While there are a number of RV Parks along the Alaska Highway the possibility always exists that you will be spending one or more night's boondocking along some serene lakesides or snuggled into a roadside pullout overlooking the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable or dry camping in one of the well maintained government campgrounds found along the Alaska Highway.
What we're trying to get across here is the fact that you will be traveling through a much different area than most of you have ever driven through before. The North Country as we call it is still lagging behind the more urbanized countryside of the contiguous United States and populated sections of Canada too.
So, one might begin to wonder about how to go about preparing for a trip into the unknown. Well, it's really pretty simple. Just make sure to have the necessary dry camping gear along for camping without hookups; see the list below.
Another form of camping, but somewhat less popular, is tent camping. Believe it or not there are a pretty fair number of bicycles traveling the Alaska Highway every summer and most of them are pitching tents along the roads. While perfectly acceptable the need for caution is of utter importance. We'll look at some of the special precautions and also what and why tent camping in Alaska is becoming so popular.