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park with paved streets and sites. Sites are level, however, as stated in website there are no hookups. Large glacier can be viewed from campsites and a fish overlook is next door. There is plenty of room for big rigs. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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hoz49

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

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, beautiful views of mountains and glaciers. Dry camping, no services. Hiking/biking trail. Paved roads and sites with tables and fire rings. The price is right but on the way out we saw several RV's boondocking free in gravel pullouts along the road. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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TexL23

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to dry camp since there are no services. Paved interior roads and large separated paved sites with tables and fire pits. A good place to stay when visiting Whittier. The scenery and views of glaciers from the campground are fantastic. We would stay here again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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easydoesit

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Mosquitoes were no problem as it was driving rain showers when we were here. I guess you can expect it in the rain forest. Nice view of a glacier from the campground. Rate was for Golden Age. I would stop here again as it is convenient to the Portage Glacier activities. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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Herb B

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a US Forest Service campground with no dump station or water. Great setting with paved roads and sites. Plenty of walking trails and to sit and look at middle glacier. Doesn't get much better if you like to dry camp. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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Dawn1955

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

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Williwaw campground has breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers. Hiking paths take you past beaver ponds, streams and to glaciers. We parked our 38 foot motorhome and tow car in our site. Paved roads and sites throughout. Primitive campground with no shower facilities. Pit toilets are available. Golden Access cardholders stay for half price. We highly recommend this campground. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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Sonic

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Breathtaking glacier and mountain views. Very large, mostly level, well spaced campsites. Excellent paved interior roads. Beautifully maintained hike & bike trail network. Heed the warnings about food storage - there are bears in the vicinity. No dump station, and the only water is hand pumped, so dump & fill before you come. Would certainly stay again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

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New to this

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

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a wonderful forest service campground. All sites are wooded and private and it has the best views. We actually stayed here twice, once on the way down the Kenai peninsula and again on the way back. There are some sites that have direct views of the glacier above. And there are wonderful hiking trails here. Ask the host about off-the-beaten-path trails. All in all, our favorite campground that we stayed at in Alaska. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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jbumpus

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

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Williwaw Campground was just the type of National Forest one that we like to visit. The sites were wooded and private and the campground had plenty of choices of sites. The drive and sites were paved and contained a table and fire pit. None had water or electricity. We camped across from the river and watched the multitude of salmon swimming upstream. A visitor was standing with his camera and said that a bear had just left the river after a dinner of fish. We never saw him but found a nice hiking trail and beautiful view of a hanging glacier above the campground. Being in a temperate rain forest the vegetation included ferns, moss, and aspen turning yellow. It is a short drive to the Portage Visitor Center and Whittier Tunnel. I would strongly recommend the Phillip's 26 Glacier Day Cruise in Whittier, a .8 mile hike to Byron Glacier on a well maintained trail and a delightful walk on the toe of the glacier, and a visit to the Portage Glacier Visitor's Center. There is a small sandwich and soup restaurant at the visitor's center of which I forget the name but it is good as well. The campground is near the road so traffic can be heard until night but it is a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains and an easy 45 min to 1 hour drive back to Anchorage. Alaska is blessed with many public campgrounds and this is one of the best we visited in our 2 week trip. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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panafoot

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful National Forest park. Lovely paved, level sites with great privacy. Spectacular mountain and glacier views, even better if you drive or walk closer to the Portage Valley visitor center. Great place to stay for the 26 glacier cruise in Whittier: highly recommended. You get to Whittier via a shared 2.5 mile railroad tunnel. Eastbound on the half-hour, westbound on the hour. Trains, whenever. Williwaw creek has excellent salmon viewing. Outrageously beautiful graded and boardwalk trail, the Blue Ice Trail. Great hosts. We'd certainly stay here again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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Bob-Linda

Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is with Senior Pass discount. Easy access, paved roads, mostly back-in sites, which are large and well spaced for privacy. Fire ring and table at each site, no hookups and no dump station. Makes excellent base for visiting nearby glaciers and Whittier. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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