Seasonal Facility Closures
  Campgrounds, Boat Launches,Dump Stations, and DayUse Area

Last Update - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Click on the area of the state for a facility listing by town

Anchorage
Copper Basin

Interior
Kenai Peninsula
Kodiak Islands

Mat-Su Valleys
Southeast

Please Note: "NM or No maintenance" means a park facility can be used until snow prevents access, but staff no longer provide services, such as water, toilets, and garbage removal. Use of such facilites is free. "CL or Gate Closed" means the park gate is locked with no access and no maintenance.



Anchorage

Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Campground

Closed for Repair

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Overflow

Sept. 16

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Briggs Bridge Day Use

Sept.

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Campground*

Sept. 20

 

X


*Operated by Lifetime Adventures under commercial permit.
Half the campsites available by reservation - call (907) 694-7982

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Dump Station

Sept. 20

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eklutna Lake Campground

Sept. 16

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - McHugh Creek Day Use

Weather Dependent

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Potter Trailhead

Weather Dependent

 

X

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Ridge

Weather Dependent

 

X

Girdwood

Chugach SP - Bird Point

Weather Dependent

 

X

Girdwood

Indian to Girdwood Bike Path

Weather Dependent

 

X

After park facility closure areas are free for walk in use and no services are provided.



Copper Basin
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Glennallen

Dry Creek SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

 

X

Glennallen

Lake Louise SRA - Campground

Sept. 30

 

X

Glennallen

Liberty Falls SRS - Campground

Sept. 30

 

X

Glennallen

Little Nelchina SRS - Campground

No Operations

 

 

Glennallen

Porcupine Creek SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

 

X

Glennallen

Squirrel Creek SRS - Campground

Sept. 30

 

X


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Interior
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Campground

Sept. 13

X

 

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Dump Station

Sept. 13

X

 

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 18

X

 

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Campground

Sept. 18

X

 

Delta Jct.

Delta SRS - Campground

Sept. 16

X

 

Delta Jct.

Donnelly Creek SRS - Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Delta Jct.

Fielding Lake SRS - Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Boat Launch

Sept. 19

X

 

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Campground

Sept. 19

X

 

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS

Sept. 16

X

 

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Red Squirrel Campground

Sept. 27

X

 

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Rosehip Campground

Sept. 27

X

 

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Tors Trail Campground

Sept. 27

X

 

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 18

 

X

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Campground

Sept. 18

 

X

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Dump Station

Sept. 18

 

X

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Boat Launch

Sept.16

X

 

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Campground

Sept. 16

X

 

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Dump Station

Sept. 16

X

 

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Boat Launch

Sept. 17

X

 

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Olnes Pond Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Whitefish Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 16

X

 

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Campground

Sept. 16

X

 

Fairbanks

Upper Chatanika SRS - Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Tok

Eagle Trail SRS - Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Tok

Moon Lake SRS - Campground

Sept. 17

X

 

Tok

Tok River SRS - Campground

Sept. 30

 

X

Note: Most campgrounds and boat launches are available to use until snowfall closes them to vehicles. We do not charge fees for sites after the water well pump handle is pulled off for the season. The closing dates above reflect when we anticipate ceasing fee collection and public services, including toilets and trash. Only 2 campgrounds are closed by an entrance gate, Chena River SRS in Fairbanks, and Tok River SRS near Tok.


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Kenai Peninsula

Most campgrounds and boat launches are available to use until snowfall closes them to vehicles. We do not charge fees for sites after the water well pump handle is pulled off for the season. The closing dates above reflect when we anticipate ceasing fee collection and public services, including toilets and trash.

Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Cooper Landing

Kenai River SMA - Cooper Landing Boat Launch

Open all Year

 

 

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Coho Campground

Oct. 1

X

 

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Halibut Campground

Oct. 1

X

 

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Silverking Campground

Oct. 1

X

 

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Slidehole Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Steelhead Campground

 

X

 

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Boat Launch

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - North Scenic Overlook Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - South Scenic Overlook Campground

 

X

 

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik Beach Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik River Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Dump Station

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Scenic Overlook Campground

No Fee

X

 

Homer

Stariski SRS - Campground

 

X

 

Kenai

Captain Cook SRA - Discovery Campground

Sept. 23

X

 

Kenai

Kenai River SMA - Pillars Boat Launch

 

X

 

Soldotna

Clam Gulch SRA - Campground

 

X

 

Soldotna

Crooked Creek SRS - Campground

 

X

 

Soldotna

Johnson Lake SRA - Campground

 

X

 

Soldotna

Johnson Lake Wayside

 

X

 

Soldotna

Kasilof River SRS - Boat Launch

 

X

 

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Boat Launch

No Fee

X

 

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Campground

 

X

 

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Funny River Campground

Nov. 4

 

X

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Boat Launch

No Fee

X

 

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Campground

No Fee

X

 

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Morgans Landing Campground

 

X

 

Sterling

Scout Lake SRS - Day Use

Nov. 4

 

X

Valdez

Blueberry Lake SRS - Campground

 

 

 


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Kodiak Islands
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Kodiak

Buskin River SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

X

 

Kodiak

Fort Abercrombie SHP -
Campground Construction

Sept.15

 

X

Kodiak

Pasagshak SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

X

 


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Mat-Su Valleys
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Hatcher Pass

Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center

Sept. 6

 

X

Hatcher Pass

Government Peak

Sept. 30

 

X

Hatcher Pass

Gold Mint Trailhead Campground

NO Water available, no picnic tables, camping is available year round

Hatcher Pass

Summit Lake SRS

Sept. 30 or first snowfall

Hatcher Pass

Archangel Road

Sept. -30 or first snowfall

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 23

X

 

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Campground

Sept. 23

X

 

Palmer

King Mountain SRS - Campground

Sept. 16

 

X

Palmer

Matanuska Glacier SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

 

X

Palmer

Matanuska Lake State Recreation Site

Sept. 30

 

 

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Visitor Center

Sept. 3

 

X

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Byers Lake Campground

Sept. 30

X

 

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View North - Campround

Sept. 30

X

 

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View South - Campround

Sept. 30

X

 

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Lower Troublesome Creek Campground

Sept. 30

X

 

Trapper Creek

Montana Creek - Campground

Sept. 21

 

X

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Boat Launch

Limited Services

 

 

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Campground

Limited Services

 

 

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 15

 

X

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

 

X

Wasilla

Rocky Lake SRS - Campground

Sept. 15

 

X

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Boat Launch

Sept. 27

X

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Campground

Sept. 27

 

X

Willow

Nancy Lake SRA - South Rolly Lake Campground

Sept. 30

 

X

Willow

Nancy Lake SRS - Boat Launch

Sept. 30

 

X

Willow

Nancy Lake SRS - Campground

Sept. 30

X

 

Willow

Willow Creek SRA - Campground

Sept. 30

X


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Southeast
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date NM CL

Haines

Chilkat SP - Campground

Sept.

 

X

Haines

Chilkoot Lake SRS - Campground

Oct.

 

X

Haines

Mosquito Lake SRS - Campground

Passive

X

 

Haines

Portage Cove SRS - Campground

Sept.

X

 

Ketchikan

Settlers Cove SRS - Campground
(By special Permit after Oct. 21)

Oct.

X

 

Juneau

Eagle Beach SRS - Campground

Sept.

 

X

Juneau

House of Wickersham

Sept.

 

X

Note: Settlers Cove: 10/20/08 (Day use area is open daily between 8am & 8pm)
Refuge Cove: Opened year-round (Day use only 6am 12am; no camping allowed)
Totem Bight: Opened year-round (Day use only winter hours for clan house only Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; TB park open from 6am-10pm)


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