Accommodation March 19, 2019
Escape To These 5 Free Campsites In Alaska For An Overnight You Won’t Soon Forget
Alaska is filled with many beautiful places to see. As the state is so large, Alaskans love to find a great place to camp or RV to for the evening. With so many great options for travelers throughout the state, we chose five of our favorite free Alaska camping spots for you to visit!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Exit Glacier Road, Seward, Alaska
Exit Glacier Road has some amazing free camping spots. The road runs right alongside Resurrection River, which is fed with glacier runoff from Exit Glacier. There are quite a few hidden pullouts along the roadside. Because of its proximity to the river, the rushing water makes a nice cover for the vehicle noise along the road. With stunning views, and an easy walk to the riverbank from your pullout, this is an excellent spot for some free camping!
2. Galbraith Lake Campground, North Slope Borough, Alaska
Located on the very cool Dalton Highway, Galbraith Lake Campground is the perfect place to drop your stuff for an off grid adventure for a couple of days. The area is absolutely stunning, and there are plenty of awesome hikes nearby that will take you into the Brooks Range. You will be able to check out the infamous Alaska pipeline nearby. This is a great opportunity to truly experience what the Arctic is like!
3. Isabel Pass, Richardson Highway, Alaska
A gorgeous little gap in the Alaska Range, Isabel Pass is a stunning spot to soak in the natural beauty Alaska has to offer. An unassuming dirt road jets off the Richardson Highway about 11 miles from Paxson. You will have to navigate plenty of deep potholes in the gravel moraine you'll be driving down, so make sure you're comfortable changing a tire if needed. That being said, this secluded area offers plenty of beautiful nature watching. Find your spot on any of the rustic pullouts on the main dirt road.
4. The Seward Highway Pullouts
There is this beautiful thing in Alaska called "boondocking", and it allows for dry camping in most of the pullouts on the highways in the state. This is a fantastic resource for those of us looking for beautiful, free camping! Seward Highway has numerous pullouts that you can use. There are even many areas that would be perfect for setting up a tent! But to be forewarned, the Alaska Railroad does also have train tracks that run down to Seward, so you may have some loud moments when the train passes if you do tent camp.
5. Deadman Lake Campground, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
The National Park Service runs this free campsite! With warmer water and excellent fishing, Deadman Lake Campground is a gorgeous area for some free camping! There are 15 sites, 4 of which are accessible to RVs up to 40 feet in length. Not seven miles down the road, the National Park Service also offers another option for free camping, at the Lakeview Campground. No RV spots over 30 feet available there, however!
Have you stayed in any of these free Alaska camping spots? Which was your favorite? Do you have another that you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below!
for some great hiking trails this spring, maybe to pair with your awesome camping spots? Check out
13 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Alaska!