Buskin River State Recreation Site††
We stopped to check out this campground and break for a
picnic lunch. We do not recommend
this campground as much as Fort Abercrombie.
It is not as pretty, as the road is much more dusty and every time a car
drives by another layer of dust is added to the foliage.
Also it is near an airport, so it is much noisier.
To find the campground head south out of Kodiak city on
Rezanof Street. The campground is
on the left side near the junction of Anton Larson Bay Road.
Buskin River has fifteen campsites altogether.
We only saw one person camping here besides the campground host when we
scoped it out midweek. There is also a covered picnic area by the water.
Each campsite features a picnic table, a fire ring and a bench.
This appears to be an older campground so the ground is not very level.
Those who tent camp may need to pick and choose a site with enough level
area for the particular style of tent. There are pumps for fresh water and
toilets. Camping here costs $10 per
There is a Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitorís
Center located at the entrance to the campground.
The Visitorís Center has some excellent displays and sells books and
information about Alaska. They also
have a seventeen minute audio/visual presentation about the island and wildlife
that they show for free. This is a
great place to meet up with other people visiting Kodiak and compare notes on
activities and adventures.