Alaska is big. Alaska is bigger than Texas, California and Montana combined! So it is hard to talk about the best camping spots in Alaska as there are many of them. However most of Alaska has no infrastructure and to most places you only get by plane. I am talking about my favorite spots to camp in Alaska that can be reached by car or in our converted school bus. Some of them can only be reached on very bumpy dirt roads - something to think about when renting RVs or cars.
We love those remote places and if the road is too bumpy we just go slow - more time to enjoy the amazing scenery and even better: More time to spot animals! Here are my favorite spots to camp in Alaska:
Camping at the beach in Alaska
Camping at the beach in Alaska gets you not only the sounds of waves to fall asleep to. It usually gives you stunning mountain views as well. It doesn't matter if you camp right along the shore of Resurrection Bay in Seward or at Homer Spit with a view across Katchemak Bay: it is simply breath taking!
Camping along the Denali Highway
Along most roads in Alaska you are not allowed to bush camp or pull over in your RV for camping. The Denali Highway is different: bush camping is allowed and you can get a real feel of wilderness. Note that the Denali Highway is a dirt road and can be pretty rough to drive on. We usually see a few cars pulled over with flat tires during the season. I recommend to go camping in June or July as mid/late of August is hunting season and the usually remote road gets pretty busy! You can read more about Denali Highway Camping here.
Camping in Wrangell St Elias National Park
It's again another 60 miles of dirt road to get to McCarthy in Wrangell St Elias National Park. But the end of the road campsite with views on Root Glacier is worth the effort! Stay three or four days - there is plenty to do around the area and you won't regret having some casual days sitting around the fire enjoying the glaciers and mountains surrounding you.
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