This was kind of a last-minute decision to drive down to Skagway and check things out. It was later in the evening when we arrived, and the cruise ships had departed already, so the town was dead. We did find the campground owner, and he had a spot for us. A lot of the sites seemed kind of tight, but things worked out OK. One word of advice, though: be sure to double- and triple-check your reservation dates. We had called to cancel our initial reservation, but somehow the owner never took us off his sheet. Therefore, he thought we had goofed up and showed up a day late. On the contrary, he was the one with the wrong information, and we were treating this night as a "walk-up" registration. Other than that, the location can't be beat. As other reviewers have said, it's right down, literally a few steps from the waterfront and the cruise ship dock. We just wish we could have been here when a ship was in, so the stores, etc., would have still been open. (Of course, the next morning as we were leaving, what did we see at the dock? TWO cruise ships which had come in during the night!)
Our experience will probably be different from the majority of those who stay at this campground. But we feel a need to share our situation. First off, the campground and facilities are about average for the Alaska Highway. Obviously, they cater more towards the RV's than to tenters like us. Most of their sites seemed as if they could accept a tent, plus they have some designated tent sites. These, however, seemed to be afterthoughts, and were very tight, with no privacy at all. Our dissatisfaction came in the way were we treated by both the owner and one other host. First of all, they had us down for the wrong date. Even after I offered to show the owner her e-mail confirming our changed reservation, she seemed reluctant to accept the fact. Then we were told (just as we were about to set up our tent) by another host that we were going to have to move to make room for a different party. When I resisted, his only response was, "You can go to the office, and they will refund your money." The owner also seemed in no mood to try to help us out. After insistence on my part that she try to help us out, we were finally given an RV site that had room for a tent. So things worked out OK as far as a site went. But our real concern is the way we were treated. It seemed to them as if we were not important if we didn't drive an RV. In my opinion, this is a very dangerous attitude to assume. It can come back to bite you later on. Due to this experience, we did not stay for the breakfast or utilize any of the other facilities, so we have no comment on those.
We had traveled a long way this day and were happy to find they accepted tents. Although this campground mainly caters to RV's, we found an acceptable tent site. The couple (owners?) who checked us in were courteous and helpful. Definitely just an "overnighter"-type place, but it suited our needs during this particular instance.