Camping in Cordova

Cordova has a number of camping options including Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin and the Odiak Camper Park operated by the City of Cordova.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cordova’s natural surroundings, these camping options provide a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature.


The Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin offers a cozy and rustic retreat, situated by the tranquil waters of Eyak Lake, allowing campers to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere while being surrounded by breathtaking views.


Meanwhile, the Odiak Camper Park, managed by the City of Cordova, provides a more traditional camping experience with amenities such as fire pits, picnic tables, and convenient access to outdoor activities. Whether you prefer to spend your days fishing, hiking, or simply unwinding in the great outdoors, Cordova’s camping options cater to a variety of preferences, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Reserve a Odiak Camper Park Short-term Camp Site or Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin online 

We’ve just launched our CivicPlus Recreation Management system.  Click the button below to see availability for both Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin and short-term sites at Odiak Camper Park.

*Please note that you will have to set up an account in the system in order to reserve either facility.

Odiak Camper Park

Location: 1401 Whitshed Rd, Cordova, AK 99574.

Guests at Odiak Camper Park can enjoy a range of amenities and stunning views during their stay. The RV camping sites offer various electric hook-up options to suit different needs, ensuring a comfortable stay for visitors.The park’s facilities include restrooms, showers (with a small fee), potable water supply, picnic tables, fire rings, trash services, and a dump station for added convenience.

For those opting for tent camping, the tent platforms provide a solid and elevated base for a cozy night under the stars. These platforms offer a sturdy foundation for setting up your tent and enjoying the peaceful surroundings of Odiak Slough.



Odiak Camper Park - Booking information

Bookings open for the 2024 season on april 1

Bookings open for the 2024 Season on April 1. 


Seasonal / Monthly

Season reservations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. At present seasonal and monthly bookings are unable to be taken online. Due to expected demand you need to book ahead,  Please note that the Cordova South Harbor Rebuild project is underway and is expected to be completed by early in the fishing season.

Complete the online Reservation Form



For short term stays (14 days max) please either complete the online Reservation system

or download the pdf version Odiak Camper Park – Short Term Reservation Form 2024 and submit by email to



Fees include a 7% City Sales Tax. Additionally, the short-term rate covers a 6% Public Services Accommodation Tax.


Short Term (Max 14 days)

$35.00 per day  Includes Electric, Water & Trash & Dump Station.
$20 per day  Tent.  No electric or water.


Monthly / Seasonal

$35.00 per day (less the than 30 days)  Includes Electric, Water & Trash & Dump Station.
$4,387.50 (152 days)  Includes Electric, Water & Trash & Dump Station. May 1 to September 30.
$975 per month  Includes Electric, Water & Trash & Dump Station. First month’s fee must be pre-paid
$250 Reservation Fee Refundable.  Hold for securing of site.
$150 Security deposit Refundable. Payable in advance of occupation of site. Charged at the discretion of the City of Cordova.



For Inquiries Please Contact:

Administrative Clerk
Department of Parks & Recreation
Phone: (907) 424 7282

Odiak Camper Park Rules


  1. Follow City rules regarding noise. Loud noise can disturb other camper’s right to enjoy their space in peace and is strictly prohibited (including but not limited to loud music, television/video games, physical/verbal altercations, etc.).
  2. Any disturbance or action that requires police intervention is considered a material breach of your Camper Space Use Permit Agreement and will be grounds to terminate that agreement under the terms provided in the Agreement.
  3. Procession and consumption of alcohol and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in public places as per City Code: 6.12.030.
  4. Possession, consumption, or impairment from drugs (including marijuana), is prohibited within the public places.
  5. Your designated space must be kept in a clean and hygienic condition. Keep common areas free of trash, clutter, and obstructions. Construction or erection of any semi-permanent or permanent structures in your space, with the exception of conventional canvas-and-pole tents, is strictly prohibited.
  6. Storing garbage outside, other than in receptacles specifically designated by the City for that purpose, that attracts bears , insects, rodents or vermin is strictly prohibited. For purposes of this rule, garbage includes but is not limited to pet waste, refuse, cigarette butts, and chewing tobacco, cans, bottles, papers, and other items which are typically discarded on a day-to-day basis. Refer City Code 8.08; 8.32.
  7. Fish cleaning stations are not available in the park. Do not dispose of fish or fish cleaning scraps in the dumpsters. Fish cleaning stations are located at the Harbor and on New England Cannery Road (toward Orca Inlet).
  8. Campers are prohibited from dumping and/or disposing of gray and black water and/or human waste on the City owned or City-controlled land; it must be dumped at the designated dumping station. Refer City Code 8.36.
  9. Commercial Operations: No campers shall be permitted to operate a business, hobby or other enterprise intended to draw customers or to offer for sale any goods or services from a location within the Park.
  10. It is prohibited to deface, destroy, alter, remove, or otherwise disfigure any equipment, sign, utility services, or other facility owned or provided by the City at any City-owned campground or campsite, or parking area.
  11. Children under 18 may not be left unattended or unsupervised in the Park.
  12. Violation of any park rule, city ordinance, local, state or, federal law can result in prosecution and/or eviction. These rules were made to benefit everyone, thank you for reading and abiding by them



