Deep Creek, Ninilchik
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< 35 (ft)
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Close to some of the best fishing on the Kenai Peninsula. Situated almost halfway bet ween the Kenai River and Homer, Alaska. About 45 - 50 minutes either way. My land is on the bluff overlooking Deep Creek with views of Mt Illiamna, Mt Redoubt, and on a clear day, Mt Spur. All three are active volcanos that erupted last time in the late 80's. Redoubt is about 45 miles across the inlet and is still actively venting steam (which is a very good thing.) Fishing access is at the mouth of the river 2 miles away. Catch and release for salmon and steelhead at the property since there are spawning grounds directly below the bluff. You'll be able to see them if you are wearing polarized sunglasses. Dolly Vardens are keepers there. Lots of eagles to watch (they will sometimes fly low and scold you, but if you are not a tiny dog or cat, you will be safe. LOL) Picnic table, children only swingset, and bbq grill are under a protected canopy. Outhouse available. Please feel free to use them all. No fireworks at camp. You can go to the Ninilchik beach if you want to shoot some off into the ocean. Some tent spaces available along driveway. 3 Bears Grocery store and Tesoro gas station (can refill propane tanks) in Ninilchik. Suggested Local Attractions: Visit the Russion Orthodox Church on the oceanside bluff in Ninilchik. Local deep sea fishing charters. I use AFishHunt Charters in Ninilchik, but have been told by previous guests that Reel 'em Inn and Fishing Fool are also good. Hiking, Homer wildlife sanctuary, Kenai River fishing charters (The Dip Ship is 100% handicap accessible), Float trips down the Kenai River The (Drifters Lodge in Cooper Landing is who I use), claming at Clam Gulch. Local fish processing available. 3 hour drive to Seward and a 4 1/2 hour drive from Anchorage. If you have time, either charter a flight or take the water taxi from Homer to Seldovia. Bring a kite to fly on the beach. Watch the tractor boat launch into the surf in Ninilchik. Favorite Restaurants: In Ninilchik: The Buzz for awesome coffee, tea and baked treats. Inlet View Restaurant (clam chowder fresh from Clam Gulch on Fridays only.) Roscoe's for one of the best Philly sandwiches on the West Coast. They also do great pizzas and calzones. In Homer: Cosmic Cafe for soups and sandwiches (I definitely recommend their BLTs). Fat Olive's - best Pizza and gourmet soups and salads. Both feature fresh farm to market fare. Speaking of farm to market, there is a Saturday market in Homer. Favorite campfire treat: Straw'mores. Clean and cut tops off fresh strawberries. Pat very dry with paper towels. Skewer onto hot dog roasting sticks, coat with Marshmallow Fluff and toast over the campfire. You won't be able to eat just one!
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
No smoking. No cigarette butts on grounds. Haul trash out. Do not try to burn cans or bottles in the fire pit. Please abide by forestry burning regulations. Make sure you have extra water jug or a fire extinguisher handy when using the fire pit. Also, please make sure all embers are cold when you leave. No generators after midnight or before 7 am. Wild animals may wander through camp...please leave them alone and do NOT leave trash, food, or coolers outside. Please do not clean fish, game, or clams on the property since there is no way to wash those bear attractants away. Use public docks for that. Leave it as pristine as you found it so everyone can enjoy this beautiful spot. Most of all, have fun.
GPS Coordinates: N60.021173 W151.643628 Access Road Conditions: Compacted dirt road with a tight right turn onto the driveway. I can make it in my 36' Class A with the toad detached, but it is tight, so use caution. A 40' Class A made it in without problems this year. Note that maneuvering room is tight, especially for 5th wheels over 40'. Main road leading into the property is packed dirt/gravel for about a mile. Wide enough for 2 RVs to carefully pass one another. Parking pad info: Please do not drive off the parking pad onto the grass. It is very soft on the edges and you could get stuck. I marked the spaces for you to back in to. There are two long spaces for longer rigs marked #1 and #2. Numbers S3 and S4 are for smaller rigs or overflow. I will let you know if there are other rigs coming in, otherwise, you can park your car/truck in the areas marked for the smaller rigs. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicle must be disconnected from RV. Please plan to depart by noon of your last day unless I tell you differently. This is a vey popular BW place so demand for spaces are really high, especially over holiday weekends. Since I will be working as a rail tour guide on the Holland America Princess train this summer, my family or I will probably not be there while you are visiting. My telephone number is 1-830-461-9632 if you have questions. If you have a non-life threatening emergency and can't reach me, please call my son, Sean at 907-229-1727.
Hosted By Vlmccoy02
Training and showing my dogs makes me happy Details: Christian, divorced 74 years old young woman who retired from 32 years with the FAA in Alaska. (I have no idea who that old lady in the mirror is) I love to spend time with my Golden Retriever and my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I have land in Alaska that I cleared to use as a base camp for fishing and just hanging out with friends around the campfire. I love history and enjoy exploring whatever is going on around my location Home Town: Ninilchik, Alaska in summer. Mainly Texas in winter. Skills or Expertise to Share: Tour guide on Holland America Princess (HAP) rail excursions
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References for this location from other RVers
4 months ago
we loved our stay on your beautiful property!
5 months ago
Excellent communication with parking instructions, very detailed in the accepted stay message to make it easy on arrival. Large parking area, friendly tasting room staff, tons of wines to choose from.
5 months ago
The Deep Creek site was so peaceful. Overlooking the gorge with eagles soaring. Moose and bear scat was plentiful. About 4 miles from Sterling Highway. Great directions. Could be a little tight at full capacity. we were the only ones. Highly recommend!
5 months ago
What a wonderfully quiet spot for the night, overlooking a flowing river. Thank you for hosting.
5 months ago
This stay is one of the highlights of our Alaska trip. Marvelous view, we relaxed all evening looking over the bluff watching mom/dad eagle and baby in the nest. Also saw a moose come out of the thicket and graze the stream and river bank for probably two hours. Quiet secluded area. Host has done an amazing job making travelers few welcome. Park bench & fire ring on the bluff so you could sit bank and take in the spectacular view.