Beware of the access road! It dead ends without warning, and with no space to turn around. There are 2 poorly-maintained pit toilets for the entire campground. The view is beautiful, so this could be a great site if it received some TLC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The reason for scoring a 5 is they are packing people in like sardines. Fishermen have their boats and gear, some folks have tents set up on their already small sites along with the RV. You have to be careful not to get pinned in when you go to leave. Rest rooms and showers are clean WiFi is OK. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed in three different campgrounds in Valdez and I like this one the best. It is under new ownership and the office people were very friendly and informative. I was especially impressed with the cleanliness of the restrooms/showers. Throughout the day, they were cleaned and there was no time that I found them lacking. This was even more impressive when you take into consideration the number of people who were staying there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a pleasant surprise. This a fairly small and well maintained park that is under new ownership. Cleanliness of showers and restrooms are head and shoulders above average. Washers and dryers in good condition and work well. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable TV reception. Owners and staff very friendly and helpful. Awesome views of surrounding mountains. One of the nicer parks we've stayed in during our most recent trip through Canada and Alaska. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level sites, Wi-Fi and cable worked well. Sites and interior roads are gravel. Culvert at the exit that you must drive over rocks your coach back and forth. Right next to the docks for easy access. Lots of fishing activity with freezers covered in blue tarps next to coaches. Had people camping in cars next to us. Beautiful views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super friendly and well run campground. Typical Alaska campground with gravel and close quarters, but everything is managed well and we had a nice stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The sites here are way too close together. The sites are back to back and side to side, not really pull-thru's unless the site behind you has no one in it. You have to unhook your toad before going to any site. Quiet time starts at ten PM but because the sites are so close together if someone is setting outside and just talking normally it sounds like they are in your rig! There was someone with a quad that was very noisy and did not really care if it was midnight. One of our neighbors had their outdoor rug and chairs and awning hanging things on our side of the site boundaries. I had to walk on their rug to get to my services. I reported this to the office but nothing was done. The neighbors had two dogs that barked all the time also. The Wi-Fi was very slow most of the time probably due to the number of people using it. We would stay at another park if visiting Valdez again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a gravel lot as most of the RV Parks in Alaska, the people are nice, friendly and helpful with places to visit in the city. We had the extreme pleasure of seeing Bald Eagles in the park while we were there. They are fairly roomy sites with plenty of room for a large trailer and the tow vehicle, easy to pull into also. It is on the edge of town, but in close proximity to the small boat harbor and downtown. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This big, flat, gravel parking lot provided well organized, level sites with conveniently placed electricity, water and sewer hookups. Wi-FI was free and worked reasonably well. The bathrooms were spacious and sparkling clean. The mountain view across the bay was lovely, and we saw a bear through our window. The staff fed the eagles our first day there, which was a special treat. We enjoyed meeting friendly people here, staff and campers alike. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second trip to Valdez. On our previous trip we stayed at another larger RV park; however, we have found Bayside to be a terrific park as we look right out our front windshield across a tidal bay to mountains filled with glaciers. To respond to a previous review, yes, the sites are close together, but no more so than any other RV park in the area. We did not use the park's WIFI as we use our own Verizon MIFI card. With the extended roaming network we had very good reception. The staff is terrific. We would definitely chose this RV park on another visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park for Alaska. We had a site that looked out over the bay. Nice front view, but given how close they pack units in spaces, not a lot of side views. All hookups are good, excellent cable. Wi-Fi good. On my last day, a Monday, the park was at most 1/3 full, yet they put a unit on either side of me, when there were all kinds of sites that would have given them a space on either side, as well as leaving space on both sides of my motorhome. Management was ok; one bright spot was a work camper who really enjoyed her job. Would stay again as all the other parks in Valdez are essentially the same. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great RV park to visit Valdez. You can walk to the stores and the harbor. The staff were real friendly and helpful. You can stand right by your RV and see all the beautiful mountains that surround the town. We had a great time visiting Valdez, we would recommend Bayside RV Park to everyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There was good and bad here and a rating depends on what you are looking for. We were there for fishing and for that, this site is excellent. If on the other hand you prefer a “camping” feel, then this is not for you. The good: the showers and bathrooms were clean and there is laundry available. There are full hook ups. For fishing, this was perfect, we could roll out of bed at 5:30am and walk the one block to the harbor and on return the freeze and ship location is right across the street, next to a small coffee stand. It is a close walking distance to groceries and restaurants. The bad: The