Note that the rate reflects a 50% federal senior pass discount. This is a very nice Bureau Land Management (BLM) campground located along the Richardson Highway, and the price is certainly right. Note that this is federal (BLM), not state as stated by some previous reviewers. Although listed as being at Glennallen, it is actually about 30 miles north of the town. It is right along the highway, but is protected by vegetation so had only a little highway noise. The interior roads and sites are well-maintained gravel. There is a picnic table and fire pit at each campsite. It had only a few other campers when we were there. There are campground hosts, which gives a bit of added security. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Firewood is available for sale. The only water is from a hand pump and there is no dump station, so plan to arrive with fresh water and leave with waste. There are pit toilets. We had no signal on our Verizon phone or data MiFi. The vegetation is low, so we had no problem getting satellite Internet on our Hughes plan on satellite 127w. None of the sites have river views. There is a pleasant walk down to and along the Gulkana River, but do bring repellent as there are mosquitos. This is a very pleasant overnight stop along the highway. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have camped here over my 49 years many times, launched boats here since I was a kid. I was shocked this year, when we were not allowed to park in a site and register until we were grilled by the campground host as to the reason for our stay. Husband stated he was working on a road crew in the area and I was camping out with him. We were informed the BLM parks are for road travelers, not workers or local Alaskans, and directed us to a sub-standard swampy camp site, in a bog even though the campground was empty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have been very impressed with the abundance of state recreation areas along the Richardson Hwy as well as other highways. We found Sourdough Creek after a long day driving from Fairbanks. The campground was very deserted with only the camp host filling a site. We chose a pull through site that was private with a table and fire pit. There was a path to the river from our site and a lot of berry bushes. The campground had well maintained gravel roads and sites. Be sure to carry cash to put in the pay pole. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, clean state campground. The only facilites are the restrooms and water pump. But it is well taken care of and there is a boat launch here. Only downside: lots of mosquitoes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical public campground with no hookups and very clean vault toilets. It is 30 miles from Glennallen toward Paxson at MP148 of the Richardson Hwy. The sites are very nice and spacious surrounded by black spruce and low willow. The pull-throughs are great for 40' rigs. Some backins would be doable, also. The sites are wide so no problem with slideouts. There is a table and fire pits at each site. There is a great host who has been there 10 years. One drawback was no admonishment for barking dogs and dogs left alone outside. There is good fishing for sockeye, king salmon, rainbow and grayling on the Gulkana River, especially if you have a boat. There is a nice, short well maintained river-side trail with excellent interpretative signs. There is a boat launch and parking for trailers. This is a very well-designed and attractive public campground. We wish all were like this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is along the highway, so there's truck noise all night. Sites are in one long row, alternating direction, with very little room between slideouts. FHU; Wi-Fi only worked intermittently. Worked for a one-night stop, to dump and take on water. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There were perhaps 10 LONG pull through sites and 20 Back in sites available. Looks like they have blocked off part to reduce upkeep as it does not fill up. Yes, the potholes are still there but it sure keeps the speeders down! Nice shade and tables and fire pits for all sites. BUT the skeeters kept us away from using them. Good Value for the areal We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this has the potential to be an excellent site a lot of work needs putting in to maintain it to a good standard. The sites are adequately spaced and wooded between but the gravel pads need improvement as do the roads which are badly rutted. The trees and growth between sites need trimming. The dumpster was overfull with trash on the ground around it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice public campground but was deserted today, June 20. It is just 3 miles outside the tiny town of Glennallen at Mile 118 of the Richardson Highway. The sites are well-separated. There is a section toward the rear with 8 very wide and long pull-throughs which would be great for 40' rigs. The rest are back-ins and some are deep but most are for 30-32' rigs. There are also some walk-in tent sites. There are picnic tables, fire pits and vault toilets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a pretty good park for an overnight. Gravel sites were level; our hookups were at the tail end of our back-in site - OK for us, but maybe not others. Pull-throughs were separated better than the back-ins. Staff was friendly; one couple was learning, but the third person very efficient and knowledgeable. Showers were good, but few. No laundry - we were referred to the town laundromat. We would stay there again for a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel sites fairly level; water good; power stable; wifi is so-so out in the park, but our "booster" brings it in just fine. Nice outfit - Good Sam usual, or $2 veterans discounts. Dump on the way out is ok for our 1-3 day stays. Showers and restrooms are clean and neat - showers have the full-size residential glass-enclosed corner units; water/electric hook-ups gets you two "tokens" per day (per camper) for 7-minute showers. Out here, the