Kelly Lake Campground

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Sterling Hwy. Sterling, AK 99672 907-262-7021 877-285-5628 Official Website

GPS: 60.5211, -150.3889

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 310 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 3G
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VeganRV
Box Elder, SD 34' Winnebago Adventurer 2002 Subaru Forester
37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

VeganRV would stay here again

“Quiet get away...”

Reviewed Dec 04, 2018

Overall Rating

There’s room for 4 or 5 campers there depending on the size of your equipment. We were nice and squished together our motorhomes to take up as little space as possible. There is a vault toilet. Super quiet and away from the road. There are three other campgrounds in the area, but this one is the best of the three. While it exis... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO 27' Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Cool spot”

Reviewed Jul 23, 2015

Overall Rating

Another great find thanks to Campendium. Kelly Lake ticked all boxes for a quiet weekend away from the dip-netting crowds. Water-front camping for kayaking, a trailhead to explore, and stunning views all hours of the day. People would pay millions to live like this, and we got it for free! If you are trying to decide which of the 3 ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ 19' Scamp 2017 Ram 1500
130 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

John & BJ would stay here again

“A beautiful, quiet spot”

Reviewed May 28, 2015

Overall Rating

Four level sites scattered around the perimeter of a large gravel lot on the shores of Kelly Lake. I stopped by here to see if the prices had changed since I stayed at Peterson Lake two years ago, but it's still free. There is a pitcher pump for drinking water, and a tandem, vented outhouse off to one side. No power or dump, but severa... more

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

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


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Exit Glacier & Free Camping at Kelly Lake - VeganRV

Exit Glacier & Free Camping at Kelly Lake It’s a travel day as we leave Seward and...

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The battle of Kelly Lake | Van-Tramp.com

It was a possibility to drive all the way into Kenai after leaving Hope. The choice had not been made until just 30 miles shy of arriving in the Kenai area. Instead of going all the way into the cit...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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