North to Alaska Group R (Rocky Mountain Route)

North to Alaska

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO– reservations are advisable, and often required, at the Provincial Parks and other locations on this circuit.  Please carefully review the itinerary and make your own reservations. Canada is a different country and you will need a passport to cross the border.  If you have animals check to see what requirements there are to bring them across the border.  While in Canada make sure you know where you can get fuel, and know that it is very expensive and sold by the liter.  Since Canada has its own currency you may have to pay cash in campgrounds and gas stations.  They rarely take American credit cards, and if you use one make sure it does not have a foreign transaction fee.  Canada has its own currency.  Make sure your phone plan includes Canada, some do not and some charge extra.


Shelby, MT

May 15, 2019 to May 21, 2019
Activity Ideas

This is the meet up site.

Check out the local shops, hike the Roadrunner Trail, visit the local museums, check out the Carousel Rest Area, and go kayaking.

Parking Location

Lake ShelI-15 exit 364, go 0.5 mile south on I-15 Businessoole Park, City of Shelby (406) 434-5222, 1210 Oilfield Avenue, $25/night for water and electric.

Directions and Other Information

I-15 exit 364, go 0.5 mile south on I-15 Business

Victoria Day is celebrated on May 20, 2019.

GPS Coordinates

48.52222, -111.85361Click on link to see Google Map


Border Crossing into Alberta, Canada at Coutts, AB

May 21, 2019
Activity Ideas

Check restrictions on what you can and cannot take across the Canadian border – kayaks will be inspected.

Parking Location

Milk River, AB Rest Area and Interpretive Center

Directions and Other Information

After crossing the border, continue to the Milk River, AB Rest Area and Interpretive Center where you can temporarily park and take cars to the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to see North America’s largest concentration of aboriginal rock art, pictographs and petroglyphs.

GPS Coordinates

49.142403, -112.079909Click on link to see Google Map


Lethbridge, AB

May 21, 2019 to May 24, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Fort Whoop-Up a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s, where you can explore the history, cultures, and traditions of the communities that lived in the region in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was built and operated. Get a small group (6) together and see if you can beat an Escape Room, there are several to choose from in Lethbridge. Take a side trip to Fort Macleod, the fort museum of the North West Mounted Police. And just 18 km north of Lethbridge you will find the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that interprets 6,000 years of buffalo-hunting practices of the Plains People.

Parking Location

Lethbridge Casino, free parking, 3756 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB

Directions and Other Information

The casino has a mostly level parking lot. You need to check in at the Security desk with your vehicle license number, type of RV, phone number and how long you plan to stay. There is ample paved parking in the East lot, big rig friendly and pull through. Verizon signal is good here. There is a FasGas service station and convenience store at a nearby Tim Horton’s.

From Hwy 4 turn North on 43 Street, then left on 4th Ave. From Hwy 3 turn South on 43rd St, then right on 4th Ave.

GPS Coordinates

N49.69678 W112.78428.Click on link to see Google Map


Calgary, AB

May 24, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Activity Ideas

(ON YOUR WAY TO CALGARY STOP IN NANTON AT THE BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM, (403) 646-2270, OPEN 10-4 DAILY, $12)

Visit the Calgary Zoo, tickets start at $17. Eat dinner and enjoy the views at the top of the Calgary Tower, view the artworks and learn the local history at the Glenbow Museum, visit the Heritage Park Historical Village $10/general admission, walk the trails at Prince’s Island Park, visit Calgary’s first building at Fort Calgary. Walk or bicycle within the city. Get a group together and see if you can beat the deadline in an Escape Room – lots of fun, approximately $25/per person. Take a side trip to Cochrane to grab an ice cream cone at MacKay’s Ice Cream while meandering along the footpaths that line the Bow River as it passes through town.

Parking Location

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, free parking, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr., Calgary, AB

Directions and Other Information

There is a 3 night limit at the casino. The Host should contact the casino in advance to confirm.

GPS Coordinates

51.007506, -14.147222Click on link to see Google Map


Lake Louise, AB

May 27, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, scenery from glaciers to waterfalls, and unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities are what you can expect from Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Take the Icefields Parkway 144 mile driving tour, soak in a hot springs, and ride in a gondola. Take a side trip to the Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

Parking Location

From junction PH-93 and TCH-1, go 5 mile southeast on TCH-1 to “Overflow Camping” sign on right.

