TENDERFOOT CREEK, AK

Tenderfoot Creek Campground unveils views of the surrounding mountains from every direction and offers campsites that face the edge of a glistening lake. Perched along Summit Lake on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, Tenderfoot Creek provides an ideal destination for fishing...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates

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  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • Parking at boat ramp is limited
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Pull-Through
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 72 Pull-Through
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 66 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 80 Pull-Through
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 38 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 100 Pull-Through
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 65 Back-In
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 92 Pull-Through
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AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 28 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Tenderfoot Creek Campground unveils views of the surrounding mountains from every direction and offers campsites that face the edge of a glistening lake.

Perched along Summit Lake on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, Tenderfoot Creek provides an ideal destination for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and wildlife watching.

Campers may experience morning wakeup calls from loons or view bald eagles fishing in the clear waters. Impressive wildlife inhabitants include moose, brown and black bears, mountain goats, lynx and wolves.

Natural Features:

Campsites are nicely spaced along the eastern shores of Summit Lake. Tenderfoot Creek passes through the campground and surrounding greenery includes spruce and hemlock.

Summit Lake is a small cirque lake, or tarn, reaching a depth of 20 feet. This cirque was the beginning of a long-gone, alpine glacier. The surrounding terrain and unique mountain landscape is all glacially carved.

Recreation:

The Summit Lake Trail heads south of Summit Lake and connects with the Resurrection Pass Trail, a wonderful 39-mile hiking and biking trail that climbs 2,100 feet of elevation, providing excellent views of the area.

The lake is stocked with Dolly Varden and Rainbow trout. Winter recreation includes backcountry skiing, snow boarding and snowshoeing.

Facilities:

Tenderfoot Creek campers enjoy amenities such as drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, trash collection, fire pits and a boat ramp. The majority of campsites are pull-throughs and parking aprons are gravel. Firewood can be purchased onsite.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Portage Glacier in the Portage Valley, a 14-mile isthmus that connects the Kenai Peninsula to mainland Alaska. Glacial remnants that can be seen today are Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns and Shakespeare glaciers.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Peak Fri May 29 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Site Pads
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
Peak Season
May 29 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.63556, -149.49583
60°38'8"N, 149°29'45"W

From Anchorage, go south on Seward Highway approximately 81 miles to Summit Lake. Turn at milepost 46 before Summit Lake Lodge.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TENDERFOOT CREEK
MILE 46 SEWARD HWY
ANCHORAGE  AK  99631

Phone Number:

Information:  (907)522-8368