Hello travelers, welcome to the segment on Alaska Highway Campgrounds and RV
Parks. Here we are going to discuss the services along the Alaska Highway,
often referred to as the Alcan Highway in this neck of the woods. Please read through this as
there are some things you just ned to be aware of before you travel the Alcan Highway in search
of a modern campground or heaven forbid a luxury RV Park in the middle of the northern wilderness.
I'll try to make this quick and informative so it will be easy to read and remember too.
Campgrounds along the Alaska Highway
Highway, one of the longest, loneliest stretches of road you'll ever have the pleasure
of driving, begins at Milepost “0” in Dawson Creek British Columbia where the
services and amenities are plentiful. Dawson Creek is for all practical purposes the place
you need to be sure to stock up on any of the necessary items that you may have forgotten
when setting off on this journey.
By now you have already traveled a good distance just getting here and supplies and maintenance
issues need to be attended to now. There are some very good vehicle shops in town along with
an RV wash and for those supplies there is a WalMart for those needing to stock up on the staples.
Be sure to check out the Alcan Highway road conditions before leaving the town of Dawson Creek.
There has been a lot of construction along the road as the new gas pipeline is now in full operation.
Between Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson the traffic from workers and truckers can be fairly heavy
OK, now were getting ready to tackle the 1200 mile journey to the other end of the Alaska highway.
What lies ahead is miles of emptiness with an occasional town like settlements and a few larger
places including your next major supply stop of Whitehorse Yukon.
Today, Fort Nelson is a very big and rapidly growing town with lots of services for the oil
and gas industries; but it's not really easy to find your way around in and thus we like to
keep going through Nelson. On our trip north last December, the gas prices in Fort Nelson were
the highest of all during the entire trip. This is why I say, stock up in Dawson Creek and get
what you need to get you to Whitehorse. So now lets look at the camping opportunities along
the Alaska Highway.
Campgrounds along the Alcan Highway
All of the campgrounds preceded by the star have been visited and used. If the star is present
we have found the services to be above average for the given area. The star does not rate the
campgrounds between on another but just acknowledges our suggestion.
Dawson Creek Campgrounds
Lights RV Park in Dawson Creek, B.C. More than just another RV Park, Northern
Lights RV Park is also a full service repair and maintenance facility and one of the best
sources for planning and road information to better prepare for your trip. Full hook-ups,
big rig compatible, all services and caravan ready.
0 Campground in Dawson Creek, B.C. has lots of pull through's and 30 and 50
amp power too. This is a modern RV Park for the north and offers most every service needed.
Taylor B.C. Campgrounds
Island Park and Campground in Taylor BC is located at Mile 36 of the Alaska
Highway. Peace Island Campground is located on the banks of the Peace River, this is the
home of the World's Invitational Gold Panning Championships. 35 improved sites of which
19 are pull-through's.
Fort Saint John Campgrounds
Lake Provincial Park and Campground located just a couple miles past Fort Saint
John has a great campground on the south side of the lake. Open May to September, Charlie
Lake Provincial Park has 58 sites but no hook-ups. There is a dump station and an excellent
area for enjoying the northern scenery. We found Charlie Lake to be very clean and enjoyable
during our past visits.
Campgrounds Along the Alaska Highway
Sikanni River Campground and RV Park located at Milepost 162 on the Alaska Highway.
This is one of the nicer campgrounds with pull through's and some with full hook-ups while
others are serviced with 20 amp power only. Areas for tents and there is a play area for
the kids too. Sikanni River Campground and RV Park also has cabins for rent, a small store,
gas and propane too. Showers, washrooms, laundry facility and a dump station are all available.
River Provincial Park at Milepost 173 of the Alaska Highway has 30 sites for boondocking.
Limited services but offers a restaurant, small store, gas and propane.
Prophet River Provincial Campground at Milepost 217 of the Alaska Highway
has 36 primitive campsites for boondocking. No services.
Along the Telsa River there are a number of undeveloped areas where we see RV's pulling over
for the night.
Lake Campground, located at summit of Stone Mountain Pass in Stone Mountain
Provincial Park, is one of the most scenic campgrounds along the entire Alaska Highway.
There are 28 campsites on hard packed gravel campsites bordering Summit Lake, B.C. Stone
Mountain Provincial Park has a campground host, pit toilets, water and garbage. Good fishing
for rainbow, lake trout and whitefish in Summit Lake early and late in the season. Be sure
to check out this vibrant camping area on Summit Pass on the Alaska Highway in British Columbia
between Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake.
River RV Park: Always a popular spot, Toad River R.V. park is one you need
to plan ahead as their are a limited number of campsites, only 20, and each one includes
full hookups and some are pull through sites too. FREE Satellite TV and WiFi at every site.
Open April through September. The restaurant is noted for it's home cooked meals and is
a popular stop for Greyhound Buses, over the road truckers and visitors too. Motel, cabins
and a clean modern laundromat are all available. Tire repair, vehicle maintenance and service
are here if you need them.
Lake Campgrounds: There are two provincial campgrounds on Muncho Lake and both
are outstanding stops be it for a rest, a short break or for a few days of boondocking.
Arriving from the south you come to Strawberry Flats campground. Drive another 6.9 miles
further north and you reach MacDonald campground. There are only 30 sites between the two
and the boat launch is located at the northern campground. Open from May 1 – September 6,
these are two worthy choices for an early stop or a nice relaxing extended stay. Moose,
caribou and the ever present Stone sheep are often spotted along this section of the Alaska
Highway and all through the Stone Mountains. We're sure that once you see Muncho Lake you
will agree with us this is one of those special spots along the Alaska Highway.
Rockies Lodge located at Mile 462 of the Alaska Highway and right up the road
from the provincial campgrounds on Muncho Lake, BC. We know from experience, that by now,
someone in the group is tired of cooking and doing the dishes too; so do them a favor, don
your tuxedo and dine at the 5 star Northern Rockies Lodge where the natural ambiance is
first class luxury and the surrounding settings are world class wilderness.
River Hot Springs Provincial Park is just a quick 35 minute drive north of
Muncho Lake and Northern Rockies Lodge. Liard Hot Springs has 53 campsites along with ample
day use parking for those looking to just hike into the springs for a nice warn mineral
bath. Fee area B.C. Provincial Park.
Creek RV Park located on the shores of Kluane Lake Yukon is one of our all
time favorite camping locations along the Alaska Highway.
See all of the Campgrounds on the Alaska Highway and start planning your trip now.
Camping Along the Alaska Highway
While this is just a start at bring you an up to date list of the campgrounds along the Alaska
Highway we will be visiting more of them shortly to complete the list of the best RV parks between
Dawson Creek and Beaver Creek beginning in May 2013. We'll be driving north from Spokane WA.
and taking 45 days to attempt to cover as many of the camping areas as possible with really
current info and photos too.
Additional Information is available at these locations.
- Northern British Columbia Travel Association
- Yukon Travel Guide
- Alaska Travel Guides
- AAA and AARP Campground Discounts
- Good Sams Club; the world's largest RV Club is well represented in Alaska.