Directions and Other Information

Large level gravel lot (some paved). Boon docking. Pit toilet, trash bin. $10.80/night, self-register/pay kiosk. No posted stay limit. Easy access. Some highway noise at night and noise early am from trucks pulling out. Room for many RVs any size, good solar, good Verizon signal.

You will need to purchase a Canada National Parks Pass for $45 (US) when entering Banff National Park.

GPS Coordinates

51.38692, -116.12957Click on link to see Google Map


Jasper, AB

June 2, 2019 to June 5, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Jasper National Park for hiking, white water rafting, wildlife viewing, the Columbia Ice Fields and Athabasca Falls, and get a thrill walking on a glass bottomed platform at the Glacier Skywalk. Ride the Jasper SkyTram for views of the Canadian Rockies like you wouldn’t believe. Take a side trip to Maligne Lake and soak in the Miette Hot Springs.

Parking Location

Wapiti Campground, Jasper National Park, BC, (780) 852-6176. You are responsible for making your own reservation.

Directions and Other Information

This campground is on the shore of the Athabasca River. The cost is $27.40 to $32.30 CAN/night for electric. Reservations can be made starting January 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. MST, online at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by phone at 877.737.3783.

GPS Coordinates

52.837, -118.064Click on link to see Google Map


Grande Cache, AB

June 5, 2019 to June 8, 2019
Activity Ideas

White water rafting, exploring the Willmore Wilderness Park, kayaking, visit Labyrinth Park, go swimming at the Grande Cache Recreation Center.

Parking Location

Between Grand Cache and Grand Prairie.

Directions and Other Information

There are 6-15 free campsites at this location. The road leads into the area and then splits into three segments. There is a roadside food truck.

GPS Coordinates

54.637373, -118.683261Click on link to see Google Map


Dawson Creek, BC

June 8, 2019 to June 10, 2019
Activity Ideas

(ENROUTE TO DAWSON CREEK, STOP IN WEMBLY ON AB43 TO VISIT THE PHILLIP J. CURRIE DINOSAUR MUSEUM, $9)

Take your picture at Mile 0 on the Alaskan Highway, and visit the Alaska Highway House to learn the story of the highway’s construction. Visit the Historic Kiskatinaw River Curved Bridge built in 1942, mile 21 of the Old Alaskan Highway. Dawson Creek Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-2.

Parking Location

Walmart Dawson Creek #5776, (250) 719-0128, 600 Highway 2, Dawson Creek, BC

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

55.73845, -120.21917Click on link to see Google Map


Fort Nelson, BC

June 10, 2019 to June 11, 2019
Hosts

No hosts necessary, overnight stop only

Activity Ideas

Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and Fort Nelson Information Centre. And get your picture with the albino moose on display at the museum.

Parking Location

Prophet River Provincial Park, MP 349.3 on Highway 97, 0.4 miles in on a firm gravel road. This location will hold 6-15 rigs, but not in same grouping.

Directions and Other Information

Dump and water free at Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, on the north end of town, across the street from the Visitor Centre.
1,883’ elevation

GPS Coordinates

57.971, -122.777Click on link to see Google Map


Liard River Hot Springs, BC

June 11, 2019 to June 13, 2019
Activity Ideas

Soak in the hot springs.

Parking Location

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, 75100-81198 Alaska Hwy, Northern Rockies, BC, (250) 776-7000, 53 sites, reservations are accepted, but there are also first come first served sites. Make reservations at www.discovercamping.ca. $26/night. If this campground is full there is overflow boondocking across the street for the same price.

Directions and Other Information

Dump station at Wye Lake Park, 8 St. N., Watson Lake, YT. Petro Canada, (867) 536-2515, Hwy 1, 137 Frank Trail, Watson Lake, YT

GPS Coordinates

59.422, -126.097Click on link to see Google Map


Watson Lake, YT

June 13, 2019 to June 14, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Sign Post Forest which was started in 1942 by a homesick GI who was working on the Alaska Highway, and the Northern Lights Centre.

Parking Location

Free dry camping by the airport. There is room for 6-15 rigs.

