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Old 03-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #16
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Alaskahack you are my current hero!

I sir will be buying you a beer he next time ours paths may cross.

It usually doubles as a used car/truck/ washer/dryer/ mattress/ sale stuff. Great antiquing !
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #17
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Alaskahack you are my current hero!

I sir will be buying you a beer he next time ours paths may cross.

It usually doubles as a used car/truck/ washer/dryer/ mattress/ sale stuff. Great antiquing !
We are high class up here!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #18
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Wow This is the second time you have written threads about camping in places your going to visit. And what you have written as possible requests are not available in most camp grounds in Alaska

Most the places you have listed are not great attractions to begin with they are just places were people live

And then you mentioned Alaska Trails Camper Park. And I thought WTH was I missing?

I've lived here 30+ years, and how was it possible to miss something like this.

And yes KHuddy I do know where Russia is

So I decided I really should get out more and decided to drive out to the Alaska Trails Camper Park.

This is looking towards Denali



Those buildings you see in the distance are the States famous Felony Flats. (they were temporary structures that were rented to people for $800. or so a month and didn't have toilet facilitys




Our major highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks (Parks Hwy)



Signage for the Campground



Some of the 100 spaces available in the summer, but there was a sign that said they were open now



Better picture you can see the office

Now I realize that there still is snow on the ground and that it will look a lot better in the summer with the light colored gravel

I really hope this is on your itinerary give me a shout out via the supplied wi-fi and I'll come and visit you
Really did not mean to bash you in anyway if so I apologize. I have tent camped from a motorcycle for 40 years I am now 67 and still love to camp but with wife along simply wish to find the better campgrounds with amenities. In my post I simply was turning to the residents of our great state of Alaska to find the better campgrounds (if they exist) in or near the towns we wish to stay in. I am not afraid to ride or camp on gravel but simply do not wish to ride into the back country and dry camp...too dam old.

Thanks for the pics...I really do appreciate everyone's input.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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It's awkward seeing you older men's on the forum!

Hahah you guys are so harsh. Give advice and move on.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #20
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #21
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JP we are a salty bunch up here!

Most of us don't really camp at those spots so its a bit tough to answer. The Nancy Lake campground is near Willow is a good spot. I don't think it has any of the things you are looking for it does get cell reception. Since a lot of people live remotely many of the local stores have shower facilities you can pay to use.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:22 AM   #22
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No problem there are a bunch of state parks, forest that have camp sites, but most, if not all of them have clean pit toilets.

Like I said earlier Wi-Fi is best found in Starbucks or McDonalds

Almost every place you had mentioned in your original post will have a Laundromat or gas station that will have showers in them. You see a lot of folks live off the grid up here and their cabins don't have running water or toilets. But to get everything in one place its going to be hard to find. If worse came to worse check in to a motel as a treat for both of you.

Get a copy of the milepost it will really help in setting travel plans

Contact the different chamber of commerce's

Send me a PM when you get up this way I can show you some neat places

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #23
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JP we are a salty bunch up here!

Most of us don't really camp at those spots so its a bit tough to answer. The Nancy Lake campground is near Willow is a good spot. I don't think it has any of the things you are looking for it does get cell reception. Since a lot of people live remotely many of the local stores have shower facilities you can pay to use.
Do you know anything about the Willow Creek Resort? It is north of Willow Mile Post 71.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #24
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No problem there are a bunch of state parks, forest that have camp sites, but most, if not all of them have clean pit toilets.

Like I said earlier Wi-Fi is best found in Starbucks or McDonalds

Almost every place you had mentioned in your original post will have a Laundromat or gas station that will have showers in them. You see a lot of folks live off the grid up here and their cabins don't have running water or toilets. But to get everything in one place its going to be hard to find. If worse came to worse check in to a motel as a treat for both of you.

Get a copy of the milepost it will really help in setting travel plans

Contact the different chamber of commerce's

Send me a PM when you get up this way I can show you some neat places

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Thank you. I have a milepost but also have just received a 2010 version of Alaskan Camping which list most Yukon & Alaska campgrounds and their amenities.

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #25
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Willow creek campground looks like a neat little place right on the creek is supposed to have pretty good fishing. And might have everything you are looking for.

Just north of there is the town of Talkeetna leave your trailer at willow creek and drive up for a day. People come from all over the world to climb Denali.

Take a sightseeing trip up to see Denali with one of the charter flying companies
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #26
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Willow Creek is an interesting camp ground/RV park. The owners have a bunch of rabbits which they let roam free on the camp grounds. The downside is, as with most RV parks, listening to generators running all night...not to mention the lynx stalking the rabbits.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #27
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Thats a great marketing tool, moms and kids love free roaming rabbits. Dad's love to watch the hunt

Is your trailer a tent trailer?
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #28
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Thats a great marketing tool, moms and kids love free roaming rabbits. Dad's love to watch the hunt

Is your trailer a tent trailer?
No just a small aluminum pull behind to store tent, pad, sleeping bag, stove, etc. Tried hard to pack all on the bike but just did not work.

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Willow creek campground looks like a neat little place right on the creek is supposed to have pretty good fishing. And might have everything you are looking for.

Just north of there is the town of Talkeetna leave your trailer at willow creek and drive up for a day. People come from all over the world to climb Denali.

Take a sightseeing trip up to see Denali with one of the charter flying companies
Yes will plan on spending some time there on the way to Denali. Hear it's quite a place plus one of the best places to view the mountain if a clear day.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #30
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You can still park the trailer at a kind of home base and just go exploring two-up then.

I know all about space thats why I got a sidecar
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