Peterson Lake Campground

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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

GPS: 60.5251, -150.397

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Overview of Peterson Lake Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 3

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 262 ft / 79 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Meant For Adventure
TX Airstream Sovereign Ford F-250
48 reviews
“Nice spot! Can get crowded. ”

Reviewed 6/26/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

We stopped here after Kelly was too crowded for us to fit. We waited for another RV to leave and snagged their waterfront spot. This place gets packed when weather is nice. Overall a very peaceful spot.

Site Quality

Meant For Adventure would stay here again

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ 19' Scamp Trailers 19 Deluxe Ram 1500
163 reviews
“Waterfront, easy access, little known, and free - a great combination!”

Reviewed 1/25/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Peterson Lake Campground is a level, gravel parking lot on the northern shore of Peterson Lake. There are four sites around the edge of the parking lot as designated by tables, two of which are directly on the lake. There's a small boat ramp and a single cast concrete pit toilet. The campground (and Kelly Lake from the same entrance road) is not well signed at the highway (near mile marker 69) and thus doesn't get much traffic. Great access to the lake, and while my phone didn't show any Verizon 3G bars, I was able to get 4 bars with the antenna and amplifier.

Only one other boat on the lake when I was there in mid-June, 2013. Everyone else was shoulder to shoulder on the Kenai.

Site Quality

John & BJ would stay here again

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


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