Directions and Other Information

Dump station at Wye Lake Park, 8 St. N., Watson Lake, YT. Petro Canada, (867) 536-2515, Hwy 1, 137 Frank Trail, Watson Lake, YT
2,280’ elevation

GPS Coordinates

60.117883, -128.822654Click on link to see Google Map


Teslin, YT

June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019
Activity Ideas

Check out the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Center to see carved totem poles, ornamental clan regalia and other interpretative displays. Stop in the picturesque village of Carcross on your way to Skagway. The route via the White Pass is beautiful

Parking Location

Teslin Lake Campground, (867) 667-5648, 27 sites, $12/night, non-potable (must be boiled) water, dump station, free firewood, restrooms

Directions and Other Information

2,284’ elevation

GPS Coordinates

60.23275, -132.91315Click on link to see Google Map


Skagway, AK (SEE OTHER INFORMATION)

June 16, 2019 to June 18, 2019
Activity Ideas

Father’s Day is June 16. Visit Jewel Gardens and Garden City Glassblowers. Hike to Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove. Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove are both short, easy hikes that end at a picturesque point perfect for a picnic lunch or some “scenic drinking.” Visit the Gold Rush Cemetery. Watch the Days of ’98 theatrical performance, but watch out you might get included, $20 daytime performance, $22 evening. Tour the city museum and sculpture garden. The Skagway town museum and the sculpture garden are located right next to each other on 8th and Spring. The museum concentrates on the illustrious history of the town, with an emphasis on Soapy Smith, the local con man. The sculpture garden contains nearly 50 different sculptures from local, regional and renowned artisans. Cost: $2 for the museum, $5 for the sculpture garden. Visit the National Park museums and Moore Homestead. Take a ride on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Route railroad built in 1898

Parking Location

There is free parking at the Skagway Overflow Camping area which is also a brush dump and good for 1-2 nights.

Directions and Other Information

Note: Customs are at approximately mile 8 for US and approximately mile 20 for Canada and are closed part of the night. If you boon dock between them you cannot travel east or west until they open.

(FERRY FROM SKAGWAY TO HAINES, ALL VEHICLES OVER 30 FEET LONG OR 8 FEET WIDE ARE CONSIDERED OVERSIZED AND MUST BE BOOKED BY AN AGENT IN A TERMINAL OR AT THE CALL CENTER, (800) 642-0066. THE SMALLER FERRYS REQUIRE YOU TO BACK ONTO THE SHIP, SO ASK WHICH DAYS THE LARGER FERRY RUNS.)

GPS Coordinates

59.4765, -135.2947Click on link to see Google Map


Haines, AK

June 18, 2019 to June 23, 2019
Activity Ideas

Haines offers great hiking and kayaking, view Bald Eagles at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in October, visit the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center, raft or kayak the Chilkoot River, and kayak Chilkoot Lake. Drive to Chilkat State Park for a view of the glaciers. There is an abundance of wildlife to view in this area including bears, but remember you can’t carry bear spray across the border. Visit Fort Seward, one of the last military bases built in Alaska during the Gold Rush. Also visit the Haines’ historic cemetery with headstones dating to the late 1800’s. And a Haines, Alaska must see is the Hammer Museum.

Parking Location

Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site, (907) 269-8400, Haines, AK, 32 sites, tables, fire rings. $20/night. Mud Bay Road MM 6.8, SW of Haines. 14% grade gravel park entrance. Gravel sites, some pull thrus. 35’ max. No cell coverage. Nice view of glaciers from camp host cabin.

Directions and Other Information

From Haines go 11 miles north on Chilkoot Lake Road to Lutak Road.

GPS Coordinates

59.13881 -135.36936.Click on link to see Google Map


Haines Junction, YT

June 23, 2019 to June 25, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Kluane National Park and Reserve to see bears and eagles. Commemorate your visit with a photo in front of the Haines Junction Village Monument, “the muffin.”

Parking Location

MM 26, large gravel parking area. Old fire rings. Free. No limit posted.

Directions and Other Information

Go West toward Klehini River at sign for Porcupine Crossing, cross 1-lane bridge (clearance 14′ 4″), area is immediately on left, room for approximately 12 large rigs. Boat ramp on left down path is very soft. Area on left with wooden ˜dock” used by families to play in pond. Beautiful mountain views.

GPS Coordinates

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Tok, AK

June 25, 2019 to June 26, 2019
Hosts

No hosts needed, overnight stop only.

