Trail River Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground has 91 sites, including 1 group area, and one loop for large RVs. There are no hook ups. $23/night for individual campsites. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by

The Group Site can be reserved through The fee is 200.00 and the site must be reserved 5 days in advance. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Gates is open and host is on site. Please call the Seward Ranger's front desk at 907-288-3178 for the most current updates. 
Operational Hours: 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 through (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!

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Campground entrance road and loops are sometimes groomed by volunteers for freestyle/nordic skiing.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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