The best camping near Hatcher Pass Management Area

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Jim Creek Blank Land

30 sites · RVs13 acres · Palmer, AK
This is blank land in the Buette area of Palmer, Alaska. No signs except for the address sign. Make your own spot. No amenities. Please take your own trash out. Enjoy your stay for just $10 a night. Near Jim Creek. Great fishing. A lot of trails for 4X4s and riding ATVs. Come park your car, camper, RV etc and enjoy Alaskan life at Jim Creek Blank land.
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tomodachi

20 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Palmer, AK
3 acres of beautiful land with a peak at the mountains through the trees:) We are at the base of Hatcher Pass. Available are 8 RV spots and 12 tent spots! Just a 20 minute drive up the mountain straight to independence mine! The Little Susitna River winds it's way up the mountain and you can hear it as it runs its way through the mountains.
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The Wilds

3 sites · Lodging200 acres · Fishhook, AK
Our off-grid property is situated on 200 private acres of beautiful Alaskan land. We have five miles of trails right out your cabin door and beautiful views of the Susitna River throughout. The Talkeetna Mountains serve as an incredible backdrop to it all. We live on the property, as do our array of animals. We have a family of geese and chickens who will welcome you with open wings, as well as two dogs and three cats. We operate off of solar and generated power and while the cabins do have limited electricity, we ask that you We are located just 55 miles from the Anchorage Airport, 12 miles from downtown Palmer and 14 miles from downtown Wasilla. Best of all, were just 2.8 miles from Government Peak Recreation Area and 10 miles from Hatcher Pass, so if it's adventure you're looking for, you're in luck! If you’re looking for a fun day trip, we’re just an hour and a half from Talkeetna and 3.5 hours from Denali. We've named our property The Wilds because it is wild! A large portion of our land is protected by a conservation easement, so it can never be developed. We cherish that responsibility and are excited to share the rawness of this land with you!
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North 40

5 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Sutton, AK
Camp right on the banks of the Matanuska river while staring at the magnificent King Mountain, Sentinel mountain, and Craig Mountain! Over 10 acres to pick a spot to pitch your tent or park your RV! The sites are first come fist serve. Kids will love playing in the shallow river streams and sandbars, rock hounding is great and dogs are welcome but please be a responsible dog owner and clean up after them. Come enjoy some peace and serenity at North 40!
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Clean Forest type camping

40 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Wasilla, AK
Learn more about this land:Family friendly our campground is called houston grass station campground and is located right next to the alaska railroad watch it go by wile you camp see you here thanks
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Lulu's Glamping on the Knik River

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Palmer, AK
Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. Located on the river's edge of the Knik River in Palmer, Alaska, our glamping tents offer a unique experience. Unplug, unwind and kickback in our Stout canvas style bell tents. Each tent is stylishly outfitted with a queen size bed, linens, rugs, stylish decor and other amenities. You also will have your own smokeless Solo Stove with seating for two outside your tent. Only 45 minutes north of Anchorage, our location boasts incredible views with access to all things outdoor! There are shared porta toilets with foot pump sinks with soap for hand washing on site. There is one on demand outdoor shower! We have an outdoor kitchen with a BBQ grill, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, salt, pepper and other items for guest use. Half of the property is an adult glamping experience. Half of the property allows children, as long as you understand that we are located right on the river and children should be supervised. Our property is the perfect basecamp with easy access to hiking for all abilities; Bodenburg Butte, Lazy Mountain, Pioneer Peek and Pioneer Falls. Located right on the Knik River we can help you plan a day of fishing, kayaking or riverboat touring. Other local activities include ATV rentals, glacier helicopter tours, exploring the town of Palmer, the Alaska State Fair, a trip to the Reindeer Farm, Independence Mine State Historical Park, the Musk Ox Farm, horseback riding, touring our breweries, enjoying the local golf course, sled dog tours and so much more! Although we love pets, in order to keep tents clean and odor fee, pets are not allowed without permission. No smoking 🚭 Check in 4pm Check out 11am We ask that shoes be removed before enter the tent.
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Private RV in the Woods of WASILLA!

