There are a variety of choices when it comes to camping in the state of Alaska. There is beautiful scenery at every turn, and historical places to be explored. Alaska’s campgrounds within the many state parks offer the best of both worlds; you get well-maintained campgrounds located in some of the most beautiful and historical areas in Alaska. Throughout the state you can explore many different parks and the campgrounds inside them.
Byers Lake Campground
Located on Byers Lake under a beautiful mountain ridge, you can catch glimpses of Mt. McKinley from your campsites at this campground in the Denali State Park. The 66 campsites here come equipped with the basics and access to fishing and boating are available.
The grounds are well maintained by the park and trails are scattered around the campground too. There is a moderate nightly fee charged and an RV is required. Campers can enjoy relaxing on the lake while gazing up at the delicate snow covered mountains at this beautiful location.
Eagle River Campground
Located within Chugach State Park, the third largest state park in the United States, Eagle River Campground offers its campers a variety of activities to choose from. Whether you want to go white water rafting, fishing, or hiking, the facilities to do so can be found here. Campground guides are also available to answer any questions that you may have during your stay.
For a fee of $15 per night, you have access to basic amenities such as flush toilets, water, picnic tables, and a dump station. Although the amenities are not first class, the views and surrounding wildlife more than make up for it.
Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site
This 80-site campground is located within the Chilkoot State Park, and rests at the outlet of the Chilkoot Lake into the Chilkoot River. Because of its location, from June until October this campground offers some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska. With the large amount of salmon also come large amounts of bears; so be sure to brush up on your bear behavior before booking a stay here.
Basic amenities are included for a nominal fee and firewood is available at an additional cost as well. There are hiking trails and boat access, making this an ideal campground for an avid fisherman.
Kachemak Bay State Park
Holding the record for being the first state park in Alaska the Kachecmak Bay State Park is also the only wilderness park in the state. Home to many marine life creatures, visitors can often observe otters, seals, and whales, as well as land animals like moose, bears, and wolves. Camping is allowed in most areas of the state park, and although there is not a strict campground location, there are areas with fireplaces, outhouses, tent platforms, and information set up throughout the area.
Cabins are available for rent in several locations of the park as well, and come equipped with quite a few amenities at prices ranging from $50-$65 nightly. With its roving wildlife and beautiful land this state park’s camping locations offer campers opportunities for hiking, fishing, and boating.
Alaska is a mysterious land that has been largely untouched in this modern world. While staying at Alaska’s campgrounds within state parks you get to experience the best that this beautiful area has to offer, at a reasonable price, and in a convenient location.Statewide
Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost
WiFi RV park with cabins, showers, café, espresso/smoothie bar, gift shop, gold panning, recreational mining, historical dredge tour and kayaking. National Historic Site. - 907-235-6396 (msg)
Homer Ocean Charters
Alaska Dream Vacations Begin Here! From high adventure to leisurely sightseeing - (800) 426-6212
Skagway Mountain View RV Park
Located in a wooded setting within a short walking distance to the downtown Historic District. - (888) 778-7700