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Seward Waterfront Park

Seward, Alaska


Ballataine Blvd
Seward, Alaska 99664
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Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 60.10662
Longitude: -149.43501

Elevation: 23' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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59 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

For most this would be a terrific place to camp. If you stay in an ocean front site, be prepared to have everyone walk through your site to get to the city walking path along the ocean. There is a constant stream of people walking through your site on both sides to access the path. This is an extremely poor campground design. Not only did people walk through our site, they used our fire pit and picnic table too. It may be better in a site that is not oceanfront. There seems to be a huge lack of respect and personal courtesy from everyone. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
267
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

After leaving Anchorage we drove 130 miles down to Seward for a week and stayed right on the water at the city park. It is a dirt parking lot with tight spaces but the view is worth every penny. Verizon works well and no OTA TV channels. We streamed video using my phone and ipad data. The electric/water sites are great and allow a bit of easy heat on those cool June mornings. Walking distance to everything you need (old town one way and harbor the other). If you cannot back your rig into tight spaces, you need to be aware and choose a different site than on the water. Plenty of options though. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
561
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good coffee shops in town. Seward brewing in old town. Did the Kenai Fjord all day tour to northwest glacier - amazing but long day - not good for kids. Walk along the water everywhere. Canes head walk, bear creek weir to see fish run. watch fishing at the bridge by the harbor.

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Review Count: 349
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 59

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

This is first come, first served City Park on the waterfront. There is staff on the grounds but not to check in. Drop box collects your fees. We stayed here three nights with 30Amp and water. There is a mix of sites with power and water, others nothing, total dry. Our last day we were out on an 8 hour cruise and when we returned a camper occupying a dry site parked and stretched a power cord and water hose to my stanchion and hooked up. When I tried to talk to him he told me to vacate the site so he could have it. I contacted the park staff person and he took care of the problem, immediately. Basically, there is no security, so lock up your when you leave your site to visit or tour. The park is gravel and dirt with enough room in some sites to park the tow vehicle or toad. Dump station is across the street and costs $5. Choices are limited and this isn't a bad camp ground, some sites on the waterfront. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
426
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The National Park Service Visitor Center is in town. Drive out to Exit Glacier and hike the trail to the "toe." The Kenai Fjords tour takes in Holgate and Aialus Glaciers, whale watching from the Glacier Express tour boat. Lunch is served on board. Worth the time and effort, great tour.

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

It rained both days we were there and at times it was so foggy you couldn't see the water directly in front of us. Seems like a common problem in AK that the parking lots are full of holes. Auomated pay station. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
820 Marathon
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

