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


Last Update - May 9, 2014

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 Opening Date

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Campground

May 16

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Overflow Campground

May 16

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Point Scenic Overlook

May 1

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian to Girdwood Path

May 1

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Campground*

May 16


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

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Dump Station

May 16

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eklutna Lake Campground

May 16

Anchorage

Chugach SP - McHugh Creek Picnic Area

May 1

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Potter Trailhead, Bird Ridge, Bird Point

May 1

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian Ball field

May 1


Copper Basin
Nearest Town Facility Opening Date

Glennallen

Dry Creek SRS - Campground

May 16

Glennallen

Lake Louise SRA - Campground

May 1

Glennallen

Liberty Falls SRS - Campground

May 15

Glennallen

Little Nelchina SRS - Campground

May

Glennallen

Porcupine Creek SRS - Campground

May 15

Glennallen

Squirrel Creek SRS - Campground

May 23

Valdez

Blueberry Lake SRS - Campground

May


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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 Opening Date

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Campground*

May 13

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Dump Station*

May 13

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Roadhouse*

May 13

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Cafe and Pantry

May 13

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Boat Launch

May 12

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Campground

May 12

Delta Jct.

Delta SRS - Campground

June 13

Delta Jct.

Donnelly Creek SRS - Campground

June 14

Delta Jct.

Fielding Lake SRS - Campground

June 14

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Boat Launch

May 9

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Campground

May 9

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Boat Launch

May 20

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Red Squirrel Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Rosehip Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Tors Trail Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Boat Launch*

May 16

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Campground*

May 16

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Dump Station*

May 16


*Operated by private contractor under a commercial permit.

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Boat Launch

May 20

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Dump Station

May 20

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Boat Launch

May 20

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Olnes Pond Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Whitefish Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Boat Launch

May 20

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Campground

May 20

Fairbanks

Upper Chatanika SRS - Campground
Closing in June for Construction

May 20 to June

Tok

Eagle Trail SRS - Campground*

April 30

Tok

Moon Lake SRS - Campground*

April 30

Tok

Tok River SRS - Campground*

April 30

 

*Operated by private contractor under a commercial permit.


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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 Opening Date

Cooper Landing

Kenai River SMA - Cooper Landing Boat Launch

CLOSED

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Coho Campground

May

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Halibut Campground

May

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Silverking Campground

May

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Slidehole Campground

May

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Steelhead Campground

May

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Boat Launch

May

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - Deep Creek Beach Campground

Open

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - North Scenic Overlook Campground

Open

Homer

Deep Creek SRA - South Scenic Overlook Campground

Open

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik Beach Day-Use

May

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik River Campground

Open (lots of snow)

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Campground

Open

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Ninilchik View Dump Station

May

Homer

Ninilchik SRA - Scenic Overlook Campground

Open

Homer

Stariski SRS - Campground

May

Kenai

Captain Cook SRA - Discovery Campground

May

Kenai

Kenai River SMA - Pillars Boat Launch

Open

Soldotna

Clam Gulch SRA - Campground

Open

Soldotna

Crooked Creek SRS - Campground

Open

Soldotna

Johnson Lake SRA - Campground

Open

Soldotna

Kasilof River SRS - Boat Launch

Open

Soldotna

Kasilof River SRS - Campground

Open

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Boat Launch

Open

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Campground

Open

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Funny River Campground

May

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Boat Launch

May

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Izaak Walton Campground

May

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Morgans Landing Campground

Open

Sterling

Scout Lake SRS - Day Use

May


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Kodiak Islands
Nearest Town Facility Opening Date

Kodiak

Buskin River SRS - Campground

May

Kodiak

Fort Abercrombie SHP - Campground

May

Kodiak

Pasagshak SRS - Campground

May


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Mat-Su Valleys
Nearest Town Facility Opening Date

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Boat Launch

May 1

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Campground

May 1

Palmer

King Mountain SRS - Campground

May 15

Palmer

Matanuska Glacier SRS - Campground

May 15

Palmer

Matanuska Lake SRA

May

Palmer

Government Peak- Campground

June 15

Palmer

Archangel Road

June 15

Palmer

Fishhook Camping

June 15

Palmer

Goldmint Campground

*No Picnic tables or fire rings until May 19th

May 1*

Palmer

Independence Mine State Historical Park

June 15

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Byers Lake Campground

May 23

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View North - Campgorund

May 23

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View South - Campground

May 23

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Lower Troublesome Creek - Campground

May 23

Willow

Montana Creek SRS - Campground

May 15

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Boat Launch

May 15

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Campground

May 15

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Boat Launch

May 15

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Campground

May 15

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Boat Launch

May 23

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Campground

May 23

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRA - South Rolly Lake Campground

May 16

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Boat Launch

May 16

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Campground

May 16

Wasilla

Rocky Lake SRS - Campground

May 15

Wasilla

Willow Creek SRA - Campground

May

* approximate date to open


Southeast
Nearest Town Facility Opening Date

Haines

Chilkat SP - Campground

May 24

Haines

Chilkoot Lake SRS - Campground

May 24

Haines

Mosquito Lake SRS - Campground

May

Haines

Portage Cove SRS - Campground

May 12

Juneau

Eagle Beach SRA - Campground

May

Ketchikan

Settlers Cove SRS - Campground

April 21


Wood-Tikchik
Nearest Town Facility Opening Date

Wood-Tikchik

Lake Aleknagik SRS - Boat Launch

 

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