It’s known as the Last Frontier and the 49th state in the Union, Alaska is home to vast untouched areas of mountains, valleys and diverse wildlife. This untamed beauty makes Alaska a must-see for every RVer in their lifetime. Let’s explore my top five picks for RV parks, resorts and grounds for The Land of the Midnight Sun.
Portage Valley RV Park: Portage
Portage Valley RV Park is situated in sleepy Portage and less than an hour away from all the big city fun of Anchorage.
Though this small park is nestled in the wilderness, you don’t need to worry about being taken care of as Portage Valley offers electric, filtered water, and even provides a nightly campfire where you can relax with other visitors and share in your Alaskan adventures.
There is plenty to do in and around the grounds including salmon fishing, hiking, exploring the Prince William Sound, taking tours of the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center, or travel a few miles north to the Alyeska Ski Resort.
Riley Creek Campground: Denali National Park and Preserve
Riley Creek Campground is a great choice if you want to be plunged into the breathtaking serenity of Denali National Park and Preserve.
There are no utility hookups in Denali, and Riley Creek is no different, so you’ll need to be outfitted and ready for some dry camping. Riley Creek is not totally lost from civilization as they provide a general store, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station.
You won’t be spending much time at the campsite regardless as there is plenty to do right on the back step of Riley Creek campground. You can take a bike ride down Denalia Park Road, go on a ranger led tour to spot native flora and fauna, or take a shuttle tour for those with mobility issues.
If you really want to see the grand scale of Denali, I highly recommend you go flightseeing.
Planes or helicopters can take you over the stunning scenery and even drop you off in the middle of a glacier.
Spruce Meadow RV Park: Juneau
Juneau is Alaska’s state capitol and situated on Alaska’s inside passage. Spruce Meadow is less than four miles from the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry making it an easy stop upon your arrival.
Spruce Meadow RV Park will welcome you into Alaska with 47 full service sites including water, electric and sewer. Clean yourself up with the laundry facility and unmetered hot showers. They also have a DVD library if you’d like to kick back for a while and just watch a flick.
Spruce Meadow is excellent located just four miles from the Mendenhall Glacier and provides bus service to Downtown Juneau only 14 miles away. Can your own personal batch of smoked salmon at the Alaskan Cannery, hike, bike, fish and much more. Make sure you go on some whale watching for a once in a lifetime experience.
Tok RV Village: Tok
Situated on the eastern border, Tok is known as the Gateway to Alaska and a great place to begin your journey.
These accreditations show through in Tok Rv Village’s facilities and amenities.
Tok RV has full and partial hookup sites, a dump station, two laundry facilities, hot showers, cable TV, Wi-Fi and much more. There’s even a car wash to tidy up your rig.
Tok is situated next to the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and a beautiful drive around through Taylor Highway. You have gold panning, fishing, biking, hiking, bush golf and much more. Try to swing by during the Fourth of July parade. Take a look at their local activities page to get an idea of all Tok RV Village’s offerings.
Stoney Creek RV Park: Seward
Stoney Creek RV Park is located just outside of the community of Seward, close enough to restock on supplies but far enough away for a quiet Alaskan camping experience.
Stoney Creek can cater to all of your creature comforts with full electric, water and sewer hookups.
You can even hook up to satellite TV. There are clean showers, restrooms and laundry facilities available as well.
Stoney Creek provides a shuttle into Seward where you can live out your high sea adventures with sailing, kayaking, and fishing for halibut or salmon. Seward also provides ferries and tours of the massive glaciers and stunning scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park
Get up close to hear the groans and creaks of the ice masses as they creep along the landscape. The City of Seward provides an excellent recreational to-do. Honestly, with the scenery of Seward you could simply sit at your site and gaze out on the landscape for hours.
Alaska has a variety of places to go, see and do. While many RVers choose to skip Alaska all together, I encourage you to take this journey at least once as an RVer.