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Uncle Nicolai's Mini RV Park

· Copper Center, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska
10 acres hosted by Ronald S.
5 lodging sites · 7 RV/tent sites
Near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center.
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. The property is intersected by a river dike that separates the riverside campsites from the large RV parking and the permanent structures, including the bar and overnight accommodations. Spaces on the north side of the dike have power & water hook-ups and access to WIFI. Spaces on the river side of the dike have no hookups. We limit RVs on that side to 26 feet or less. RV1 thru RV5 have the water & power hookups and accommodate the larger RVs. Just to the east, across the Copper River, is a long-abandoned Native fishing village and 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. Originally a bar & trailer court, the trailer spaces are now either budget rooms or RV parking & camping. Uniquely-Alaskan full-service bar with pool table & jukebox. We began with a few limited camping spots, then started adding cabins. A bunkhouse for larger groups is also available: Memorial to Labor Day.
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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
14 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
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.
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