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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Kenai River

Kenai Region

Captain Cook State Recreation Area
Discovery Campground

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

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) 242-0859.

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.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700