Salmonfest Onsite Camping

Note to current ticket holders: ARCHES Campground is 100% sold out for 2024. Please explore other lovely camping options around Ninilchik

Thank You for your interest in Salmonfest! There are many camping options within walking distance of the festival and along our free shuttle circuit.

We’re excited to host you, your friends and family. Salmonfest has expanded its on site camping to include RVs, Vans, Campers and Tents. Below is a list of other nearby options so you can ensure you’re all set for a weekend of fun, fish and music. We encourage anyone interested in on-site camping to reserve as soon as possible due to limited availability.

Camping Nearby

There is plenty of camping available near the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. The most convenient is right across the highway. Find more information and  make a reservation for the Kenai Peninsula Fair Camping. One of our top recommendations is J&J Smart Charters/Deep Creek View Campground, with more than 100 sites available and a good location, close to the festival.


The Salmonfest shuttle is a free service for those with a Salmonfest wristband. Vans will be circulating throughout the shuttle stops during the festival. Shuttle schedule and stops are subject to change at any time. Please look to the Salmonfest Info Booth for updated Shuttle information during the festival. The shuttle driver’s phone number is also typically available at the Info booth. That way you can always call for the most up to date schedule information.


Shuttle Stops:

Salmonfest North Gate

Alaskan Angler RV Resort

Ninilchik River Campground

Ninilchik View Campground

J&J Smart Charters/Deep Creek View Campground

Deep Creek North Scenic Overlook

Deep Creek Beach State Recreation Area

Ninilchik Beach Campground

All Seasons Campground

Shuttle Schedule:

Friday: 12pm – 2:30am

Saturday: 12pm – 2:30am

Sunday: 12pm – 10pm


Camping FAQs

How many days can we camp?

Camping opens the week of the festival on Thursday evening at 6 pm and is available through Sunday night until 11AM on Monday morning. You can choose to purchase a ticket for 3 nights or 4 nights.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Salmonfest is open to all ages. Certain areas including beer gardens are only open to adults over the age of 21. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Teen tickets are available for youth age 13-17. Senior tickets are for those who are 65+. Adult tickets apply to those who are age 18-64.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking for day attendance is available for a small fee across the highway from the fairgrounds. All proceeds support local youth organizations. Because of limited parking space, please park at your campground and make use of the free Salmonfest shuttle that runs all weekend. More information can be found on the shuttle section of our wesbite (link to details page) 

What can't I bring to the event?

Guns, glass, pets, outside alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted anywhere on the festival site.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

You can reach Salmonfest by emailing or calling 907-435-0525.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your ticket to another person. Email for help.

Can I update my registration information?

You can update your information via your Eventbrite account.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring either the print out of your ticket, or the PDF confimation file on your phone. For camping, the information should be printed and must match the vehicle you are driving.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. You can, however, transfer your ticket to someone else’s name.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

It’s best to transfer the ticket into a different name. Please email for help. It is okay if you give your print out to someone with a different name. For this reason, be very careful with your ticket printout. Once the ticket is used and checked off our list, another person will not be able to enter with the same ticket.

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