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08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you have a big rig and want to stay in Denali National Park, this is your only choice of the 5 campgrounds - but it's a lovely one. We stayed 3 nights here, and would have stayed longer, but like most national parks, the campground has no hookups, and our house batteries were dead. We paid only $12 a night because we got the senior rate, which is half the normal rate - but even without hookups, $20 or $25 is definitely worth it. Lots of trees, plenty of peace and quiet, wide level sites (but if you have a big rig, not many sites to accommodate you, so call ahead for reservations). There's a camp store within walking distance with supplies, ice and treats, and there are bathrooms (pit toilets, but clean) interspersed throughout the campgrounds. Showers are available - we didn't use them, but we heard they're clean and no limit on how long you shower ($4 including towel). I love national park campgrounds, and this one was definitely a special place. Even my "What, no hookups?!" husband agreed he would come back to Riley Creek. We have a 40 ft RV and would return in a heartbeat. By the way, if you go to Denali National Park, definitely take the shuttle bus to Eilsen Visitor Center - the view of the mountain is spectacular!
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We chose this RV park based on other reviews, and they are right on. This is a very nice park, with gorgeous mountain views. There are no trees in the park, just gravel and grass, but the park is well maintained. The staff are extremely friendly, and it's next to a wooded area (that does not belong to the park) so it has a lovely rural feel. There's a Fred Meyer 5 minutes away; very handy for shopping or if you need fuel. The sites are not very level, primarily because the land the park is on slopes, so be sure you have boards or blocks to put under your jacks and/or wheels - you'll need them. We stayed 3 nights here and drove into Anchorage (about 40 miles away) to the museums and other local attractions. Anchorage apparently has no decent RV parks, so driving from Palmer was preferable for us. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here a total of 3 nights. This RV park backs up to a mountain range, so the view is beautiful. Not a whole lot of trees in the park, but the sites are level and wide enough for slides, and there are pull-throughs as well as back-in sites (which are easy to get into and out of). The staff are very helpful and friendly, and the office stocks souvenirs and Denali National Park jackets, sweatshirts and t-shirts that are very reasonably priced. Best of all, they offer dog walking -- twice a day for $10 -- so if you're taking a day-long bus tour in Denali, you don't have to worry about your furry friend. I can't praise this place highly enough - I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it if you're visiting Denali Nat'l Park. They're about 10 minutes drive away and it is definitely the best of any of the campgrounds outside the park.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were somewhat hesitant about booking here based on some of the reviews, but this is a very nice park with plenty of room for big rigs (ours is 40') both lengthwise and width-wise. The staff is very helpful, the park is clean and well-laid out, with grass/gravel sites, some trees (but not too many), and a nice river view and trail for walking. There's a restaurant nearby, bike trail, and all the amenities you could want. It's located near a Fred Meyer and Safeway if you need to do grocery shopping and not far from many Fairbanks attractions. I would definitely recommend River's Edge.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this park because our first choice was full. This turned out to be a pretty nice place - as long as you don't stay in one of the "parking lot" sites near the office. The upper sites don't have sewer, but they do have water, electric and cable TV. They're nice treed sites that are much prettier than the more expensive pull-thrus. We have a 40-ft RV and had no problems pulling in to our site. Wi-Fi works well (although they limit your use to 250 mb per day, so don't try to download or upload pix, etc.) Still, a nice place and better than many on the Alaska Highway. For $30 (with Good Sam discount) it's a deal.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is basically a gravel parking lot with hookups. It's the only game in town, so they don't care if the park is attractive. On the other hand, they do provide the basic services, and the staff is friendly. Not a place to stay for more than one night, however.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground in the center of town. Convenient to everything, it has grassy sites, trees (but not so many your satellite doesn't work!), and a friendly staff. The free Wi-Fi works if you take your laptop/ipad to the office and use it there - otherwise forget it! There are less expensive sites, but we wanted a pull-through and apparently you pay for that convenience. Overall, we'd recommend this park and would definitely stay here again.
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