  1. No more than two pets (2) are permitted per designated spot.
  2. Dogs must always be kept on a leash, and their noise level and behaviors must not disrupt, offend, frighten, or interfere with other users of the Park.
  3. Campers are responsible for any and all damages and claims arising from or relating to their pet, whether incurred by the Park or by other Campers.
  4. Campers must promptly pick up, remove, and dispose any pet waste.



  1. Fires permitted in fire rings only.
  2. Pallet fires are prohibited.
  3. Split firewood is sold at a rate of $6.00 per bundle (6 pieces) and is available from the Parks & Recreation Department office.
  4. Please do not place trash in fire ring. Dumpsters are located onsite for your convenience.
  5. The City Burn Pile is available for use for the disposal paper, cardboard, wood, and brush per City Code 8.28.



  1. Motor vehicles may only be parked in the parking space(s) designated in the Camper Space Use Permit Agreement.
  2. Vehicles may not be parked in unoccupied camper spaces or in other areas of the Park.
  3. At least one wheel on each side of any recreational vehicle must always be adequately blocked front and rear to prevent rolling.
  4. All trailers must have enough jacks or jack devices to stabilize the unit on a long-term basis.
  5. Blocking or jacks should be securely and properly placed to be stable and not damage vehicle undercarriage.
  6. Campers are advised to keep their vehicles locked. The City is not liable for damage of any kind, trespass to, or theft of Campers’ property.
  7. Personal property may not be stored in any Park common areas.
  8. No net mending or boat storage is permitted in the Park.
  9. Only one (1) grounded connection between the camping unit and the electrical post supplied by the City is permitted. Camper spaces are rated at specific amperage. It is the camper’s responsibility to stay within the supply available. Damage to the camper’s equipment and/or the City’s electrical system will be the responsibility of the camper.


Vehicle Safety

  1. Only two (2) motor vehicles are permitted on each space, passes for which are issued with each use permit. These passes must be always displayed on the rearview mirror in the windshield.
  2. Vehicles must be in good and safe working condition, and adequately sealed against the weather.
  3. Vehicles should not extend beyond the boundaries of your designated space(s), intrude on other residents’ spaces or vehicles, or encroach on the surrounding natural landscape.
  4. Vehicles’ waste and plumbing fixtures and systems must not leak or pollute the Park, and vents must remain unobstructed. Recreational vehicles must be equipped with a minimum of a simple filtration system for gray water.
  5. Campers may not use cooking facilities, plumbing, propane appliances, gas appliances, electrical appliances, heating, and lighting components of their vehicle in a manner that is contrary to or deviates from the manner for which their use is intended. Campers are also prohibited from utilizing these devices in any manner that creates a health and safety hazard for themselves or others.
  6. Vehicle and/or Boat Maintenance: No vehicle or boat maintenance, repair or washing of RVs or vehicles or boats is allowed within the Park.
  7. Propane Tanks – No tank used to contain propane or liquefied petroleum gas may exceed a 50-pound rating. There shall be no more than two (2) tanks attached to a camping unit at one time. Propane tanks must be attached to the trailer or camping unit in the manner specified by the manufacturer, or in a cradle specifically designed to hold propane tanks to camping units. Freestanding tanks are not permitted.
  8. Campers wishing to fill the potable water holding tank(s) in their camping unit from the Park water system may do so only if they make no changes or alterations to the Park plumbing fixtures and provided that an approved anti-siphon device is installed on the camping unit. Hoses may not be left attached to Park spigots.
  9. It is strictly prohibited to attach a garden hose or similar device to a Park water system for the purpose of rinsing wastewater or sewage-holding tanks.


Please download a copy of the Odiak Camper Park Rules 2024 for your information.


For Inquiries Please Contact:

Administrative Clerk
Department of Parks & Recreation
Phone: (907) 424 7282

The summer season, from May 1 to September 30, is the perfect time to visit this picturesque location, subject to favorable weather conditions.

Whether you’re a seasonal commercial fisherman or a nature enthusiast, Odiak Camper Park offers a serene retreat with breathtaking views of Cordova, Hawkins Islands, and Ocra Inlet.

