We stayed in site #3/4 (pull-through that doubles as a two-camper site when full, I suppose) next to the fountain. The yards are small but th concrete islands the pedestals/water/sewer/Cable/Phone are mounted on, buildings, whirlpool, sauna, etc., all appear very new. Even the office smelled of new wood. Everything was clean and nicely separated from Hwy 16 by a tall row of cedars. The center pull-throughs have a few trees between them. If you want to shoot a satellite from your roof, you're better off in sites 1/2 or 3/4. The others should be able to shoot as long as your satellite is 123/127. Anything further East may have issues with the trees. Parking further back/forward on the site may work. We would definitely park here again. It's the only campground around with full hookups and is in great shape.
We picked this park because they're close to Beluga without the higher rates. They do not give discounts for memberships but, do for weekly or monthly stays. They also have a few seasonal residents. Very popular among the fishing crowd. The historic district is a short 2 block walk away. The Hamburger Bus is just around the corner. The visitor's center is about 3-4 blocks away. Very convenient from this campground. The campground is VERY small. However, you do have more space than is available at Beluga. Slides our and awnings are not a problem. If you're over 40', you'll fit in a site but, your toad will likely be parked either in the next site or in an adjacent parking lot. Water pressure is good but flow is poor - probably due to old/small feed lines. Also, there seems to be rust in the lines as the water has that color. Shooting an Internet satellite from this campground is not a problem from any site. We would come here again because it's the best deal in town.
The roads through the campground are wide and clear of branches. The sites are large and spread out. Each site has a fire ring and some are double sites (which cost more). No extra charge on the pull-through sites (unless they're doubles). The views of the glacier and waterfalls are great. Road noise can still be heard but, traffic is minor since it's 4 miles off the AK1 Highway. Wind is always blowing here, it seems. Likewise, rain. We were able to find an open site to shoot our satellite (123W). It took a couple tries to find a spot that would shoot through the trees and around the shoulder of the mountain. We would stay here again. Very pretty location.
The roads through the park are VERY tight. The trees need to be trimmed back. They brushed the sides of our motorhome (sometimes, both sides at the same time) as we drove the two loops looking for a site. If you can navigate the loop roads, the sites are all shady/tree covered. Very nice place to get away. Lots of distance between you and your neighbors. No satellites are visible from any campsite. Maybe once the leaves drop but, too much coverage before that.
We pulled in and were able to get into the site without any problem. The hill into the campground is a bit steep so, if you have a long overhang, be aware you may drag the back going in/out. Our mud flap and hitch made contact on the way up out of the park (didn't coming in/down the hill). We're a 38' pusher but, the toad wasn't hooked up as we left. We were unable to shoot a satellite (123W due to a mountain). 127W may be possible but, the campground's dish is 1/4 mile away because of the mountain. The park's WIFI is $10 a day or $20 for three days. The lodge's spa/hot tub/restaurant are available to the RV Park guests. I have three computers running for work, if I didn't need a satellite feed, I would definitely stay here.
The campground has many amenities on site. Trails, paved roads, store with fuel at the front, guard with gated/pass-key entrance, and activities. However, only 44 of the sites are full hookup. I.e., arrive early during the travel season or you'll have to survive with one of the water/electric only sites. However, the non-sewer sites looked VERY desirable. They've done a good job with the location of the sites and layout. Speed limits are 15MPH on the main roads and 5MPH in the campground areas. These are, for the most part, ignored. The golf carts are numerous, as well. Unfortunately, folks do not pick up after their pets, so watch your step. We stayed during a hot air balloon festival. The event was open to the public with a carnival, as well. We would come here again.
The campground is some distance from the main conference center/office. We were able to pull into the office area and get turned around ONLY because cars were not parked at the end of the lot near the lake. Otherwise, we'd have been forced to unhook our toad and jockey the motorhome around to get out of the office area. The number signs on the sites are side-by-side. I.e., if you're on site 24, do not mistake the sign for sites 2 & 4 as 24 (we did). Water and power hookups are between every other campsite. So, the posts are shared - thus the site numbers for two sites on one post. A short narrow drive in turns right to find about a dozen campsites on both sides of the road. After crossing a culvert, traffic flows to the left where you find the playground and bath house located in a central circle with the campsites around the perimeter. Parking is restricted to the gravel at the campsite. But, if you have a 30' or longer camper, you'll be parking beside your site or across the way in the central circle / playground / bathhouse area. This makes navigating the road interesting for larger rigs with toads. It's downhill from the entrance so, if it's raining and you're in one of the sites located furthest in, you're going to be in ponding water. The campground has trees for every site. Shade is not a problem near the campsites. We never made it over to the lake. So, we cannot comment on that area. We had reservations and new what site we were assigned. We stayed to visit family in the area and would stay again. Just be aware that it's easier to use the tow/toad to get registered than it is to pull the whole rig up to the office location.
Lots of fully grown trees and a hilly environment make for a variety of choices in the type of site you'd like from down in the valley to up on the hilltop. We chose hilltop and were able to get cell reception (barely) as well as be near the shower house with shade and satellite TV reception. Unfortunately, the area had seen record rainfall a couple days before we arrived. Within three days of our arrival, the mosquitoes were incredibly thick! Still, the Cave-in-Rock State Park along the river gave us an escape in the cave and walking the paths. The dump station has both gray and fresh water hookups within easy reach. With two hoses, we were able to fill our fresh tank while dumping and flushing our black tank. A great time saver as long as you have two sets of hoses. The water was clean and odor free. We would stay here again.
The rules are enforced and the staff do a great job at keeping the place clean and up to date. The water is clean and so is the pool. Speed bumps keep folks from driving too fast. We liked the country feel in the back sites. Even there, you could hear trucks on the highway (I-80). The noise at the front sites was from the highway and also trucks at the Love's Travel Stop at the exit to the East. With windows closed and A/C on, it was not audible inside. We would camp here again.
We camped for 14 days in the electric area to the East of the bridge on site 25 for one day moving to site 27 for the remainder. Some of the sites are VERY close to each other and all the electrical is old. The 30A breaker at site 25 could not carry our loads while the one at site 27 could. We agreed with the rules for the campground but, they are not enforced. Multiple boats/cars on a site is common - especially on the weekend. Likewise, multiple families on a site with vehicles parked on multiple sites. The water has a rotten egg smell likely caused by sulfur. If you stay long enough to require a refill of your fresh tank, be sure to use an odor and sediment filter before it goes in. The shade is very nice. Trees everywhere. The river view is beautiful with lots of boaters, jet skis, barges, and wildlife. The sites are relatively level but, with rain they do tend to pond a bit. We were under a flood watch, but the river was never a problem. I would stay here again, but only during the week to avoid the crowds. It's much quieter during the week.