sites are close, our slides could open, but there is not really room to put chairs out and no way to have a fire or other classic camping experience. The staff was okay, but not particularly friendly or helpful, but not unfriendly either. There is no shade or trees, it is basically a parking lot with hook-ups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, but no trees or shrubs. We had a front row site with a beautiful view of the estuary and surrounding mountains. Easy walking distance to just about everything in Valdez. Office staff was very friendly. The internet service and cable TV both were excellent. The laundry room was clean and open 24 hours a day. There was a little bit of traffic noise, but not too bad during the night. Unlike previous reviewer's comment, they did not fee the eagle while we were there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is near the harbor, easy walking distance to restaurants, stores and tours. The park is gravel with back-ins, we had plenty of room on both sides. We had a beautiful view out our front window. The park has a permit to feed the eagles which they do at 5:30 pm each day, pretty neat. The park allows you to wash your rig at your spot. Everything worked good, staff very helpful and nice. We enjoyed our stay, we really liked Valdez. The Stan Stephens Glacier/Wildlife cruise was wonderful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bayside RV Park is conveniently located close to the small boat harbor and business district of Valdez. Basic utilities were good but cable and Wi-Fi were only OK. AT&T phone and data signals were strong. Sites are level, gravel, closely spaced and without privacy. Restrooms and showers were very clean and nicely designed. The price reflects the weekly rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for a FHU 50 amp back-in site facing the bay. Nice park, all gravel with some of the inevitable Alaskan potholes, but with room to maneuver and to extend your awning. Within easy walking distance of the harbor and shopping. Excellent high speed Wi-Fi, not at all what the previous reviewer experienced. Not one of the parks where the caravans stay, so not too much in and out traffic. Friendly, medium sized park, and we would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was not very friendly and short with people if questions are being asked. They advertise WiFi but the signal is very poor and you get timed out all the time. The sites were narrow and felt as if they are stacked right on top of one another. Every time we dealt with office staff they were impersonal to us but yet if an "old-timer" came in they went out of way to help and ignored us. The only time they would help us was if wanted to spend money on an item i.e. ice. The one thing that was good was location was excellent. So if you are willing to put up with unfriendly people for convenience this would be your spot to stay. If the office staff would act as if they enjoyed life and treated you decent then please stay here. Also if planning on using internet at all stick with your iphone or blackberry as WiFi is useless (don't expect what they advertise). We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed there four nights. The RV sites are like most places in Alaska--a gravel parking lot. The sites are tight and you can look out your window and see what your neighbor is having for breakfast. The WiFi is up and down like a yo-yo but when it is running it is fairly fast. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is ample room for maneuvering in the park. The park is close to the businesses and wharf, one can easily walk to them and the supermarket. We would stay there again because I believe it is one of the best there based on seeing the other ones. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here five nights. The sites here are level but very close together with not a lot of eye appeal. The staff was friendly and made glacier cruise reservations for us; a cruise shuttle picked us up at the campground office. A plus is that we could walk to "downtown" from the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are not wide or long. We had to park our car across the campground road in the boat storage area.The online website states Wi-Fi however we could not get connected. On the plus side it is a short walk to town and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate of $29 is for up to 3 people. For my family of four we had to pay an extra $3 per night for one of our kids. The restrooms and showers are very nice but there are only two. They have cable hook-up. Hosts are friendly. Sites are a little close together but we would stay here again over the other places in town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second time here. This year the monthly rate for our 50amp/full hook-up site is $640.00. $ 21.00 a night ! What a deal! The views are fantastic. Every night in June (until the salmon run) they feed the eagles right here in the park. Fabulous pictures and terrific people. If you come to Valdez there's no better park in town ! We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW!! We came for a week: we're staying a month. Fabulous scenery and all of the people, including other RVers are exceptionally nice. This park is our hands-down favorite of all the parks we've stayed at in Alaska. Everything in town is within walking distance. Including the small boat harbor. A short drive away is Allison Point: the pink salmon were here during our stay. Simply amazing to see! If you're in Valdez, don't miss it or this RV Park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects discount as we were providing the music for the 4th of July celebration. Very nice park - located 4 miles from downtown but worth it - although gravel pull-through sights, there are also grass back in sites, and trees but not in your way. Plenty of room to maneuver. Very nice owners. Cable had a fee and box. Wi-Fi had a fee - we used our AT&T hot spot. Great place to stay while visiting the Valdez area and Worthington Glacier. