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.
Site rate is dependent on rank. This is one of our favorite places to stay. Always clean, always safe, always quiet. It is your typical gravel parking lot, but sites are wide and level. We've always had room for the slides and awning to be fully out. Bathrooms are always immaculate, and require a key-card to enter. Max stay 14 days, limited boat parking, only 3 tent sites. Speed bumps everywhere, which makes for a very safe environment for kids to play, ride bikes, etc. Tons of quiet residential streets for long walks with the dog. Seward is a quaint fishing village, but has every amenity you need - groceries, hardware, restaurants. Sea Life Center is great for the kids, as is Exit Glacier - which is even accessible with a jogging stroller.
Front of campground is a gravel parking lot offering full hookups or W/E only. Sites in front are close together, but allow enough room for sliders and awnings. Fire pits and picnic tables everywhere. Majority of front sites are pull-throughs, with enough room for big rigs to maneuver. If you want seclusion, ask for a dry camping site in the back. Lots of space, grass and trees back there. Very safe campground for kids to walk, play, ride bikes or snag one of the many humpies in the creek. Restrooms are always clean, staff is always helpful.
A typical Alaskan parking-lot campground, but we were mislead during our reservations. We were told we had reserved the 2 sites closest to the river, and that we could fish right from our site. Not quite. The river does run along the back of the property, but those back sites are for tents, and it looks more like a squatter's village back there. Sites were level and wide enough for slide-outs. Pretty close quarters for big rigs. You'd better be an expert at backing up. Campground property is clean other than the tenting area, and quiet. Walking trail passes by the front of the property, so you can easily walk to the "sites" of Cooper Landing. Fishing the Russian River is a few miles away. You can fish at the campground, but only for trout, and there isn't a real good area to cast/reel in without snagging trees. We would camp here again, it wasn't perfect, but it was good enough.
Very nice quiet family campground. Strict rules about what can be left outside, generator hours are very limited - 8-10am, and 4-8pm I believe. Rules are enforced, CG is toured often by hosts and NPS rangers. Makes for a very quiet, very clean campground. Sites are very wide, easily accommodate big rigs and slide-outs on both sides. Sites are divided into A, B, C - denoting length/type of site. If you reserve an A site for a long rig, you will get an A site, they have dramatically improved their reservation system. Reservations do not guarantee a specific site, nor do they mean you will get 2 sites side-by-side if you are traveling in a group. Be there early for prime spots, and remember you can pick up and move to another spot during your stay if a better one becomes available. And if you think your 34' rig will fit on a B spot near your buddy's site, just talk to the front desk in the Mercantile, and they'll let you move to a B spot.