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How to Pick the Best Campsite Palmer AK

Having a wonderful camping experience is not completely out of your hands. A good stay at a campground starts with choosing the right campsite for your family. Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate.

Town & Country RV Park and Bed & Breakfast
(907) 746-6642
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby, Local Tours, REC Open to Public

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The Homestead RV Park*
(907) 745-6005
4643 S Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
May-Sep
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Ice Worm RV Park
(907) 892-8200
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter

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Big Bear RV Park
(907) 745-7445
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes

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Big Bear Campground & RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (907) 745-7445
2010 S. Church Street
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
43 Total Camp/RV Sites, 40 30 Amp Service, 3 50 Amp Service, 43 Electric and Water, 16 Full Hookups, 60 Max RV Length, 15 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Showers, Snack Bar, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area,

Fox Run RV Campground
(907) 745-6120
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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King Mountain State Rec Site
(907) 745-3975
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings

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Alaskan Trails RV & Camper Park
(907) 376-5504
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Bobby's RV Park
(907) 688-2487
Chugiak, AK
Campground Availability
15-May thru Sept
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage

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Big Bear Campground & RV Park
(907) 745-7445
Trunk Road Exit Park
Palmer, AR
 
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How to Pick the Best Campsite

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Camping Life Corner: How to Choose the Best Campsite




How to Pick the Best Campsite
Tips and tricks to help you get the best site for your money
By Stuart Bourdon

Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate. And the campground may not always offer many choices, depending upon its size and reservation level. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and enjoy. The good news—with proper planning, quick and accurate assessment in the field, and some flexibility, you should be able to find just the right spot in any campground.

Private and public campgrounds both have a place on the outdoor destination roster. Which you choose often has to do with your style of camping. Private campgrounds (KOA, Jellystone, etc.) offer a more controlled and manicured park-like atmosphere where the focus is often on activities (movie nights for kids) and recreational facilities (pools, etc.) inside the campground, and are more likely to have full RV-camping amenities (power, water, sewer hookups). Public campgrounds (state parks, national parks and forests, Army Corps of Engineers) tend to deliver a wilder, less controlled experience, and activity and recreation are typically more outdoor-oriented (trail hiking, fishing, boating), and are less likely to provide power and sewer hookups.

Either way, you can improve your chances of an enjoyable, rewarding stay by paying heed to some simple guidelines.

Plan Ahead When Choosing a Campground

An advanced reservation is suggested for any campground, public or private, and for many, it's a must. If you make your reservation online that's fine, it's convenient and almost all campgrounds—public and private—offer online reservations now. Before you do, though, make a point of contacting someone (forest ranger or park manager) by phone (best) or e-mail (second best) to ask questions about the lay of the land. Have a campground map (most have one online) and orient it so you know which direction is North, East, South and West.

When making considering a campground, think about whether it's down in a valley, on top of a ridge, or half-way in between. Campgrounds down in the bottom of deep canyons and valleys can be colder during the day (especially in the morning) because of the lack of sun, and can be damp and subject to ground fog. Ridge top sites can be more exposed to weather extremes and make for a cold blustery camp. Sometimes finding a spot in the middle is best. One that's also sheltered from the wind, but exposed to morning sun, would make it the perfect find in our book.

Ask questions such as: Which way does the prevailing wind blow? Does it chance direction from morning to evening? Where are the trees and other prominent fea...

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