Eagle River Campground, Chugach State Park, Anchorage, Alaska

When rolling into this campground just about a dozen miles north of Anchorage, we were surprised with how wooded and private it felt. We were also greeted by many postings on trees of recent bear activity within the campground. We were on high alert, but never heard or saw a thing while exploring this campground's river, hiking trails or campground loops. Interior roads and site pads here are paved and level, something not often seen on one's journey to Alaska. Despite its appearance of being less primitive and basically in a city setting, sites here do not have hookups of any kind. We also found it interesting that the main kiosk at the entrance was not staffed throughout our three night stay. Additionally, the camp host was not seen roaming about. We searched and found her tucked off the loops of the campground in a trailer. Another quirk: water fill here is limited to 20 gallons and comes from an upright, above ground rickety plastic tank and the dump station was
closed. Fortunately, our fresh tanks were full and our grey and black were empty upon arrival. Despite the quirks, we enjoyed our stay here. Some tent only sites are set along the river, which are more wooded. Our site, along with all RV sites are more inland, but offer more sunshine, which we enjoyed after some previous days of rain. Sites here are spacious and private from neighbors with fire pits and picnic tables at each. There are over 50 sites here, only half of which can be reserved and no size limit, so this makes for a nice first come, first served site for larger rigs with tows as pads are long, level, and paved. Sites on the western side of camp face Highway 1 and do have some road noise. There are geocaches in the park, along with canoeing and fishing along the river. Firewood is available from the host, but you'll have to walk a ways to get it.

Best Sites: Tent sites along the river, but most sites are lovely.
Worst Sites: 28
Hookups: None
Potable Water: 20 gallon maximum
Dump Within Facility: Closed at time of our visit (summer 2018)