Activity Ideas

Relax and refresh.

Parking Location

Young’s Chevron Service, (907) 883-5835, Alaska Highway and East 4th Street, off AK2. 25 spaces, dump station, propane, travel store, water and dump free with fill up. Park behind station. Plenty of room for large rigs. Verizon service is marginal. Car/RV wash $3/10 minutes. Northern Energy Tesoro, boon docking, water, dump, and do-it-yourself car/RV wash all free with fill-up. No stay limit. West of junction SR-1 & SR-2. Small parking lot. Propane available. Good ATT. Laundry & showers at Tundra RV Park next door.

Directions and Other Information

Border Crossing at Port Alcan

GPS Coordinates

63.33492, -142.98645Click on link to see Google Map


Slana, AK

June 26, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park via Nabesna

Parking Location

Jack Creek Campground (907) 822-5234, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; Kendesnii Campground (907) 822-5234, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, 10 sites, max RV length 35’. Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site (907) 822-3973, Glennallen, AK, 12 sites, full hookups, $20/night, showers, restrooms, fishing.

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

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Valdez, AK

June 28, 2019 to July 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Glacier cruise in the fjords. Canada Day is July 1. Bald Eagle feeding at Bayside Campground before the Salmon run.

Parking Location

Allison Point Campground, (907) 835-2282 or (907) 255-0737 or(907) 835 2531 for current information, (reservations.allisonpoint@gmail.com), Dayville Road, 15 miles south of Valdez, AK, 51 sites with great views scattered along Dayville Road, max RV length 45’, $20/night dry, potable water on site, no dump. Glacier Lake Campground offers boon docking under the Valdez Glacier.

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

61.08642, -146.34287Click on link to see Google Map


Chitina, AK

July 2, 2019 to July 5, 2019
Activity Ideas

Stop at the Copper Center Visitor Center Complex located on the Richardson Highway between Glennallen and Copper Center. There are Ranger-led programs at the visitor centers daily during the summer. Plan a day trip to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, including Kennicott and McCarthy, via the Kennicott Shuttle. Celebrate the 4th of July Alaskan style.

Parking Location

Wrangell View RV Park, (907) 823-2255, Chitina, AK; water, electric, 50 amp, $ Squirrel Creek State Recreation Area, (907) 822-5932, Glennallen, AK, $20/night

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

61.66657, -145.18259Click on link to see Google Map


Palmer, AK

July 5, 2019 to July 8, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Matanuska Glacier, visit the Musk Ox Farm and the Reindeer Farm, tour Independence Mine State Historical Park.

Parking Location

Moose Center #793 (907) 745-4982, 1136 S. Cobb St., Palmer, AK, $10, nice views

Directions and Other Information

Dump station at the Palmer Chevron, 439 W. Evergreen Ave., Palmer, AK. Wasilla Walmart Supercenter, (907) 376-9780, 1350 S. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, AK. Wash Day Laundry & Dry Cleaning (and dump station), (907) 376-4141, 754 E. Westpoint Dr., Wasilla, AK. There is also a dump station at the MAPCO Express, 225 N. Boundary St., Wasilla, AK

GPS Coordinates

61.59572, -149.11816Click on link to see Google Map


Seward, AK (both groups will meet at this gathering location – the other group will arrive on the 8th and depart on the 12th)

July 8, 2019 to July 12, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Kenai Fjords National Park and Exit Glacier. Hike the Harding Icefield Trail. Take a Kenai Fjords boat tour. In Cooper Landing there is fishing, hiking, river rafting and tubing, kayaking, or even panning for gold. Take a day trip to Whittier, AK.

Parking Location

Marathon Campground, Ballaine Blvd., (907) 224-4055, $20/night. Waterfront Park South Campground (907) 224-4055, Seward, AK

Directions and Other Information

There is a public dump station on Ballaine Blvd.

GPS Coordinates

60.1121176, -149.438267Click on link to see Google Map


Homer, AK

July 12, 2019 to July 16, 2019
Activity Ideas

Walk to the end of Homer Spit for dozens of local businesses and restaurants that cater to visitors. Go fishing, tour the many museums and art galleries; take a ferry ride to Halibut Cove for dinner and a visit to a community with no roads. Take a ferry ride to Kodiak Island to visit Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center; eat lunch at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company; and visit the Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium and Touch Tank. Fly to Katmai National Park out of Homer to watch grizzlies at Brooks Falls, $400/person.