fuel/power is expensive; this technique is entirely fair and reasonable. We'd considered Kenney Lake and Copper Center, but those roads would have clobbered our camper (nearly as bad as Beaver Creek to the AK border). Seems to be Native / 1st-Nation owned and operated, and they're doing a good job. We'd definitely stay here again. Grocery store is 1-minute down the road, and hardware is 2-minutes the other way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has the potential to be fantastic. The sites are spaced and treed nicely. Even though we stayed in mid Sept and there were few people there, we still had to wait to shower ($3 each), since there were only 2 shower stalls. Also, the porta-potties were some of the fullest I've ever seen. Finally, the customer service was terrible. The owner (?) was talking to construction workers outside of the office when we showed up but wouldn't acknowledge us. After 15 minutes, we were ready to leave, but a worker finally showed up. Gave no info about the CG (maybe we're used to KOA's where you're inundated) and checked us in. We camped here in a Tent.
Owner/operator was rude, unwelcoming, and accusatory. Apparently she does not want Alaskans who live or work in the state to stay here. This she says AFTER taking our money. In 49 years of camping I have never been treated more poorly; she'd rather have empty RV sites than rent a site to Alaskans. She called us names, made threats, and in general was so disdainful that we will never stay here again, even if its the only RV park available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was nicer than we expected. Clean and level sites long enough for larger rigs. There were only two showers and toilets but that was adequate due to the small size of the campground and they were clean and worked well. Friday's are dessert night at the campground where the owners provide free home-made baked goods and everyone gathers around a campfire. Which felt good since even in August since this was Alaska! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean park. Level gravel sites with picnic table, fire ring at each site and some trees. Could not access Wi-Fi. Went to the office where the owner tried as well without success. Finally a young female employee came in and was able to get my laptop connected. My husband never was able to connect with is laptop so he gave up. The network key given to us didn't work for either of us. Have no idea how the young girl employee connected for me. Would probably stay here again but would hope they resolve Wi-Fi issue. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, quiet park and good for an overnight stop. When we made our reservations we asked for full hookups. Trailer Life Directory indicates they have sewer. When we arrived, we were told they don't. Not a problem for one or two nights, but wold have been nice to know. The Wi-Fi is very unreliable. Cash or check only. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little campground, cash or check only for payment. Gravel roads and sites. Clean showers and restrooms. Good electrical service. We arrived on Dessert Night! Campground provided homemade desserts for guests, plus coffee and tea. A campfire and plenty of seating brought the guests together. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is for water and electric 30 amp pull through site. Payment by cash or check. Gravel roads and sites, with both being rough. To level our RV we had be at the very end of the site, meaning we had to unhitch our toad, else it would have stuck out into the access road. Pay showers, and also has a laundry. Wi-Fi worked intermittently and as park filled later in evening, it eventually ground to a halt. Verizon cell phone coverage was excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has gravel roads and sites, with a picnic table and fire ring at each site. The managers have even put out propane-powered mosquito killers, so mosquitoes were not a problem at all. There are five 30-amp full hookup sites, but one is being used by the owner/manager and one other is being used by the workamper, so actually there are only three full-hookup sites available. Unfortunately, two of the those remaining three sites are on a direct migration route to the office and the dessert nights on Monday and Friday. We even had someone move our picnic table so they could cut through our site to get to their dessert, which we thought was pretty rude. The shower and restroom building is also in the row of full hookups, which brings more foot traffic to this area also. The showers are $3.00 for 7 minutes. It would make more sense to me if they ran a formal path past the shower building to the office. Right now, there is no convenient, short-cut way to get to the office or the front of the campground. However, the woman owner/manager is extremely nice, very friendly and goes out of her way to please. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They only accept cash payments. They are making improvements to the campground, hauling in more gravel and leveling the sites better and some cabins. Some of the corners can be a little tight getting around, our fist pull through site was not long enough for the 35 ft Motor home and the toad so we moved to a longer site. No hassle at all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped there for one night in a 34 footer. Looks like most of the sites are pull-through with a lot of room. The camp sites are level and gravel. The interior camp ground are gravel and pretty good. The young man in the office was friendly and willing to provide local information. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level spots, nicely spaced. Small trees around the park. Staff very courteous. They are addressing the exit congestion created by the dump station with alternate routing out of the park via the entrance. I definitely would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tight spaces but nice owner. It has Wi-Fi and pay showers and has been noted before it can jam up at the exit/dump station. Town putting sewer in so don't know if that will help. Used my air card so not sure about Wi-Fi. Probably could not get signal or was a pay for time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small cg, but neat. We were there on a Wednesday and they had a ranger from Wrangell-St Elias NP on site to give a talk. One problem is that the dump station is on the way out, and if there are 2 rigs in line to dump, you have to wait. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. Sites are not level. Bathrooms are clean but Showers are metered. Dump station is on the exit road so can cause a line if several want to leave at the same time. Main complaint we had which hosts have no control over was the mosquitos, that is just Glenallen. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are only 5 sewer sites, none available as it appears long-term people are in these sites. The park is off the road enough to cut the noise. Some sites have grass, picnic table and fireplace while other sites just have gravel by their doors. The sites are not level. Good Verizon cell phone service and good wi-fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the most pleasing campground we've stayed at. It is well off the highway, carved out of the forest, and many of the sites are parallel to or back up to a fantastic flowing creek. 50 amp service is available. We were able to get WiFi at our site, #1, which is a premium site near the office, along the river, and very long. Very few of the sites are parallel to each other, so the site locations give much privacy. The owners are friendly, engaging, and work very hard to ensure a memorable experience for all. If you want a true wilderness experience, this is the place to go, and we recommend staying more than a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When they say "Wilderness Campground" they mean what they say. 3/4 of a mile down a rough, bumpy, gravel road. I was assigned what was supposed to be a large pull through site that would accommodate my 36' RV. I barely managed to squeeze it in, but wouldn't have been able to open the slides. I had to back out of the space and return to the office to request another one. I was assured I would fit. I fit all right, but I had to back out of the space because there wasn't enough room to pull out going forward. If you've got a smaller rig, stay here. If not, save yourself some headache and possibly some damage. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful area and campground if you are a small RV or trailer. Our 43' motorhome got stuck in the largest "pull through" between all the trees and scratched much of the sides with the low overhanging branches on both sides. We couldn't pull all the way in and had to back out when we left. Staff is totally unaware of big rig measurements to site measurements and told us on the phone when we called ahead that they had several sites big enough. Not true. Long dusty road entrance and in July the mosquitoes eat you alive. Didn't even bother getting out of the Motorhome other than to pay and to drive the tow out to the main road. Unless we downsize, we won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Come on people! We thought the beauty of the campground was great - But the pull throughs for 40 ft MH with toad was really just not that great. . We made it, but it was tight. The Wi-Fi was nonexistent at our site. Leveling was fine. We stayed only one night. Really this was about the only park along the Glenn Highway that had any character. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are close together and some hard to get into, but over all, this was a nice campground. Trees are everywhere which is a welcome site after staying in some RV parks on the way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent for travelers who want that forest camping experience with amenities like clean showers, WiFi, laundry, dump, electric, and water. What you won't find is cable tv, 50 amp, and a gravel parking lot for a campsite. Many pull thru sites, most along the Tolsana river. Not many sites for giant rigs and a short gravel road off the main highway, but this place is a gem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access to the campground from the Hwy is down a 1 mile dirt road. Don’t let that stop you from using this great campground during your travels in Alaska. Owner lives on site and keeps the place in great shape. Most sites are back-in with some pull-through sites located along the road into the main park. All sites are in the trees, many with views of Tolsona Creek. Elect/water at the sites with a dump station if needed. WiFi worked well at our site. Wish would could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground with large, treed sites all along Tolsona Creek. Electricity is good. We had good Wi-Fi at our site. We have a 36 foot long RV and there are several sites we would have fit in. The roads were fine for us. This is like a good state park with water and electric. Restrooms are old and basic but spotlessly clean. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like camping in the woods along a stream this park is for you. It reminds us of a BLM campground but with hookups. We even had 50 amp service at our site. You could fly fish in the stream which was so clear. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this place. Very good balance of amenities and true campground surroundings. Well spaced sites all along the Tolsana creek. All have tables and fire rings. Small store and laundry available. Wi-Fi good depending on your site and the number of users. Our first stay was on the way to Homer and we liked it so much we stayed 3 days instead of the 1 planned and stayed again on the way back. Very friendly staff. Office also has some on the most unusual and interesting antiques for sale. Fishing for Graylings right next to your site. Large playground area with a volleyball net. All the roads are compacted gravel and in good condition. Big rigs can easily drive through the park. My truck/trailer combination is a little over 50' and I was able to easily drive throughout the park. Dump station on site at no extra charge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly staff, beautiful sites. All sites are next to a rushing stream, have a fire pit and picnic table. I would stay here again and would recommend this to anyone needing a site near Glenallen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an amazing campground. All sites are on a rushing river and there are tons of trees, but space enough for big rigs (at least we see some here now). There is so much to see - hiking trails, antiques, bubbling small volcanoes. The laundry and showers and toilets are absolutely spotless. The hostess just makes this place. She smiles a lot, is not uptight in any way, and makes you feel so welcome. There is a dump station centrally, and water and electric at each site. We had planned to stay here on night and ended up staying five (with some travel in between). The whole place is beautifully kept up. Each time we have come here, there are few people staying I think it has yet to be discovered. Or perhaps the distance between here and other places, like Anchorage, is only about 170 miles. But for whatever reason, this place is way underutilized. It is a totally amazing magical place. This is very much like a state park or provincial park rather than a commercial campground. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate was for Passport America. The turn onto the access road if coming from Tok is in the middle of a hill, plenty of room just be careful about the hill. The access road is about 3/4 mile of gravel at the time was not graded and frost was still coming out making it rough. The campground is a great little place with the stream at all the sites. The Wi-Fi at the site was not that good, but better in the office. All the sites are wooded. Our site was fine for a larger rig, but not sure how many large rigs they can accommodate, the roads to some of the sites were quite narrow. A motorhome would negotiate a back in site better than a fifth wheel because of the narrow roads. We would stay here again, but would call ahead to be sure a large site is available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Actual rate was $31.50 A rustic campground 3/4 of a mile down a steep gravel / dirt road off the Glenn Highway. We chose a back-in site close to the showers / restroom. Pay showers: 25 cents for 5 minutes. Both the showers and restrooms were clean. Mosquitoes were very bad and sap dripped onto our car and camper! We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the only wooded park we could find on the Glenn Highway. It is also the only private park we stayed in during our entire Alaska trip. It had sites right on a large stream and the guy at the desk was very friendly. We told him we were interested in fishing and hiking, and he recommended the site he thought would be the best for both. The firewood was the cheapest at anywhere we stayed ($5). I would have rated it a 10 if not for the mosquitos. Bring spray. Also, there is a hiking trail from the campsite but we were unable to follow it the entire way, as it became too boggy. This reminded me of a public campground. Very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely location, right on a river so several folks were fishing right there along the bank! Big kids and little kids! Our site was wide and level. Lots of trees. Wonderful spot for families: kids could fish, play in the river, throw rocks and just burn off energy. Interesting antiques inside the store. There were only 4 or 5 bathrooms which could be problematic when the campground is full. Only 50% full while we were there. Had a very enjoyable stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the cleanest, most serene campgrounds we've had occasion to use. We camped here in 2007 in a 27 ft. 5th wheel and didn't hesitate to return in our newer 34 ft. 5th wheel. Yes, some of the pull-throughs are a little tight, but enjoying the shade of those trees was wonderful. We especially love walking our dog in some of the outer areas so she can run free for a little while. BTW, we only paid $4 extra for a creek side pull-through and they do have a Good Sam discount. We extended our stay another night just to enjoy the peace and quiet. With the camp located 3/4 mile off the Glenn Highway, you have to strain to hear any road noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is way overpriced. The sites are laid out haphazardly and maneuvering is very tight. The roads are narrow and trees are at edge of parking pad which makes for very creative parking to open the slideouts. They want an extra $10 for a pull-through site because they have more creek frontage! C'mon: we're not buying a lot! The narrow road in is about 3/4 mile of gravel off Glenn Hwy Mile 173, about 15 miles west of Glennallen toward Palmer, so the park is quiet. Today: there was only one camper here. No sewer hookups but they have a dump station. Coin showers. This park definitely would not be good for 38-40' rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Charming rustic campground, almost like a state park. Very heavily treed gravel sites back up on beautiful winding stream. Wonderful ambiance. Free wifi. Friendly helpful owners. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very peaceful and unsplit. The river winds through the campsite and seems to pass most of the sites. Clean and friendly. No credit cards accepted and the WiFi only really works near the office or in the laundry but it is free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty, natural, almost rustic setting with sites along a stream about 3/4 mile off the highway on a gravel road. Wi-Fi, we were told, reaches a couple of sites but we didn't have any luck in ours. Our site was a pull-through with plenty of room for our class A and toad with 30 amp electric and water. The sites have some trees, and greenery, are much more spacious than most we have encountered in Alaska. Kind of expensive, but we liked it. This is a Good Sam park, but they do not take credit cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.