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just spent wonderful summer at this park. Very nice quiet park surrounded with trees. Very clean restrooms and the park was kept clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is another great park in the Valdez area. It is mostly an open lot but there are areas where it is not so tight or close to your neighbor. The owner tries not to put units next to each other if possible. It is a little outside of town but close enough to still be convenient. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Clean and well maintained with lots of amenities except sewer hookups. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I spent an extended stay at Bear Creek Cabins and RV Park in Valdez, AK. This beautiful treed campground is just a few miles North Valdez. Within a few miles of the fish hatchery and excellent fishing at Allison Point. The campground was well groomed, with very clean rest rooms and laundry. The owner/host was very helpful and caring. They are very knowledgeable of the area attractions and rules and regulations of fishing and hunting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a brand-new campground, opened Memorial Day 2009. Every campground has to start somewhere, and I think in a few years, this one may have all the kinks worked out and be a spectacular place. The location is great if you want to be far away from Valdez, as it is not within walking distance of anything. It is very close to fishing at Allison Point. It is a gravel parking lot, very few trees, no picnic tables, no fire rings. Lots of huge potholes, sites unlevel, electric service unreliable, and a stagnant pond on the grounds providing an enormous amount of insects. The sites are VERY poorly marked, and are quite narrow, not wide as the website indicates. You will be stacked on top of your neighbor. The bathrooms were rather unconventional, as they are unisex, but they were quite clean. It appears that cable service might be coming in the next few years. The staff were very nice, though, and I think this campground will get great reviews in the coming years when it gets established. I just don't think it was worth $39 a night as it stands right now. It is very weak in comparison to the campgrounds in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The GPS took us around to the fish canning area - found the park near downtown area which is nice if you want to walk around. Valdez doesn't offer much in the way of shopping but there is a Safeway. Park is a gravel parking lot with level sites. Found them close with picnic table sitting near neighbors hookups. Located very close to the harbor. Visitors from Europe had children that thought it was OK to run between people's sites and play games. WiFi worked okay, but went down a couple times. We camped here in a 5th wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great campground in the absolute middle of Valdez. No need to even use your vehicle. The sites are a bit close, but this is Alaska. The front desk is friendly and helpful. The WiFi is excellent and the laundry immaculate. A downside is that there is nowhere to walk the dog except a narrow strip of grass along a sidewalk. Other than that, a great place. We would definitely stay again. The Fat Mermaid around the corner has 13 draft beers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gravel parking lot with a good location and little else. This park is basically a big gravel parking lot, across the street from Valdez's small boat harbor. On the positive side, the big draw is being literally in the middle of downtown, near the museum, the cruise boat docks, and all the activities Valdez has to offer. There are also Bald Eagles flying overhead, and you hear the sound of the sea (and feel the howl of the wind.) The bathrooms were clean and tidy, with six individual bathrooms -- two with a toilet and sink, and four with toilet, sink, and shower. WiFi was problematic at first, but then started working well. No idea what was wrong that first day. On the negative side, the sites are on top of each other, one after the other after the other. I would certainly not call these sites spacious. When we visited, maybe one site in ten was taken, so it wasn't bad, but come the busy season when the park fills, this place will surely be a crowded, claustrophobic, loud experience. Also, I can't imagine the six bathrooms will be adequate with full occupancy. We arrived at about 3pm, and there was no one in the office. There was a sign saying to wait till 8pm to check in. Thus we couldn't get the code for the showers, we couldn't get tokens for the laundry, etc. A minor annoyance… One tip: the "restaurant/lounge" at the Best Western across the street was really good. Sit in the bar area, and look through their big windows at the small boat harbor, while chatting with friendly locals. Good fun! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically a gravel parking lot. Sites are level. They are close, but not too tight. Picnic tables. Laundry. Location is very close to the harbor. Relatively quite location except for the road bikers with kids who came in late and let their kids scream, yell and play very late at night. Some sites allow campfires. Great views when the fog lifts. Easy access to boats and stores for tours. Easy walking distance to ocean. Staff were friendly enough and provided information on things to do in the area. WiFi worked okay, but went down a couple times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just about a perfect park. Friendly staff, reasonable rate, level sites, good internet access, and lots of trees and flowers. A few blocks' walk will take you to the visitor center, restaurants, the harbor front, and a grocery store. Having slightly larger spaces would make it perfect. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is like a big gravel parking lot, sites are small, but it is very clean, has great services, and is within walking distance of downtown Valdez and the waterfront. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this park. We stayed an extra night because we liked it so much. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