Parking Location

Fishing Hole Campground (907) 235-6090, on the Homer Spit, $24/night dry, is a level gravel lot with killer views. Cityofhomer-ak.gov. Potable water, flush toilets, dumpster, fish cleaning station, large rigs OK, dump $5. Close to boat launch, harbor, and shops.

Directions and Other Information

Free Wi-Fi at Washboard Laundromat on Ocean Dr (also has pay showers). Dump and potable water across from the Post Office on way to Homer Spit, N59.64236 W151.5287, entrance on South end, $5. Two Sisters Bakery is worth a visit.

GPS Coordinates

59.60855, -51.43577Click on link to see Google Map


Kenai/Soldotna, AK

July 16, 2019 to July 22, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing, river rafting, take a tour of the Soldotna Homestead Museum and Soldotna Historical Society and Museum, visit the K’beq’ Interpretative site, and swim at Stormy Lake Beach. Go to the Soldotna and Kenai Visitors’ Centers and pick up visitor guides to the area to find more to do. Take a side trip to Whittier for a glacier cruise.

Parking Location

Soldotna Elks Lodge #2706 Campground, (907) 262-2706, 8 sites with electric and water, $20. Kenai Elks Lodge, (907) 283-7776, 6 sites, $15/electric

Directions and Other Information

60.5078, -151.07442 (Soldotna)
60.55759, -151.24642 (Kenai)

GPS Coordinates

see directionsClick on link to see Google Map


Anchorage, AK

July 22, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Activity Ideas

Since Anchorage is really Alaska’s only city, this is an opportunity to stock up on food, gas and propane, catch a movie, etc. But also take a 1-hour trolley ride tour of Anchorage. Drive along the scenic byway to Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet along the Seward Highway. The tides here are among the highest in the world. Watch as rushing water ebbs and flows. It’s even possible to spot a Dall sheep, an eagle or even a Beluga whale. This drive is along one of only a handful of roads designated as an All-American Road and one of 150 designated as a National Scenic Byway. There are a number of trails for hiking and biking around the city. Visit the many heritage museums, view the flood plains, and take your bicycle out for a spin. Take a side trip to Talkeetna.

Parking Location

Anchorage Moose Center #1534, (907) 563-3502, 4211 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage

Directions and Other Information

Dump stations: Alaska Super Service (907) 727-7528, 2756 Commercial Drive, Anchorage; Big Corner Texaco, 1501 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage.

Costco, (907) 349-2335, 330 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage; Walmart Supercenter (907) 563-5900, 3101 A St., Anchorage.

The Muldoon Road/Tudor Road bypass connects Glenn Hwy with Seward Hwy. The two roads connect seamlessly making a loop around the East and South sides of town, avoiding downtown traffic. There are a few traffic lights but traffic generally flows well. There are many restaurants in the first 1.2 miles South of Glenn Hwy on Muldoon. The A’ Laundromat is located approximately 1 block South of Glenn on Muldoon, West side. Small load $3.50, 25c/5 min to dry. There is a Fred Meyer (Kroger) approximately 1 mi South of Glenn Hwy on Muldoon, West side. Free Wi-Fi at the library at the Northeast Community Center, east side of Muldoon across from Fred Meyer. The Wi-Fi is on 24/7, with a strong signal in the parking lot. There is propane for sale at the U-Haul, go 1 block West from Seward Hwy on Tudor, turn left (south) on Old Seward Hwy, go 1 block, on left (east) side. Go in 1st entrance, the tank is immediately on right. The exit route is often congested, if you are in a motorhome try to avoid towing. To get back to Seward Hwy south bound, continue south on Old Seward, turn left on Dowling, and it is 1 block back to the Seward Hwy entrance.

GPS Coordinates

61.18213, -149.89791Click on link to see Google Map


Denali National Park, AK

July 28, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Denali National Park – hike the established trails or bushwhack your own way as visitors are allowed to hike almost anywhere in the park, bike all 90+ miles of the park road or as little as you desire, view wildlife, take the bus tour from the Wilderness Access Center near the Park entrance that covers all 90+ miles of the park road, and/or charter a flight to view the Park by air. Enjoy Ranger talks in the campground and Ranger led discovery hikes. Watch a sled dog demonstration. Ride the Denali Park Zipline (907) 683-2ZIP, denalizipline.com. Take a white water raft adventure on the Nenana River.

