Campgrounds

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by jprism, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Glennallen
    Anchorage
    Homer
    Seward
    Willow
    Denali area
    Fairbanks
    Valdez
    Haines/Skagway
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  2. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Homer has a lot . At the Spit.

    Chena wayside camp in Fairbanks . Right in the center of town.

    Harly Dravidosn in anchorage offer free camp.

    ...
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  3. Alaskahack

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    With all due rspect sir I think your coming to the wrong state.
    Most campgrounds do not have wi-fi, almost all have out houses. And most have to be driven two via a gravel-dirt road.

    There is nothing worse then being in a campground in a tent surrounded by idling RV's

    Thats been my experience :rofl
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  4. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    True on gravel, most campgorund will required some gravel, but it shouldn't be an issue with your bike.
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  5. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Alaskahack...so your saying you live in Wasilla and have never heard of Alaskan Trails Camper Park? Which by the way has electric, wifi, restrooms, shower, plus plus plus! Maybe you should get out more...just saying
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  6. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    jprism
    I'm sorry for being such a butthead but I do know where the Alaska Trails Camper Park is at. And although it is is located in the middle of a lot of neat things to see. It's basically a gravel pad that supports RV's, and sits right off the highway in fact you can see the office from the roadway.(lot of road noise)
    I guess our ideas of camping are just different. There are places to camp all over this state, but most of the more beautiful areas to camp do not have showers, wi-fi, toilets.
    Good luck and have fun because thats what a trip of a lifetime is all about !!
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  7. ThatGuy

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    :rolleyes
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    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    Ya, but he has a real good idea where Russia is........:lol3
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  9. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    Wall-Marts provide camping sites Fairbanks, Wasilla, Anchorage. Paved parking area, McDonalds, toilets, wi-fi :rofl
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  10. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Would read again.
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  11. flybynitetours

    flybynitetours Been here awhile

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    Many "camp grounds" are habituated by bears, not so bad if in a hard mobile structure but can be a problem if in a tent. Typically you can find a place a few miles from actual campgrounds, I frequently swing by the campground the next morning for water (if they have any) and waste disposal. rw
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  12. ThatGuy

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    "Camprounds" here that have all those things are located in lots like 'hack mentioned. We have no KOA type camping parks. That being said make sure you have ear plugs, eye mask can't hurt, and a good sleeping pad for the gravel. You may find these places may have cabins to rent as well.

    :lol3 Yall come back now, ya' hear? Hows VA Beach? I moved up here from there 15 years ago and have only been back there a couple of times.
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  13. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Wow. You ask for info and then bash the guy setting ya straight. Nice. :puke1
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  14. Alaskahack

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    Wow This is the second time you have written threads about camping in places your going to visit. And what you have written as possible requests are not available in most camp grounds in Alaska

    Most the places you have listed are not great attractions to begin with they are just places were people live

    And then you mentioned Alaska Trails Camper Park. And I thought WTH was I missing?

    I've lived here 30+ years, and how was it possible to miss something like this.

    And yes KHuddy I do know where Russia is

    So I decided I really should get out more and decided to drive out to the Alaska Trails Camper Park.

    This is looking towards Denali

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    Those buildings you see in the distance are the States famous Felony Flats. (they were temporary structures that were rented to people for $800. or so a month and didn't have toilet facilitys


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    Our major highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks (Parks Hwy)

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    Signage for the Campground

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    Some of the 100 spaces available in the summer, but there was a sign that said they were open now

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    Better picture you can see the office

    Now I realize that there still is snow on the ground and that it will look a lot better in the summer with the light colored gravel

    I really hope this is on your itinerary give me a shout out via the supplied wi-fi and I'll come and visit you
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  15. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Cool, now I know about another RV park too! :wink:

    If you want, you can come about 50 more miles into Anchorage and stay at the free campsite between our Harley shop and Motoquest Tours. It's a grassy area, with picnic tables, and a code access shower. Located across the street is a unique, slightly greasy but with large portions, resaurant called Gwennies and a 1/2 a block down the street is a Village Inn resaurant that also has wi-fi all in beautiful downtown Spenard! :D

    Oh, and then I'll come and visit you. I actually run by there once in a while in the summer looking for ADV stickered bikes and/or ask if any of the travelers have any questions.

    Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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  16. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Alaskahack you are my current hero! :clap :freaky :clap

    I sir will be buying you a beer he next time ours paths may cross.

    It usually doubles as a used car/truck/ washer/dryer/ mattress/ sale stuff. Great antiquing !
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  17. ThatGuy

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    We are high class up here! :lol3
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  18. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    Really did not mean to bash you in anyway if so I apologize. I have tent camped from a motorcycle for 40 years I am now 67 and still love to camp but with wife along simply wish to find the better campgrounds with amenities. In my post I simply was turning to the residents of our great state of Alaska to find the better campgrounds (if they exist) in or near the towns we wish to stay in. I am not afraid to ride or camp on gravel but simply do not wish to ride into the back country and dry camp...too dam old.

    Thanks for the pics...I really do appreciate everyone's input.

    Jim
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  19. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    It's awkward seeing you older men's on the forum!

    Hahah you guys are so harsh. Give advice and move on.
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  20. Alaskahack

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    Almost everyone on this forum is older then your are :evil Get a grip:wink:
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