The City of Seward Campgrounds, Seward, Alaska

The city of Seward, Alaska, the hub of glacier, wildlife, and National Park tours on Resurrection Bay, offers literally hundreds of bayside campsites which allow easy access to the city's attractions. The campsites are spread along a large area of bayfront property and sectioned into eight different campgrounds: Harborside, Alice, Marathon, Resurrection North, Resurrection, Resurrection South, Tent Area, and Iditarod. All of these campgrounds offer pretty much the same setup: beautiful views of glacier capped mountains, easy access to Seward, and parking lot style camping on packed dirt/gravel that is common in Alaska. Sites are all level, have a picnic table, and allow enough room for slide outs, but be prepared for no privacy and a bustling atmosphere. The Tent Area is slightly more
private with close to 25 sites set in a grassy area among some trees. This is the only area where tent camping is allowed, and all other camping must be done in a self-contained vehicle. All sites have access to the views, a paved walking/biking path that leads into town and along the bay, common area fire pits, skate park, playground, and group pavilion. The Iditarod campground seemed the roomiest of all of the RV camping areas and houses the official start of the Iditarod Trail. Signage offers information about the history of the trail and race. Of course, the sites along the shore are the most popular as views are unobstructed. No reservations are accepted, except for large caravan groups of ten or more. Arrive by early afternoon, as all remaining non-caravan sites are first come, first served and fill up quickly. Directions for how to secure a site are posted on the campground entrance signs and here. Read them carefully so that your site is secured. Cash and credit card are accepted. Some of these sites in Resurrection and Resurrection South have 30-amp and water hookups. These sites, of course, are a bit more expensive and highly sought after. If you don't snag a hookups site, then water fill and dump are available at the sanitation station. While here, be sure to take a Kenai Fjord tour to see glaciers and wildlife. There are a couple of different operators in the area, but we used Kenai Fjord and found it to be a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations! Their tour center is within walking distance of the campground along the path. This campground is also a few miles from Exit Glacier, a must-see stop in Kenai Fjords National Park either on your way out of town or during your stay. The campground is open year-round.

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