South Rolly Lake Campground

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

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Nancy Lake Parkway
Willow, AK 99688
907-745-3975
Official Website

GPS: 61.6667, -150.1418

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 98
Open Seasonally: Yes
Max Stay: 15
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
AT&T 3G
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: NA
“Unmaintained state campground.”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2017

Overall Rating

This is another Alaska state campground that does not get maintained. The paved road ends at the campground. The gravel road throughout is severely potholed so be careful. We saw at least one site that had a fallen 90 foot tree in the middle of the site. The sites are not maintained, so I am guessing the fees are specifically for removing trash. The web site will tell you sites are $20 (2017), however, the pull through sites are labled as "premium" and marked for $25. No hook ups, no mobile signal, no way to use solar, were talking dry camping in the weeds and bushes with all the mosquitoes for the low price of $25!. What a deal.

We passed on the opportunity and headed closer to Anchorage.

Great location for smaller, nimble RVs for weekend fishing and canoeing.

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AT&T 4G
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AT&T 3G
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AT&T Extended

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


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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 7
“South Rolly Campground is best for RVs”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2016

Overall Rating

We had read in the Church & Church Alaska camping guide that the South Rolly Lake campground was a better fit for big rigs than the Nancy Lake campground, so we headed miles and miles deeper into the SRA along a winding road with zero signal.

Right when we started to despair of the lack of connectivity, we made it to the South Rolly campground, and we got a flicker of life from both Verizon and AT&T. Not workable without a booster, but that was good enough for us (because we DID have a booster).

The back-in campsites immediately on your left when you drive in are prime real estate, as they back up directly to the lake, and they have a glimmer of connectivity. The first few sites on each row on the right also have connectivity. As you go around the bend towards a bunch of pull-throughs, we found the connectivity dropped completely... sadly, because many of these sites wooded and more private.

We started off with a site right in the middle of the camp, which was nice and deep, but it ended up being noisy as the weekend crowds arrived. Once they left, we snagged a lakeside back-in that was one of the sweetest spots we've ever had, with fishing right out the back door.

There isn't much to do in the area but fish for trout in the lake, go hiking along the trails, and head to Houston for meals at Miller's (yay, soft serve!). If you're looking for somewhere peaceful part of the way along the Parks Highway, though, this is a nice spot. Just make sure you go grocery shopping before you arrive!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Verizon 3G

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


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

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