Discovery Campground

Captain Cook State Recreation Area

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39 Kenai-Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
907-522-8368
907-748-2553
Official Website

GPS: 60.8054, -151.0152

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 53
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Sue and Kevin
Rye, NY
28 Motorhome Sunseeker
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 15

Sue and Kevin would stay here again

“Nice view”

Reviewed Jun 29, 2018

Overall Rating

Dry camping. Better for rigs under 35. Not all sites level. Out of the way. Pretty view of inlet. Picnic table and fire ring.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 15

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Out of the way, but prettier then a fisherman's back side”

Reviewed Jul 27, 2015

Overall Rating

To avoid the crowds of dip-netters (hence my reference to fisherman's back sides) in the Kenai area during the month of July we chose to drive the extra 30 miles up to Captain Cook State Rec Area, which includes Discovery Campground. Some sites are small, but others are good for even 40' busses. Only a few back you up to the view ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
“Older park with small, rough sites”

Reviewed Jan 11, 2015

Overall Rating

This park was surprisingly busy. It is showing its age with rough, sloped, small sites, the vast majority with no views. For us, it's not worth driving this far out of the way to visit here again. Zero bars of Verizon increased to 5 bars of 1x with the antenna and amplifier.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Mali Mish – Captain Cook State Recreation Area, Alaska.

Last night we spent the night at a Walmart, tired from trying to decide where to go. In the morning, with fresh coffee in hand, expensive (Walmart) groceries in the Airstream and even more overpriced c...

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Captain Cook State Rec Area | Van-Tramp.com

Instead of staying in the hustle and bustle of the town of Kenai the past week, we spent it at Captain Cook State Recreation Area where we hung out on the beach, worked, saw our first sunset in mont...

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Just Finding Our Way: From One End of the Road to Another – 6/15/2013

The grandson and I paddled the perimeter of Rainbow Lake Saturday morning. Saw a few minnows jumping, but nothing of significance. We decided to shift from the end of the Swanson River Road to t...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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