How To Prepare For Camping Along the Alaska Highway

February 1st, 2021 in Camping in the Yukon

A camping adventure in summer can be stunning in the Yukon and along the Alaska highway. But you may want to bring eye shades for sleeping, since the sun stays out until midnight. Here are a few other helpful hints for making you trip as wonderful as can be.

RV or Tent Camping?

Like any vacation, good planning means a more relaxing time. First to consider is whether you’ll go tent camping or RV camping. If you’re planning an RV trip, an Alaska Highway RV park is what you’ll want. Know your hook up requirements, and how long your vehicle is. Decide if you want a pull through space or if you’re comfortable backing your vehicle up.

If you’re tent camping, what do you need to make the experience comfortable? Are hot showers a priority? Views? Privacy?

Location, Location, Location!

Once you know your basic needs, you can explore the many options for Alaska Highway camping and Alaska Highway RV parks. The reason outdoor adventure seekers come to the Yukon in the first place is, of course, the unparalleled natural beauty—the stunning scenery and incredible wildlife. If you plan to day hike, you might want to choose a campground with easy access to trailheads. If wildlife viewing is your priority, situating yourself away from a main lodge or the Alaska Highway and near a meadow or body of water at the edge of a campground or RV park gives you the best chance to see wildlife from the comfort of your campsite.

Designated Camp Areas Only

The area is treasured for its pristine beauty. Help to keep it that way by only camping in designated Alaska Highway tent or RV campsites. Help the wildlife stay wild by not feeding them.

When camping along the Alaska Highway whether in an Alaska Highway RV Park or tent camping, it’s good to keep these things in mind. Enjoy the journey!