Camping

Camping in Cordova

The quaint town of Cordova is surrounded by a vast wilderness, just waiting to be explored. Coming with a vehicle or renting one in town gives you access to see much more of it. Camping options close to town are very limited, and the best option is the City of Cordova’s Shelter Cove platform camping areas. There is also a camper park owned and operated through the City of Cordova’s Parks and Recreation department, but it is often full with seasonal residents. Call the P&R department office in Bidarki Recreation Center at (907) 424-7282 for availability and to reserve either of these spots. They also operate Skater’s Cabin, which is also a good option for rustic accommodations near town.

Owned by City of Cordova. Fee for use. RV hookups and tent sites available. Open seasonally from May-September. Located 1.1 mile from Parks & Rec office at Bidarki Rec Center. Call (907) 424-7282 to inquire regarding availability, but it is often full with seasonal residents.

Owned by City of Cordova. Fee for use. Three tent platforms available. Located 1.5 mile from Parks & Rec office at Bidarki Rec Center. Maximum stay 3 nights. Call (907) 424-7282 to inquire regarding availability.

Owned by City of Cordova. Fee for use. Rustic cabin with bench and wood stove. Located 2.0 miles from Parks & Rec office at Bidarki Rec Center. Call (907) 424-7282 to inquire regarding availability.

US Forest Service recreation site with five tent platforms. Located at 17 mile Copper River Highway. Pit toilet. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 3 night maximum. 

US Forest Service recreation site with two tent platforms. Located at 18.1 mile Copper River Highway, on the south side. Pit toilet. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Not recommended for large RVs. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

US Forest Service recreation site with one tent platform. Located at 18.2 mile Copper River Highway, on the south side. Pit toilet. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

US Forest Service access from highway. Located at 18.1 mile Copper River Highway, on the north side. Road is very rough and not maintained. Please observe land boundary, as the road goes beyond Forest Service land. Request permission from Eyak Corporation to continue past No Trespassing sign. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Not recommended for large RVs. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

US Forest Service recreation site for tent camping. Located at 18.2 mile Copper River Highway, on the north side. Road is very rough and not maintained. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Not recommended for large RVs. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

US Forest Service recreation site with two tent camping sites along access road. Located at  24.6 mile Copper River Highway. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

US Forest Service area with tent camping and RV parking allowed between mile 27 and mile 34 Copper River Highway, on the south side. RV parking allowed but no hookups available. Not recommended for large RVs. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. 14 night maximum. 

State of Alaska road with tent camping and RV parking allowed in pullouts past Skater’s Cabin to the end of the road. No toilets or hookups available. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. RV Parking and camping allowed for ONE NIGHT only.

US Forest Service recreation site with fire ring, pit toilet and day parking available for RVs. No tent camping. Located at 22 mile Copper River Highway, on the south side. No RV hookups available. Free to use, all sites are first come – first serve. DAY USE ONLY.

Owned by Eyak Corporation. Two camping sites with large fire rings overlooking the water. Tent camping and RV parking allowed, but no hookups or toilet available. Located at 5 mile Whitshead Road. Call (907) 424-7161 to request a use permit. Fee for use, except for local residents.

Owned by Eyak Corporation. Twelve designated camping sites with fire rings with a stream nearby. Tent camping and RV parking allowed, but no hookups or toilet available. Located across the highway from the Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport, appoximately 12 miles southeast of Cordova. . Call (907) 424-7161 to request a use permit. Fee for use, except for local residents.

Please note: Due to a bridge washout, Child’s Glacier and the Million Dollar Bridge, Cordova, are currently only accessible via private guided trip. Child’s/Million Dollar Bridge are not accessible with your vehicle, RV or camper. Contact the Cordova Chamber of Commerce or US Forest Service for information on planning a trip to Child’s Glacier and information on authorized guides.

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