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part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RUSSIAN RIVER King Salmon loop
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


Russian River Campground is perched between the Russian and Kenai Rivers in southern Alaska.

Hiking, biking and fishing are popular pastimes. Anglers love the campground for its unique location on the Russian River, where salmon "rest" before continuing upriver to spawn.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 400 feet on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest. The forest, spanning more than 5 million acres, is comprised of arid tundra wilderness, jagged mountains, deep fjords and glacier-fed rivers that surround the Prince William Sound.


The Russian River is the most popular sockeye salmon stream in Alaska and a top-rated spot for rainbow trout. In fact, it has earned the nickname "Combat Fishing Zone" because of the large number of fisherman lined up on the banks in the summer competing for the day's catch.

Kenai Peninsula is also a hiker's paradise, boasting hundreds of miles of maintained trails. Mountain bikers enjoy the scenic Seward Highway.


The large campground offers about 80 reservable campsites for both tent and RV camping.

Water, flush toilets, tables, fire pits and dumpsters are available, as well as paved roads and parking spurs.

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
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • 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
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • 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):
60.48333, -149.97028
60°29'0"N, 149°58'13"W

From Anchorage, Alaska, travel south for 110 miles to Milepost 54 on the Sterling Highway, Alaska State Highway 1.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

3705 Arctic Blvd. #2337

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)522-8368
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