A great camping option close to Wasilla or Palmer, this lakeside campground fills up on the weekend with Alaskans. The lake is a great place for kids to learn to fish; there are plenty of arctic char, rainbow trout, and grayling in the waters. It’s also a good place to canoe or kayak (you can rent from a place just a few lakes away); while the lake is open to motorized craft, it’s not overrun by jet skis or powerboats. Small coves and a couple islands make for good canoeing and bird watching, and you might even see a loon.
The campground hosts take limited reservations, so call to see if you can reserve a spot. Otherwise, you’ll have to show up and hope for the best, especially if it’s a sunny weekend!
Campground & RV Park