Swanson River Campground

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Swanson River Rd. Kenai, AK 99611 907-262-7021 877-285-5628 Official Website

GPS: 60.7436, -150.8013

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Overview of Swanson River Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 4

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 131 ft / 39 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19' Scamp Trailers 19 Deluxe
Ram 1500
163 reviews
“Had the place to ourselves”

Reviewed 1/13/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2
Overall Rating

There are four sites at Swanson River Campground, all fairly level and able to handle beast sized rigs. There wasn't anyone else there when we were there but there were a few vehicles that drove through. The campground is located about 100 yards from Swanson River Landing, the mid point on the Swanson River canoe trail, and attracts an occasional canoeist checking out the possibilities. It's a very basic gravel drive with gravel parking pads and a cast concrete Forest Service style toilet. Of course, there wasn't a glimmer of hope for cell connectivity.

Site Quality

John & BJ would stay here again

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19' Scamp Trailers 19 Deluxe
Ram 1500
163 reviews
Just Finding Our Way: Paddle, Paddle2, & Birch Lakes - 6/14/2013

We’d hoped to find one of the three sites open at the Rainbow Lake campground 15.5 miles north of Sterling yesterday but no luck so we picked one of the four sites at the Swanson River Landing (ora...

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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