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    Default Favorite Campgrounds?

    What are your favorite campgrounds? Scenery, facilities, activities? I personally like areas with a little space between the sites. Miller's Landing in Seward (the treed sites) and Montana Creek are a couple of my favorites.

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    Default Quartz Creek

    We camped at quartz creek this weekend and had a great time. Plenty of shade plus sites on Kenai lake make for a nice campground.

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    I like Quartz Creek and Trail River. The kids have fun at both places; riding bikes, playing on the beach, doing a little fishing. One of the campgrounds at Trail River (River Terrace) has spots that have a great view of the mountain. Good spaces and not too crowded. Love to run the boat on Kenai Lake.

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    This is a really nice place on the way to Chitina. It might be one of my favorite places on the entire planet.

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    Klutina Campground is nice, fishing right at the campground bank and WIFI if you want it, for the kids or whatever. Groves is another option, nice people.
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    Ptarmigan Creek is a favorite of ours and not a lot of people know about it. It's just on the other side of Moose Pass on the left. Some black bear hunting if you hike back to the lake too.
    We also like camping at Eureka when we go up there to ride the wheelers, we take our fly rods and a lunch and spend the whole day exploring.
    Hatchers Pass is another favorite spot of ours but it can get crowded on the weekends.

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    I know that this camp ground is pretty remote, but Sourdough is very clean and quiet. Every year that we have gone all the way out there, it's been really nice and worth it. Then again, catching a King in Gulkana is worth it, too.
    Their little Sourdough store and restaurant has incredibly nice people, too.
    Careful, though. This is the Sourdough Campgroup in Sourdough, Alaska. Not the one in Tok, but the one that is close to the town of Gulkana and is about 40 miles from Glennallen.
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    Default Granite Creek

    I really enjoy Granite Creek and Russian River campground. We are trying out Quartz Creek campground over 4th of July weekend.

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    Last week I camped at Squirrel Creek Campground near the Tonsina River on the Richardson Highway. It was a nice quiet place with plenty of firewood available if you wanted to go looking for it. But the best thing about it was the lack of mosquitoes. Almost none. I was surprised.

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    Here is another great camp ground!
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    i like quartz creek...it's secluded and it was empty when i was there last.

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    Default Hidden Lake (pen)...

    ... has some great sites for camping, hiking and fishing. Great for families who want to recreate together. Pretty good for biking too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    ... has some great sites for camping, hiking and fishing. Great for families who want to re-create together. Pretty good for biking too.
    Re-create or use for recreational activities?
    Sorry. I had to give you a hard time about that one!
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recreate
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    Default Re-create

    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Re-create or use for recreational activities?
    Sorry. I had to give you a hard time about that one!
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recreate
    You know, change 'em around to your own liking.

    You caught me CO! I don't make many typos.

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    Default +1 on Quartz Ck

    Quote Originally Posted by tccak71 View Post
    I like Quartz Creek and Trail River. The kids have fun at both places; riding bikes, playing on the beach, doing a little fishing. One of the campgrounds at Trail River (River Terrace) has spots that have a great view of the mountain. Good spaces and not too crowded. Love to run the boat on Kenai Lake.

    Tim
    Stayed there 6/29, Monday night before floating Upper Kenai Tues. West Loop was full. Other spaces reserved, but four spaces open for 1-3 nights,, according to sign at entrance. It does look like a fine place for kids - lake shore nearby. No problem spots (current, deep water, bluffs...) that I saw. A few trails through the woods. More info at: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Qu...O&parkId=73838

    If I was going with family, I'd try to reserve a campsite.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Re-create or use for recreational activities?
    Sorry. I had to give you a hard time about that one!
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recreate
    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    You know, change 'em around to your own liking.

    You caught me CO! I don't make many typos.


    Quote Originally Posted by Akres View Post
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    Default You are a cruel woman

    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post




    Agreed!
    Actually my dad used to say REC-create, so I guess I've fallen into that habit.

    When I camp in an established camp ground I generally find myself doing more restoring than re-creation. And I guess my restoration is a form of recreation.

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    Anyone ever stayed at Williwaw campgrounds near Poratge Glacier?
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    Default Williawaw is nice

    I stayed there once. The sites were paved and level and spread out. Your typical outhouses, no flush potties. I like the sites on the back side of the area, there is a stream that runs behind the campground. The kids played on a down tree over the creek. I kept listening for the splash. There is a trail that goes to the visior center at portage lake and another that goes out to one of the glaciers. It was a good weekend.

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