Parking Location

Savage River Campground, (907) 683-2294, mile 13 on the Denali Park Road.

Directions and Other Information

Camping information: (907) 683-2294, nps.gov/dena; Reservations: (866) 761-6629, reservedenali.com. Savage River Campground will accommodate RV’s up to 40’. No campground in Denali has electrical or water hookups for RVs. There is a mercantile near the park entrance which features camping supplies, food, a shower house and laundry facilities. The mercantile also has a dump/fill station for RV use. $24-$30/night, ½ price for SA pass. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended, and without them you may find the campground full. There are other campgrounds in the park and outside the park.

Denali Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 437, Healy, AK 99743; (907) 683-4636; denalichamber.com

GPS Coordinates

63.717485, -149.257338Click on link to see Google Map


Fairbanks, AK

August 1, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Activity Ideas

Take a side trip up the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse and the Arctic Ocean (495 miles one way), soak in the nearby Chena Hot Springs, or take a side trip to Circle Hot Springs, and Manley Hot Springs. Visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Take a tour of the Running Reindeer Ranch. Hike, kayak, or take a stern-wheeler ride to view wildlife on the Chena River. Hike the Angel Rocks Trail. Visit Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Catch a production at The Palace Theater. Visit the Georgeson Botanical Garden and the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit Gold Dredge No. 8, a National Engineering Landmark that once extracted millions of ounces of gold from the frozen ground. And no Alaskan circuit would be complete without a visit to the North Pole enroute to Delta Junction.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #1551 Campground located on the scenic Chena River (907) 456-1551, 1003 Pioneer Road, for members only. $25 for electric with some non-electric sites too, laundry, showers, and Wi-Fi, no water.

Directions and Other Information

Dump and rinse water free at Airport Way Sourdough (gas, diesel, propane), 1688 Airport Way, at Lathrop St. at rear corner of bldg. N64 50 14.64 W147 45 1.72. Easy access for large rigs towing.

Dump and rinse water and potable water $5, free w/ gas or propane purchase, at Alaska Chevron, 333 Illinois St. Go North from Airport Way on Cushman St (becomes Illinois St), on Right, or go West on Illinois St from College Rd and it will be on the left. N64 50 56 W147 43 8.5. The potable water is at the building. (907) 452-3488.

Propane at U-Haul, College Rd at Johansen Expressway, Southwest corner. Entry from South bound on College only; go past front of building to tank, exit in circle around building and storage rooms. A little tight but doable with a large rig if no other vehicles or equipment in area. Can be congested. Fair price and practices.

Free Wi-Fi at Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St, 1 block North of Airport Way. Closed Sunday (907) 459-1020. fnsblibrary.org

GPS Coordinates

64.84665, -147.72951Click on link to see Google Map


Delta Junction, AK

August 5, 2019 to August 8, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Moose Pond via the 1.5 mile Lost Lake Trail, and bring your camera. The best time to view moose, water fowl, beavers and other wildlife is early morning and about an hour before sunset. Hike Best Mountain Trail and Quartz Lake Loop Trail. Visit the Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum and Rika’s Roadhouse at Big Delta State Historical Park. Take a tour of the Alaska Interior Game Ranch. This is the end of the Alaska Highway, so be sure to get a picture of the “End of the Alaska Highway” sign and a certificate at the visitors center.

Parking Location

Quartz Lake Campground, $15, Delta, AK.

Directions and Other Information

Free dump, potable water, air & Wi-Fi at Delta Petro-Wash. From Junction SR-2/Alaska Hwy and SR-4/Richardson Hwy go South on SR-4 approximately 0.5 mile and turn right. The dump and water are on the left side of the building next to the fence. There are also fuel pumps, a car/RV wash, laundromat, restaurant and convenience store.

