Alaska Camping Areas

Little Nelchina State Rec Area

Little Nelchina State Recreation Area in Alaska offers stunning views of the Chugach Mountains, abundant wildlife, and access to the mighty Matanuska River. The area is ideal for fishing, hunting, hiking, and wildlife viewing. The campground offers 19 campsites, all of which are first-come, first-served. The amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Visitors can enjoy hiking and fishing, as well as exploring nearby attractions such as the historic gold-mining town of Palmer and the Matanuska Glacier. The best time to visit is from May to September, with average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 70°F, but visitors should be prepared for rain and mosquitoes. Little Nelchina State Recreation Area is a great destination for those looking for a peaceful and remote camping experience in Alaska. Get driving directions.


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