Paxson Lake Campground

Paxson Lake Campground

MP 175 Richardson Hwy

Large boat launch and parking area for 70 vehicles, toilet, boater registration stand and information panels.

RV Dump station – $10 fee for non-campers.

50 campsites 

First Loop: 20 camp sites, universally accessible toilets, one hand pump well, rules/map panels and bulletin boards, and boardwalk to lake.

Second Loop: 20 camp sites, 10 walk in sites, toilets (1 universally accessible), rules/map panels and bulletin boards. Trail and bridge across the creek between the two loops.

Fee Station: Per night = $15 drive in site; $6/Walk in site; Federal Senior Pass half price.

This recreation site provides 50 campsites (which includes a host site, two accessible campsites and ten walk-in camping sites), picnic tables and fire rings. Other amenities within the facility include six double vaulted toilets (three accessible), numerous bear-proof trash receptacles and food lockers, parking for vehicles and trailers, a paved boat launch, potable water, a sanitary dump station, accessible trails, picnic area, boater information cabin, and interpretive panels dispersed throughout the site.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Paxson Lake Campground is located at MP 175 of the Richardson Highway near the shore of Paxson Lake. The campground has 50 camp sites, including 2 accessible sites and 10 walk-in sites. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and have access to water, picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms. Fees: $15/night for regular, $6/night for walk-in site. The campground's boat launch is the starting point for those floating the main branch of the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River. Located in the 1st loop of Paxson Campground is a foot trail shore access to the lake and boat mooring area.

Nearby Attractions

Denali Highway Info Gulkana Wild and Scenic River Denali Highway 


BLM Alaska Recreation Guide 

Contact Information


PO Box 147 Glennallen AK 99588

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