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


Last Update - September 24, 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 Closing Date

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Campground

Sept. 22

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Creek Overflow Campground

Open until snowfall

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Bird Point Scenic Overlook

Open until snowfall

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian to Girdwood Path

Open until snowfall

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eagle River Campground*

Sept. 22


*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. 22

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Eklutna Lake Campground

Sept. 22

Anchorage

Chugach SP - McHugh Creek Picnic Area

Open until snowfall

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Potter Trailhead, Bird Ridge, Bird Point

Open until snowfall

Anchorage

Chugach SP - Indian Ball field

Open until snowfall


Copper Basin
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date

Glennallen

Dry Creek SRS - Campground

September 15

Glennallen

Lake Louise SRA - Campground

October 1

Glennallen

Liberty Falls SRS - Campground

October 1

Glennallen

Porcupine Creek SRS - Campground

September 15

Glennallen

Squirrel Creek SRS - Campground

September 15

Valdez

Blueberry Lake SRS - Campground

September 30


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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 Closing Date

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Campground*

September 22

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Dump Station*

September 22

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Roadhouse*

September 14

Delta Jct.

Big Delta SHP - Rika's Cafe and Pantry

September 14

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Boat Launch

September 22

Delta Jct.

Clearwater SRS - Campground

September 22

Delta Jct.

Delta SRS - Campground

September 22

Delta Jct.

Donnelly Creek SRS - Campground

September 22

Delta Jct.

Fielding Lake SRS - Campground

September 22

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Boat Launch

September 22

Delta Jct.

Quartz Lake SRA - Campground

September 22

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Boat Launch

September 12

Fairbanks

Birch Lake SRS - Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Red Squirrel Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Rosehip Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Chena River SRA - Tors Trail Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Boat Launch*

September 22

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Campground*

September 22

Fairbanks

Chena River SRS - Dump Station*

September 22


*Operated by private contractor under a commercial permit.

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Boat Launch

September 12

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Harding Lake SRA - Dump Station

September 12

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Boat Launch

September 12

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Olnes Pond Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Lower Chatanika River SRA - Whitefish Campground

September 12

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Boat Launch

September 30

Fairbanks

Salcha River SRS - Campground

September 30

Fairbanks

Upper Chatanika SRS - Campground

September 12

Tok

Eagle Trail SRS - Campground*

September 30

Tok

Moon Lake SRS - Campground*

September 30

Tok

Tok River SRS - Campground*

September 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

Cooper Landing

Kenai River SMA - Cooper Landing Boat Launch

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Coho Campground

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Halibut Campground

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Silverking Campground

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Slidehole Campground

Homer

Anchor River SRA - Steelhead Campground

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

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

Sterling

Kenai River SMA - Bings Landing Campground

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

Sterling

Scout Lake SRS - Day Use


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Kodiak Islands
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date

Kodiak

Buskin River SRS - Campground

September 30

Kodiak

Fort Abercrombie SHP - Campground

September 30

Kodiak

Pasagshak SRS - Campground

September 30


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Mat-Su Valleys
Nearest Town Facility Closing Date

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Boat Launch

Open to freeze-up

Palmer

Finger Lake SRS - Campground

September 1

Palmer

King Mountain SRS - Campground

September 15

Palmer

Matanuska Glacier SRS - Campground

September 15

Palmer

Matanuska Lake SRA

Open

Palmer

Government Peak- Campground

Open Til Snowfall

Palmer

Archangel Road

Open Til Snowfall

Palmer

Fishhook Camping

Open

Palmer

Goldmint Campground

Open

Palmer

Independence Mine State Historical Park

September 30

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Byers Lake Campground

September 15

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View North - Campgorund

September 15

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Denali View South - Campground

September 15

Trapper Creek

Denali SP - Lower Troublesome Creek - Campground

September 15

Willow

Montana Creek SRS - Campground

September 15

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Boat Launch

Open to freeze-up

Wasilla

Big Lake North SRS - Campground

Open to freeze-up

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Boat Launch

September 15

Wasilla

Big Lake South SRS - Campground

September 15

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Boat Launch

September 22

Wasilla

Little Susitna PUF - Campground

September 22

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRA - South Rolly Lake Campground

September 29

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Boat Launch

September 29

Wasilla

Nancy Lake SRS - Campground

September 29

Wasilla

Rocky Lake SRS - Campground

September 29

Wasilla

Willow Creek SRA - Campground

September 29

* 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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