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Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

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Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Alaskan Specialists - help needed here

We want to RV this summer, renting from one of the companies in Anchorage. I called, asked a lot of questions.

When I asked if the company helps with finding campgrounds, the gentleman told me - Alaska is motorhome friendly. You fly by the seat of your pants.

You can park along the side of the road so long as ---

1. You do not obstruct the road.

2. You are not in a driveway

3. so long as there is no sign stating "no camping"

Am I having my leg pulled- 2000 miles away? Helpful comments are greatly appreciated !

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1. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Not really, although that might be overstating it a little. There are lots of pullouts, overlooks, and unless otherwise signed you can pull over, get some sleep. etc...

But I wouldn't exactly call that "camping" unless you want to set up your lawnchairs and BBQ in a dirt lot with other cars coming and going.

There are plenty of more traditional campgrounds available, both private and public.

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2. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Which company were you talking with? They're close to right, but what you repeated might be a lite liberal.

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3. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Get a copy of the Milepost Book. It's very detailed about what's up ahead.,, where you can pull over, scenic sites etc.

In Seward the best campground, which is the city along the waterfront, doesn't take reservations.

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4. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

My family has been RVing around our great state for over 15 years. We rarely stay in campgrounds.

Just stay off private property, away from no trespassing and no camping signs, keep your camp clean, don't cut down any trees, and you should be fine.

Now if you want to have a campfire it may be best to stay in a campground.

Never had any problems with, "dirt lots with cars coming and going".

Edited: 25 January 2014, 07:31
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5. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

At this point, I would rather not say. Don't want to get anyone in hot water for making an open statement and not supporting the local campgrounds for business.

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6. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Yes- lots of places to stop. We locals park our tiny rigs down at fishermen's access bridges sometimes, but a huge rental rig could get stuck!

The problem with boondocking at pull-offs right of the highway is the highway traffic right there.

And I can't imagine the noise one must put up with for a free night at a store parking lot LOL

When I think of a dirt lot with folks coming & going I think of the gravel pit on the Seward where folks boondock for free.

I prefer campgrounds with private campsites. A lot of the USFS campgrounds are only $14 with potable water

& outhouse.

And fire rings- most definitely don't build fires elsewhere without permission due to extreme fire danger.

Although your RV company was fairly accurate, you can't park on private property even if not posted.

The best guide to campgrounds & pull-offs is the Milepost.

One of my favorite free spots on the parks with outhouse is:

A 185.6 F 176.4 East Fork Chulitna Wayside; camping.

www.milepost.com/highway_info/parks_highway

I recommend campgrounds with firepits for.... marshmallow roasting!

Edited: 25 January 2014, 14:15
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7. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

Thank you all for your info. Will definitely pick up Milepost!

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8. Re: Looking into RVing -campgrounds ?

For Denali, I would not fly by the seat of my pants - I would have reservations and I would stay in the park.

In most areas, I prefer state or national park type campgrounds over private - I like trees and more room. Have fun! :)

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