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Klutina River Campsites & Cabins

· Copper Center, Valdez Cordova, Alaska
3 acres hosted by Ronald S.
4 lodging sites · 12 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center.
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
This is a 10-acre property along the edge of the north bank of the Klutina River--a major king salmon-fishing stream that flows into the famous Copper River just one half mile downriver. That part of the property used for camping along the river is 3 acres. This is a SEASONAL location: Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend with NEW LOWER prices. At this time only the riverside sites (south side of the river dike that one drives across) are available for camping or RV parking. We have no power or other hook-ups on the riverside except that water is available on site through a series of new DEC-approved pipe and spigets, along with more fire pits and more picnic tables. Showers are extra @ $5.00 a person; Laundry tokens: $3.00 per washer load or 40 minute dryer load. Bar on site. Food service coming later THIS 2024 season. WIFI is only on the north side of the dike near any of the overnight rooms or the bar. We recommend no RVs to exceed 28 feet on the river side of the dike. Very private sites and spread out--far more so than other nearby locations. The public restroom is on the north side of the dike. AND we have several budget rooms available on the north side of the dike as well. In 2024, these go for about $100/night. These all have Dish Net, WIFI, and coffee in the rooms. This property is undergoing development. There is still a fire pit on the river side, as we have considerable brush to burn (not during the camping season, but brush is typically piled on the site about the time we open). Just to the east, across the Copper River, is the 12 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Our property is conveniently located in driving time almost exactly halfway between Anchorage and McCarthy-Kennecott. It is about 3 1/2 hours in either direction. At the Klutina you can charter a sight-seeing river boat or you can white-water raft from a point several miles up a historic trail that follows the river to its source--Klutina Lake and Klutina Glacier. You can obtain a visitors' license and fish here for salmon. You can also hike along the dike or numerous trails in the area.
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15 ratings · 10 reviews
Christine L.recommends
September 2, 2023
Uncle Nic's RV Parking
Unique authentic Alaskan Camp
We spent two nights at Uncle Nicolai’s campground and Bar. Great authentic old-Alaskan experience, owner Ron Simpson was a wealth of information and a descendent of Chief Nicolas, the Northern Athabascan chief who led the prospectors to copper in the late 1800’s. Great bar, filled with history, three fully operational jukeboxes with three different genres of music, Alaska Railroad G gauge model railroad running overhead, good AK draft with many friendly locals.
Csongor Levente B.recommends
August 21, 2023
Uncle Nic's RV Parking
Nice and unique place to stay with an awesome bar.
Damian D.
July 16, 2023
Uncle Nic's RV Parking
Well we can start with the owner being an asshole about the simplest questions. Sorry never been to your campground so yes I will have questions. The whole railroad attraction wasn’t even running so you might as well take that off the website
Julia W.doesn't recommend
July 9, 2023
RS3: Park & Camp
Ron was great, very helpful. I was uneasy about campsites. They are on the river but trash pile was between two of the sites. HC site said showers available for$5 but when I arrived sign on door said showers/toilet for cabin renters only. Ron was nice and let me shower. The place needs updated and cleaned up. I didn’t stay the second night as I was too uneasy.
Dean M.doesn't recommend
June 13, 2023
Uncle Nic's Riverside Campground
Stay away
Possibly the worst campsite I’ve ever stayed at. Site was located next to the campground burn site. Full of burned, half burned and unburned trash. Bathrooms were closed. Never found the potable water. Place was pretty run down even by Alaska standards. All this for only $37, which was the most we’ve paid for a campsite in Alaska.
Adam K.recommends
August 26, 2022
Uncle Nic's RV Parking
A place to park the van
Site with bathroom and easy parking spot. It’s what we needed for a late night entry and early morning start.
Copper Center, Valdez Cordova, Alaska, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ahtna Nenn’ and Dënéndeh First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ronald S.Joined in November 2021
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