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Big Bear RV Park

Palmer, Alaska


2010 S Church St
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 53 rv site
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Hours above shown for Alaska Time Zone

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Latitude: 61.56108
Longitude: -149.29294

Elevation: 173' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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64 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This was a nice change from the gravel parking lot RV parks we had stayed in before this one. Spaces were large with grass and small tree between them. The laundry was clean with many machines - all operational! Staff were friendly and helpful. They also had free air so we were able to top off all the trailer tires as we left. Great park! We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart is nearby in Wasilla. We also visited the Musk Ox farm which was very interesting!

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

We always stay at this park when in the Wasilla/Palmer area. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Sites are level and there is a lot of grass. We had no problems with hook-ups and their wifi is good until the park gets full. Then we switched over to our Verizon mi-fi, which had good reception. They have a very nice gazebo with hammocks and swings. The laundry room has plenty of washers/dryers and is reasonably priced. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

We always have lunch or dinner at the Last Frontier Brewing Company. The Musk-Ox Research Facility is a very enjoyable place to visit, as is the Iditarod Headquarters. If the Mat-Su Miners (college-age baseball team) are playing in town, highly recommend going to a game.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at Big Bear 4 different times over the last 2 years for a total of 10 nights. In 2017 we stayed in the deluxe pull-thrus, and then one night in site 17 in July, and super site 46 for 5 nights earlier this month. Site 46 was the best, but the other sites were fine as well. Check in is always easy, and the staff is friendly and helpful. All utilities were fine - water pressure and WiFI were average. No cable TV but some OTA channels. No DISH service - satellites too low on horizon and blocked by trees. All sites were level, and road are easily navigable. Pet friendly but no enclosed dog park. Very easy on and off the Parks & Glenn highways. The park setting itself is quite nice, with grass everywhere and a pavilion in the middle with a hammock, plus a kids playground and horseshoes. Very nice campground. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 204
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice, comfortable place. Made even nicer with lots of grass, something we've missed as we've traveled the AlCan and Alaska with one gravel parking lot after another. Huge registration area. Pleasant staff. Dirt/gravel roads and sites, with large green grass patio areas. Sites are level. Spacing is good. Utilities worked fine. No cable or OTA. Verizon cell signal was good. No trouble getting satellite reception. Restrooms were fine. No charge for the shower and strong, hot water. Group pavilion surrounded by more grass. A little overkill throughout the park with the signs about what not to do. About 8 miles from Palmer and right off Highway 3. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Great location. Nice pull-thrus. Good wifi. Easy in and out. New section has nicer bigger sites for more money but old section is still good especially for overnight. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 360
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 62

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

When we arrived here the staff was very helpful and friendly. The Palmer map shows the exact location of the CG, no drive through town to get here. The site was a pull through with ample room for the 5th wheel and pickup. Utilities are easy to reach and there is grass between sites. There are lots of RV's passing through, using this CG. There isn't much highway noise and this is a great place to relax. We would definitely stay here again, when in the area. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed the first night at site #41. Only electric 30AMP. For $31.50. Very soft ground. I couldn't level my motorhome even with pads. Left some deep holes where I tried. Next night I was able to move to a much better site, per this review We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Iditarod base and the Ox farm

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Its a pretty standard campground but good by Alaska standards and a good value. Closer to Wasilla than to Palmer. Parks Highway nearby is a very busy four lane highway. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 3 nights with a 40 foot Motorhome. Gravel site long enough for disconnected car and coach with adequate space between sites. Used our own WIFI due to number of users on their WIFI which made it too slow. Good power and water supplies. Some road noise from freeway. Our mapping program did not send us with correct freeway exit. Recommend using the instructions sent with email confirmation. Nice park. Would stay here again. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Level pull through electrical only site. Dump station and water fill available. Wifi worked most of the time. Large clean laundry room. Restrooms and showers were clean. Signs everywhere stating speed limit 5 MPH yet the young camp workers sped around everywhere in the off road vehicles. Spun tires taking off and slid to a stop every time stirring up dust. Was a bite annoying. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
pull through
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was a pull through with 50 amp. We were in site #15 which was close to the road. I found the traffic noise sometimes bothersome late at night or early in the morning. There are pull through on the other side of the park if you can get them. Sites were big enough so I didn't feel like we were stacked on each other. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Went to the Matanuska Glacier and the Musk Oxen Farm. Easy drive to Anchorage for the day and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Fred Meyers and Walmart are about 6 miles away.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Open, level sites, with an unusual layout that may present a challenge to larger rigs. We managed to back our 36' motorhome into a site on the circle while most sites were unoccupied. Had the two sites either side of us been occupied, we could not have maneuvered our way into the site. If you are over 36' and cannot get a pull-through, suggest you go to another campground. WiFi was excellent, 30 amp power was stable, no TV, AT&T phone signal was excellent. Staff was friendly, but a bit disorganized. Still it was a very nice place. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this park and will stay there again on our way out of Alaska. Lot's to do in the area. The park is very clean and has really nice staff. Big laundry room, clean bathrooms, stable power and the sites are very level. You can also get propane there as well. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hatcher Pass is a great hiking area that is near by.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

For a campground in Alaska this was wonderful. The gravel road & sites were level and very well maintained. With grassy areas, some trees and landscaping it had a welcoming feel. Some sites were a little narrower but mostly alright, and ours was very long and wide. Our Dish satellite worked just fine. They provide free Wifi that worked alright most of the time. This place is very convenient to Palmer & Wasilla with Anchorage being a day trip away. My only fault is that it is located right off of Hwy 1 so there was some traffic noise, but it died down at night so sleeping was no problem. We were here 8 nights and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Drive up to Hatcher Pass & Independence Mine. It's only 45 minutes away and quite interesting.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed a total of 4 nights at this campground - 2 nights in July on the way to the Kenai, and 2 nights in August on the way back. Nice campground, the staff is friendly and helpful. A bit close to the Parks Highway and the Alaska Railroad, but not really an obtrusive noise. It's a bit of a drive into Anchorage, but the RV parks there are not great. Pretty easy on and off from Parks Highway. We camped at Big Bear RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to a Walmart and other shopping.

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