- Maximum occupancy per site: 2 vehicles, 6 people.
- Check-in time: 1 p.m. Check-out time: 11 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Generally permitted, but check with the park for any specific restrictions.
- Generator use: Prohibited during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: Regulations vary; check with the specific park for information.
12.6 Glenn Highway, Eagle River, AK 99577
Eagle River Campground is one of four campgrounds in Chugach State Park. The park itself comprises almost 500,000 acres, making it one of the four largest state parks in the United States. This region in south-central Alaska encompasses expansive ocean shoreline, multiple lakes, massive glaciers, waterfalls, and ice fields. The park begins less than 10 miles east of downtown Anchorage and stretches to the western foothills of the Chugach Mountain Range. Chugach has plenty of access points for visitors of all skill levels to enjoy wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, biking, ATV riding, and fishing. More than 60 of the state’s most accessible glaciers are located in the park.
Eagle River Campground is conveniently located in a peaceful setting beside the town and river of the same name. It has over 50 sites with picnic tables, fire pits, and access to potable water, latrines, flush toilets, and a dump station. There is no RV size limit, and half of the sites can be reserved year-round for the summer season. Note that the maximum night stay is four nights. Eagle River Nature Center, a 15-minute drive into the park, offers guided nature programs, hiking trails, and ranger services to help you get the most out of your visit.
Trapper Creek, AK 99683
The Matanuska-Susitna Valley, a short drive from Anchorage, contains some of the most popular park destinations in the state. From sweeping vistas at Denali State Park to the Copper River Basin and historic Independence Mine, the region abounds with a range of historical sites, outdoor recreation, and wildlife viewing. Denali State Park is just outside Denali National Park and Preserve.
There are a few campgrounds in the park. K’esugi Ken offers just over 30 RV sites, all with electric hookups and big enough to accommodate RVs well over 45 feet. Sites are spaced well apart for privacy. Facilities include vault latrines, potable water pumps, and an interpretive center. Several hiking trails with vista points are accessible right from the campground. Recently constructed in 2017, this is one of the most comfortable Alaska state park campgrounds, especially for big rigs. Some sites can be reserved once the booking season opens in the spring. Don’t miss a stop at nearby Denali View South for its amazing vantage point. If K’esugi Ken Campground is sold out, Denali View South also has overnight RV spots.
110 Sterling Highway, Kasilof, AK 99610
Situated between Cook Inlet and Tustumena Lake on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, Johnson Lake State Recreation Area is popular for canoeing, fishing, nature walks, and plentiful wildlife viewing. Its central location provides a good base to see the majestic scenery and wildlife of the Kenai Peninsula, including Kachemak Bay, Resurrection Bay, the mighty Kenai River, and Kenai Fjords National Park.
Johnson Lake’s campground is in a peaceful setting with easy access to Sterling Highway. Fifty campsites are spaced out under the trees for privacy, and some offer lake views. There are no hookups; vault toilets and potable water are available. The maximum RV length is 35 feet. Note that some sites can be reserved in advance, although this was suspended in 2020. Check the DNR website for updates.
Alaska state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Bird Creek Campground
Bird Creek Overflow
Eagle River Campground
Eklutna Campground & Trailhead
Northern Area Parks
Big Delta State Historical Park
Birch Lake State Recreation Site
Chena River State Recreation Site
Clearwater State Recreation Site
Delta State Recreation Site
Granite Tors Trail Campground
Harding Lake State Recreation Area
Lost Lake Campground
Olnes Pond Campground
Quartz Lake Campground
Red Squirrel Campground
Salcha River State Recreation Site
Tok River State Recreation Site
Clam Gulch State Recreation Area
Crooked Creek State Recreation Site
Deep Creek State Recreation Area
Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
Morgan’s Landing – Ninilchik State Recreation Area
Byers Lake Campground
Denali View North
Denali View South
Hatcher Pass Management Area
K’esugi Ken Campground
King Mountain State Recreation Site
Lower Troublesome Creek Campground
Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area
Rocky Lake State Recreation Site
South Rolly Lake Campground
Willow Creek State Recreation Area
Chilkat State Park
Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site
Eagle Beach State Recreation Area
Settlers Cove State Recreation Site