True to commercial campgrounds throughout Alaska, this was no more than a gravel parking lot with hookups. We were VERY close to the campers beside us. The location is GREAT: just beside the small boat harbor. Restrooms and showers were very very good. Internet was terrible. Signal was too weak and will be that way unless they put up an outside antennae. You cannot beat it for location and for price. We qualified for Military Discount and it was a nice percentage. Thank you! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Even though it's a gravel lot, without grass or trees, it is within walking distance to the waterfront, shopping and restaurants. Of the others here in Valdez, we feel this is the best one and are happy with our pull-in site. Sites are close together and very open. We stayed 3 days and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just a big gravel parking lot, like all the parks in town, but everything worked, including the WiFi. It's a very friendly place, close to the harbor. This will be our choice in Valdez next time we come. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed 2 nights here cause we loved the town. Location of RV park wonderful -- just across street from small boat harbor!! We took Stan Stephens Glacier/Wildlife cruise and that was great! Drive to/from Valdez so gorgeous!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best park in Valdez. It is directly across from the Marina where most Glacier tours originate. Restaurants are just up the street and the scenery is awesome. The Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well. The staff was friendly. Owned by Dad and ran by family members. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In all fairness, Bear Paw looked like the other campgrounds in Valdez; more like a used RV lot than a campground. Pretty ugly. Very unfortunate since Valdez is such a lovely town. The hosts were very nice, the restroom/showers were clean and the sites were level, but these things can't compensate for the ugly parking lot appearance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a parking lot with close sites. The 30 amp electric was very poor for our 40' motorhome. The restrooms were reasonably clean but saw people come in off the street to use them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel parking lot, not much space between sites. Cable was only working in half the park. Short walk across the street to Stan Stephens cruise. Showers clean and free, however they close for cleaning between 10 am and noon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large parking lot in downtown area with relatively narrow gravel sites. Fishing village ambiance, and right in the middle of everything, directly across street from small boat harbor. Good wifi and great cable tv selection. Surrounded by mountains. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park on the breakwater of the small boat channel and about 2 blocks away from the main park. All slots are back in but plenty of room to maneuver (it is basically a big peninsula). All utilities worked well (cable is digital so make sure you ask for a converter box). Wi-Fi worked well. All sites have a table and fire pit. Some noise at night from fish packing plants, but it is more of a low range hum. Great place to watch the boat traffic and very quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bear Paw II has the cleanest restrooms/showers you will find this side of The Northern Lights in Dawson Creek! Each restroom/shower has its own room with a sink and rugs on the floor with plenty of free hot water. The washers are $1.50 per load and the dryers are $1.50 for 30 minutes. If you pull in you will be looking at either the bay or small boat harbor. Be prepared to pass your hookups under your rig if you pull in as they are set up for left side access. This park is very quiet with friendly staff. The only reasons it does not get a 10 is the price and hookup difficulty. Don't forget to make a trip to Allison Point during high tide to watch the bears! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful location right on the inlet from the bay to the marina! Our site overlooked all the boats coming and going from the pier. This park is very well maintained and has TV, even though they have to give you a box and remote to use instead of tapping into your RVs system with your own remote, etc. Good channel selection, wide spaces, and friendly staff made for a wonderful visit. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground arguably has the best location in Valdez, right on the water near the entrance the small-boat harbor. About half the campsites have a water view, the others are back. Compared with other campgrounds in Valdez, there is at least some separation between sites. You have to check in at the “main” Bear Paw campground, but this satellite campground has its own restrooms and laundry. (On a side note, the guide book that we had did not match up with the actual street names. Although not difficult to find, it is a bit confusing when you first get into town.) We were lucky to get a water-view site. You can pull in forward, which we did, but the hookups will be on the wrong side. This first day, the power went out a couple of times, but otherwise the utilities were good. There is cable TV, but make for sure you get the “box” when you check in. It is a bit of a hassle to hookup, but we managed and got lots of stations. The WiFi is good, strong and fast. Our Verizon phone and data worked well. We did not have any problems with the noise from the harbor, but fishermen camp there and start up their diesel trucks very early in the morning. This campground is very close to the municipal pier with big supply barges coming in. Our main problem was with a supply barrage and the associated noise and petroleum smell. On the positive side, this campground is within walking distance of most of the tours and attractions in Valdez. We would have stayed longer, but there was a large caravan coming in, so we only stayed four nights. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great RV park. Very clean, well maintained, easy to get in and out of. It's a 10 but I gave it a 9 because it's close to a very active harbor which is busy until dark (11PM in July). It's not excessively loud, mind you, but very active. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the few parks that we have stayed in while touring Alaska that we would have liked to extend our stay. But we got forced out by 2 incoming caravans. The most popular sites back up to the bay and the ships come and go all day long. You are allowed to head in a motor home if you desire, but your hookups will be on the opposite side. We didn't have any issues with electric during our stay. The town is close by to walk to and there are lots of places to walk pets. We did however see several local owned dogs off leash. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small park with tight quarters, a few pull through sites which are generally used for the larger rigs. Mostly back in sites which are fine for smaller rigs. LOVED the location, the friendly folks, the clean well maintained park and it was very quiet! Nice laundry facilities with huge dryers. Major Cable TV was a bonus. Internet worked OK, but did get "kicked off" a couple times. Within walking distance of much every where to shops and services and charters. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I do not give 9 or 10 unless out of this world. No pool so 9 is as close to perfection as this one can get. We had site 11 with 30 amp but no voltage problems. This site has a wonderful view of the harbor inlet and the mountains. Fun to watch the fishing fleet come and go as well as watch them unload at the Peter Pan Seafood processing plant about a block away in the harbor. This site is more suited to a 5th wheel with rear living space for the hookups. Bring a loooong hose for the sewer. I used a 50 foot garden hose for the grey water. The black water will and can wait. Sites 11 and 12 are set up for drive in forward 12 being the one with the better view. By the way, this park has some of the nicest tent spots I have seen for a commercial park. Many of them had wood platforms and all had wooded private spaces. Laundry and baths were very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a lovely site right on the Small Boat Harbor's fairway. Our first night was fine. But, as the park filled up we had problems with the electric service. Our voltmeter indicated low voltage (< 105v) with no load. When we tried to run anything (microwave, etc.) our EMS would trip off due to low voltage even though our load was significantly less than 30 amperes. Nearby rigs also experienced electric problems. When we called the owner's attention to the problem, he shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do. We had signed up for a week but left after three nights. To their credit, the owners did refund the four day's rent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, the only reason this did not get a (10) is because (like most RV sites) the spaces are not very private. BUT the view is awesome. I could have camped here the whole Alaska vacation. Showers clean in separate rooms with toilets, and available while you are doing your laundry, all in one large hall. The park is small, and quiet and not in the middle of town like the original. Check in process easy, and this location has great access to the Alaska Marine Highway. Beautiful site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worth a little extra $. We stayed here 7 nights. Beautiful views of the harbor and bay area. Bear Paws other park is a block closer to harbor, nice, but sites are very close. This park has more privacy,nice to sit outside and watch the boats come in. You'll be glad you stayed here. Best site is #11. We stayed in 12 and it is great also. We will stay here again if we return to Valdez. A beautiful, very walkable town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The views from here are fantastic. The park is very clean with a full laundry. It's a small park a little walking distance from all the hustle and bustle of the harbor. We have a front bedroom Airstream that has full wrap around windows in the rear dinette area, so the view is a 9-10. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots to do here and the drive in has incredible views during the spring when there is still lots of snow on the mountains. We have 2 days here and tempted to go for 3. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have stayed here several times and each time I love it, you can't beat the view and all the amenities. The bathrooms are clean and the staff are great. This is the only place I stay when I come to Valdez. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived about 3:30 and only one site taken. From our site, I felt like I should start singing "the hills are alive with the sound of music". Incredible views. Peaceful. Well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park in the Thompson Pass about 25 miles outside of Valdez. There are only two or three spots that will accommodate 40' but if you can get #7 you are one lucky camper! This spot is right on the lake and there is plenty of room for your towed beside your rig, even with slides extended. If you have to make the loop a second time, the left turn by the restrooms is tight but doable. The good news is the rainbow and grayling fishing is excellent. The bad news is all the good fish are on the opposite side of the lake from the campsites. If you have a small boat or tube be prepared to catch fish until your arm is tired! Would not suggest trying to walk to the other side as there are definitely bears in the locale. Restrooms are very clean but take your own paper! We camped here over the fourth of July and it was still a quiet place! Take the small hiking trail adjacent to spot #9 up to the top of the ridge for a magnificent view. If this place had elec it would be a 10+! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rated as one of top 3 most scenic CGs in Alaska. Completely surrounded by mountains, glaciers, lake, etc. Large sites with plenty of room. Ran generator which was not heard at adjacent site. Roadways are newly paved and sites are level. Advise early arrival as all sites were filled by 3pm on a weekday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love Blueberry Lake and love to stay there in a tent whenever we travel to Valdez. It is located at the top of the Thompson Pass and very peaceful. You are likely to see bears and its just a beautiful place! Would recommend to anyone! Great for kiddos too! We camped here in a Tent.
