General Campground Information

YOUR COMFORT IS IMPORTANT TO US

Bathouse shower floor mats, located inside the facility, are provided for your use to place on the FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE SHOWER STALL, to have a dry, clean place to step when through showering. Please place the used floor towel in the hamper provided. Please be considerate of other campers when using the showers. If you find a shower or toilet in need of cleaning, please contact the office or camp host.

LATE ARRIVALS

LATE ARRIVALS & NIGHT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

GUESTS WITH RESERVATIONS:
If you have a reservation and arrive after closing, you will find your Guest Service Guide with your name and site number on our office door, which is also our general store building. This building is located just before the entrance to the campground. Just come up the steps and you will find your guide.

It will also provide you with directions to your campsite/accommodation, and  a map of our campground that shows you where all the guests services areas are.

GUESTS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS:
If you do not have a reservation, you can use our night check-in board. It is located immediately at the top of the steps on the left of the office/general store building.  This building is located just before the entrance to the campground.  Please do not proceed into the campground until you have completed night registration. We have guests arriving at random times throughout the evening, so it is important that late arrivals without a reservation only select those sites available to avoid having to wake you up to move.
 
The night registration board will explain what sites are available for one night, and the cost. You must fill out a night registration envelope and place it in the slot of the pink box below the board. If you need a receipt and/or change, stop by the office in the morning for assistance. *Cabins and RV Rentals are unable to be booked during night registration - please contact the Office prior to arrival during office hours and reserve your accommodation.

SAVE A BEAR!

Please do not clean fish in the park or put fish entrails in the dumpster or on the grounds. Tables to clean and process your fish are provided at the harbor dock. Bears have an acute sense of smell. A bear who becomes familiar with garbage has to be trapped and/or killed. Please do not leave food or garbage outside your RV, trailer. Please do not leave food inside your Tent.

LAUNDRY! LAUNDRY!

Coin-operated Washing Machines & Dryers are located at the back of the office. Please be considerate of others wishing to do their laundry by not leaving your laundry in the machines. Change and laundry soap vending machines are available in the laundry.

PETS

Pets are our best friends. Please ensure your pet's safety by always placing a leash on them while staying in the Park and disposing of their waste in the dumpster or pet waste stations. PETS are NOT allowed in any lodging within the campground (Cabins, Rental RV Unit, Glamping or Easy Camping Tents) and NOT allowed inside the Bathhouse or General Store.
Do not leave your pet unattended.  Please take them with you when you leave the campground to go on excursions or visiting downtown.

Butts! Butts! Butts!

Please no cigarette butts on the ground anywhere in the Campground. Please dispose of appropriately. No smoking in the bathhouse, Cabins, Rental RV Unit, Glamping and Easy Camping tents, and General Store.

CHILDREN ARE GOD'S GIFT TO PARENTS

Please maintain control of your children while in the park. Be sure and count them before you leave, I have some and do not need anymore.

Check Out 11:00 AM - Check in 3:00 PM

Applies only to RV & standard Tent Sites:
~ Early check in fee $10 if the site is ready. Earliest check in time is 1pm. MUST be booked in advance of arrival so the Team can prepare your site early.
~ Late check out fee of $10 if site is available. Latest check out time is Noon. MUST notify the Team before 11am.
  • NO LATE CHECK OUT FOR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS.(CABINS, GLAMPING TENT, EASY CAMPING TENT, RENTAL RV UNIT)
  • NO EARLY CHECK IN FOR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS. (CABINS, GLAMPING TENT, EASY CAMPING TENT, RENTAL RV UNIT)

QUIET HOURS

10:00pm TO 7:00am (City Ordinance) In order for all our Guests to enjoy their stay with us, we ask all our Guests to be considerate towards each other and keep noise to a minimum during quiet hours.

YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US

In Case of Emergency: Call 911. You are at the Valdez KOA, 3181 Richardson Hwy. NOTIFY the office, or camp host.
FIREPITS: Please do not put bottles, cans, plastic, toxic chemicals, garbage or other hazardous goods into the firepits. Please do not burn wood with nails or screws in it. If you NEED firewood, we have it for sale at the office.
BEAR ALERT! Please do not leave food or garbage outside your RV, cabin or tent.
SPEED LIMIT: Please be aware, the speed limit is 5 MPH in the campground.
GENERATOR USAGE is not allowed in the campground at anytime, NOR washing of RV/Vehicles of any kind.

Reservations For Future Seasons

Reservations open for the following year on May 1.

THINGS TO DO IN VALDEZ, ALASKA

Enjoy a day out with the most entertaining Wildlife & Glacier Cruise onboard the Lu-Lu Belle with Captain Fred.  See Valdez from the Sky with VS Helicopters fight-seeing tours, take a backcountry ATV tour, paddle up close to glaciers during a sea kayaking adventure or hike the many trails in and around Valdez - all from the Campground.  You don't want to miss the Halibut & Salmon fishing in Prince William Sound and make memories through your camera lens spotting Sea Otters and many bird species while enjoying the view of the majestic Chugach Mountains.  Valdez also boasts 3 Museums that tell the stories of old and contain native artifacts never before seen in Alaska.

LU-LU Belle Day Glacier Cruises in the protected waters of Prince William Sound.
KAYAKING Tours
HELICOPTER flight-seeing Tours
ATV Trails from the campground
GLACIER trails
HIKING trails from the campground
BIKE trails from the campground
HALIBUT & SALMON fishing in Prince William Sound
BIRD & WILDLIFE watching from everywhere
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY
ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY FERRY from the ferry dock
WONDERFUL MUSEUMS in downtown
SCENIC drives to KEYSTONE CANYON - Waterfalls and hiking

VALDEZ KOA OFFERS

Log Cabins  - Rental RV Unit - Glamping Tent - Easy Camping Tents - 30 & 50 Amp RV Sites - Water & Electricity at each RV Site - Pull-Thru and Back-in Sites - Restrooms - Showers - Dump Station - Laundromat - General Store - high speed WFI - Military Discount.

Meet Your Hosts

Tim, LaVerne, Jason, and Kristin

Alaska is truly the 'Last Frontier'.

Tim & LaVerne come from different backgrounds & places. Tim is the Alaskan. He moved to Alaska in the early 80's to Fairbanks and raised his family here. He loves Alaska on all levels, most of all, hunting and fishing. He is an Alaskan bush pilot and still enjoys flying today. He was an owner/operator haul road trucker for about 10 years, making some 850 round trips from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. He loved the vastness and astounding beauty of the north country. He moved to Texas in 1998 and met LaVerne, the Dallas, Texas girl, who then lived in east Texas, who had always dreamed about Alaska. All it took was one trip to Alaska and she was sold. Alaska is the 'Last Frontier'. It is truly what dreams are made of.

Jason is LaVerne's son and Kristin, her daughter-in-law. Both are excited to join Tim and LaVerne as second generation KOA owners (KOA G2). Both Jason and Kristin are recently retired airline pilots. Jason started flying at 18 and worked as a flight instructor and then pilot in the airlines for 22 years. Jason loves skiing (downhill and water). Kristin began flying during college after her term in the Air Force at age 23. She worked as a flight instructor and then an airline pilot for 20 years. She loves animals and the outdoor life, as well as having an interest in real estate and investing, science fiction, and reading. After visiting the folks in Alaska the first time, Kristin was so amazed at Alaska's wild beauty and frontier feeling that she brought her brother and sister in law for a visit to Valdez. They were so captured by Alaska that they bought Bettles Lodge, quit their jobs, and moved from Chicago! Jason and Kristin are proud to become a part of Alaska and the KOA family.

Come join us to enjoy a great camping experience at the VALDEZ KOA the Alaskan Way!

Tim, LaVerne, Jason, and Kristin welcome you!