Knik River Public Use Area

Dept. Natural Resources

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East Knik River Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
907-269-8503
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GPS: 61.5062, -149.0384

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Max Stay: 14

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

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
AT&T 4G
36 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: Open

His and Hers Vlogs would stay here again

“Free camping and places to play. ”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2016

Overall Rating

We have frequented Knik River Public Use Area for over 4 years and enjoy camping here. It's nothing but a large open river bed with free camping and some torelatively level spots. ATV and off road activities are the main draw which means the weekend warriors are in force. Yes, there is trash and broken glass in spots. Sadly i... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Free, but not worth it”

Reviewed Jul 10, 2015

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I'm going to take the easy route instead of typing up my own review of Knik River Public Area and just just refer you to Drea's review which I echo 100%

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G

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


18 reviews
Days stayed: 4
“Avoid weekends. Maybe avoid entirely. ”

Reviewed May 27, 2015

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You can't beat the location and you can't beat the price. What you can beat is your head against a wall, if you don't own an ATV. This rocky slice of glacial riverbed is the site of some major ATV party time every weekend, and seemingly also some Fridays/Mondays. The views are amazing, the river is frigid (but kayak- and paddleboar... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Free Palmer, Alaska RV Boondocking & ATV/Jeep Trails: Knik River PUA

Welcome, today we are RV camping at the Knik Public Use Area in Palmer, Alaska. This is a popular ATV riding area with trails leading to Knik Glacier. We especially like it here because its FREE CAMP...

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Knik River Public Use Area | Van-Tramp.com

After leaving Nancy Lake Rec Area we rolled to Palmer where our first choice of boondocking location fell through. I mean, it was possible to camp there but it was cramped and nothing to do outside...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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