Anchorage RV Parks & Campgrounds
Looking for a campground while passing through Alaska's largest city? There are few close to town, and others tucked just outside where you'll find a bit more peace and that "wilderness" feel you're likely looking for.
The good news? There are several RV friendly parking lots near Downtown, so it's ok to drive in if you plan to spend the day in town. One RV friendly RV lot is located on E Ship Creek Ave across from the Ship Creek Comfort Inn. From there, you're right near the fishing activity at Ship Creek, the Ulu Factory, the Railroad Depot, and a 10-15 minute walk to the downtown shops. (Bonus - the Ulu Factory has a free shuttle to downtown!). The other is located 3rd Avenue between between A and C Streets.
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There’s nothing quite like camping in the woods with the family when you’re a kid. The crackling campfire and gooey s’mores. Biking around the campground loop. Running through the forest and gathering wood. Catching (and landing) that first fish. Here we offer details for nine great public family campgrounds within a 90-minute drive from Anchorage.
When you stay at the Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park, you’re just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Anchorage, but you also get to hang out right where the locals fish. The famed Ship Creek offers plenty of action for anglers, birders and spectators.
Biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, wildlife viewing, campfires — and the bore tide spectacle of Turnagain Arm. Few campgrounds anywhere offer as many outdoor options to an adventurous family as Bird Creek Campground in Chugach State Park. Located at Mile 101 on the Seward Highway, the campground features 22 sites for tents or RVs.
Long popular with families who seek a wilderness-like setting without leaving the urban area, the place has a reputation for cleanliness and serenity. But you have to make peace with the river: it is loud. 57 campsites are nestled along three wooded lanes and the interesting gravel bars of Eagle River are never more than a few minutes’ walk away.