Copper River Campground in Chitina, gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

welcome to fish camp!

History In The Making

After getting flooded out year after year at our camps by the bridge, we were able to secure a permanent home in Chitina in 2019. In the coming years we intend to develop the property to suit the needs of our charter guests and the local dipnetting community. 

We have been a leader in the "full service" dipnet charter business starting on the Kenai since 2013. Since then, we have grown to be the largest dipnet charter in Alaska and the only one licensed and permitted to operate in all of Southcentral's dipnet fisheries.  We lead the way in safety, techniques, quality equipment and guide qualifications.  Setting the bar once again, our campground is another dipnet industry first!

We are located at Mile 33.6 Edgerton Hwy in Chitina, AK 99566

Pricing and Availability

RV-Motorhome  $25/day

Tent Site $20/day

(1 car  & 2 tents) 

ADD 120v 20amp Power

to any site for $10

Check In      3:00pm

Check Out  1:00pm 


Campground in Chitina AK located in town, RV Parking, Hookups, Camp and Fish with us. RV Tent spots

Stay With Us

If you are car camping, staying in a tent or in an RV, we have camp spots for you! Our property is conveniently situated within walking distance to the hotel, country store and tavern. Less noise, dust and chaos than the DOT campground near the bridge, our campground is a convenient base camp for your dipnet charter. 

Campground with power hookups, fire pits, picnic tables and fish camp. wildlife viewing in Chitina


While our endeavor is young, we are making strides to improve our camp for our guests. This year sites will have access to power, picnic tables, ranch style fire pits and grills. We will be constructing a gazebo so clients and guests have a spot to gather before and after charters, and we have many other exciting projects in the pipeline!

Kennicott campground, drop your camper or 5th wheel and drive to McCarthy, secure campground parking

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Our camp is ideally situated at Mile 0.0 McCarthy Road adjacent to the Ranger Station and Chitina Wayside. This makes  our camp the perfect pit stop before venturing 60 miles down the fabled McCarthy road to Kennicott-McCarthy inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Plan on 2.5 hours one way depending on weather and road conditions.