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10 Best Places for Seward, Alaska Camping

Seward, Alaska, camping will be an experience not soon forgotten. Known as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward is full of natural wonders like glaciers, ice fields, fjords, mountain peaks, whales, seals, puffins, and more. Alaska’s grandeur is impressive, and we’ve got the 10 best places to camp while you explore Seward, Alaska, and all its grandeur.

Best Time of Year to Go Camping in Seward, Alaska

The best time of year to go camping in Seward, Alaska, is the summer. The temperatures average in the 50’s and 60’s for highs. And lows are not too much different than that.

With average precipitation around three inches a month (compared to about eight in the winter), you’ll experience beautiful weather and longer days. Up to 19 hours of daylight in the summer months, in fact.

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And while summer is the best time, spring and fall can also be great times to visit due to fewer people. However, your camping may be limited then, as many campgrounds only open during the summer months. 

10 Best Places for Seward, Alaska Camping

With so many places to explore in and around Seward, Alaska, you may not put forth much effort into where you’ll be staying. But the more you like your campground, the more you can sleep and prepare your body for all the fun things to do in Seward. 

So, for the best opportunities to see the most wildlife, climb the majestic mountains, and explore the glistening glaciers, you’ll need a great campground to rest and rejuvenate for the days ahead. Many of the 10 best Seward, Alaska, camping places we list are part of the Seward Municipal Campgrounds, located either on or near Seward Waterfront Park at Derby Cove within Resurrection Bay. Let’s take a look! 

1. Iditarod Campground


Address: 608 Railway Ave., Seward, AK

About the Campground: Iditarod is Seward, Alaska, camping at its best. This bayside campground has 11 dry camping spots for RVs specifically. There’s a walking and biking path along Seward Waterfront Park connecting all the Seward Municipal Campgrounds along the bay.

At $40 a night, it may not have all the amenities, but it has the views and the location!

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.4 / 10

Stunning views while camping in Seward Alaska
The best camp grounds in Seward, Alaska boast stunning views.

2. Alice Campground


Address: Ballaine Blvd, SE corner of Seward Waterfront Park, Seward, AK

About the Campground: This Seward, Alaska, campground gives campers stunning views of the bay while being tucked away within the grasses and trees nearby.  It has 17 spots for dry camping for both tents and RVs. An RV dry site is $40/night, and a tent site is $20. And just like the Iditarod Campground, the walking and biking path goes right by Alice, connecting you with beauty all along the bay.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.2 / 10

Enjoy views along the bay while camping in Seward Alaska
Walking and biking paths take you all along the bay while camping in Seward, Alaska.

3. Resurrection and Resurrection South Campgrounds


Address: 420 Ballaine Blvd., Seward, AK

About the Campground: This is the only campground within the Seward Municipal Campgrounds that offer RV hookups. While there’s water and a dump station nearby, hookups only include electric. There are also spots for RV and tent dry camping. You’ll also find picnic pavilions, a playground, showers, and even a skate park here for your enjoyment.

The biking and walking path runs along the bay, and there are premium sites along the water with other sites dispersed throughout the park. The alluring beauty is evidenced within the peaks and valleys, no matter what site you choose. Partial hookup sites are $55. Premium location sites with partial hookups are $65. An RV dry site is $40, and a tent site will run you $20/night.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.2 / 10

4. Harborside Campground


Address: 1118 4th Ave., Seward, AK

About the Campground: When you’re a Seward, Alaska, camper, you’ll want to feel like a local. Harborside Campground may help you do that with easy access to beautiful views and apartment homes as your neighbors. The bike path along the Seward Waterfront Park starts right behind the apartments, making access to the bay quite simple.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8.7 / 10

Seward alaska hammock camping in winter
Hang out in the trees at the best camps grounds in Seward, Alaska.

5. Forest Acres


Address: 2305 Dimond Blvd., Seward, AK

About the Campground: Within Forest Acres, you may not have direct views of the bay, but the beauty of the forest in this Seward Municipal Campground will surround you. RV dry camping is $40/night, and tent camping is $20.

Located two miles north of Seward Waterfront Park, you’ll find potable water stations, restrooms, and even a bike park tucked away in the trees for your Seward, Alaska, camping experience while staying here.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.1 / 10

6. Williams Campground


Address: 509 B St., Seward, AK

About the Campground: This tent-only site is near the bay and within access to biking and walking paths. With views of both the bay and the forest, tent camping along the green grass here gives you the best of both worlds. And at $20/night, you may just have enough funds left over to wander into town. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8.9 / 10

sites 1-25 camping sites sign
Finding the perfect campground in Seward, Alaska will help you prepare your body for all the fun things to do in Seward .

7. JJK Campsites


Address: 1.5-mile NASH Rd (turn right, southbound), Seward, AK

About the Campground: While RV and camping amenities at JJK Campsites might be lacking, the closeness to nature is the true amenity here. There are electric sites but no water or septic at each site.

There’s water on the property, and the cost is $20 for dry camping and $25 for electricity. The real deal here includes easy access to hiking, fishing, and rustic beauty. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.4 / 10

8 Stoney Creek RV Park


Address: 13760 Leslie Pl., Seward, AK

About the Campground: Stoney Creek RV Park has it all, especially the views and the amenities (full hookups, showers, WiFi, laundry, and restrooms) They offer pull-thru sites for large RVs along with tent camping options.

Located on 15 acres alongside a creek with majestic mountain views, the six miles from Seward will seem a lifetime away, yet it’s just around the bend. Pricing averages around $54/night, with weekly and monthly rates also available. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.5 / 10

Mountains and glaciers in Seward Alaska
Majestic mountains and glistening glaciers wait for you to explore while camping in Seward, Alaska.

9. Millers Landing


Address: 13890 Beach Dr., Seward, AK

About the Campground: This Seward, Alaska, camping experience offers all the amenities you’d expect and more. Here, you can explore the onsite beach and hiking trails while camped at an oceanfront or wooded site. You’ll have hot showers, laundry, electric hookups, and a campground store.

Don’t miss the expert fishing advice posted in the store: “Fishing advice 5 cents: guaranteed effective or your nickel back.” It sounds like they know what they’re talking about here! Offering fishing charters, fishing rentals, and nature tours, you shouldn’t be bored.

You can even tell your stories around a warm cookstove with free coffee every morning. RV campsites start around $45/night, with tent and dry camping starting around $30/night.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.6 / 10

10. Seward KOA Journey


Address: 31702 Herman Leirer Rd., Seward, AK

About the Campground: The Seward KOA Journey offers full hookups and is big-rig friendly. They even have heated floors in the shower rooms. Just five minutes to the famous Exit Glacier, one of Kenai Fjords most popular attractions, and five minutes to downtown Seward, you’re perfectly centered here. Views are plentiful, and prices are affordable, averaging around $60 to $65 a night.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.4 / 10

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Seward, Alaska, Camping: Memories from the Last Frontier

Memories made throughout your Seward, Alaska, camping trip will surround your thoughts for years to come.  You’ll be telling tales of fish caught, glaciers explored, and wildlife observed to anyone within earshot. And they won’t want you to stop because we just can’t get enough of this bewitching state. Alaska is known to many as the Last Frontier, but it could feel like home to you. 

What campground is calling your name? Let us know down below!

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