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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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Anchorage Campgrounds

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.

Season: May 1 - Sept 30 $55+

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.


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