Grand View RV Park, Glacier View, AK

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    generok Well-Known Member

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    Grand View RV Park is located on the Glenn Highway just east of the Matanuska Glacier park. They have gravel pads that are mostly level with a table, a grass island, water, power pole and sewer connection. Some sites are electric/water only, and there are a couple of tent sites.

    The showers are nice and clean, but it will cost you 12 quarters to take a shower. They are arranged like little bathrooms with a sink, toilet and shower stall in each room. There are currently three of those little rooms, but they are working on adding another two rooms in the laundry facility, which is next door to the restroom building.

    There is also a cafe on the property that serves as the office as well. They serve a very tasty pizza, and standard fare. They make good coffee and espresso as well.

    Now, here's the rub: they're basically just off the highway. That's not unusual around here though. It is a step up from the typical gravel parking lot sites so common around here. The bad part is there's just not a lot to DO at the campground. They have horseshoes and a nice little trail to a bluff where you can look over the Matanuska Glacier, and you can often see Dalls Sheep on the mountain across the highway... but that's about it. There are no trails or attractions within walking distance of the CG. To do the stuff in the area, you'll need to be able to drive... I doubt there's a taxi out there at all.

    All in all, it's probably a great overnight stop, but not a great destination stop. If you were doing the glacier later in the day, and didn't feel like driving on, this would be a nice place to stop. Two nights was more than enough for me, but not because the place was bad, there was just nothing to do.
     
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    Update for 2016: They finished the showers in the laundry room. They are very large AND those two showers have working heaters in the overhead light fixture. That's nice because in the other bathroom/showers the heat lamps don't work and there is no source of heat.

    The owners were so nice. They let us stay in the site until 4pm (checkout is noon) while we went on a glacier trek.
     
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    2017 update: We didn't stay this year, but we have stopped in twice for lunch and I walked the dog around. Looks like the biggest news is the place is for sale, but they are still open for the season.
     

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