Valdez Glacier Campground is located at the base of the Chugach Mountains beneath the famous Valdez Glacier. The Glacier run-off provides a beautiful waterfall that cascades into a crystal clear creek. Visitors to the campground will be struck by its beauty and grandeur. Campers can watch mountain goats graze on the steep slopes overlooking the campground. There is also a pair of nesting bald eagles on site! Fishing charters and site-seeing tours also available.
Valdez Glacier Campground
Type of site
Site + RV Rental
August 25/26, 2017
Aug 26 & 27, 2017
31 July 2016
We stayed about a week here while touring the area. An older campground without much amenities, but a fair priced place to spend time in the area. The worst part are the roads in the campground! They are FULL of HUGE potholes. They need to bring in some dirt and fill these in. This campground is open to the public, as it's partly operated by the City of Valdez.
June 1-3, 2014
Stayed here in early June 2014. Nice facility about 3 miles out of town near airport, but VERY NEAR the Valdez Glacier. Beautiful setting, clean facilities, and friendly staff.
7 - 10 Aug 2012
I planned my family vacation to Valdez and ended up choosing this camp site versus the others which were inside of town. Glad I choose this one since most of the camps in town were nothing more than large gravel parking lots. Glacier Campground offered so much more than the others unless your number one concern was being within walking distance to town. We were able to have a camp fire, watch a couple of bald eagles, and see a black bear all from the comfort of our camp in the outdoors next to the trees and mountains. Drive to downtown Valdez was just a 5 min drive from camp and Alison Point (fishing spot) was 10 min drive in the opposite direction. The facilities were very clean; staff was also very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this campsite to friends and family.
July 07th 2012
I am a E5 in the Army and decided to have my family reunion at the campground. We convoyed to the Valdez from Ft. Wainwright a 7 hour drive. We were very pleased to have the large group area with pavilion to support our family of 50 people. It was very nice stay by the waterfall. The staff was very supportive and knowledgeable. They went out of there way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. Towards the end of the week the weather turned bad and they were able to put my grandmother and nieces in two rental trailers. They are were clean and large to fit many family members inside. We also visited allsion point nearby to go fishing for salmon and saw a grizzly with four cubs. Bottom line this is an excellent campground and beautiful. I recommend it to all my soldiers to get down there at least once this summer.
June 7 & 8 2012
My husband and I spent 12 days touring Alaska in a motorhome. The Valdez Glacier RV park was recommended to us by a local Alaskan. We absolutely LOVED it! Where else can you spend the night with eagles nesting above your campsite and the sound of a waterfall in the distance? The young man from California helping run the park was so helpful. We appreciate him taking time to tell us sites to go see in Valdez along with glacier viewing tips. While driving around the campsite area we saw both brown and black bear! We spent 2 nights at the park and only wished we had more time. This is a well ran, clean park. If you want a chance to see bear, sleep with eagles soaring around you and hear the peaceful sound of a waterfall Valdez Glacier Campground is for you!! We will be back! Tammy Arkansas
Stayed in rental trailer # 4. Had to brace up broken awning with branch to get inside. Paper towels stuffed in screen where large holes were. Holes in floor where table should be. No help or offer of other site from staff. Pretty darn rough stay.
July 28 - 30, 2010
R'L' left this review using the Directory software: I stayed at Valdez Glacier Campground 28-30 July 2010. It's not hard to find with the directions supplied. Not exactly a scenic drive, the area is pretty industrial. I guess it gets its name by being on the road that ends at the glacier. One can get a glimpse of the glacier from the middle of the road on a clear day but don't expect glacier view sites. It's quiet and an easy drive into Valdez to see the sights. Much preferred to the campgrounds offered in town itself. Apparently there's some sort of partnership with the town as it's open to anyone but the military gets special rates. There were some pretty scruffy looking sites along the loop through the wooded area including one that had their living room furniture outside under a tarp. There have been recent improvements in the more open area with the electric sites. The gravel road is wide and for the most part in good shape. The sites are large and well spaced. The host seems to be doing a good job keeping the place clean. You can tell the rental units by the large propane tanks and extended awnings. For one who doesn't like the constant activity in town it's a nice quiet place and a good value.
We spent a week at the campground in the dry camping area. Dry camping is $10 a night and electric hookup (no water/sewer) is $20 a night. The electric sites are well maintained and located next to the new showers. The dry camping spots could use a little work as some of the picnic tables are in pretty bad shape and there are numerous pot holes as you drive through the campground. Verizon cell phone works fair but the Verizon aircard is excellent with fast speeds. They do have a brand new dump station and fresh water is available at the showers. Overall a pretty decent alternative to the $30-40 campgrounds in Valdez although for that you get elec/sewer/cable.