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This very nice campground is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains and glaciers. It is actually about 25 miles outside of Valdez and has a very remote, quiet feel. It has paved access and sites, a real rarity for state campgrounds in Alaska. There are 15 sites with six of the sites being smallish parking spaces, two in a separate area and four along the small alpine lake. The other 9 (much better) sites are well separated with vegetation to provide privacy. This is not a campground for big rigs as the spaces are relatively short. I would guess something like 35 feet would be a limit. The water source is a hand pump, so no filling of tanks and there is no dump station. There are vault toilets. Most sites have a picnic table and fire pit. There is no campground host, so no wood is available for purchase on site. As noted by another reviewer, the trash bags are located in the toilets. Neither our Verizon phone nor data device had any signal. The vegetation is alpine and short, so we could use our Hughes satellite internet. This is not a campground for visiting Valdez, but if you are looking for something with a remote feel close to Worthington Glacier, this is a great campground. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with paved roads and camp sights. Views of mountains all around. It's about a 25 minute drive to Valdez from the park. Trash can be put in black trash bags located in the restroom building. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely beautiful views of glaciers and mountains surrounding an alpine lake. Excellent paved roads and campsites. I only saw a couple of sites that would accommodate a big rig, but it's a small park to start with. Strictly dry camping, but the beauty of the park and the isolation rate a "WOW". Alaska at its best. No trash receptacles in park, so plan on packing it out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a surprise to find such a nice campground in such an isolated location in Thompson Pass at high elevation only a short distance from Valdez. I was afraid we might blow away during the night but the site was so beautiful near an alpine lake and the winds were never strong. The air was crisp in September. The sites had a table and fire pit and there were several from which to choose. The sites were private with berry bushes surrounding each site with a spectacular view. The road was paved and although right off of Richardson Hwy a mountain blocked the road noise and the night was very quiet and peaceful. I continue to be impressed with the AK state park sites, their abundance, and their maintenance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gem of a dry camping site in a spectacularly beautiful location, the Thompson Pass. When the sun comes up in the morning you are on the top of the world! This site is 25 miles north of Valdez and is a couple miles from the Worthington glacier. The campground is located next to a high alpine lake that offers grayling fishing. Three of the campsites have shelters over picnic tables. The campground has clean vault toilets. The hand pump had been removed from the well at the time of our visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of the best RV parks we have stayed at in Alaska. If you're looking for grass and shade, this is not the place for you. Most of us here just wanted a place with good services at a reasonable price. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Easy walking distance to town and the marina. Lots of room for maneuvering and they let you wash your RV and car on site! Nice grassy area for tents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very big gravel park. The sites were adequate size, but many of the campers had boats as well as trucks and RVs, so there was not much maneuvering room. We had a back corner site which protected us on two sides, but on the side in front, someone decided to park a boat trailer; at least it was far enough in front that we could get the toad in and out. The staff was friendly, the hookups were good, the Wi-Fi worked adequately. The showers were clean. It was conveniently located. Everything was pretty good if you like an RV city. We might stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok, so this is a big gravel parking lot, but so are most of the other options. The view is simply beautiful. The location is close to Safeway (behind RV Park) and the harbor. This park is ok, if I'd come back, I might try a different park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large RV park on the outskirts of town, but still close to everything. They are super friendly and helpful. They have facilities that are clean and well run, but for the size of the park they rely on people using their camper setups. Wi-fi is great, even at the back of the park. Cable TV was excellent. We would recommend it to anyone coming to Valdez. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is basically a parking lot with medium-sized lots that are very long. We had 50 amp electric, excellent wi-fi, very clean restrooms, friendly, helpful staff. And the views on all side (when you look up) are stunning. We saw bald eagles from the park, and one day, a bear in the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Gravel parking lot with very narrow sites. We could not put out our awning because of neighbor's slide--that's how close. Unreliable electricity. We were supposed to have 30 amp, but the voltage was very low. Also lost power due to problems with the post. The worst part was the laundry. Went in to do our wash, and every washing machine was being used by the maid that cleans the cabins. When I commented that I was a paying guest and had paid to have a laundry available she said that I could go over to the gas station and use that laundry. I again told her that I was a paying guest at the RV Park. When I complained at the office they said the same thing, in a very rude manner. I could understand if other guests were using the machine before me, I would just wait. I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in a caravan, so I cannot be sure of the price per night. Nice RV park. You can wash your rig and tow on-site. Sites are close together, but pull-through. All amenities. Trees, grass, clean, and well maintained. No problems; would stay there again. Valdez is gorgeous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK campground. Probably would try a different one next time. It is just a gravel lot with sites. Nothing pretty to look at. I like campgrounds that are little bit more wilderness. