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The Refuge campgrounds offer over 120 RV and tent sites to accommodate a wide range of visitor expectations.  Hosts are available in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area at Hidden Lake and Upper Skilak Campgrounds. Free camping in the Skilak area and on Swanson and Swan Lake Roads is available year-round. 

 


Campsites cannot be reserved in advance. These sites are all first come, first served.

Campgrounds

# of Units

Drinking Water (potable)

Toilets

Trash Pickup

Boat Launch

Nightly Fee

Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area: 

Jean Lake

3

no

yes

no

yes

free

Kelly Lake

3

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Petersen Lake

3

yes

yes

no

no

free

Watson Lake

3

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Lower Skilak Lake

14

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Engineer Lake

3

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Lower Ohmer Lake

3

no

yes

no

no

free

Upper Skilak Lake

25

yes

yes

yes

yes

$10.00

Hidden Lake

44

yes

yes

yes

yes

$10.00

Swanson River Road: 

Dolly Varden Lake

12

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Rainbow Lake

3

yes

yes

no

yes

free

Swanson River

4

no

yes

no

no

free

Camping may not exceed fourteen days in a thirty-day period anywhere on the refuge. Campers may not spend more than two consecutive days at the Kenai-Russian River access area, or more than seven consecutive days at Hidden Lake Campground. Backcountry camping is also permitted in the Refuge, at least 1/4 mile away from the Sterling Highway, Ski Hill Road, or Skilak Lake Road. 

 

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013
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