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     ALASKA
FREE
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Beyond your dreams. Within your reach.
2020
Fishing in Alaska ..........................................7 Road Maps 8, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23-26, 35, 39 & 40 Interior.............................................................8-17 Road Logs................ 16, 17, 28, 29, 31 & 32
Southcentral ................................ 18-21 & 27-39 Southeast ........................................... 40-44 Classified Listings............................45 & 46 RV Dump Stations .................................... 47
  DENALI
  North America’s Tallest Peak at 20,310 feet
Katmai National Park & Preserve
  2019 RV Alaska Photo Contest Winner: Melissa Bierer
Kenai River Catch!
             Denali National Park and Preserve has just one road, called the Denali Park Road, and it is the primary avenue for visitors to see and experience Denali.
The road is 92 miles long, and only the first 15 miles of it are paved. That paved portion, leading from the park entrance to Savage River, is open during the summer for public (non-commercial) vehicles to drive. Getting to the park is relatively easy, as there is only one highway (Alaska State Route 3, also called the “George Parks Highway”), connecting Anchorage—Denali— Fairbanks.
Up-to-date park operations and visitor center hours are available
at www.nps.gov/denali or call (907) 683-9532.
In 1917, Congress created this park for one main reason: to protect Dall sheep. Over time, Congress expanded the park boundaries and added other reasons for its existence, including protection of North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, and a place for wilderness recreation.
Hiking (on and off-trail)
Denali is a vast park (over 6 million acres) but has very few trails. This is intentional; as mentioned above, one reason this park exists is to preserve wilderness recreation, including hiking and backpacking in a trail-less landscape. Some
marked trails exist, mainly around the two visitor centers.
Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula, only 200 miles south of Anchorage, boasts colorful coastal towns, glacier and wildlife sightseeing, as well as recreational activities including sailing, kayaking, and fishing.
Many RV Parks on the Kenai Penninsula have access to fishing or are located right on the shore. Some RV Parks have fish-cleaning stations, vacuum sealing equipment, freezers, and overnight shipping services for your catches.
For Road Conditions call 511 511.alaska.gov
Road Reports and
Ferry Information
Alaska State Highways:
511 or 1-866-282-7577
Alaska Marine Highway System: 1-800-642-0066
Alberta Road Reports: 1-855-391-9743
Yukon Highways:
511 or (867) 456-ROAD
Drive BC: 1-800-550-4997
Essential Websites
Current Highway Info
Alaska ..........................511.alaska.gov Alberta..........................511.alberta.ca British Columbia ........drivebc.ca Yukon ..........................511.yukon.ca Alaska Marine Hwy....ferryalaska.com
Gas Prices
Alaska & Yukon...........rvalaska.co British Columbia .......bcgasprices.com Events and Resources
Alaska ..........................rvalaska.co Alberta..........................travelalberta.com British Columbia ........hellobc.com Yukon ..........................yukoninfo.com
Emergency Numbers
For emergencies call 911 or 1-800-811-0911
STATE TROOPERS
Anchorage ..................(907) 269-5511 Fairbanks .....................(907) 451-5100 Mat-Su Valley .............(907) 352-5401 Soldotna ......................(907) 352-5401
U.S. Coast Guard.......... 1-800-478-5555
National Weather
For up-to-date info call
(907) 458-3745 or (907) 458-3789
Bore Tide Schedule: Page 35
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 Highway Conditions
Alaska’s highways are modern and well maintained. Traveler resources and services are plentiful. Check www.AlaskaNavigator.org for information about road work taking place.
There are some unpaved roads in Alaska that lead to smaller communities and remote locations. These include the Denali, Dalton, and Taylor (Top of the World) highways as well as the McCarthy Road into the Kennecott Mines Historic Landmark. Hatcher Pass Road is a narrow and scenic 49-mile-long rugged mountain pass leading to the Independence Gold historical site, but this road is not recommended for RV travel.
Many of Alaska’s roads are recognized by the National Scenic Byways program with two being designated as All-American Roads, the highest level of federal recognition available. The first is the Seward Highway, stretching from Anchorage to Seward in Southcentral Alaska. The second is the entire route of the Alaska Marine Highway System, the state ferry system and the only marine route in the National Scenic Byways program.
For more information about highway routes in Alaska see page 34.
          ALASKA RV PARKS WELCOME
TRAVELERS & OFFER INSIDER TRAVEL TIPS
When you settle into a site at
an RV park or campground, you’re getting much more
than an overnight resting spot. Regardless of where you are
in Alaska, you’re not far from hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking or wilderness and glacier tours. Day excursions and guided tours let you discover the real Alaska while enjoying the comfort of your RV at night. Check with
your campground staff to discover local highlights and recommended tours.
Private camping facilities offer many of the typical amenities that RVers expect. Some parks also have RV-wash facilities so you can spruce up before moving on.
State campgrounds and recreation sites usually offer
basics such as picnic tables, fire pits, picnic shelters, outhouses or hand-pumped water. These spots are not always big-rig friendly so enter cautiously. Typically, these rustic campgrounds do not have dumping stations or facilities for filling fresh water tanks. Be sure to treat or boil all water from pumps, lakes or streams to reduce the risk of waterborne bacteria.
More Valdez on Page 33
Valdez Adventures:
Day Cruise to Columbia or Meares Glaciers
Go sea kayaking in Prince William Sound
Tour the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
 Photo: Jim Nelson


























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