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Where are those public campgrounds?
 

Campgrounds around Southcentral Alaska

Features: sites with picnic tables, two picnic shelters, fire pits, water, latrines, and ranger station plus an overflow camping area of 15 sites and a campground host
Recreational Activities: fishing, boating, trails for hiking, ATV use, bicycle and horses
Number of Sites: 50
Location: Mile 26.5 of the Glenn Highway, approximately 35 minutes north of Anchorage
Fee: $15 a night per site
Maximum Stay: 15 days
Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400

Features: picnic tables, one picnic shelter, fire pits, water, latrines, flush toilets, dump station, overflow camping of 10 sites, and a campground host
Recreational Activities: fishing, whitewater rafting, and several hiking trails
Number of Sites: 57
Location: 12 miles north of Anchorage and one mile south of the town of Eagle River
Fee: $25 a night per vehicle
Maximum Stay: 4 days
Contact: for reservations call (907) 694-7982

Features: fire pits, water, latrines, campground host, and overflow sites
Recreational Activities: fishing, hiking and whale watching
Number of Sites: 28 sites 
Location: about 20 miles southeast of Anchorage
Fee: $20 per night per site 
Maximum Stay: 7 days 
Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400


Campgrounds around interior Alaska

Harding Lake State Recreation Area 

Features: fire rings and picnic tables at each campsite as well as numerous other picnic sites, two picnic shelters, and a dump station

Recreational Activities: baseball, volleyball, and horseshoes with equipment available at the ranger station as well as canoeing/boating, fishing, jet skiing, and hiking along nature trails

Number of Sites: 90 campsites available including five walk-in group campsites 

Location: 45 miles south of Fairbanks

Fee: $15 a night per site 

Maximum Stay: 15 days

Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400

 

Salcha River State Recreation Site  

Features: water, toilets, and boat ramp

Recreational Activities: fishing along the Salcha River  

Number of Sites: 6 campsites

Location: Mile 323 of the Richardson Highway

Fee: $15 a night per vehicle

Maximum Stay: 15 days

Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400


Rosehip Campground 

Features: water, toilets and boat ramp 

Recreational Activities: boating, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and four wheeling along a forest trail

Number of Sites: 37 campsites

Location: Mile 27 of the Chena Hot Springs Road

Fee: $15 a night per site

Maximum Stay: 15 days

Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400


Eagle Trail State Recreation Site

Features: campground, boat launch, picnic shelter, water, latrines, phone, nature trail

Recreational Activities: mile-long nature trail and 2.5 mile hiking trail

Number of Sites: 35 campsites

Location: 16 miles south of Tok

Fee: $15 per night per site

Maximum Stay: 15 consecutive days

Contact: Alaska State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation at (907) 269-8400


Moon Lake State Recreation Site

Features: campground, picnic area, boat launch, water, latrines, water, beach

Recreational Activities: swimming, boating, water skiing

Number of Sites: 15 campsites

Location: 15 miles northwest of Tok

Fee: $15 a night per site

Maximum Stay: 15 days

Contact: CWL enterprises (907) 883-3686









Campgrounds around Southeast Alaska

Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site 

Features: this 80 acre site has a campground, latrines, water, picnic shelter, and boat launch which are all located in a forested river valley overlooking the river and lake 

Recreational Activities: boating, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and day use

Number of Sites: 32 campsites

Location: 10 miles northeast of Haines

Fee: $15 a night per site

Maximum Stay: 15 days

Contact: 907 465-4563

 

Settler's Cove State Recreation Site

Features: this 275 acre site 18 miles north of Ketchikan has a campground, a cabin, toilets, water, picnic shelters and trails

Recreational Activities: camping, fishing, hiking, and day use

Number of Sites: 14 campsites

Location: 18 miles north of Ketchikan

Fee: $15 a night per site

Maximum Stay: 7 days

Contact: Ranger Office 9883 N. Tongass Highway Park at mile marker 18, Ketchikan, AK (907) 247-8574

 

 

 





 
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