GPS Coordinates

64.1978, -145.82813Click on link to see Google Map


Tok, AK (If there is a problem going on the northern route take the southern route from here to Whitehorse, YT. Check road conditions at www.511yukon.ca or call (867) 993-5566) (Note: If you take the Northern route through Dawson City you will need to ferry (free) across the Yukon River. It is about a 10 minute ride, and lines are long in the morning. The ferry is closed Friday mornings from 5 am to 7 am for maintenance. The ferry accommodates the largest RVs including vehicles being towed. You might have to wait a little longer depending on the size, but be patient and they will get you on board.)

August 8, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Activity Ideas

Stop by the Mainstreet Visitor’s Center, 1314 Alaska Highway,(907) 883-5775, to find out how Tok really got its name and to get lots of information, including a flyer titled “The Last Great Road Trip” which offers a 10c/gallon discount at Young’s Chevron across the street. Try your hand at panning for gold. Take a walk or ride your bike on the many nature trails and paved bike paths. Relax and get ready for the next leg of this journey.

Parking Location

Young’s Chevron Service, (907) 883-5835, Alaska Highway and East 4th Street, off AK2. 25 spaces, dump station, propane, travel store, water and dump free with fill up. N63 20.0796 W142 59.1292. Park behind station. Plenty of room for large rigs. Verizon service is marginal. Car/RV wash $3/10 minutes. This is a good place to get your RV serviced and your oil changed. Northern Energy Tesoro, boon docking, water, dump, and do-it-yourself car/RV wash all free with fill-up. No stay limit. West of junction SR-1 & SR-2. Small parking lot. Propane available. Good ATT. Laundry & showers at Tundra RV Park next door.

Directions and Other Information

Free Wi-Fi and coffee at All Alaska Gifts and Crafts (turn right at main junction after Visitor Center, go 1 block, on left). Free coffee at Three Bears Market (south side of road, before junction). Verizon 3G.

GPS Coordinates

63.33492, -142.98645Click on link to see Google Map


Chicken, AK

August 10, 2019 to August 12, 2019
Activity Ideas

Pan for Gold, hike the Mosquito Fork Dredge Overlook Trail, and check out the Pedro Gold Dredge.

Parking Location

Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost (520) 413-1480, Electric, Wi-Fi, Coin Showers, free fresh water, dump station ($6/black), $20/night dry camping, $ /electric, discount to SKPs for dry camping only

Directions and Other Information

From SR-5/Taylor Hwy MM 66.3, turn South at airport sign, go past “Downtown Chicken” on right, turn left into Gold Camp. Easy in/out. Any size RV. Plenty of room. Level, clean, gift store, good coffee, free gold panning, and free Wi-Fi for campers (time and bandwidth may be limited and slow).

GPS Coordinates

64.069546, -141.941187Click on link to see Google Map


Dawson City, YT (Border Crossing) (Note: If you take the Northern route through Dawson City you will need to ferry (free) across the Yukon River. It is about a 10 minute ride, and lines are long in the morning. The ferry is closed Friday mornings from 5 am to 7 am for maintenance. The ferry accommodates the largest RVs including vehicles being towed. You might have to wait a little longer depending on the size, but be patient and they will get you on board.)

August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the SS Keno, a preserved steamship with exhibits. Visit the Jack London Museum and the Dawson City Museum, as well as the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. Drive to the top of Dome Road to take in a view of the city and the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.

Parking Location

Yukon River Campground, (867) 667-5648, $12/night, 94 sites, non-potable (boil) water, free firewood.

Directions and Other Information

Canadian and US Customs offices open 9 am to 9 pm (pacific time) when ferry is in operation (see above note). The best time to catch the ferry is mid morning. Time Zone change – Canada is one hour later.

GPS Coordinates

64.072649, -139.437990Click on link to see Google Map


Whitehorse, YT

August 16, 2019 to August 20, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a vintage sternwheeler ship on the Yukon River. Kayak or hike the Miles Canyon Basalts. Visit the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. Soak in the Takhini Hot Springs. View the wildlife at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

Parking Location

Wolf Creek Campground, Whitehorse, YT, water, restroom, free firewood, $12/night, several pull thrus, shady.

Directions and Other Information

Dump stations at Shell, Quartz Rd and Chilkoot Way; and Yukon Tire (867) 667-6110, 107 Industrial Rd. Walmart #3191, (867) 667-2652, 9021 Quartz Rd.

GPS Coordinates

60.607163, -134.944185Click on link to see Google Map


Watson Lake, YT

August 20, 2019 to August 22, 2019
Hosts

No hosts needed for this site, just a stop to hook up and clean up.

