We’ve been RV owners since 2011 and living on the Kenai Peninsula has given us lots opportunities to camp in our own backyard. Here’s “Our Top 5”!
- Hidden Lake Campground: A great campground off of Skilak Lake Loop Road in the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Located close the Kenai and Russian Rivers yet far enough away for peace and quite. Hidden Lake is a great place for kayaking or to try your luck fishing for lake trout (boat required). There are also many small lakes in the area to fish for rainbow trout and dolly varden.
- Seward Waterfront Park: We’ve never camped here because we live in here, if we didn’t live here this would be a favorite. The best real estate in Seward has been dedicated to this huge park. There’s everything from tent sites to water/electric sites. Within walking distance to the Small Boat Harbor, Historic Downtown, and the Alaska SeaLife Center, you’ll love staying here.
- Captain Cook State Beach: Located at the far north end of the Kenai Spur Road this off the beaten path campground is a great place to find some peace and quite. Spend your time walking the beach hunting for agates or fishing and kayaking in one of the many small lakes in the area.
- Ptarmigan Creek Campground: Located at Milepost 46 on the Seward Highway this convenient little campground is nestled on Summit Lake. Perfectly located as a great place to stop on your way down the peninsula. Anglers will find rainbow trout and dolly varden for the taking in Summit Lake.
- Deep Creek View RV Park: This is our place to stay for clam digging. Located on the bluffs off the Sterling Highway between Ninilchik and Deep Creek Beaches. Reasonably price at $25 per night for an electric site. There’s wifi, showers, and a fish cleaning table for the clams. John and Joan also own J&J Smart Charters, running fishing and clamming charters out of the campground.
- Deep Creek State Recreation Area: Located right on the beach in Deep Creek, this used to be our “go to” campground for clamming trips until we found Deep Creek View up on the bluffs for $15 more.
- Homer Spit Campgrounds: There a few campgrounds on The Spit. We usually drive down to Homer for the day when we stay at Deep Creek View. The private campgrounds are pricey but the Homer city campgrounds are affordable and you can’t beat the location.
- Johnson Lake State Recreation Area: Located in Kasilof off the Sterling Highway, this wooded little campground is located right on Johnson Lake. Take to the water and fish for trout or drive over to the Kasilof and fish for salmon.
Useful Tip: Reserve America, is your place to reserve campgrounds managed by federal authorities (National Forest, etc.).
What are some of your favorite campgrounds on the Kenai Peninsula? Please comment below!