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part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


Quartz Creek Campground is tucked between Kenai Lake and Quartz Creek in southern Alaska.

Boating, hiking and fishing are popular pastimes at this family-friendly campground, where most campsites offer sweeping views of the lake.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 500 feet, the campground is relatively flat with small spruce trees dotting the area. Quartz Creek sits on the Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach Mountain.

Chugach National Forest covers more than 5 million acres and is comprised of arid tundra wilderness, jagged mountains, deep fjords, glacier-fed rivers and the Prince William Sound.

Bears, moose, mountain goats and wolves call the area home.


Kenai Lake boasts about 14,000 acres of water for recreation and enjoyment. Fishing is an excellent pastime, and rainbow and steelhead trout and Dolly Varden are plentiful in Kenai Lake as well as Quartz Creek.

The campground provides a boat ramp for canoeing and kayaking on the expansive lake.


Quartz Creek offers about 45 reservable campsites for both tent and RV camping.

Drinking water, flush toilets and picnic areas are provided at the campground. The west loop has parking spurs and firewood is sold on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Resurrection Pass Trail takes hikers and bikers on a 39-mile scenic adventure that climbs from 500 to 2,600 feet.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • Season dates may vary due to weather, snow melt, wind damage, etc.
  • Limit 2 vehicles per campground
  • Fires allowed in fire pits only
  • Fireworks and firearms prohibited
  • Click here for more information on Chugach National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.48917, -149.85778
60°29'21"N, 149°51'28"W

From Anchorage, Alaska, take Seward Highway to Sterling Highway south for 100 miles and turn onto Quartz Creek Road before reaching Kenai Lake.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information:  (907)000-0000
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