Kendesnii Campground (Nabesna Road) | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
10 months ago
Altitude:
964.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
byebyebuessli

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Nice, quiet, clean (and free) campground at mile 27.8 of Nabesna Road, before the river crossings (Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve),. It has 10 campsites, picnic tables, metal fire rings and grill, vault toilets, lake and short hiking trail. More hiking trails along Nabesna Road. Should this be full: there are many pullouts / campspots, some with picnic table and stone fire ring along the road.

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Exactly as described. One of the quietest and most peaceful campgrounds in Alaska. Our pit toilet had a view — a window — facing a leak. Simply beautiful.

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The main road has many potholes, so drive with care. Many camp spots along the road, some of them with tables, fire rings and pit toilets.
This is a free primitive campground with tables, fire rings. About 10-12 gravel spots, suitable also for big RVs.
The pit toilets are freshly painted, sparkly clean, with paper and sanitizer.
Spots are open, perfect for charging solars and Starlink. We stayed 1 night. No mobile connection.

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Very nice wilderness campground as described by others. Only a few other campers. The 28 miles to the campground is rough and must take it slow. The pit toilets were clean. Caught some grayling in the lake and watched eagles all evening. Love these free Alaska campgrounds.

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As advertised. 27 miles down a dirt road. There was snow on the road when we got there leading to some pretty sloppy and slick spots on the way in. However we did not need 4x4. Beautiful scenery. Very quiet. Free!

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Campground with sufficiently large spots, but not completely private (nor silent). The road to the Nabesna gold mine (which itself is on private property) is doable. Workers are making the river beds flat and wide, so crossings remain shallow. Note that the last 2 miles (after Devil's Mountain Lodge) have a warning sign about tow charges and look very muddy. Came back after hiking Skookum Volcano Trail and spent another night in site 10.

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Including more photos from this area. Last night was peaceful. We are headed out today.

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We are staying here tonight, since the roads past here are flooded. This campground is as previously described and is well maintained. Bugs are bad when there is no wind. There is an "interpretive trail", but we only found one board (see photo). There are garbage cans, bathrooms, but no potable water.

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Road was great with awesome scenery to the campground. In fact, the gravel section is even better than the paved one! The campground is very clean and well manicured. I drove the road all the way to the end, after the campground you definitely needs high clearance for the creek crossings. Never had to use 4wd but with a passenger car or suv you will likely scrap the bottom of your car. No cell service. Lot of mosquitoes but my thermacel is doing its job well.

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Awesome campground. No great boat access from Site 1 or the small boat launch but possibly better from some of the other sites. The lake is small but is nice for kayaking. Bugs weren’t bad most of the time due to slight wind. Outhouse clean and well stocked. Really enjoyed this spot and our hike up Skookum Volcano. Beautiful area.

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Very nice and well maintained campground. The road is in poor condition and so took over an hour from the ranger station. I have a high clearance 4x4 sprinter with off-road air suspension and I still felt it was a rough drive. I didn’t need the 4x4 but the potholes were everywhere and deep.
Lots of hunters. There are a few good interpretive trails around the campground. Dog friendly.
No Verizon cell service. Only 2 sites taken on a Wed -Summer 2021.
The campground has a one-way road, I would suggest doing the full circle until you choose your spot. Some sites are exposed and others have trees around them. I loved site 6!
Did not see any furry friends.
Enjoy!

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Nice free campground with about 10 spaces and nice views! very clean pit toilets. There were only other 4 campers on a summer friday night. The air strip was pretty quiet with only one small airplane departure.

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I drove out Nabesna Road to Jack Lake and the first creek crossing. I did not attempt the second (or third) creek crossing, as they were moving pretty swiftly and not many tracks going across.
The road was not bad, I think next time I come out to AK I may stay here for a while. There were a couple of sites that I know I could get into. I have a class A - 35’ and tow - I parked in 1 site to check (car is 1/2 RV length). There were less than 5 sites taken.
I believe that Mt. Wrangell is an active volcano. The visitor center at the beginning of the road was nice, they have a CD you can listen to on the way to the end of the road.

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Really nice campground on a lake. 10 clean sites that are spread out and spacious with picnic tables and fire rings. Free. Wish we brought a canoe.

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What for a nice and free campground. It's very quiet- except the airstrip who starts 3-5 times a day a small plane. The campground is really offside, so I feel like in the Denali Nationalpark- very quiet and peaceful. I spend here two nights...

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Free Campground at Mile 27.8 Nabesna Road (Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve).
nice, puiet and clean campground with 10 campsites, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, lake and short hiking trail.
More hiking trails along Nabesna Road.
Many pullouts / campspots some with picnic table and fire ring along the Road.

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