Camping In Alaska

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world, offering a true wilderness. There are several protected areas in order to preserve the landscape, animals and flora. Tourism is increasing, as people want to see the mountains, glaciers and lakes and breathe in the clean air. RV touring and camping in Alaska is an ideal way of seeing the country close up. There are companies that organize guided tours, driving visitors between favorite destinations and supplying all the necessary equipment.

In addition to marveling at the scenery, many tourists like to take advantage of the adventure and sports opportunities here. For the really adventurous, there is dog sledding and cross country skiing in the winter. Summertime is the season for canoeing or sea kayaking. Photographers also love this region and may be lucky enough to snap a whale or seal.

One of the most visited areas is the Kenai Peninsula, which includes the glacier covered Kenai Mountains and beautiful lakes. This is usually on the itinerary for campinginAlaska. Fishermen love it too as the Kenai River is famous for its salmon stock. Several towns are also situated here.

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Another popular spot is the Denali National Park, an important area for flora and wildlife such as beavers, caribou, grizzly bears, black bears, tundra swan, golden eagles, hares and wolverines. Many mountaineers and backpackers come here and enjoy a variety of terrain, including glaciers, tundra, rock and forest. Snowmobiling is allowed but restricted to certain areas. The park contains Mount Mckinley, the highest peak in North America. Standing at 6,194 meters, it is the perfect backdrop to campinginAlaska.

The period from March until the end of October is when the public is allowed access on to the Matanuska Glacier, a magnificent valley glacier containing ice falls. It is the largest glacier accessed by car in the state and the climate is unusually sunny.

The Wrangell St. Elias National Park is part of a Unesco World Heritage Site and is the largest area of National Park in the USA, covering an impressive 13 million acres. This wilderness attracts backpackers and hikers wanting to experience camping in Alaska on a big scale. The park can be accessed by car and there are charter flights too. The glaciers and ice fields are home to caribou and grizzly bears. A ferry trip brings visitors to Prince William Sound on the south coast. This area contains small islands and fjords and the Chugach National Forest, a rain forest with beautiful lakes.

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers has been camping since early childhood. An avid fan of the outdoors, he finds himself heading on adventures at the drop of a hat, with not much more than a backpack choked full of supplies and a walking stick.
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