Paxson Lake Campground

Overview

Paxson Lake Campground

MP 175 Richardson Hwy

Large boat launch and parking area for 70 vehicles, toilet, boater registration stand and information panels.

RV Dump station – $10 fee for non-campers.

50 campsites 

First Loop: 20 camp sites, universally accessible toilets, one hand pump well, rules/map panels and bulletin boards, and boardwalk to lake.

Second Loop: 20 camp sites, 10 walk in sites, toilets (1 universally accessible), rules/map panels and bulletin boards. Trail and bridge across the creek between the two loops.

Fee Station: Per night = $15 drive in site; $6/Walk in site; Federal Senior Pass half price.

Recreation

BLM Alaska Recreation Guide 

Facilities

BLM Alaska Recreation Guide 

Natural Features

Paxson Lake Campground is located at MP 175 of the Richardson Highway near the shore of Paxson Lake. The campground has 50 camp sites, including 2 accessible sites and 10 walk-in sites. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and have access to water, picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms. Fees: $15/night for regular, $6/night for walk-in site. The campground's boat launch is the starting point for those floating the main branch of the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River. Located in the 1st loop of Paxson Campground is a foot trail shore access to the lake and boat mooring area.

Nearby Attractions

Denali Highway Info Gulkana Wild and Scenic River Denali Highway 

contact_info

This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (907) 822-3217.

Photos

View of Paxson
View of Paxson
Jeremy Matlock/BLM
Campsite at Paxson Lake Campground
Campsite at Paxson Lake Campground
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BLM Paxson Lake
BLM Paxson Lake
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View of Paxson
View of Paxson
Jeremy Matlock/BLM
Campsite at Paxson Lake Campground
Campsite at Paxson Lake Campground
Denton Hamby/BLM
BLM Paxson Lake
BLM Paxson Lake
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Adventure is at Your Fingertips

Activities

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BERRY PICKING
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CAMPING
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BIKING
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BOATING
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CANOEING
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FISHING
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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BIRDING
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WHITEWATER RAFTING
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MOTOR BOAT

Addresses

PO Box 147
Glennallen
Alaska
99588

Geographic Coordinates

62.88346369, -145.5248217

Fees

  • All sites are on a first come first serve basis. Fee's Per night = $15 drive in site; $6 Walk in site.
  • The Paxson Lake Campground opening and closing dates are weather dependent and may vary from season to season. May 30th Mermorial Day through the first week in September (Labor Day) is typically when the site is accessible and open to the public.