K'esugi Ken Campground, Denali State Park, Trapper Creek, Alaska

This campground run by the Alaskan State Park system has some excellent views of Denali's peaks on a clear day. The park is southeast of Denali and her snowcapped beauty can be seen from some sites and various locations around the campground loop. The park is on a small hilltop, so you will take a nicely paved looping road around the mountain. Interior roads are paved, while site pads are nicely leveled with pebbled gravel. This campground recently opened and our visit during 2018 was a wonderful one. There are about 50 sites here, along with tent only hike in sites and a handful of cabins, which seemed to have the best views of Denali. A small ranger station is on site as well as group pavilions and day use parking. We loved it here and enjoyed walking and riding our bikes around the loop and taking a small hike along an interpretive trail to
some lily-padded lakes where moose are often seen. Campsites here are spacious and private with lots of shrubbery and trees between sites and along the perimeter of the campground, allowing you to enjoy views from your hilltop site. Sites have fire pits, picnic tables and electric and water hookups. Firewood is for sale on site. Reservations are accepted and recommended, a recent change from their first come, first served status upon opening of the campground. This campground is very big rig friendly; we saw many 40 footers here during our stay and they had no issues navigating campground roads or sites.

Best Sites: All
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: Electric & Water
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes