Allison Pt, Valdez AK

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    generok Well-Known Member

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    This campground is primitive, but you can't beat the location! It is directly on Valdez Bay, and when the pink salmon are in, it's about 30 seconds from door to fish. The campground takes no reservations, and payment is made at various drop boxes along the way. There are many sites all up and down the bay, on both sides of the road. Spaced throughout are standard non-flush toilets and drinking water tanks. The spaces are gravel, and wide enough you can set up a canopy next to your rig easy enough.

    You are next to the road, and the road gets busy twice a day at 6am and 6pm shift change for the Alaska Pipeline terminal at the end of the road.

    When the pinks are in (1st wk of July - Aug), they are THICK, you can just cast and catch. A limit takes about 10 minutes. But, when they are NOT it, you can cast all day and catch nothing, so you have to play it by ear.

    The campground has no dump station, no hosed potable water (tank only) and no electricity. The view, however, is worth a million bucks!

    Allison Pt Campground is down Dayville Rd, on the OTHER side of the bay from the main city. If you go, prepare for the bigger rigs to be running generators, so keep that in mind when you set up. There are no real rules, or anyone to enforce them if there were. Even so, it was VERY quiet and respectful. Beware of bears though, they are pretty thick in the area.
     
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    Here's a picture of the site. You can't see too much since it was foggy that morning, but you get the idea.

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    Well, here's a 2014 update about Allison Point Campground. The City of Valdez has once again taken over management of the campground. The price is now $15 per night, BUT you no longer need to pay to just park to go fishing.

    The BIGGEST issue is there is NO POTABLE WATER any longer at the campsite. You can get plenty of sea water, but the potable water tanks have been REMOVED, so come self-contained for all your washing needs, or haul water in.

    The rest of the site is the same as my last review, but the CG seems to have become VERY popular this year with the Lower 48 motorhome set. So, be prepared to be dwarfed and sit next to genny tailpipes for a while.
     
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    Bummer that the water has been removed. I remember when it was just a pull off and no $$ was needed to camp there.
     
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    Update for 2017: The potable water tanks are back! So, now there is water at Allison Point again!
     
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    The tanks are still there in 2018.
     

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