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Buskin River State Recreation  Site 

We stopped to check out this campground and break for a picnic lunch.  We do not recommend this campground as much as Fort Abercrombie.  It is not as pretty, as the road is much more dusty and every time a car drives by another layer of dust is added to the foliage.  Also it is near an airport, so it is much noisier.

To find the campground head south out of Kodiak city on Rezanof Street.  The campground is on the left side near the junction of Anton Larson Bay Road.

Buskin River has fifteen campsites altogether.  We only saw one person camping here besides the campground host when we scoped it out midweek.  There is also a covered picnic area by the water.   Each campsite features a picnic table, a fire ring and a bench.  This appears to be an older campground so the ground is not very level.  Those who tent camp may need to pick and choose a site with enough level area for the particular style of tent. There are pumps for fresh water and toilets.  Camping here costs $10 per night.

There is a Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitorís Center located at the entrance to the campground.  The Visitorís Center has some excellent displays and sells books and information about Alaska.  They also have a seventeen minute audio/visual presentation about the island and wildlife that they show for free.  This is a great place to meet up with other people visiting Kodiak and compare notes on activities and adventures.

Last visited: June 2002

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