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Camping Tricks & Tips Juneau AK

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Tongass NF-Chatham Area (Mendenhall Lake Campground)
(907) 586-8800
Juneau, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Hiking Trails

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Auke Bay RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (907) 789-9467
11930 Glacier Highway
Auke Bay, AK
Campground Availability
31 Total Camp/RV Sites, 3 20 Amp Service, 3 30 Amp Service, 1 50 Amp Service, 31 Electric and Water, 23 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 1 Pull-Thru Sites, 10 Sideouts,
Services
Laundry, Showers,
Recreation
Nature Trails,

Tok RV Village
(907) 883-5877
Tok, AK
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Sep 30
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall

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Northern Nights Campground & RV Park
(907) 822-3199
Glennallen, AK
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Planned Group Activities

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Golden Bear RV Park & Motel
(866) 883-2561
Tok, AK
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Mid Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room

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Spruce Meadow RV Park
(907) 789-1990
Juneau, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Local Tours

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Spruce Meadow R.V. Park
(800) 421-7116, (907) 789-1990
10200 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK
Campground Availability
34 Total Camp/RV Sites, 34 Electric and Water, 49 Full Hookups, 42 Max RV Length, 34 Sideouts, 10 Tent Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Showers, Store, internet access at site,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area,

Centennial Campground (City Park)
(907) 262-1337
Soldotna, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Golden Nugget RV Park*
(800) 449-2012
4100 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Pioneer Park*
(907) 459-1087
2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Campground Availability
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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