The SeaLife Center was fantastic. There is a Safeway in town.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Even though we didn't arrive until mid-afternoon we were able to score a waterfront site in the Marathon section. What an amazing view! Even though it's pretty tight camping, and a little noisy, that view is worth it all. We had friendly neighbors so really enjoyed the evening campfire watching the bald eagles and sea otters right out front. For twice the price one can have water and electric just down the beach. But we didn't think it was worth it to run the microwave and electric coffee pot. The campground host was friendly and quite helpful. I want to go back!! We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
beachfront
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Seward has a shuttle bus, so easy to get around. Nice riverwalk down to tour boats.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in Marathon section without hookups on the water. The views are tremendous. Someone will be running a generator at any given time and a couple were the loud contractor types but everyone adhered to quiet time. We originally tried to get an electric hook up site but were thwarted by the RV rental companies that had people paying for and holding sites for inbound customers. We were very happy in the no hook up site. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Marathon Waterfront
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Fjord Cruise, wildlife cruise, and fishing are all great. Hiking trails are abundant outside of town.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said this park is all about the view, if you are lucky enough to get an oceanside space or a third row space (third and fourth row are raised and look out over the first two rows). The view of Resurrection Bay and the mountains and glaciers is stunning. The park itself is a series of parking lots with gravel spaces marked out with white chalk lines. Not much character but it's all about the location. Only the center section has power and water; however, no sections have sewer. You have to go to the nearby dump station and fork over another $5. Fresh water is free. Not sure when they added 50 amp service but I was pleasantly surprised to find a 50 amp receptacle and breaker this trip. It's an easy walk to restaurants, the sea life museum, tourist attractions, etc. During the summer tourist months it is usually quite busy all week and on weekends it can be next to impossible to find a space; especially in mid August during the Seward silver salmon derby. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
534
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Sea Life Center is worth the money. Glacier and whale and wildlife tours abound. Halibut and salmon charters are plentiful. Kayaking is popular here and rentals and lessons are easily arranged.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We loved the location of this park! The sites are pretty close together and just gravel, but it is right on Resurrection Bay and there is a bike/walk path right in front along the water. Each site has a large fire pit right out overlooking the water. We pulled straight in and had a beautiful view out our front window. It is within walking distance of the downtown area. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Rays for dinner was great. The Major Marine Kenai Fjords all day trip was amazing, and the all you can eat salmon and prime rib lunch they served on board was delicious. There are nice shops downtown. This is a first come first serve park so if you don't get the site you like just watch for people to leave in the morning and put your tag and a chair in the spot to hold it until you can move your RV in. The Sealife center was worth the visit.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great waterfront sites. We were one row back, but still a great view. 30 amp electric and water, restrooms/shower close by. Level gravel site. Even though it seems really close, each site had room to park your unit and the tow next to it without being crowded in. We stayed 2 nights, would stay again. Close to everything !! We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
552
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Ray's Waterfront restaurant is a great fine dining eatery without the need to dress up on the road. Reservations recommended. We got right in, others with no reservations were being told it would be an hour wait.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is somewhat of a unique park. Not many towns I've visited dedicate practically the entire waterfront to a public RV park. Consequently the park is very convenient to downtown and the harbor area. Our gravel site was level and water and electric were good. WiFi worked exceptionally well. There are no sewer hookups in the utility sites, but there is a dump station near the north entrance to the park. The fee for dumping is $5 regardless of whether or not you are staying here. Be ready for the madness, particularly on weekends. This place gets to rockin'. We unfortunately were next to a very loud group of individuals, and quiet time doesn't begin until 2300 (11 pm). We very much enjoyed the town of Seward. Great place to visit. We would return here again, although next time I think we'll dry camp - Better value. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
432
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

While in Seward be sure to avail yourself of one of the marine glacier tours available in town. I highly recommend Major Marine Tours. We took a six hour cruise with them, and it was wonderful. Great boat, great crew, great day!

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This was a very nice park. We were in section with hookups. Showers were pay so you had to have quarters or get change downtown. Within walking distance of town, harbor, Sealife Center. Could watch boats coming and going when they went out. It rained three out of four days while we were there. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 2 nights in the park at the far end of the bay (near Idarod mile 1 marker). What a great spot! It was quiet and smaller than other areas of the park. People were fishing from the shore, Eagles and otters were seen. Seward is a cool place and if you can forego the hook ups for a few days, this is a nice place to do it. There is a free shuttle you can catch to get to the main part of town, too. Electronic registration, first come first served. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
107
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing excursion, Kenai Fjords National Park, sea life center

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This is the wild west! Not quite sure how we got our spot. I think we played musical chairs (trailers) faster than others. It was cheap, gravel, and had an amazing view of Resurrection Bay. Good place to hang out, stroll along the waterfront, and people watch. No mosquitoes or wildfire smoke! We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The cruise ships have ruined this town. It used to be so quaint, but seems to be turning into a tourist trap. That being said, I recommend the all day Wildlife watching and Glacier boat tour to Kenai Fijords National Park (3 whale species, 30 bird species, otters, seals) it was unbelievable. Restaurants that we tried were very expensive and not very good overall.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful park right on he waterfront great view of the harbor. Within walking distance to downtown shops bars n restaurants. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 225
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This is the best campground in Seward if you are looking for a great view of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains. It's a great place to watch the boats/cruise ships come and go. As for the campground itself, it's pretty typical of campgrounds in Alaska. Basically, it's a parking lot. We did not stay in the section with the electricity and water, so our cost was only $15. Some sites are a little tight, some are huge. Make sure you check the entire park before deciding on a site. Our site was very level. We did not have a picnic table, but did have a fire ring. We were on the hill and could see the bay perfectly even though there were two rows of campsites below us. The campground was very quiet despite the fact that most of the sites in our area were full. The city comes through and makes sure trash, tree limbs, etc. are picked up. Also, if you decide you want to change sites after you've paid, all you have to do is move, provided you registered with your license number. We would definitely stay here if we came to Seward again. We camped at Seward Waterfront Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
418
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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