The location of this campground is quite charming if you know what you are getting into! It is packed onto a small peninsula between the cruise ship docks and the village of Skagway. While the cruise ships are in, there is foot traffic everywhere, so ample opportunity for people watching. There are many sites packed into a small space, yet it didn't quite feel as impersonal as many private campgrounds. Some sites had makeshift type picnic tables, but ours didn't, so be sure to travel with a table! The location is very convenient, as you can easily walk to Skagway and the train station. Our biggest disappointment with this campground was the lack of restroom facilities for the number of people camping here. We camped mid-week (with a reservation) and the campground was packed. We gave up trying to take a shower as there were so many people waiting; as a result of the high use, the facility always seemed quite untidy.
This is a very busy campground. When you pre-book, you are not assigned a specific site; as we arrived closer to 6pm. It took us quite a while to find a spot large enough to fit our 24 ft trailer as many of the large sites had already been chosen by tenters. Wash houses have flush toilets and sinks are fairly clean. There was a good ranger presentation in evenings at the ampi-theatre that was very interactive for the kids. It costs $4 to shower at the main store, but you get a nice almost fluffy towel to use. The shower room was well maintained although the showers weren't super clean when we used them at the end of the day. Steady line up to use the 4 or 5 sets of laundry machines, but at least they have Wi-Fi to use while you're waiting. Don't forget that if you camp here, you also have to pay the National Park Service entry fee on top of the camping fee.
There are many rules and regulations that make the check in process take a long time. The sites are quite close together with little vegetation and well worn picnic tables. The sani-dump was locked, and they've lost the key, so after we tried to find someone to unlock it, they just have us maneuver to a site with sewer and dump there. The bathrooms are very clean; the laundry was clean and the machines worked well. They also have some tables in the laundry area to access Wi-Fi, which is spotty, unless you go stand right at the hot spot near the front office. This campground was fine for a one night stop over.
This is an incredible non-serviced campground. You can't reserve here, but there are over 90 sites so even though we arrived in the evening, there were lots of sites, (most of the sites right along the Yukon River were taken, though). Sites are large and flat and very private, especially those not along the river. There are about 20 pull thru sites, (although sometimes the tenters choose them), but most other sites were very easy to access off the wide main road. The picnic tables are huge and in excellent condition. There is free fire wood at several covered bins throughout the campground, and the pit toilets were incredibly clean and newly painted. Especially if you stay in one of the first camp sites, you are within walking distance to Dawson City via the George Black Ferry (free for vehicles, RVs and foot passengers). We thought having to take the ferry might be a real pain, but it was quick, convenient, fun for the kids, and FREE! At far end of the campground, walk along the river past the campground to explore the Paddle Wheeler grave yard, where the remains of several boats and barges from the Paddle wheel era have been left to die. This was an excellent camping experience and an incredible bargain at $12/nite.
Large very private sites in wooded campground. Sites are well graveled and level with fire-pits and stationary picnic tables. Pit toilets are clean enough. The real treat here is the very natural hot-springs accessed by a 5-10 minute walk along a boardwalk with informative signs about the flora and faura. Pool heat diminishes as you go 'downstream' into the second pool; it was so hot 'up-stream' that most of our party couldn't get close! Even better, admission to the hot springs is included with your campsite and the pools are open to campers all night. Unfortunately, when we visited early July, the mosquitoes were so horrendous that we didn't spend as much time outside enjoying the campsite as we would have liked. (Of course the mosquitoes would have also been as bad in the RV park across the road!)
This park has nice grassy sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Many sites are next to additional grassy areas, but a few sites are a bit tight. The kids enjoyed playing on the large modern playground. The check in ladies were nice and helpful. The park is adjacent to the boat launch for the mighty Peace River, so there is quick and easy access to skip rocks at the river. I was all excited to see that the pit toilets had hand wash stations...but they were dry as bone, apparently not having been in working order for quite some time. Overall a nice stay, knowing that this park had electricity only, and no other services, not even a wash house. The biggest downfall is probably the noise of vehicles rumbling over the high level bridge which is almost right over the campground; we slept soundly despite this but it might bother some.