Stayed in rental trailer # 4. Had to brace up broken awning with branch to get inside. Paper towels stuffed in screen where large holes were. Holes in floor where table should be. No help or offer of other site from staff. Pretty darn rough stay.
July 28 - 30, 2010
R'L' left this review using the Directory software: I stayed at Valdez Glacier Campground 28-30 July 2010. It's not hard to find with the directions supplied. Not exactly a scenic drive, the area is pretty industrial. I guess it gets its name by being on the road that ends at the glacier. One can get a glimpse of the glacier from the middle of the road on a clear day but don't expect glacier view sites. It's quiet and an easy drive into Valdez to see the sights. Much preferred to the campgrounds offered in town itself. Apparently there's some sort of partnership with the town as it's open to anyone but the military gets special rates. There were some pretty scruffy looking sites along the loop through the wooded area including one that had their living room furniture outside under a tarp. There have been recent improvements in the more open area with the electric sites. The gravel road is wide and for the most part in good shape. The sites are large and well spaced. The host seems to be doing a good job keeping the place clean. You can tell the rental units by the large propane tanks and extended awnings. For one who doesn't like the constant activity in town it's a nice quiet place and a good value.
We spent a week at the campground in the dry camping area. Dry camping is $10 a night and electric hookup (no water/sewer) is $20 a night. The electric sites are well maintained and located next to the new showers. The dry camping spots could use a little work as some of the picnic tables are in pretty bad shape and there are numerous pot holes as you drive through the campground. Verizon cell phone works fair but the Verizon aircard is excellent with fast speeds. They do have a brand new dump station and fresh water is available at the showers. Overall a pretty decent alternative to the $30-40 campgrounds in Valdez although for that you get elec/sewer/cable.