Camping in Alaska holds a certain mystique for many outdoor enthusiasts whether or not you're inspired by the writing of Jack London. There is a gritty reality to outdoor activities in Alaska, an unspoiled aura of authenticity. The terra is still largely incognita in Alaska and always a subtle notion that if things go awry, you may be left staring Mother Nature in the face.
Camping in Alaska can be done nearly anywhere. Backcountry huts and hunting trails litter the outback, but you will have to get in with the local outdoors crew in order to make full use of those facilities.
Luckily, in Alaska, you are never far from a campground. Whether you're looking to spend time in Denali National Park or out on the Kenai Peninsula, or just outside the limits of one of the bigger cities like Fairbanks or Anchorage, there is a campground to fit your needs.
For traditional tent or RV camping, you may want to try a drive up the Alaska highway. Although it is slow going and can by hard on your car or RV suspension, the mountain peaks and wildlife will add to your trip more than the delay will take away. Whatever you decide to do, your camping trip in Alaska will be an adventure. For accommodation on that adventure, there are several campgrounds to choose from on every leg of your trip. Deadman's Lake Campground is at mile 1249 and features 16 beautiful camping sites. Six or so are big enough for a full size RV. A few miles down the road at mile 1309, Tok River State Recreation area offers nine acres of campsites as well as walking and recreation trails for you to enjoy. If you're looking to spend even more time at your campground, Moon Lake Recreation area offers activities such as swimming, boating, and water skiing directly from the campground.
Weather in Alaska is harsh in winter and gets worse the farther north you go, but summers in Alaska can bring good weather sometimes warming up to the mid 70's. Driving up the Alaska Highway is recommended in the summer, and if you're going to try it for the first time this is the recommended season.