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by PA2AKgirl

There are millions of places to camp in Alaska. From state parks to RV parks and the backcountry/bush, this is probably the easiest accommodation to come by. Many sites are seasonal, of course but although it was colder and rainy at Denali we can across a group getting a backcountry camping permit in late September. Risks come with camping in Alaska so at the more established sites or places that issue permits, bear canisters are available for a deposit. If you’re planning on just going out on your own, bring one along. Don’t put your food anywhere else and dispose of everything property (common sense, but obviously enough people don’t do this that there are warnings everywhere). It’s not just the bears who can pose a threat—other large animals roam Alaska too. And weather is always a factor, so bring waterproof gear and expect the conditions to change quickly.

Unique Qualities: I’ve camped in this state before and there’s nothing like it. You can easily be alone, not crowded into developed sites if you don’t want to be. On a clear night, you can see forever and may even see the northern lights (aurora). You do have a better chance to view wildlife and best of all, you’re camping in Alaska!

Address: everywhere in Alaska
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: National Park Service, Forest Service, State Park, private campgrounds, bush, an uninhabited island, etc.
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2006
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