Locating Camping on the Kenai.
While there is a private campground within the city limits of Kenai we have yet to visit it. Most
all of the camping we have done on the Kenai Peninsula has been around Soldotna as that's where
the majority of everything happens in the summer. For the most part the city of Kenai rely's heavily
upon the Alaskan residents that descend upon the beaches at the mouth of the Kenai River each summer.
Residents converge to the beaches to take part in the personal use dipnet fishery in an all out
onslaught upon the tremendous runs for sockeye salmon returning each June.
The ever so popular Kenai River personal use fishery
Kenai Alaska Campgrounds covers the local camping options in Kenai Alaska. From Free Camping at
Walmart to camping on the beach at the mouth of the Kenai River, we review the options for Kenai
Alaska campgrounds. With a limited number of RV Parks in Kenai to accommodate the massive influx
of dipnetting Alaskan residents, everyplace where a camper can camp will be highly sought after
for this three week period in July.
Kenai RV Parks
The largest and possibly the best campground in Kenai actually lye's across the river from the
town itself. Kenai Landing RV Park is located at 2101 Bowpicker Lane, Kenai Landing is not just
a RV Park but also offers a new hotel and activity center including local tours, Alaska fishing
charters, cabin rentals and much more all in the midst's of a restored historic cannery site on
the banks of the Kenai River. Also available is a convenient paved boat launch with a dock and mooring.
Unfortunately, Kenai Landing has closed and we still are unsure if it will be open for the 2016
Kenai Campgrounds with River Access
Campgrounds in Kenai that offer river access have long been popular with fishermen looking to
catch one of the renowned Kenai River monstrous king salmon that once were so prolific in the waters
of this popular fishing destination.
Beluga Lookout RV Park – 929 Mission
Avenue, Kenai Alaska 99611
Diamond M Ranch –48500 Diamond
M Ranch Road Kenai, AK 99611
Kenai RV Park – 507 Upland Street, Kenai
Kasilof RV Park – 21377
Crooked Creek Road, Kasilof Alaska 99610
Kenai Landing RV Park – 2101 Bowpicker Lane, Kenai, Alaska 99611
NOTE: KENAI LANDING CLOSED
Need lodging for the coming Kenai River dipnetting season? Take a look at Kenai
River Cabins and Kenai River Cabin
Rentals for those looking for something not on wheels.
Kenai River Dipnetting is often accompanied by camping
on the beach in Kenai or in one of the provided parking lots at the foot of Forest Drive where the
Kenai River meets Cook Inlet.
When no services, electrical, sewer or water, are required, dry camping at Walmart in Kenai Alaska
is also a very popular option to the much higher priced RV parks.