Discovery Campground

Captain Cook State Recreation Area

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Discovery Campground - Captain Cook State Recreation Area

Discovery Campground is located within the Captain Cook State Recreation Area, which is virtually undiscovered by most visitors to the Kenai Peninsula. It offers a peaceful setting of forests, lakes, streams and saltwater beaches.

Wildlife you may see during your visit includes moose, bear, coyote, wolves, Beluga whales, harbor seals, beaver, muskrat, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, arctic and common loons, golden-eye ducks, mergansers, thrushes, warblers, and jays.

Discovery Campground is operated by park concessionaire Alaska Recreation Management (907)522-8368 or
(907) 748-2553.

Children looking for agates on beach
Children Looking for agates on the beach at Discovery Campground


★ ADA Facility - No
★ 3,466 Acres
★ 53 Campsites (see fee page)
★ No RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 14 days
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets
★ Water
★ Picnic Sites
★ (2) Picnic Shelters


★ Camping
★ Beachcombing
★ Fishing
★ Trails


39 Kenai-Spur Highway

Driving Directions:
Seward Hwy South, bear right onto the Sterling Hwy South, Right on the Kenai Spur Hwy. The recreation area can be reached by driving 25 miles north of Kenai on the North Kenai Road to milepost 36.

Discovery Campground Location Map