Camping near Bear Creek

Enjoy access to the bay and mountains from the Bear Creek community.

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6 top campgrounds near Bear Creek

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Bear Necessities Cottages Campground

9 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Seward, AK
Come and experience the tranquility of our cottages nestled in the trees in beautiful Seward, Alaska. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a longer retreat, our cozy cottages provide the perfect escape. Immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. Right away you are surrounded by nature and wildlife. Explore the nearby hiking trails, go fishing or kayaking in the crystal-clear rivers, take one of our many site-viewing and animal viewing cruises or simply relax in your private cottage and soak in the Alaskan nature. At Bear Necessities Cottages, we pride ourselves on providing a comfortable and memorable stay for all of our guests. We are family owned and operated and dedicated to ensuring that your visit is everything you imagined and more. We live on site so you always have someone close by.
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$35
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Gnome Dome

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Hope, AK
Come stay at the Gnome Dome in Hope Alaska. Located conveniently off Resurrection Road near the Hope airport. This spacious bell tent sleeps 4. Just B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own sleeping Bag) Or we have sleeping bags to rent. We have an outdoor firepit, camp chairs, and space to enjoy our neck of the woods.
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$60
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Booked 6 times

Historic Wharfsite at Sunrise AK

10 sites · Tents10 acres · Sunrise, AK
Learn more about this land: Sixmile Creek empties into Turnagain Arm next to this picturesque area. River rafting and fishing is nearby as well as the goldrush town of Hope just eight miles away. High tides twice a day can turn this into an island if they are over 29 feet. This property is about a half mile walk down a gold-rush era road to the wharf site of the gold rush town of Sunrise City. The buildings and tents of the approximately 10,000 miners who lived in this area are long gone. But the scenic views, peacefulness and quiet of this rugged area of south central Alaska are not soon forgotten. There are no paved trails or boardwalks. No crowds or hot dog vendors. Imagine fishing without crowds--catching pink and silver salmon or trout with awesome views of the Chugach National Forest. Don't expect amenities. This is camping outdoors in Alaska. There is a communal firepit with a portable firepit and grill that can be moved to whereever you set up your tent. Usually your group will be alone on your adventure here. There is nothing like this location anywhere else along Turnagain Arm.
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$75
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Seward Marathon View

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Seward, AK
One spacious camp site along our driveway with beautiful mountain views. Located at the end of a Cul-de-sac. Perfect for campervans, trucks or cab over campers. Space for two tents with plenty of extra space by fire pit. Fifth wheels and tow behind campers will not fit in site. Power for charging electronics at site 120v. Fire pit with some wood provided for chilly nights. Children welcome. No dogs. Moose frequent this property often so be aware. Outhouse located on property. RV dump is in town at city campground aprox 4 miles away.
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BRIDGE CABIN at Bear Creek Lodge

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Hope, AK
Welcome to The Bridge Cabin, a charming dry cabin nestled on two private acres in the historic town of Hope, Alaska. Part of the Bear Creek Lodge community, this cabin offers a serene and secluded retreat surrounded by natural beauty. The cabin itself is one of eight individual cabins within the Bear Creek Lodge property. It provides a cozy and rustic atmosphere, perfect for immersing yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the Alaskan wilderness. While the cabin does not have plumbing or electricity, there is convenient access to an old outhouse nearby. For added comfort and convenience, guests of The Bridge Cabin have access to modern indoor facilities located across Bear Creek at the main lodge. Here, you'll find shared showers, toilets, and sinks, ensuring that you can freshen up after a day of outdoor adventures. During your stay, be sure to explore the nearby amenities, including a coffee shop at the lodge and the Dirty Skillet evening dinner house. Whether you're seeking outdoor activities or simply want to relax and unwind in a tranquil setting, The Bridge Cabin offers the perfect retreat in scenic Hope, Alaska.
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$195
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Kayak In, Backcountry Yurt Camp

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Crown Point, AK
We offer overnight stays in an Alaskan made backcountry yurt located on stunning Grant Lake, a 1 mile kayak and 1 mile hike from Moose Pass, Alaska. Moose Pass is an hour and a half South of Anchorage, just 30 miles from Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park. Access to the yurt requires boating to the trailhead. It's not for everyone, as it does require basic backcounty knowledge, preparedness for potential wildlife encounters and an ability to kayak and pack your own equipment in and out of the area. However, if you're comfortable with that, we are able to provide certain gear if you just aren't travelling with your personal equipment. Once at camp, our overnight yurt guests have included access to our kayaks for paddling around Grant Lake from the designated time of Check-In until the time of Check-Out each day. The yurt sleeps up to five guests in one double and three twin beds. There is a coleman stove up at camp with some basic pots and pans, a cast iron woodstove and a nice handmade spruce table for a good game of cards or some board games.
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Camping near Bear Creek guide

Overview

Just north of Seward, Bear Creek is an excellent basecamp for water- and land-based adventures, as you can explore the glaciers and mountains while only being a short drive to the waterfront. The area is loaded with trails and peaks for experienced hikers and climbers, while the paved Seward Highway is prime for mountain biking and cycling. Seward is the main hub for this area, but Bear Creek shouldn’t be overlooked for camping and amenities—numerous RV parks and campgrounds can be found in town and near both Bear Lake and Bear Creek.

Where to go

Bear Lake and Bear Creek

Bear Lake and Bear Creek are both convenient and fun. The Bear Creek Fish Weir specifically is something special during summer. Biologists count and track salmon returns from the weir and invite visitors to observe and learn about the process. Rent a canoe or bring your paddleboard to get out on Bear Lake and take in the surrounding mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for brown and black bears, especially where salmon run through Bear Creek.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the great Alaska national parks and it’s often experienced by water. Tours launch from the harbor in Seward and the glaciers alone make it worth the trip. Hiking into the park is also an option, or you can paddle a sea kayak for a remote water experience. At more than a half-million acres, you will find a wilderness full of marine life, bears, wolves, and more. 

Seward

Drive south for 10 minutes to reach Seward and its water-based activities. You will even pass the Exit Glacier enroute and can stop to view and walk to the glacier—it’s convenient and one of the biggest highlights in the area. Walking the waterfront is fantastic, or you can book a boat to go fishing or sightseeing in the bay and national park. 

Hiking Areas

Strap on your hiking boots and bring a pair of crampons for the hard hikes near Bear Creek. The Harding Icefield is nearly 10 miles of variable terrain with stunning views of the Exit Glacier. If that’s not steep enough, take a crack at Mount Marathon and see if you can reach the summit. For something more casual, walk the waterfront trail from Seward to the harbor in Resurrection Bay or hit Tonsina Point for views on a moderate trail. 

When to go

Bear Creek welcomes visitors year-round and winter is surprisingly nice for dog sledding and ski or snowshoe based activities. With the right equipment, you can even paddle the bay on calm days and are likely to see few if any other paddlers on the water. As with most places in Alaska, summer is prime for tourism. The long days and ability to access trailheads and remote areas by vehicle and on foot makes it attractive. Summer also brings salmon, whales and the marine life is just fantastic. Throw in active bears, moose, and a number of predators and you can understand why it’s the most popular season.

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