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Watson Lake Campground located on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska is a small but very nicely maintained campsite maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Watson Lake on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
Watson Lake on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

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

Watson Lake Alaska Campground

Watson Lake Campground

While being one of the smaller campgrounds on the Kenai Peninsula, Watson Lake Campground is in excellent shape having just undergone a major renovation with many new improvements to make your stay an enjoyable one. Located at about milepost 71 of the Sterling Highway Watson Lake Campground is close to many popular fishing holes and to the town of Sterling too.

What we like best about Watson Lake Campground is found in the solitude of its location. The campground is far enough off the road to minimize most road noises and there is a small boat launch on the lake to allow non-motorized boat launching.

Birds, ducks, geese and loons are frequently seen on Watson Lake making for a restful place to stay.

The 3 campsites are dry but water is available from a centeralized hand pump. Picnic tables and fire rings are in excellent shape and the pads are pretty level too. The bathrooms, located across from the water pump, are pit type but kept very clean and in good shape.

Additional Dry Camping along the Seward Highway is available close by at;

  • Jean Lake Campground at mile 61
  • Kelly Peterson Lakes Campgrounds at mile 68
  • Bing's Landing Campground at mile 80
  • Izaak Walton Campground at mile 82

European campers from Germany that we met at Watson Lake Campground on the Kenai Peninsula.

Skilak Lake Road Campgrounds