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and I appreciated that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location with a gas station, restaurant, pharmacy, liquor store and Safeway within a block of the park. Long sites both back in and pull-through with 50 amp service. Gravel which works well in rainy weather. They have cabins and tent sites. They can book fishing charters, helicopter rides and glacier tours out of the office. Office people are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Their internet was great until they changed the password and then it was slow and often kicked you off. I still rated this RV Park a 10 as they are working on this problem. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good check in experience, led to site and utilities explained. Good cable and Wi-Fi at site. Close to services such as restaurant, gas station and Safeway store. Would stay here again if in the Area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 4 years ago, and the WiFi didn't work. They're still "working on it." I never connected. We didn't stay in a "super site" since we didn't need 50 amp, but we were so close to our neighbor, whose furnace whined and ran all night, the big sites were looking good. Instead we moved to Bear Paw, saved $2 and had working internet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty nice campground for Alaska. Enjoyed 50amp service, good water pressure, level site, cable TV and great views. Did see an Eagle!!! We are in the "caravan" section: sites a little narrow but long enough for the 40' motor home with mid-sized pickup behind and room to spare. Only complaint: wireless did not work at all. Called office last night and they said they would "reboot". Later learned it was totally down and would be until someone comes from Anchorage. A park this big, advertising free wireless, should have arrangements to keep it working. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has been reconfigured since our last visit in 2006 - appears most sites are now pull-through. Rate reflects a "super site" - wide enough for slides and awning - barely long enough to park tow vehicle behind coach. Site was level. Wi-Fi worked well. Park was fairly quiet, considering the number of fishermen/boats, etc. that were there. Used the laundry in the Tesoro located in the same complex with the RV park - it was clean and all washers/dryers worked well. Only disappointment was no eagles spotted during the week we were there - in 2006 they were everywhere. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. We were in a "super" site and it really was nice. The internet didn't reach our site, but we were so busy it didn't really matter. The sites were level gravel, but the roads coming in and out were pitted and bumpy. The park is located right in the middle of everything. There is a small eatery right on site, and within easy walking distance is a large grocery store and the downtown area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground has level sites, is clean and services worked and while a "typical" gravel lot type park, the spacing is better than similar parks elsewhere. As mentioned you are allowed to wash you vehicle(s) at site. It is surrounded by great views in all directions. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park with beautiful views of the mountains, and an easy walk to the grocery store, harbor or downtown. No trees or landscaping except lots of potted flowers at the office-this is your typical big gravel lot. The entrance is a little tight but once inside the park, the gravel roads are wide and in good condition, sites level and plenty of room to maneuver our big fifth wheel. Also, enough room between the gravel sites so you don't feel crowded. We had a pull-through site with full hookups, excellent wifi, and cable tv with about 40 channels that came in nice and clear. Our site was very long with more than enough room to park the truck in front of the camper. Big, clean laundry room, and you could wash your rig on site for no extra cost. Price is a little steep and reflects a discount, but we would absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As stated before this is a large gravel and treeless park but it does have some positive things going for it. You can wash your RV and vehicles at your site, they have freezer space you can rent for your fish, and there are full hookups. We had a super site which was wide enough for slide outs and awnings and was more than long enough for our 33 foot 5th wheel and truck. The sites are easy in and out for even the largest RVs. The cable and Wi-Fi (at your site) both worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Solid park with 50 amp hook ups. Typical Alaska gravel only campground that also has a bunch of 'camping cabins'. We camped here in a 45' rig and had plenty of room. Main turn in to campground is very tight. Swing as wide as possible.. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will stay here again. The reasons are simple. The staff and owner were friendly, helpful, and well organized. They made the park a 10. The park was clean, well laid out, and the sites were large enough to allow you to feel comfortable. The WiFi was good, and the TV was great. The views surrounding the park were awesome. The park was dog friendly with lots of places to walk your dog. You could wash your vehicles/RV at your site which is a much needed privilege after driving the Alcan Highway. I would recommend this park to all my RV friends. They provided 3 scrumptious Salmon fish feeds in the 10 days we were there. All you could eat and then some more. UMMMM UMMMM UMMMM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The place to stay in Valdez. Wonderful view, wide open layout, easy in and out. One of the best parks on our Alaskan trip so far. Would stay here again. People very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure of rate, we are part of a caravan. This is one of the best parks we have