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wasilla, AK
Learn more about this land:“Cute little CAMPER” set up on 1+ Acre residential lot, just outside the city limits, primarily forest, with an additional 25+ natural Forest adjacent to our land/property; (the owner is a neighbor and a friend) This “Glamping Vintage Aladdin Allah's Choice" Camper 'Travel Trailer' is fully installed with a deck, awning, WiFi, and full hookups as well, on the "back 1/3 Acre of our property looking at the adjacent 25+ Acres to the rear and a brilliant view of trees, flora and fauna, and not so distant Talkeetna Mountain Range.
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Landvaettir Farm

1 site · RV, Tent22 acres · Lazy Mountain, AK
Easily accessed off the Glenn Highway 10 miles from Palmer and an hour from Anchorage. We have 22 acres and plenty of space to camp. There is an outhouse for campers and we have a well for water. There is access to a hot propane outdoor shower as well. We are close to hiking including Eska Mountain falls and Granite Peak (almost 7000 ft). We are a developing organic farm and currently have pigs and goats. The farm has views of the Talkeetna and Chugach mountains.
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Tanaina Folk Farm

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Wasilla, AK
A longtime hobby project in constant flux to accommodate our shifting needs for permaculture and husbandry, we live on a beautiful hunk of boreal suburban forest in a lively neighborhood. We have been here since 2011 developing our plans to get the most out of our land while still enjoying the wilderness.
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Sunderland Ranch Farm Stay

2 sites · LodgingPalmer, AK
Legacy family land! Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent here at the Sunderland Ranch.  We often have guests staying here or playing here for other events, but are happy to have you too!  This will be as quiet or as experiential as you would like. You can schedule a trail ride or farm tour with our staff/family, or get out and walk the trails or around the ranch and enjoy Alaska at its best. 
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The Dutch Hideaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Wasilla, AK
We moved to Alaska in 2020 and fell in love with the Palmer area. As a family, we felt that being in the countryside was the best place to raise our children, which is why we chose this property. After a friend of ours parked her camper here for a few weeks, we decided to try renting out the spot to others visiting Alaska. 2022 is our first year hosting this site. We are a young family always looking for ways to earn some extra income. We are a family-friendly property. Our property's location is between Palmer and Wasilla Alaska. We are in a quiet neighborhood within a mile of four separate lakes.  Finger Lake State Park is close by and is the starting point for the 7-mile canoe trail that takes you through a number of lakes and streams in the area. We are 20 miles from the top of Hatchers Pass/ Independence Mine State recreation area where you can pan for gold and go on many different hikes. This property has the best of being close to the city but is still far enough away to feel like you are deeper in the woods than you are.
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A Place in the Woods; Close 2 town!

1 site · Lodging1 acres · Tanaina, AK
Learn more about this land:In the Woods, 2-5 minutes from “town” (but “miles” from the city lights!) Enjoy “the adventure of camping out in the woods” without having to pay for a crowded “RV park site, have to set up, level camper, connect water, propane, waste waters, etc. (Yuck!) Just relax, read, or start a camp fire 🔥, use the gas BBQ, watch birds, squirrels, the local Moose! This unique “Retro 1960s” Experience, is camping, at it’s best! Our VINTAGE, classic ‘nearly-restored’ 1968 “Allah’s Choice Travel Camper Trailer” is all set up, for your immediate use on arrival w/full hookups, WiFi, easy Parking, on our Pvt. One-Acre Property, & just 2+ miles from WASILLA w/ restaurants, stores, and more. The adjacent property is over 25+ acres of Natural Forest with an abundance of all the flora & fauna so common in Alaska! It’s our “Stay-Cation-Escape” (not how we used to ‘go camping’,) we now share how to avoid paying nightly rent for “hookups”, set up 5-10’ away from ‘too many people’ crowded into their huge “Homes on Wheels!.” We SHARE our “Little Travel Trailer, set it up on our property for you to enjoy. Come on out to adventure, sans the hassle! Call for more info!
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The best camping near Hatcher Pass Management Area guide

Overview

About

What is a “management area,” exactly? Well, it’s a mix of a whole bunch of stuff, like privately owned land and state land. So, Hatcher Pass isn’t a full-fledged state park, but there’s so much to do out here regardless of the area’s “official” status. The mountainous terrain has more than 30 lofty summits and glaciers, and it allows for all of the usual outdoor fun: hiking, camping, mountain biking, and horseback riding. But, there’s so much more to this beautiful place. You can go prospecting for gold or venture out for some blueberry picking in August and fill your bucket to the brim…and those are only two examples of what awaits you! The best part just might be the location, though—it’s less than an hour and a half away from Anchorage.

When to go

The best time to visit Hatcher Pass Management Area is during the summer months, from June to early September, when the wildflowers are in bloom and the trails are most accessible. Winter brings a snowy wonderland, ideal for skiing and snowboarding, but be prepared for road closures and extreme weather conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and road conditions before your trip, as Hatcher Pass can experience sudden changes in weather.
  • Be aware of wildlife in the area and store food securely to avoid attracting bears.
  • Some trails may be challenging; ensure you have the proper gear and are aware of your limits.
  • Cell service can be limited, so plan accordingly and inform someone of your travel plans.
  • Respect the natural environment by following Leave No Trace principles and disposing of waste properly.

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