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06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
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!
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Free and really nice showers, very good laundry facility! Very friendly and helpful host/owner. Nice playground for our grandbaby. Typical of AK commercial campgrounds, little landscaping and rather close (tight) spaces. Also typical of Alaska campgrounds, internet was not sent on an an exterior antenna, so the signal was too weak to be useable. Disappointed that an description in Milepost implied fishing across the road and the nearest was actually 13 miles away. WOULD stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was the fourth place we camped in Alaska and the FIRST one that made us feel that we were actually camping: trees, shrubbery, nature, fire ring, privacy between units (except for the sites that were designed for groups). We didn't get a site with hookups because the few of them were already taken, so it would be really nice if the campground management put a few more in. The mosquitos were pretty bad, as we expected. But were surely much worse with increasing days of summer (no fault of the campground). No internet, no TV, but an incredible sense of being in the mountains camping yet right here in the city! We really really liked this place.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This was our third and fourth nights camping in Alaska and getting adjusted to paying for a gravel spot jammed up with other campers. We had good hookups but no internet, even though they claim to have internet, the signal is way too week to be picked up. The boardwalk of stores was literally behind our back bumper (great for access to tours and shops and activities). The water here was something else! A previous post on this site refers to the water ruining their coffee cream and they are NOT joking! What the heck is wrong with the water? We had to buy expensive bottled water here to use in cooking/ drinking. It quite literally curdled the coffee! Warning: before going to the Denali area, buy any and all possible things you may want because everything here was very expensive. The pay showers are very short timed. The host was very pleasant.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This was our second camping site in Alaska and our first wake-up to typical commercial "campgrounds" in AK: gravel parking lots. The setting for the park is lovely and is a lovely, short walk into Talkeetna, but NO care has been put into making the campsites attractive. The sites are jammed together (thankfully our driver of the 32 ft motorhome is a long experienced and skilled driver, or we would have had problems!). We would have loved to have an evening around a campfire, but there was no space and fires are not allowed. There was no fishing close by as some literature suggested. The have no internet. We found it disappointing.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was the first and the last campground we used on a three week trip through Alaska. During that time we learned that campgrounds in AK are generally designed for utilitarian purposes primarily and few are high on all conveniences and on landscaping. This one has good showers and a very good laundry. Spaces are very narrow. We had shade and a table and it was fairly quiet. We stayed in this location at two times and neither had internet signal that would work outside the laundry/office. They claimed they "were working on it" both times. Well, unless they get an outside antenna, it won't work. However, the worst complaint I have is that within two hours time on the evening of the 23rd June, the man working in the office talked trash about other customers! First he and the young woman in the office bashed another current camper (and used space number) to three of us who were registering, then later he bashed some nice people that had left unused/unopened food in a box marked "free" in the laundry room (they were turning in their rental and had no further use for perfectly good items including detergent, etc. He was very rude and crass. YES, we would probably camp there again even though high, because it beats the others in ANC. (We looked them over before the second night's stay). Just clean up customer service. They are a Good Sam park.
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