Alaska Camping Areas

Upper Skilak

The Upper Skilak Camping Area is located in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, which offers a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains and forests. The nearby points of interest include the Skilak Lake, which provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also go hiking on the nearby trails or enjoy the scenic drive through the Kenai Peninsula.

The campground amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, and potable water. The campground operates on a first-come-first-serve basis, and there are 34 campsites available. An interesting fact about the area is that it used to be a homestead in the early 1900s, and today, visitors can still see the remains of the old homestead.

The best time to visit the Upper Skilak Camping Area is during the summer months when the temperatures are mild, and the days are longer. The average temperature during the summer months (June to August) ranges from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. However, visitors should come prepared for rain, as the area receives an average of 4 inches of rainfall per month during the summer. Overall, the Upper Skilak Camping Area is an excellent place for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of Alaska's wilderness. Get driving directions.


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