Russian River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

In the fall of 2020, crews began removing hazard trees and thinning out tree stands within the campground and along the surrounding access trails to improve visitor safety and the health of the forest. The removal of dead spruce trees will improve safety, prevent potential damage to buildings and campsite structures, stimulate understory vegetation for wildlife, and improve overall vegetation health. Visitors to the campground may notice a change in site appearance as tree removal will allow for new vegetation growth. News Release

Russian River Campground - is closed for the season - The gate is closed at the entrance near the contact station.  Services are not available and fees are not being charged. Please pack out all garbage - November, 2020

Check out the brochure for the Russian River Campground  9/2018

Be Bear Aware

Reservations are made though Recreation.gov (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).

A large campground with 83 sites, paved roads and spurs, and no hookups. $18 (single)/$28 (double). A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov

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

ATTENTION: Campers Using Tents or Soft-sided Trailers

Bears have damaged tents and soft-sided trailers within Russian River 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: The gate is closed at the entrance near the contact station. Entrance road is extremely icy.Please pack out all garbage.
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 Recreation.gov (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).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The Russian River campground is on the reservation system. For reservations, please visit the National Recreation Reservation Service website at  www.recreation.gov. There is a three-day limit stay at the campground.

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

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Fishing

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
60.482215

  Longitude : 
-149.971405

 



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