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Posted: 02/25/19 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking to make reservations for a campsite in Anchorage.
The terrible reviews for all of them don't make it easy.
For those who have stayed there, are they as bad as they say and can you recommend the better one?

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We liked Centennial Park just outside the city. We don't use campground facilities so I cannot attest to those but the camp sights were not tight and it was very pleasant. Stayed there in September for a few days.





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I've also stayed at Centennial Park. It seemed okay to me, nothing fancy at all, but not terrible. The washrooms were very institutional (but not filthy or decrepit), if memory serves.





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Posted: 02/25/19 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We stayed at this place the last trip to Anchorage. Golden Nugget RV park


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enblethen wrote:

We stayed at this place the last trip to Anchorage. Golden Nugget RV park



Hello, How was this campground, seemed like there were a lot of complaints about the really small sites and the permenamt old mobile homes there??
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With full disclosure that I've never used any of them for RV camping (but being an almost lifelong Los Anchorage resident);

- I've tented a bit at Centennial some time back; If I had to do it again, I'd just drive the extra 10 miles to Eagle River and tent at the State Park campground; however, there was nothing significantly wrong with Centennial and if one's focus is seeing the "city" of Anchorage, Centennial is that much closer.
- I didn't stay there, but 2 years ago, when I was faced with a 6-week stay while a house was being remodeled, I had decided that I'd borrow the DIL's trailer and stay at Golden Nugget. Based solely on observation, it is the best of the in-town RV parks. I didn't end up using it as I was able to get out to and stay in our remote cabin for the relevant 6-week period.
- There are a couple of other RV parks around Anchorage (Ship Creek, off Northern Lights, and a couple of others). Wouldn't touch them with the proverbial 10-foot pole.


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We have stayed at the Golden Nugget on two different trips. Spaces are tight, but we have been in much worse. Facilities are just fine and we will stay there again.


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We camped at Centennial in a fifth-wheel and would use it again. There was no electric hookup, but you could run generators to keep the batteries topped up. We use our trailer bathroom, so I don't worry about camp washrooms.

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Walmart and Cabellas were far better value for the money last season


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Posted: 02/25/19 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Potions of Golden Nugget are for mobile homes. Portion we stayed at were above average for Anchorage.

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