Come experience the beauty of the outdoors at this unique camping destination!

Eyak Lake Skater's Cabin

Skater's Cabin
Eyak Lake Skater's Cabin - Reservations


To reserve Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin please use our new online Reservation System

Please read the Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin Rental Rules 2024.

Daily Usage Charges

Daily Usage Charges

The maximum stay is 3 days, with fees that include a 7% City Sales Tax and a 6% Public Accommodation Services Tax.

  • The cost is $50 for each 24-hour period.
  • A refundable Key Deposit of $50 is required.

Location: 2210 Power Creek Road, Cordova, AK 99574
(marked on Google Maps as NF-S-839)

Eyak Lake Skater’s Cabin is a City operated, log cabin rental located on the Eyak Lake shoreline.


This charming, rustic cabin includes a wood stove, bench, and electricity, along with an outdoor toilet. However, there is no running water available. Adjacent to the cabin is a public beach area featuring a picnic table, fire pit, and BBQ for visitors to enjoy.

Guests are required to bring their own water, food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking utensils, lanterns or flashlights, toilet paper, first aid kit, and garbage bags. Firewood can be purchased in advance from the Department of Parks and Recreation. The maximum overnight capacity is 8 guests.

Complete the reservation form below and email it to:

*Please note that the Cabin has extensive dry rot on the exterior walls. The City is aware of this and are investigating options for replacement of the building.



Additional Camping Resources

US Forest Service Cabins / Campsites

The US Forest Service operates short-term cabins within the Chugah National Forest and the Copper River Delta area including

  • Power Creek Cabin
  • McKinley Lake Cabin
  • McKinley Trail Cabin

Reservations for campgrounds and cabins are made through (1-877-444-6777) and recommended for summer camping. Fees are charged during the summer season.

The US Forest Service offers a variety of short-term free to use camp sites for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. These sites provide a range of amenities and are located in picturesque settings for a memorable camping experience:

  • Alaganik. 17 Mile Cooper River Highway.  Five tent platforms.  Pit toilet.  RV parking allowed but no hookups.  Three night maximum.
  • Snag Lake Road. 18.1 Mile Copper River Highway (north side).  RV parking allowed but no hookups.  Not recommended for large RVs.  Very rough road. 14 night maximum.
  • Eighteen Mile. 18.1 Mile Copper River Highway (south side).  Two tent platforms. Pit toilet.  RV parking allowed but no hookups.  Not recommended for large RVs.  14 night maximum.
  • One-eyed Pond.  18.2 Mile Copper River Highway (south side). One tent platform. Pit toilet.  RV parking allowed but no hookups.14 night maximum.
  • Halbrook Pond.  18.2 Mile Copper River Highway (north side).  Road is very rough and not maintained.  RV Parking allowed but no hookups.  Not recommended for large RVs.  14 night maximum.
  • Saddlebag Glacier.  24.6 Mile Copper River Highway.  Two tent camping sites.  RV parking allowed but no hookups.  14 night maximum.
  • Long Island.  Between 27 Mile and 34 Mile Copper River Highway (on south side).  Tent camping & RV parking allowed but no hookups.  Not recommended for large RVs/  14 night maximum.


State of Alaska Campsites

The State of Alaska allows tent camping and RV parking along Power Creek Road (beyond Skater’s Cabin) until the road’s end. There are no toilets or hookups provided. Free to use and limited to one night only.

Eyak Corporation

Eyak Corporation manages the following campsites:

  • Hartney Bay: Located at Mile 5 Whitshed Road, offering two camping sites with fire rings. Tent camping and RV parking are permitted, but there are no hookups or toilets available. A use permit from Eyak Corporation is mandatory, with a fee for usage.
  • Cabin Lake: Situated at Mile 12 Copper River Highway (opposite Merle K Smith Airport), providing 12 camping sites with fire rings. Tent camping and RV parking are allowed, but there are no hookups or toilets on site. A use permit from Eyak Corporation is necessary, with a fee for usage
  • Alaganik. Mile 18 Copper River Highway. 18 camping sites with fire rings. Tent camping and RV parking allowed, but no hookups or toilets available. Requires a use permit from Eyak Corporation. Fee for use.
  • Alaganik Slough. Mile 19 Copper River Highway. 8 camping sites with fire rings. Tent camping and RV parking allowed, but no hookups or toilets available. Requires a use permit from Eyak Corporation. Fee for use.

For more information on Eyak Corporation campsites, rules, and reservations, please contact Eyak Corporation

Phone: (907) 424-7161

The Eyak Corporation
622 First Street
Suite 105
P.O. Box 340
Cordova, Alaska 99574

Happy camping!