Cooper Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

October 20, 2016-Cooper Creek North and South are closed for the season

Large campground with 26 sites, including 3 tent sites.

Water, toilets, tables, fire pits, and dumpsters.


ATTENTION: Campers Using Tents or Soft-sided Trailers

Bears have damaged tents and soft-sided trailers within the Campground in the past. For your safety and the safety of others, please store all attractants - food, garbage, hygiene items, and anything with a smell - in a hard-sided vehicle or in the storage locker provided on site. Be aware and advised that bear incidents within the Campground may trigger immediate prohibitions on tent and soft-sided vehicle camping through the issuance of an Emergency Order signed by the Forest Supervisor, which will require campers using these types of shelters to vacate the Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Gates are closed and locked.
Operational Hours: Summer camping season is over. However, sometimes our campgrounds stay open until it snows or into the winter. If a campground is open, the gate will be open and camping is on a first come first serve basis. No reservations are required for fall, winter, early spring camping. During the off-season there is no water, no trash service, and no fees.  Please pack out all garbage. Outhouse/toilet facilities may be unavailable. You can stay in touch with events and news concerning the Chugach National Forest by following us on Twitter @ChugachForestAK and Facebook or check out our event calendar on our homepage..
Reservations: Reservations are made though (1-877-444-6777) and are required and recommended for summer season camping. Reservations may be made up to180 days prior to your desired arrival date in the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day in September).

General Information


Travel south on the Seward Highway to the Sterling Highway. Turn towards Soldotna at the Y. The campground is at Milepost 50.7 of the Sterling Highway.

Spruce and cottonwood forest near Kenai River and Cooper Creek.

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Campground Camping

Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation System at The maximum stay is 14 days.

Reservation required?: Y


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