stayed in so far. The first with 50 amps, water, sewer, wi-fi and cable too. It is also the first one that allows rig washing on site. We washed the car only as we are heading back down through more construction when we leave. We have been walking to pretty much everything and have not needed our toad yet. We will use it to go back up to the waterfalls and the old Valdez location, and to see the pipeline terminal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. You can walk to everything in town. Wi-Fi was very good, and 50 amp power was very nice. They have 2 shower rooms and laundries; one in office and one in the adjacent gas station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good place overall to stay while in Valdez. The best part was the very fast internet which is lacking in most of Alaska & the Highway. It is an easy walk to the dock or town and right next to a great grocery store. The reason it goes down to a 7 is the fact that it was a little too expensive and no character in the campground. However, the high mountains in the back are pretty cool. Sites are easy to park; long, & wide for all rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very friendly and well-managed campground. The setting is magnificent. Sites are roomy and easy to get in and out of. Our only complaint was that the WiFi was very inconsistent. Valdez is a great place to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Except for the fact that this is another large gravel parking lot, the people running this place were the friendliest of any RV park we encountered on our month long trip. What facilities we used were clean. We traveled with our kids and at least they had a large grassy area for them to run around on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large park with easy access. A plus is the Service Station on the property with diesel and propane, and enough room to fuel without disconnecting the towed vehicle, also, a full grocery store within one block of the campground. Friendly, helpful staff. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, clean and well kept. It's all gravel, but that's not unusual up in Alaska. They also have a fish cleaning station that is top notch. Walking distance to everything in town. Excellent staff, almost all seasonal people. The wifi was a bit problematic, until I fixed their configuration. Would I go back? Absolutely! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park has a great location near gas station, grocery store, within walking distance of downtown - but then almost all parks are in Valdez. It is noisy near the roads and near the gas station. The sites are level, full hookups, including 50 amp, but not overly large. There is no landscaping. It looks as good or better than others in town - all appear similar. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a military campground that is also open to the public. Non-military pay a higher camping fee. Only about 12 sites have electric and all are back-ins. Sites and road are big rig friendly. There is a host on site who was friendly and helpful. Lots of warning concerning bears in the campground though we did not see any but bear spray is recommended. Did not use the bathhouse and there is no laundry. Dump station and fresh water fill is available. We chose this campground over the crowded slide to slide campgrounds in town and it is a short drive into Valdez with plenty of parking. Try Old Town Burgers for one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground, but I saw things I couldn't believe. For instance people running power cords from tenting areas to electrical hookups. Looked more like locals make up their own rules rather than the rules set up in the campground. Hosts were very helpful. I'd probably stay here again but would more than likely, skip the Valdez area completely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have used this park multiple times. It is secluded and excludes a fire pit and picnic table with each site. There are approximately 20 sites with electric. The showers are cleaned frequently, but can get messy at high use times. There is no water at any of the sites, but is available near the dump site and showers. There is a dump fee of 5 dollars if not staying in camp. There is a host on site. We have rented one of the rental trailers there which was not the most clean, but the campground is very nice. There is an eagle's nest on site, so watch small dogs. Additionally, there are bear around so don't send the kids off to play in the woods unattended. It is about a 5-10 minute drive to town, but it is a very pleasant place to have a fire and sit with friends and family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful place. Gem in the rough. Stayed three nights. Took cruise. Have a toy schnauzer and met one of the wonderful campground hosts who took her out for such a minimal charge. We felt so safe and the host loved our pup so much and checked on her so often. We would return in a minute. Prior military, so price was just right. Thanks, Gina, for taking such good care of our dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is now open to the public! (Public rate is double the military rate.) New section with wide, level gravel sites and electric hookups (20/30/50A), with trees between each site. Water pump near entrance. Dump available. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. (The older part of the park needs a lot of upgrades.) Park was quiet. Brochure rates are higher than the rates posted on the fee payment post. We were there early in the season, so may have been charged a lower seasonal rate. The park is about 5 miles from town. We would recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground with friendly young staff. All new electrical hookups. Showers also appear to be new. Each shower stall is private with toilet and sink, too. Firewood provided for a donation. No water hookup at site, but available at shared area near restrooms. Shared dump station. Sites with no hookups are $15 and military gets $5 discount. Rental trailers available for $45 to $55. Walking distance to glacier. Only downside was a shooting range nearby that created some unwanted noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.