On May 28, 2017, the newest state campground opened up on the Parks Highway. K’esugi Ken Campground offers jaw-dropping views and access to many family friendly recreation activities. Make sure this gem is on your list of places to visit on your Alaska adventure.
K’esugi Ken Campground sits at mile 135.4 of the Parks Highway, north of Anchorage. The campground complex includes two loops – one with 32 RV sites and one with 10 tent camping sites. The RV sites all have available electric hook-ups and most can accommodate rigs up to 40-feet long. There is also a large group campsite that can accommodate up to 50 people. A small picnic pavilion is located on site as well as an interpretive pavilion featuring two fireplaces and displays on the natural and cultural history of the area. Two year-round public use cabins are available to reserve in the campground.
Activities for the family abound in the new campground. Along with the interpretive pavilion, the new black top around the loops of the campground is an invitation to biker riders of all ages. If you want to get a little more off-road, there are a couple of options. There are two miles of ADA accessible gravel trails around the site that all lead back to the interpretive pavilion. The Curry Ridge Trail offers a three-mile sloping series of switchbacks that will give you high alpine views and eventually leads to Lake 1787 (the elevation you’ll be at). This trail will take the average hiker three or more hours to complete, so plan accordingly. But the real star of the new facility is the view of the Alaska range. The campground is perched along a bluff overlooking the Chulitna river to the west and offering a great vantage point to see Denali.
The fees are $30 per night for an RV site, $20 per night for a walk-in tent site, and $75 per night for the public use cabins. Upcoming seasons can be reserved using the ReserveAmerica.com website. Make sure to visit our reservation page to get your ABC Motorhome for this unique Alaska adventure.