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Old 02-01-2023, 12:09 PM   #1
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Anchorage Rv parks

We are looking to stay in Anchorage next summer. Reviews of campsites vary wildly. Any suggestions. Canít stay at the military sites and prefer hookups. Thanks
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Anchorage isn't known for its RV parks. Are you staying all summer?

The only 2 I'd recommend around there are:

Golden Nugget in Anchorage

or better:

Paradise RV in Palmer

We love Williwaw national forest c.g. south of Anchorage.
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Thanks for the info. May try golden nugget or if I can get all to agree, maybe in one of the state parks. About how long does it take to get to Anchorage from Palmer. Thanks for the info.
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I realized I didnít reply to your question. We will be in Alaska about 6 weeks.
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We stayed at Golden Nugget in Anchorage. If you are set up for dry camping and are planning on traveling around the state, there are lots of free camping available.
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Palmer to Anchorage is about 40 miles.

How long were you planning for Anchorage? It's just another city. Don't forget to tour the rest of Alaska!
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Thanks for the info. May try golden nugget or if I can get all to agree, maybe in one of the state parks. About how long does it take to get to Anchorage from Palmer. Thanks for the info.
About an hour under normal conditions. Warning: the Glenn Highway is essentially the only road in and out of Anchorage to the north and accidents are rather frequent and can result in road closures, sometimes for hours.

If no one has given this recommendation, get yourself a copy of The Milepost. It has all the information an RVer would ever need in Alaska (including campgrounds), the Alaska Highway, and the various routes within Canada. It's about $30.00, but it's worth its weight in gold!

Take your time and enjoy the scenery!!
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We are spending 2 nights in the Anchorage area. The rear of the time in Seward, Homer, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. I have been before but Jodi has not
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We are spending 2 nights in the Anchorage area. The rear of the time in Seward, Homer, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. I have been before but Jodi has not
2 nights? Go to Golden Nugget.
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We are spending 2 nights in the Anchorage area. The rear of the time in Seward, Homer, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. I have been before but Jodi has not
If you're retired military, there is an excellent RV friendly Military resort in Seward. Homer has really nice KOA with outstanding views.
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Not retired military so canít do that. The places do look great! We are going to stay a week in Homer at the KOA. Plan Halibut trip and a float on the Kenai while there.
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Not retired military so canít do that. The places do look great! We are going to stay a week in Homer at the KOA. Plan Halibut trip and a float on the Kenai while there.
You should love the halibut charter! In Seward we highly recommend taking a trip exploring Resurrection Bay with Major Marine Tours. Lots history and geological info narrated by rangers. Also see the Alaska Sealife Aquarium. It's very much worth the time and nominal cost. If you like having a drink, the world famous Salty Dawg bar on the Homer Spit is the place to go.
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Most people recommend the Milepost as the best reference for travelling in AK. Our go to reference is Mike & Terri Church's Camping in Alaska. We have driven to Alaska twice in 30 ft class c, and two trips in class c for two weeks each. So far 7 trips to AK and looking forward to the next trip.
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Most people recommend the Milepost as the best reference for travelling in AK. Our go to reference is Mike & Terri Church's Camping in Alaska. We have driven to Alaska twice in 30 ft class c, and two trips in class c for two weeks each. So far 7 trips to AK and looking forward to the next trip.
They're both excellent in a different way. The Milepost is a must for history, maps and what's of interest as you're driving. We took turns driving and the other read from the book as we past areas. It's not the best for RV parks info as they have paid ads so not every park is in the book.

Church's book is valuable for campgrounds, RV parks and boondocking spots. I don't believe they've published a new version in a few years. If one can find an older version at a good price most of it would still be good but over the years some parks may be closed. I checked Amazon a while back and was amazed at some of the prices they were asking.

Stop at Visitor Centers as you travel for good information.
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