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  • Family-friendly park in a prime area for canoeing, hiking and fishing
  • A 10-minute drive from the edge of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kenai city 30 minutes’ drive; Homer an hour 30 minutes away

If it’s adventure you’re after, set your compass to point you in the direction of Alaska Canoe and Campground in Sterling, western Alaska. It's on the Kenai peninsula, close to prime spots for hiking, fishing and canoeing, and you won’t need to look outside the park to get started – the team will help you arrange everything.

Here for the fishing? Rent your tackle from Alaska Canoe and climb aboard a charter (from Homer, Deep Creek or Seward) to seek out halibut – keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, otters and even whales while you’re out on the boat – or try your luck on the Kenai or Kasilof rivers for king salmon, then have your fish cleaned, frozen and vacuum-packed before you leave.

Want to explore the Alaskan wilderness? Venture into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with some sturdy boots, or with a canoe, kayak or raft in tow (rent them when you arrive) – the refuge is full of rivers and lakes, and there’s a shuttle service to bring you (plus equipment) from home base to the best spots. If that still sounds like too much work, sign up for a bear-spotting flyout trip, taking to the skies over the refuge to spy out some grizzlies and black bears.

You’ll work up an appetite fairly quickly ‘round these parts, so when you’re ready for some munch make your way back to Alaska Canoe to get the barbecue started (throw on some of your freshly caught fish if you’ve had a good day on the water) or try out one of the restaurants in Sterling or Soldotna (10 minutes away).

Please note

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

A charge of $5.00 applies for the use of the shower.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Overall rating based on 4 reviews


25% would recommend this park to a friend.

25% would stay here again.


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view - friendly and helpful hosts clean, easy parking 08/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United States David D. Confirmed

  • FHU gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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From the manager...

Wonderful folks
We just enjoyed you being here
And welcome you back anytime

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The manager did her best. 08/05/2018


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    The manager did her best.


    Facility poorly maintained. Smoke alarms not working and there where none in cabin. Refrigerator did not work well resulting in loss of food. My husband slipped on wet porch and fractured his leg. The owner did not have the courtesy of even checking to see how he was doing. Kitchen in man cave smelled like propane.

From the manager...

Although In Alaska it’s legal to smoke pot.
It’s not ok to smoke it in and on our property. Many of our guests are offended by those that smoke pot.
We don’t allow its use here.
We were not aware of refrigerator problems, we keep extra replacement appliances here just for that reason.
All smoke detectors in our facilities are 10 heat detectors that also have CO detection.
The owner of the property works in the fishing industry and is away on the ocean and not available to check on the guest that broke his leg.
The Manager checked on these folks several times during their stay
And placed them in available rooms as they were displaced from a motel in a nearby town.

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Sites are lightly wooded with shade 07/23/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Eugene M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • FHU gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Sites are lightly wooded with shade


    Septic system failing and works poorly. Undisclosed fees for certain uses of items on the property like fish cleaning station. Very hard to get hold of and they closed yet left no after hours instructions readily visible at office.

From the manager...

Sewer is fine, children from a previous camping family dropped several 3 inch rocks down the sewer line in that site.
And About parking after hours?
We have on site campground hosts that were at the clearly marked campground host RV site nearest the office.
Same location every year.
This area of Alaska has a dip netting for salmon season, and this is for Alaska residents only.
The use of the fish cleaning station is for our paying guests.
Some of our dip netting customers invite people to use the fish cleaning station without permission.
They also bring additional people to the camp sites and also extra vehicles that they want to park for free, including boats.
Our campground does not have the room for additonal vehicles that people want to park for free.
and also the use of our facilities for folks that want to use these emenities for free!
Because a few of the dip netting folks are being dishonest about staying here and using the facilities we are forced to ask our local dip netters go find a facility that is better suited to handle there needs.
Alaska canoe wants all of our guests to have a wonderful experience , yet some folks want things for free.
This is a 28 year old facility with the same owner .
We appreciate our guests and are very happy to help good people get the most from the Alaska experience .

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Nothing 07/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Jon H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Poor experience

From the manager...

Jon is a return customer that requested a specific campsite number 13 but on arrival he realized he had stayed in site 14 on previous visits.
unfortunately site 14 was reserved for a long term customer and those folks did not want to move .
He was not happy that we did not remember the site number that he had stayed in before.
He confronted the office manager with strong language about the situation and said that although he asked for the wrong spot during the reservation process that we should have remembered him and moved him.
After he used strong language on our manager he decided that it was an embarrassing situation he told our manager that he was sorry for speaking and using the words he did , and that he felt they should move on.
this of course is not what we wanted to happen, and we do our best to provide for our guests . Our goal is to always keep a nice and friendly campground that everyone feels happy to be here and enjoy.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year






Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby


Medium (26-50 sites)


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  • 35292 Sterling Highway, Sterling, Alaska, USA, 99672
  • Timezone America/Anchorage AKDT (GMT-08:00)   GPS 60.5373°N 150.8031°W


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Haven’t had enough of fab and scenic Alaskan nature? Travel on to Kenai Fjords National Park, an hour and a half’s drive from base, for hiking and boat tours through spectacular mountains and glaciers.

If you need a break from excursions on the wild Alaskan land and sea, there are plenty of more sedate destinations around here to explore. Start with a visit to the small city of Soldotna for the Historical Society and Museum, Alaska Berries winery, Kenai River Brewing Company and the Town of Living Trees (a chainsaw-carving studio that’s an absolute must), before continuing on to the coastal city of Kenai (30 minutes) to poke around the old town and take in the views over Cook Inlet from the sandy beaches.

Craving some more Alaskan booze? Make your way to Homer, an hour and a half away, for the Bear Creek Winery, Homer Brewing Company and Grace Ridge Brewery, then stick around for the Kilcher Homestead Living Museum (learn about the self-sufficient lifestyle of early pioneers), Miller Comb Museum, Salty Dawg Saloon and tons of galleries.


Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Alaska Canoe and Campground cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

There is a 5% discount on balance of payment when paying by cash.


State tax (exclusive) 3%

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

A charge of $5.00 applies for the use of the shower.
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of $50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.