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Old 04-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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I am planning a RV vacation from Anchorage to Denali, Fairbanks, Tok, Valdex, Palmer, Kenai, and Seward. It there a problem parking the RV(28') in town, like special lots for rv's??
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While we have never taken our RV up, we have tent camped in Valdez. I believe there are two private campgrounds in the town of Valdez. There are also two city of Valdez campgrounds near by. The two private ones offer full service ($30 -$45 a night) The two city owned campgrounds ($ 10 - $12 a night) are non-electric. The one city owned (Allison Point) is across the bay from the Valdez and offers bay front sites (parking spots). If you want to doing fishing, this is the spot....There is a 500 gallon fresh water tank to fill jugs for cooking and a modern outhouse. The views are beautiful....If you are here in Aug. you will find huge blueberries behind the parking lot, up the hillside. Watch for bears.....You will also find salmon-berries here. Salmon-berries are like yellow or orange colored rasberries. They are the size of your thumb.

While in Fairbanks the new Visitor Center has good parking for RV's. The Riverboat Discovery boat tour is a must do, but it is pricey. Chena Hot Springs is located about 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks. It is a nice road up to the hot springs. There are 3 state parks along the way to camp, but they offer no electric service.

Traveling south towards Tok and Valdez there are many pull-offs. The road is generally nice except for perma-frost / frost heaves. This means generally the road is flat, but there will be little humps in some sections of the road. Traveling in a car, you can stay at 60 MPH, but in a RV you would want to slow down a bit.

Here are some pictures from Denali

We have family in North Pole, so we have been up 5-6 times the last 20 years..
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I am planning a RV vacation from Anchorage to Denali, Fairbanks, Tok, Valdex, Palmer, Kenai, and Seward. It there a problem parking the RV(28') in town, like special lots for rv's??
In 2006 we drove a 32' from Iowa to Homer. We camped in Valdex, Tok, Homer, Glennallen, and parked in downtown Anchorage with no problems. Heading back in June in a 40' RV.
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There is no parking problem anywhere in AK.
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While visiting Denali, we saw many rental Class "C's". in the visitor center parking lot. Next to the Denali Nat. Park Visitor Center there is a federal campground with about 125 sites. There are nice restrooms, but no electric service at the sites. Here is a pix of a average site there. One word of advice while at Denali. In order to see (The Great One) Denali you need to get on the shuttle bus by 7am. It takes about 2-1/2 or 3 hours to make it to the second visitor center ( Eielson )by 10 or 11am. By noon most days the clouds come in and block any chance of seeing the mountain.....I think the buses start rolling by 6am ish
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You will not have any problem finding campgrounds or RV park in Alaska either private, municipal, or state owned. Especially, with locations as you have mentioned and don't forget Homer - nice little town, I recommend parking on the spit.

There have been several RV park (more like parking lot) opened for business in the past five years, however they all may not offer full hookup. Avoid Seward, if possible on July 4th weekend, over 10,000 people concregate to this small town just for the Mount marathon race. Although, it's pretty cool watching people race up and down a mountain. So if you want a camp spot in Seward, at this period, get there a week early and get your spot on the beach.

Make sure to keep your camera battery charge and enjoy.
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