Alaska's Best Campgrounds
Update May 27, 2020
We opened the reservation system for ALL parks today.
We are limiting reservations to two weeks from arrival date.
For example, if you want to make a reservation beginning the night of June 12th, you will be able to make your reservation on May 30th.
The limitation is due to the continued requirement that campers self-certify there are no symptoms/signs of the virus of exhibited by anyone in their party.
We continue to sanitize common areas, restrooms and picnic tables, and continue to focus on the health and safety of our park users. Our gate hours remain 8a-8p, so that we can sanitize nightly.
CAMPING & RESERVATIONS
Big Lake North & South, Rocky Lake, Matanuska Lakes and King Mt.
ALL RESERVATION SYSTEMS ARE ACTIVE!
GATES CLOSE AT 8:PM NIGHTLY & OPEN AT 8:AM
YOU MUST BE IN THE FACILITY BY 8:00PM!
DAY USE & BOAT LAUNCHING are OPEN
Closing the gates will allow our staff to properly clean and sanitize latrines and common areas. We know this is not ideal, however, we are required to follow the States guidance in order to open. Day Use hours will be adjusted to our normal hours (7:am-10:pm) when we are able.
We have advised our Staff to keep adequate distance when conversing with the public, wear masks, and reminding everyone a smile and a wave goes a long way.
WHILE YOU ENJOY THE PARKS, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STATE HEALTH MANDATES & CAMPGROUND
- Non-household members are prohibited from sharing any cabin, tent, RV, or other lodging in any State Park facility.
- Social distancing of at least six feet will be maintained between non-household members in common areas of the campground.
- Campers in Tents and RV sites must be spaced apart by at least six feet.
- Bring your own hand sanitizer and masks.
- Pick up your trash.
- Be considerate of others, we are all trying to do our best under less than ideal circumstances.
We encourage the public to use state parks; get fresh air, exercise, and tire the kids out. Take advantage of our hiking, fishing and boating opportunities. Exercise promotes a positive attitude and healthy body.
Please check back here frequently. I will continue to post updates concerning the latest park and campground information as it’s made available to me.
Again, Thank You to Everyone for your patience and understanding during this time, and for your continued support as we all work for the health and safety of our community. Please remember to support your local businesses as you can, and that a positive attitude bolsters the immune system.
Be Safe and Well!
President, Great Holiday Campgrounds
All 5 of our campgrounds can accommodate Tent Campers and Campers with trailers or RV's. Individual campgrounds feature; a boat launch, access to swimming, potable water, restrooms, and trash receptacle. Ask about Group Camping Rates or Reserving one of the Park Pavilions for Birthday Parties or a Family gathering.
World Class Fishing
Big Lake, Rocky, Matanuska, Canoe, Irene and Long Lakes offer some of the best fishing opportunities in Southcentral Alaska. Try your hand at catching Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Northern Pike or Burbot in the lakes, or take a short drive up the Susitna Valley to the Little Su for King, Silver and Red Salmon fishing.
Wildlife & Bird Viewing
Southcentral Alaska was once covered by glaciers. As the ice receded it left behind depressions in the ground that filled with water, making the area Lakes we see today. The lakes and bogs attract a wide variety of Wildlife and make it a natural bird nesting site and stop over for migrating birds.
Full Day and half day Canoe and Paddleboat rentals are available at Matanuska Lakes! Call for details or visit the Campground Host to make a reservation.