Trail River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

October 20, 2016 Update: Trail River Campground is closed for the season

 This campground has 91 sites, including 1 group area, and one loop for large RV's. There are no hook ups.

The Group Site can be reserved through The fee is 150.00 and the site must be reserved 5 days in advance.

Water, toilets, tables, fire pits, dumpsters, volleyball and horseshoe area (not available if group area is reserved).

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 recommended for summer camping. Fees are charged during the summer season. Reservations may be made up to180 days prior to your desired arrival date in the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day in September).
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking

General Information


Travel south on the Seward Highway from Anchorage, turn at Milepost 24.2 on Trail River Road for 2 miles. The campground is between the Trail River and the Kenai Lake.

Bear Country! All food must be stored properly in your vehicle or lockers provided in the campground.

Be bear aware!

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Campground Camping

The Group Site at Trail River campground is on the reservation system. Individual sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis. For reservations, please visit the National Recreation Reservation Service website at The maximum stay is 14 nights.

Reservation required?: Y

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water