This was a good overnight campground but we had problems with the 50 amp service. It was extremely hot and the breaker would not carry both airs. It kept kickig the breaker (space25) Everyone around us didn't seem to have any problems so it may have just been the breaker in our site. We called and left a message but never received a return call. We just ran one air at a time.. No hill for a climber :-) We were thankful we were not up every 15 min during the night resetting the breaker.
Not only is this park open all year for the die hard traveler, it is a very busy family park in the summer. If you have kids or love kids this is the place to stay. The owner had every kind of entertainment possible for kids of all ages. There is skyball, mini golf, bicycles, a huge bounce pillow, a HUGE shopping cart with a V8 that you can ride in as well as a Cinderella Pumpkin. He is adding a hydraulic "pimp" mobile to pull the pumpkin for this year. There are yurts, cabins,covered wagons, RV sites, tent sites, seasonal sites and a kids cottage that can be rented for the kids to stay in that is equipped with a TV, video game and place to sleep. The pond has an inflatable water playground and there is even what looks like an old fashioned carnival ride that has been converted into an outdoor movie theater complete with a 50" TV. This is truly a "campground amusement park."
This is a tiny little park with only 5 sites and no restroom facilities. 4 of the 5 sites would accommodate large rigs. The campground is affiliated with Alaska Waters, Inc. They provide tours to AnAn Bear Viewing Observatory, Stikine River Trips, Glacier Tours and others. The owners are very nice and while we were here the Wi-Fi was lightning fast! Wrangell is a very small, quaint island where most of the businesses are closed on Sunday. We stayed here for 6 nights and enjoyed our stay. We drove to Pats Lake, Nemo Point and Salamander Creek Rec. If you are looking for a slower paced, Alaskan community this fits the bill. ** If you go to Wrangell be sure to take the AnAn Bear Viewing trip. It was awesome!
This campground is very conveniently located to town and a nice hike up to Lower Dewey Lake. We walked everywhere we went. If you are looking for a rousing welcome to the park, that's NOT going to happen here until you actually are a paid customer. THEN you are spoken to like they really care that you are here. We don't stay in campgrounds to make life long friends with the owners so as long as we had a decent place to call home for a short time we were fine! Except for the White Pass Railroad blowing their horns early in the morning, this park was quiet. On Wednesdays there are 4 large cruise ships in port and no less than 2 the other days of the week. So town is very crowded during the day and the shops are geared towards the cruise ship passengers with plenty of jewelry shops if that is what you are looking for.
We stayed here on our way up north in June and again on our way down south in Aug. Both times we chose the lower parking area due to the trees in the upper area. The road in to the upper area had some over growth of trees in one spot and we didn't want to take a chance in scratching our rig. Other than that one area just as you head in, the rest of the loop was clear and could accommodate a larger RV. We did not notice any road noise at night either time we have stayed here. The Wi-Fi is OK, not the fastest but definitely better than nothing. The owners are very nice and can arranged a wide variety of tours and excursions if that is what you like to do. We would definitely recommend this park as a overnighter or two. The RV/Car wash was $1 Loonie (Canadian Dollar) for 3 minutes of a high pressure/warm water wash. It sure felt good to have a clean rig again after 2 months!
This is an Alaska State Campground so there are no hookups. We camped here in a 36' Class A and did not have any problems getting in or out. The campground is within walking distance of the shore and a popular boat launch area where halibut fishermen come and go throughout the day. There were lots of bald eagles as well as gulls feeding on the day's catch (or what was left of it) that had washed up on shore or been deposited there by a deck hand ordered to get rid of the carcases. As bad as that sounds it made for great photo opportunities. And watching the tractor that launches and pulls the boats out of the water is worth at least one trip to watch. It is a great place to stay if you are going out on a boat to fish.
This was a perfect campground for the weather we were in at the time, rain! But it is a very nice park for anytime of the year. Paved roads, concrete pads with small areas of grass at each site. We are Passport America members so our rate was only $14 a night.
We really liked this park but it is not for larger rigs. We are only 36' and had some tight turns to make in order to get into the site we chose online (#48). We had to pull past the sited and back into it. The trees are not trimmed back from the road which makes it difficult for full body paint. Overall once we did get in and set up we loved it! The hike to the beach is beautiful whether you go on the trail or the road.