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Valdez Adventure Alliance

27 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Valdez, AK
Once run by the state but is now managed by VAA. The beautiful Blueberry Lake campground on Thompson Pass has spectacular 360-degree mountain views. 20 sites are available on a paved loop road near the lake. Vault toilets and a water pump are available for use. Several sites work well as group camping sites. There are no RV hookups or pull-throughs. The McAllister cabin, at the mouth of Shoup Bay Marine State Park, is best accessed by kayak or boat. There is a narrow, tide dependent channel that leads to the inner lagoon where Moraine and Kittiwake cabins are located. Kayaks recommended for access.
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The Raven's Den of the Chugach

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Tonsina, AK
As a Heli-Ski Guide in the Chugach, I found my slice of Heaven.  I am excited to share it with you! Learn more about this land:Stunningly beautiful location in the heart of the Chugach Mountains ~45 miles east of Valdez, Alaska. Snow capped and glaciated mountains with active waterfalls surround this quaint valley known as the "Serendipity Homestead." Google search Mt. Billy Mitchell, Alaska, and you'll see what your campsite view will be, as this location is literally at the base of this gorgeous mountain. 2 rivers, the Tsina and Tiekel, and Stewart Creek (All glacially fed...) converge in this valley. Listen to the waterfalls cascading from the Mt. Billy Mitchell Glacier, or rapids of the 3 waterways, as you doze off to sleep. Thanks, Host, Robb Maris
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The best camping near Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site guide



Nestled in the majestic Thompson Pass, Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site beckons adventurers with its pristine alpine lake and abundant outdoor activities. Here, you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, whether you're setting up camp for a 15-day retreat, casting a line for grayling, or picking wild berries under the vast Alaskan sky. With ADA-accessible facilities and no RV size limit, this park promises an inclusive and unforgettable experience for all.

Notable campgrounds

  • Blueberry Lake Campground: Spacious sites nestled amid scenic views, perfect for both tents and RVs.
  • Lakeview Campsite: Offers stunning vistas of the alpine lake, ideal for photographers and nature lovers.
  • Forest Edge Campground: A serene setting where campers can enjoy the whispering pines and easy trail access.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the campgrounds are a popular destination during peak season.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on the campground open status updates to take advantage of last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is booked, ensuring you don't miss out on the beauty of the region.

When to go

The best time to visit Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site is during the summer months when the weather is mild and the days are long. However, be mindful of the peak season from June to August, as campgrounds fill up quickly. For a more solitary experience, consider the shoulder seasons of May or September.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest trail condition reports before heading out to ensure your safety and preparedness.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA facilities available for those with disabilities.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and respect the natural environment during your stay.
  • Annual parking passes are available for frequent visitors, offering convenience and savings.
  • For any inquiries or assistance, contact the Valdez Adventure Alliance who manage the site.

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