Camping near Whittier

Set amid towering glaciers, Whittier is a must-visit destination on the Alaska marine highway system.

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Hideaway Camp

1 site · RV3 acres · Anchorage, AK
My wife and I occasionally rent out a single spot on our quiet wooded property on the Anchorage hillside on 3 acres. Our property is meant for short duration stays of 1-4 days. We have household power and potable water available. We do NOT have an RV dump, although you can dump for free at the Holiday gas station about 10 minutes from the site. We have four dogs, and your quiet well behaved dogs are welcome. Depending on where you park you'll be able to access 1gb wifi from our house.
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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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The Glacier Breeze

2 sites · Lodging, RVs4 acres · Palmer, AK
The Glacier Breeze is located in Alaska’s beautiful Knik River Valley surrounded by breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains. With the numerous adventures that you can take in the Knik River and Matsu areas, it makes for a perfect base camp. The property also makes for a great beginning or ending of your Alaskan trip with it being conveniently located a short hour drive from Anchorage. Why be in the city when you can be emersed in Alaska!
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Hunter Creek Alluvial Fan Glamping

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Palmer, AK
Situated in the upper end of the Knik river valley. Our 10 acre property is located where Hunter Creek flows into the Knik. Surrounded by 360 degree views of 6000 + foot mountains in the Chugach Range. We are next door to the Knik Glacier tours and the face of Knik Glacier is a mere 8 miles from our house. Trails, boating, and tours abound all within a 20 minute drive from the property.
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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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Darell B.’s Magical Mountain

3 sites · Lodging3 acres · Anchorage, AK
Sleepy Bear cabin was built as a retreat for my father here in Alaska. Our 1st year listed on Hipcamp our cabin came in second in best places to stay in Alaska with Hipcamp. The last 2 years we were still mentioned in the top 10 with some pretty stiff competition. Eagle River South Fork trail with stunning views of Eagle and Symphony lakes is a short bike ride away. Breathtaking Barbara Falls is in our valley 10mins away. You hike up to the falls and feels its breath. Our Mountain views at 2000' elevation in the alpine forest with the 7000' snow covered peaks at the back of the valley will awe you. Morning coffee on your private deck alone is worth the trip. We know you will love our little mountain get away. I came to Alaska in the 90's with the Coast Guard. It was always my dream to come back. Alaska has a hold on you no other place possesses. Since our move back almost 6 years ago, our family has blossomed. We love living here and want to share our love of Alaska with others.
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$130
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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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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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Deluxe Mtn Cabins: Anchorage, AK

8 sites · Lodging5 acres · Chugiak, AK
Welcome to BlueWater BaseCamp! BlueWater BaseCamp is a haven for those who seek solace and rejuvenation in nature without venturing far from the city. Nestled in the scenic Eklutna Valley, BWBC is a boutique hotel and event venue catering to independent travelers, locals, groups of up to 28 people, and events with up to 75 attendees. Accommodations: Our Deluxe Cabins offer an intimate Alaskan experience, perfectly suited for two. Each cabin features a cozy living room with a petite couch, chair, and Murphy table. The kitchenette is fully equipped with silverware, pots and pans, culinary tools, basic spices, Keurig coffee maker, stove top, microwave, and mini fridge. The bathrooms include shower, toilet, sink and some have soaking tubs. The bedrooms boast queen beds with closet space and some cabins have a loft for unwinding with a good book. For those seeking a soaking tub experience, Ranger's Roost and Bashful Peak Cabins have the added luxury of a relaxing tub. Our larger cabins, designed for groups of 4-6, offer a fully handicap-accessible first floor. The spacious cabins feature a full kitchen equipped with a mid-sized fridge, stove, oven, microwave, and a dining table for 6. The bathroom is generously sized, featuring a roll-in, zero-threshold shower, roll-under sink, and appropriately placed grab bars around the shower and toilet. The main floor bedroom hosts a queen-size bed with a 4′ turning radius, while the upstairs loft provides 2 queen beds for the rest of your party. Immersed in the tranquility of the surrounding woods, our deluxe tiny cabins serve as the perfect retreat to rest, rejuvenate, and explore the Anchorage area and beyond. Book Now to reserve your private getaway!
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Portage Island Glacier

23 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Portage, AK
Alaska's city of Portage was nearly destroyed in the 1964 earthquake; only 20 cabins remain on the 90 acres, privately owned by H. Tomingas, that divides The Portage River. During high enough tides, "Portage" is totally surrounded by water making it into an island. In other words, it's the only place that actually has a tide regulated moat!Learn more about this land:Private property overlooking Potter's Marsh just outside of Anchorage with a view that's unreal. Two separate cabins to choose from (our other listing), or pack in and pitch your own tent -- this listing!
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Canyon Site

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Knik River, AK
This location is inside the Chugach State Park managed by Alaskan Glamping and is the only reservable camping at Eklutna Lake. There is access to ATV, Hiking and Biking trails along Eklutna Lake. Equipment rentals are available within a mile of our site. The lake is non-motorized and can be accessed with any non-motorized water craft. Our offering is fully set up tents with queen bed, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen and fire area.
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Alaskan Adventure Haven

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Knik River, AK
The Magic Bus, as the replica bus from "Into The Wild" movie. Located in the woods, with comfortable beds, linen and electricity. You can watch the wildlife straight from the windows! Located within 200 feet from comfortable full bathroom, and the other facilities of the area Come stay in our multi-cultural, and multi-language Glamping, located in the woods by the Glacier river, right at the access to all great attractions of the area.
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Camping near Whittier guide

Overview

Glaciers are prominent in many parts of Alaska but Whittier is a favorite for viewing multiple large glaciers from the water. The idyllic town is situated on the marine highway system with access to Prince William Sound. Having a large waterfront makes for excellent recreational opportunities in the sound. That’s not all you will find here, however. Trails into the mountains will keep you busy on land with amazing hikes and places to mountain bike, cycle, and go camping.

Where to go

Alaskan Glaciers

Take a glacier cruise to really see the numerous glaciers up close. You can visit an astounding twenty-six glaciers in the sound on a single trip. While cruising the glaciers, you can also see marine life and forested mountains between the ice. If you want a truly unique glacier viewing experience, consider a jet ski tour that combines a thrilling ride through the sound with glacier viewing. You get an up-close and intimate experience from a jet ski.

Prince William Sound

Hit the water in Prince William Sound on a sea kayak and paddle quietly through the wilderness. The sound is full of quiet coves and bays to explore and paddling is a great way to see the marine life up without a motor. Grabbing a motorized boat tour is also fantastic and you might even consider fishing in the sound. Charter boats are available and they catch some very large halibut in this area.

Whittier Area Hiking Trails

Hiking trails are convenient to town with a variety of skill levels available. Beginner friendly hikes still afford magnificent views and steep climbs test the limits of experienced hikers. Portage Pass Trail is a local favorite and it climbs to a great lookout over the bay. The Blackstone Bay Vista Trailhead is a difficult climb but the big views of a massive area are very rewarding. The Emerald Cove Trail is another great option and you can fish or paddle the area as well.

When to go

Whittier is accessed by road via Anchorage, train or water and it has year-round adventure. Summer is the best season to visit for nice weather, great fishing and opportunities to paddle, boat, hike and really dig into the nature in the region.  Cruise ships stop in Whittier and you can expect an influx of summer visitors. If you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting in the fall as the days shorten. The vibrant night sky makes for nice fall visits. Winter has low crowds and short days but you can still enjoy the harbor and have many of the best places to yourself.

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