Centennial Park Campground

If you are planning to stay in Anchorage, Wal-Mart allows RVs to park overnight in their parking lots.  But if you are looking for something that more resembles the camping experience (or if you have a tent and need a place to pitch it) then this campground would be the best place within the city of Anchorage.

Head north on the Glenn Highway and take the Muldoon exit headed south.  There will be blue camper signs along the route.    Turn left on Boundary Avenue.  Take another immediate left into Centennial Park.  Follow the road around as it becomes a frontage road for the Glenn Highway.  The entrance to the park will be on the right side of the road.

There are 88 camp sites.  As is typical with city campsites, each site is side by side so this is a combat camping situation.  The cost per site is $13.00 for out of state guests and $11.00 for Alaska residents.  The sites accommodate either tenters or RVs, but there are no hookups.  The restrooms in the campground have running water toilets and showers that campers can use for free.  Most of the campsites have a picnic table and a fire ring.  There is also a children’s playground.

We asked whether the place ever filled to capacity.  The campground administrators told us that each of the grassy overflow areas can accommodate an extra fifty tents and there was a large parking area for overflow RVs, and so far they had never turned anyone away.  They said that Fourth of July weekend was the closest they came, but still managed to find a place for everyone.

Last visited: September 2000



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