Parking Location

Baby Nugget RV Park, (867) 536-2307, Watson Lake, Yukon

Directions and Other Information

Water, electric, 50 and 30 amp, sewer, Wi-Fi(?), laundry, showers, dump station, RV wash, $$/night – BUT – if you don’t need to hook up or clean up there is free dry camping near the airport with room for 6-15 rigs.

GPS Coordinates

60.027820, -129.078827Click on link to see Google Map


Meziadin Provincial Park, BC

August 22, 2019 to August 26, 2019
Activity Ideas

Day trip to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK

Parking Location

Meziadin Provincial Park Campground, Meziadin Junction, BC (866) 500-7302

Directions and Other Information

$27/night w/electric; $22/night dry. 66 gravel dry sites. Water at rear of office building. 2 loops, one to left has sites along water. Some sites are 60′. Beautiful lake.

GPS Coordinates

N56.08971 W129.3039Click on link to see Google Map


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, BC

August 26, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Hosts

No hosts needed as this is just an overnight stop.

Activity Ideas

Hiking, swimming, nature viewing

Parking Location

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Campground, Bulkley-Nechako, BC, (250) 638-8490, $27/night, reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are available.

Directions and Other Information

Water (no RV fill), showers, dump station ($5 coin operated)

GPS Coordinates

54.708519, -127.040138Click on link to see Google Map


Prince George, BC

August 27, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Parking Location

Walmart #3651, (250) 906-3203, 6565 Southridge Ave., Prince George, BC (allows overnight parking)

Directions and Other Information

Prince George Municipal Public RV Dump Station, 18th Avenue & Quinn Street South
Flying J Fuel Stop #0801, (250) 563-1677, Showers, Dump Station, 4869 Continental Way

GPS Coordinates

53.864677, -122.785368Click on link to see Google Map


Lac La Hache Provincial Park, BC

August 28, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Activity Ideas

Nature trail, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and swimming.

Parking Location

Lac La Heche Provincial Park is on the western side of Lac La Hache.

Directions and Other Information

There are 83 sites, C$18/night, with water, flush & pit toilets, and a dump station for $5. Paved roads, tree-shaded sites, some overlook lake.

GPS Coordinates

51.859727, -121.640180Click on link to see Google Map


Skihist Provincial Park, BC

September 1, 2019 to September 3, 2019
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, rafting, cycling fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing.

Parking Location

Skihist Provincial Park, water, toilets, dump station $5, dry camping $23/night

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

50.254360, -121.510947Click on link to see Google Map


Border Crossing, Abbottsford, BC

September 3, 2019
Hosts

None needed

Activity Ideas

This is the border crossing only and should not require an overnight stay.

Parking Location

See Directions & Other Information

Directions and Other Information

Parking Location (if needed)
Target (out of business), parking lot, overnights are OK, maybe longer, trucks also use. South on PH-11 from TCH-1, TR at light at Barron’s Way, then Left past Pet Smart (Mall), TR into parking area. Tim Horton’s is on the left. Not noisy, well lit. Everything in Abbotsford is within 15 minutes.

Cole Rd Recreation Area. Overnight Okay. Dump. East of Abbotsford on TC-1, ~2 km E of Whatcom Rd, EB side. Unshaded.

GPS Coordinates
49.02539 -122.26743 (Target)
49.05581N 122.17881W (Cole Road RA)

GPS Coordinates

Click on link to see Google Map


Bellingham, WA (meet up location

September 3, 2019
Hosts

No host is necessary.

Activity Ideas

This is the end of the North to Alaska 2019 circuit. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves on this circuit. Please direct any comments regarding the circuit to Lu Anne Frost, frostbites57@hotmail.com.

Hiking and kayaking in Larrabee State Park, hiking in gardens and along streams in Whatcom Falls Park or kayak in Lake Whatcom, visit Lummi Island – a rural island with an old-fashioned vibe, hiking in the Chuckanut Mountains, beach access at Boulevard Park.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge #194 Campground, 710 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-2904, (360) 733-3333 or 3334

Directions and Other Information

No hookups at the Elks Lodge, but they allow dry RV parking in parking lots.

GPS Coordinates

48.727357, -122.471915Click on link to see Google Map