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Perilous Plants Eagle River AK

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

MILITARY PARK (Black Spruce Army Travel Camp-Fort Richardson)
(907) 384-1476
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Laundry

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MILITARY PARK (Seward Recreation Area-Elmendorf AFB)
(907) 552-4599
Seward, AK
Campground Availability
28-May thru 7-Sep
Services
Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Laundry

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MILITARY PARK (Seward Recreation Area-Fort Richardson Otter Lake)
(907) 384-1649
Seward, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Boating

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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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Creekwood Inn & RV Park*
(907) 258-6006
2150 New Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Stream Fishing, Hiking Trails

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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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Centennial Camper Park (City Park)
(907) 343-6986
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
23-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (Elmendorf AFB FAMCAMP)
(907) 552-2023
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Playground

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Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park*
(907) 277-0877
150 N Ingra St
Anchorage, AK
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Local Tours

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Riverside Camper Park
(907) 892-9020
Houston, AK
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Boating, River Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes

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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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