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I will be camping Alaska this summer in June and July and since this is the ADV Alaska forum I thought it best to ask you natives about where best to camp in or near each town. Please keep in mind that I will be on a Honda Gold Wing pulling a trailer with wife and really wish not to perform any off road dirt bike maneuvers to get into a campground plus would like to stay in as many campgrounds as possible having water, bathrooms, showers and wifi. Below is a list of towns that I will visit overnight during my stay in Alaska. If you have experience or direct knowledge for good solid campgrounds please answer with names and towns. Thanks in advance, Jim

Glennallen
Anchorage
Homer
Seward
Willow
Denali area
Fairbanks
Valdez
Haines/Skagway
 

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I will be camping Alaska this summer in June and July and since this is the ADV Alaska forum I thought it best to ask you natives about where best to camp in or near each town. Please keep in mind that I will be on a Honda Gold Wing pulling a trailer with wife and really wish not to perform any off road dirt bike maneuvers to get into a campground plus would like to stay in as many campgrounds as possible having water, bathrooms, showers and wifi. Below is a list of towns that I will visit overnight during my stay in Alaska. If you have experience or direct knowledge for good solid campgrounds please answer with names and towns. Thanks in advance, Jim

Glennallen
Anchorage
Homer
Seward
Willow
Denali area
Fairbanks
Valdez
Haines/Skagway
Jim,
Is your trailer a fold-out camper? Or is it just for carrying all the "stuff" you need? That will make a difference in what sort of campground you will be looking for, I presume. But in the meantime, let me give a couple of recommendations: In Glennallen (where I happen to be seated at the moment) Northern Nights campground is a nice one, with really nice people operating it. Cabins, RV parking, tent spaces, as well as showers. Not sure about on-site laundromat, but there is one about 3/4 mile west of the campground.
About 15 miles west is Tolsona Wilderness Campground. A beautiful site along Tolsona Creek - full facilities.

In Valdez Eagle's Rest is about the biggest, with everything, and just as you enter the main town. From there you can walk to just about everything in Valdez, and see the whole town.

As for the rest of the state - somebody else may be able to offer some suggestions. Living here, I don't usually need to camp so don't get acquainted with very many.

Jack (aka Alcan Rider)
 

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Jim,
Is your trailer a fold-out camper? Or is it just for carrying all the "stuff" you need? That will make a difference in what sort of campground you will be looking for, I presume. But in the meantime, let me give a couple of recommendations: In Glennallen (where I happen to be seated at the moment) Northern Nights campground is a nice one, with really nice people operating it. Cabins, RV parking, tent spaces, as well as showers. Not sure about on-site laundromat, but there is one about 3/4 mile west of the campground.
About 15 miles west is Tolsona Wilderness Campground. A beautiful site along Tolsona Creek - full facilities.

In Valdez Eagle's Rest is about the biggest, with everything, and just as you enter the main town. From there you can walk to just about everything in Valdez, and see the whole town.

As for the rest of the state - somebody else may be able to offer some suggestions. Living here, I don't usually need to camp so don't get acquainted with very many.

Jack (aka Alcan Rider)
Hey Jack...Pulling a cargo trailer to carry tent, etc. Thanks for your input. I actually had picked Northern Lights and will be staying there 3 nights. One on the way to Anchorage area and two coming back from Fairbanks. I will do a round trip down to Valdez and back to Glennallen the same day.

Again Many Thanks, Jim
 
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