Alaska's extremely popular Russian River draws anglers to the river banks in
search or the abundant Sockeye Salmon that return to the river every June - July.
For thirty days beginning in mid June every summer the Kenai River is teaming
with sockeye salmon and the river banks are lined with excited anglers and yes hungry brown
bears too. Fishing for salmon near the Russian River Campground is popular in both the Kenai
and Russian rivers. Be sure to check before fishing the confluence as this area, The Sanctuary,
is only opened after escapement goals are met for the first and again for the second runs of
Russian River Alaska Campground
Russian River Campground is located 110 miles south of Anchorage Alaska near the town of Cooper
Landing; milepost 54 on the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula.
- Directions - From Anchorage drive south on the Seward Highway
for 89 miles to the turnoff for the Sterling Highway located by Tern Lake. Follow the Sterling
Highway through Cooper Landing to the Russian River Campground located on the left hand side
as you're headed towards Soldotna.
- Description - The Russian River is the most popular sockeye salmon
stream in Alaska. Interior roads and loops are paved and sites are level. No hookups are available
in the Russian River Campground.
- Number of RV sites - 31 NO ELECTRIC HOOK-UPS
- Dry Sites - 83 Campsites Total
- Number of Pull-Thru Sites - 4
- Max Length - 70 feet though 45 is most common.
- Number and type of electric hookups -
- * 30 amp - N/A
- * 50 amp - N/A
- Water Hookups - N/A
- Sewer Hookups - N/A
- Dump Station - YES
- Dates of Operation - Late May through first weekend in September.
- Payment Methods Accepted - Visa, Mastercard, Online Reservations
- Reservations - Reserve Online Through recreation.gov
Contact Information -
USFS — Chugach National Forest
161 East 1st Avenue Door #8,
Anchorage Alaska 99501
Phone Number (907) 743-9500
The Popular Russian River Campground in Alaska
The Russian River Campground on the Kenai Peninsula is located at the confluence of two of
Alaska's most prominent salmon fishing rivers, the Kenai and Russian Rivers. Every summer starting
around June 11, day red salmon fishing kicks off in the Russian River, anglers converge on the
Russian River Campground and participate in one of the most popular sockeye salmon fisheries
in the state.