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Gold Mint Trailhead

1. Gold Mint Trailhead

Gold Mint Campground is a tiny treasure that puts you right in the way of some outstanding scenery. If you can secure one of the few basic sites on...

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Bird Creek Campground

2. Bird Creek Campground

Even if you’re not a bird geek, you’ll find plenty to love at Bird Creek. Bird Creek Campground offers basic accommodations in a wilderness setting...

Liza
Liza: Beautiful view with such a nice vibe. The water is incredible and sets you up nicely for the night. Tons of flat ground and...
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John Muir Cabin

3. John Muir Cabin

A chalet-style cabin, John Muir Cabin was yet another small, quaint cabin found in the Tongass National Forest, inundated by still silence and...

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Wonder Lake Campground

4. Wonder Lake Campground

The big draw to Wonder Lake Campground in Denali are the views. On a clear day, visitors are rewarded with the sight of the breathtaking Mount...

Joseph
Joseph: Of the official campsites we stayed in the Denali, this was by far the most isolated and least hectic which is exactly what we...
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Johnson Lake Campground

5. Johnson Lake Campground

Nature buffs looking to live in harmony with wildlife can get their wish at Johnson Lake Campground, where moose, hares, lynx, squirrels, and bears...

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Lower Troublesome Creek Campground

6. Lower Troublesome Creek Campground

Lower Troublesome Creek Campground is great for campers looking to get into the water. Being that it's near the banks of the cascading Chulitna...

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Thumb Cove Campground

7. Thumb Cove Campground

270 acres surround you at Thumb Cove Campground, including access to close-up views of the park’s most striking geologic feature, Porcupine...

Teklanika River Campground

8. Teklanika River Campground

Teklanika River Campground, “Tek” for short, is shaded by forest and offers privacy between campsites. Much of the surrounding land is brushy and...

Upper Russian Lake Cabin

9. Upper Russian Lake Cabin

The quintessential cabin in the wood, Upper Russian Lake Cabin sets you just a small ways back from. . . well, that lake, enclosing you in an open...

Juneau Lake Cabin

10. Juneau Lake Cabin

On the eastern shore of Juneau Lake, surrounded by a sprawling spruce and birch forests, sits the lovely and secluded Juneau Lake Cabin. If fishing...

Porcupine Campground

11. Porcupine Campground

When you camp at Porcupine Campground brace yourself for some eye-popping views. Don’t forget your binocs and camera, climb up to the scenic...

Trail River Campground

12. Trail River Campground

Trail River Campground is a great spot for anglers looking for some stunning mountain scenery. The campground is nestled in a forest of hemlock and...

Russian River Campground

13. Russian River Campground

Calling all anglers! The Russian River Campground is a fisherman’s paradise. This particular spot along the Russian River is unique in that salmon...

Williwaw Campground

14. Williwaw Campground

Keep your eyes peeled at Williwaw Campground in the Chugach National Forest because there is a lot to see! After settling into your tent or small...

Big Bear and Baby Bear State Campground

15. Big Bear and Baby Bear State Campground

Almost as adorable as it sounds, Big Bear and Baby Bear State Campground makes for a little jewel of a getaway. Primarily accessible by boat and...

The Coop Cabin
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16. The Coop Cabin

Have a true Alaskan experience as you cozy up in view of "The Big One. " You'll be a stone's throw from the iconic Nenana river, with plenty of...

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Eklutna Lake Campground

17. Eklutna Lake Campground

Eklutna Lake Campground will, of course, give you access to Eklutna Lake. That’s a given. This decent-sized spot has even more to offer off the...

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Cantwell Denali View Camp
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18. Cantwell Denali View Camp

Set up camp a mile off the main road on a nice level gravel pad with a stunning view of Denali (Mt. Mckinley) on a clear day. You will have no...

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Denali View North

19. Denali View North

Denali View North offers great views of the imposing 20,000-foot peak. Campers looking for a day hike can head out on the 3. 3-mile Little Coal...

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Byers Lake Campground

20. Byers Lake Campground

Byers Lake Campground sits on the shores of the chilly lake and the 22-mile K’esugi Ridge Trail passes near the campground. Not up for the entire...

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The Coop Camp
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21. The Coop Camp

Have a true Alaskan experience as you tent it up in view of "The Big One. " You'll be a stone's throw from the iconic Nenana river, with plenty of...

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Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Hideaway Camp
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22. Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Hideaway Camp

Pitch your tent in this 5 acres piece of land located on the boundaries of the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow in Alaska. The land is...

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Caines Head Campground

23. Caines Head Campground

It’s first-come, first-served at Caines Head Campground, a tiny bunch of sites near the shores of Resurrection Bay. All manner of alpine beauty...

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Chena River State Recreation Site Campground

24. Chena River State Recreation Site Campground

Chena River State Recreation Site Campground. That’s a mouthful for such a cute little bunch of sites! You’ll find more in the way of modern...

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Primrose Campground

25. Primrose Campground

When the ice melts and the sun comes out it means camping season is on! At Primrose Campground you can come anytime you please and find first-come,...

Clara
Clara: Primrose is a great campground for car camping! The plots provide some privacy and are well off the highway.
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Black Sands Campground

26. Black Sands Campground

Black Sands Campground may sound a little sinister, but this rustic, undeveloped spot has been a popular recreation destination since the 1930s....

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Deep Creek Beach Campground

27. Deep Creek Beach Campground

Camping is for the birds. And also the fish. That’s certainly the case at Deep Creek Beach Campground, where the waters are known for their stocks...

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Crooked Creek Campground

28. Crooked Creek Campground

A real forest retreat, Crooked Creek Campground offers private, modern sites nestled in amongst the evergreens. Hikers can hike, anglers can angle,...

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Clam Gulch Campground

29. Clam Gulch Campground

Clam Gulch: it’s not a classic marine western starring Gary Cooper. Clam Gulch Campground is a sizeable setting for a little more than the classic...

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Eagle River Campground

30. Eagle River Campground

Sure enough, the river itself is the centerpiece of Eagle River Campground. It’s beautiful, it’s well-stocked with fish, and it’s right there for...

Liza
Liza: This was actually such a cool camp site. I visited with a group of 10 and we were able to pitch our tents and still have room...
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