Whittier, Alaska

Williwaw Campground - USFS

Whittier, Alaska



Whittier, Alaska
Phone: (907) 522-8368

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $9 7/2015

Latitude: 60.7877455252807
Longitude: -148.877970857509

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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) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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 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 ?
  • 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

33 Reviews

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent forest campground. The sites are quite large and spaced so that you can barely see you neighbor. The campground host is eager to answer questions and help newcomers find a site. He also makes sure the fire pits and sites are free of trash. Water is hand-pumped and there is no dump station, but that is pretty typical of parks in Alaska. It's also a short walk to the fish viewing area where you can watch the salmon run late July and early August. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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mockturtle

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are paved and have views of nearby glaciers. The Trail of Blue Ice follows the creek, as well, and is a mile and a half to the Visitor's Center. Beautiful paved trails and settings, with picturesque bridges. Verizon signal weak. I actually visited this park twice in one month as it is so attractive. We camped at Williwaw Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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roadking

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $14.00
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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: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $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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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $9.00
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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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User3131

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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illini777

Review Count: 167
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $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: May, 2013 - $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: 53
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
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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: 82
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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: July, 2011 - $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: July, 2011 - $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: June, 2011 - $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: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $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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