Lower Skilak Lake Alaska Campground

Lower Skilak Lake Campground

The boat launch at lower Skilak Lake Campground.

Lower Skilak Lake Campground offers campsites on the lake

Free camping in the Skilak area and on Swanson and Swan Lake Roads is available year-round.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 2139; Ski Hill Rd.
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: 907-262-7021
Toll Free: 877-285-5628

Lower Skilak Lake Campground located along Skilak Lake Road on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska is a popular campsite maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Directions - The campground is located in a small cove along the northern shore of Skilak Lake. Turn onto Skilak Lake Loop Road at mile 75.3 on the Sterling Highway and travel 5.3 miles east on Skilak Lake Loop Road. Follow the sign 1 mile southwest to Lower Skilak Campground Road.
  • Description - Lower Skilak Campground include toilets, 14 campsites, tables, firepits, water, and boat launch.
  • Number of sites - 14
  • Number and type of hookups - No Hook-Ups
    1. * 20 amp - N/A
    2. * 30 amp - N/A
  • Water Hook-Up - N/A
  • Water - Centrally Located Hand Pump
  • Sewer Hook-Up - N/A
  • Dump Station - Located on Skilak Lake Road between upper and lower campgrounds.
  • Tent Sites - Yes
  • Dates of Operation - Open Year Round
  • Number of Pull-Thru Sites - N/A
  • Max Length - 35 Feet in main campground - 60 feet in upper overflow parking
  • Additional Amenities - Tables, Fire Pits, Boat Launch, Separate Day Use Trailer Parking
  • Payment Methods - No Fee - (No Reservations)

As you click through this section one immediately sees a vast assortment of road accessible campgrounds throughout the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. All of these campsites are available only on the first-come, first serve basis; there is no reservation system for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge campgrounds. A quick word about camping fees - America The Beautiful, Federal Interagency Senior Pass and the Access Passes (For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities) reduce camping fees by 50% in any of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge campgrounds.

Map of Skilak Lake Campgrounds

NOTE: Throughout the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, pets are required to be on a leash no longer than nine feet at all times. Owners must be in control of pets at all times and must clean up pet waste. Please help us protect the right to bring our pets along on camping and outdoor trips.

Lower Skilak Lake Campground   Lower Skilak Lake Campsite   Dump Station on Skilak Lake Road located between Upper and Lower Skilak Lake campgrounds  

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