Seasonal Facility Openings and Closings
  Campgrounds, Boat Launches, Dump Stations, and More...


Last Update - April 17, 2015

Opening dates are tentative and may change as weather conditions change.

Click on the area of the state for a facility listing by town!
If you need more information, click here for a list of state park offices.

Anchorage
Copper Basin
            Interior
Kenai Peninsula
Kodiak Islands
            Mat-Su Valleys
Southeast

Anchorage
Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Campground

CLOSED*

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Overflow Campground

CLOSED*

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Point Scenic Overlook

OPEN

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian to Girdwood Path

OPEN

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Campground**

April 24th

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Dump Station**

CLOSED*

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eklutna Lake Campground

CLOSED*

Anchorage

Chugach SP - McHugh Creek Picnic Area

OPEN

(on weekends)

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Potter Trailhead, Bird Ridge, Bird Point

OPEN

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian Ball field

OPEN

Anchorage

Glen Alps Overflow

CLOSED


*Due to the higher than normal temperatures we are trying to open
our campgrounds as soon as possible. Our normal opening dates
for campgrounds are the second week of May. Currently walk-in
camping is allowed at all campgrounds but no services are provided
(such as latrines, garbage, water, or firewood for sale).

Please do not block entrance gates.

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


Copper Basin
Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Glennallen

Dry Creek SRS - Campground

May 15th

Glennallen

Lake Louise SRA - Campground

CLOSED

Glennallen

Liberty Falls SRS - Campground

May 21st

Glennallen

Porcupine Creek SRS - Campground

CLOSED

Glennallen

Squirrel Creek SRS - Campground

May 15th

Valdez

Blueberry Lake SRS - Campground

CLOSED


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Interior

All campgrounds are open as soon as snowmelt allows, but we do not charge fees for campsites until drinking water is available. The opening dates below reflects when we anticipate having safe water available for the campgrounds and when we plan to begin charging for use of the facilities, including campsites, boat launches, and dump stations.

Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Campground*

May 9th

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Dump Station*

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Roadhouse*

May 9th

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Cafe and Pantry

May 9th

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Boat Launch

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Campground

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Delta SRS - Campground

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Donnelly Creek SRS - Campground

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Fielding Lake SRS - Campground

May 31st

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Boat Launch

May 15th

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Campground

May 15th

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Boat Launch

May 20th

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Red Squirrel Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Rosehip Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Tors Trail Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Boat Launch*

May 15th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Campground*

May 15th

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Dump Station*

May 15th


*Operated by private contractor under a commercial permit.

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Boat Launch

May 20th

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Dump Station

May 20th

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Boat Launch(+)

May 15th

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Olnes Pond Campground(+)

May 15th

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Whitefish Campground(+)

May 15th

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Boat Launch

May 20th

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Campground

May 20th

Fairbanks

Upper Chatanika SRS - Campground

May 15th

Tok

Eagle Trail SRS - Campground*

May 1st

Tok

Moon Lake SRS - Campground*

May 1st

Tok

Tok River SRS - Campground*

May 1st

 

*Operated by private contractor under a commercial permit.

(+) No Fees this summer.


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Kenai Peninsula

All campgrounds are open as soon as snowmelt allows, unless noted as closed below. We do not charge fees for campsites until drinking water is available. The opening dates below reflects when we anticipate having safe water available for the campgrounds and when we plan to begin charging for use of the facilities, including campsites, boat launches, and dump stations.

Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Cooper Landing

Kenai River SMA - Cooper Landing Boat Launch

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Coho Campground

May 1st

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Halibut Campground

May 1st

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Silverking Campground

May 1st

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Slidehole Campground

May 1st

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Steelhead Campground

May 1st

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Boat Launch

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Campground

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - North Scenic Overlook Campground

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - South Scenic Overlook Campground

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik Beach Day-Use

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik River Campground

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Campground

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Dump Station

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Scenic Overlook Campground

Homer

Stariski SRS - Campground

Kenai

Captain Cook SRA - Discovery Campground

May 8th

Kenai

Kenai River SMA - Pillars Boat Launch

Soldotna

Clam Gulch SRA - Campground

Soldotna

Crooked Creek SRS - Campground

Soldotna

Johnson Lake SRA - Campground

Soldotna

Kasilof River SRS - Boat Launch

Soldotna

Kasilof River SRS - Campground

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Boat Launch

OPEN

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Campground

OPEN

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Funny River Campground

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Boat Launch

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Campground

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Morgans Landing Campground

OPEN

Sterling

Scout Lake SRS - Day Use


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Kodiak Islands
Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Kodiak

Buskin River SRS - Campground

May 22nd

Kodiak

Fort Abercrombie SHP - Campground

May 22nd

Kodiak

Pasagshak SRS - Campground

May 22nd


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Mat-Su Valleys
Nearest Town Facility Open Status

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Boat Launch

OPEN

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Campground

CLOSED

Palmer

King Mountain SRS - Campground

May 15th

Palmer

Matanuska Glacier SRS - Campground

May 15th

Palmer

Matanuska Lake SRA

OPEN

Palmer

Government Peak - Campground

CLOSED

Palmer

Archangel Road

CLOSED

Palmer

Fishhook Camping

May 22nd

Palmer

Goldmint Campground

May 22nd

Palmer

Independence Mine State Historical Park

June 19th*

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Byers Lake Campground

May 23rd*

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View North - Campgorund

May 23rd*

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View South - Campground

May 23rd*

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Lower Troublesome Creek - Campground

May 23rd*

Willow

Montana Creek SRS - Campground

May 15th

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Boat Launch

OPEN

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Campground

OPEN

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Boat Launch

OPEN

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Campground

OPEN

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Boat Launch

May 4th

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Campground

May 4th

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRA - South Rolly Lake Campground

May 15th

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Boat Launch

OPEN

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Campground

May 15th

Wasilla

Rocky Lake SRS - Campground

May 15th

Wasilla

Willow Creek SRA - Campground

May 15th

* approximate date to open


Southeast
Nearest Town Facility

Haines

Chilkat SP - Campground

Haines

Chilkoot Lake SRS - Campground

Haines

Mosquito Lake SRS - Campground

Haines

Portage Cove SRS - Campground

Juneau

Eagle Beach SRA - Campground

Ketchikan

Settlers Cove SRS - Campground


Wood-Tikchik
Nearest Town Facility

Wood-Tikchik

Lake Aleknagik SRS - Boat Launch


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