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2gypsies

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Posted: 03/25/10 12:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thought I'd give you some campground ideas from our 2009 trip. We relied heavily on Mike & Terry Church's book for accurate campground descriptions, although we found a few that were closed down such as Muckluck Annie's. (We know the Church's and they travel the route often. Great folks.)

Definitely get the TourSaver book - a 2/1 on the popular tours you'll want to take. It's available online. Get it before your trip.

See also my posts: Alaska Trip Expenses - 2009 and Alaska/Cassier Highway Report

We crossed at Sumas, Washington. Here are some spots we stayed (in order of stay):

-Wild Rose RV, Hope, B.C. pleasant campground, great wood carvings in town and a Japanese garden (got some groceries and Canadian money from a bank - just enough for the Provincial campgrounds, laundry and small items. We used the debit card in Canada as much as we could.)
- Lac La Hache Provincial Park - nice big sites some with lake views
- Whisker's Point Provincial Park on McLeod Lake
-be sure to stop at Chetwynd to view the wonderful wood carvings
-Dawson Creek - a disappointment for us - crowded - drove 50 more miles to Charlie Lake Provincial Park
-Stone Mountain Provincial Park - gorgeous
-Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park - a wonderful soak! Nice campground.
-Rancheria Falls Recreation Site (nice trail to the falls)
for Skagway we stayed in Carcross, Yukon, at the First Nation (Indian) campground and just did a day tour of Skagway (we've been there before)
- Hi-Country RV Park in Whitehorse for clean-up time. Frantic Follies show is a definite!
-Kathleen Lake Provincial, Haines Junction
40 mi. further toward Haines is a very nice rest area for a night
Haines - Oceanview RV (only because we wanted to watch the water activities. The park has very close sites - not to our liking.)
-Lake Creek Provincial Park, Yukon (a moose peeked in our front window!)- beyond Destruction Bay - this was the worst highway construction site the whole trip - a long day.
-Tok - a night at a highway pull-off. Got our 1st mail shipment!
-Sourdough BLM campground, 30 mi. E. of Glennallen. EXCELLENT!!!! Huge sites, private, very clean (went back a 2nd time later in trip)
-Worthington Glacier St. Rec. Area - no campground but talked them into being a "host" for a day/night in order to stay there.
-Valdez -Bear Claw C.G. - another with close sites. Yuk! We washed the rig here and took a glacier tour to Columbia Glacier.
-Squirrel Creek St. Rec. - seemed like a neglected park but very nice views for one night.
-July 4 week - Homestead RV Park, Palmer. (one of 2 reservations we had) See if you can get a spot overlooking the meadow - saw moose.
-Williwaw Nat'l Forest C.G. at Portage Glacier - very nice, private, large sites. A nice hike is from the Alyessa??sp.? Hotel at Girdwood is the Winner Trail - beautiful.
-Quartz Creek Nat'l Forest C.G. on beautiful blue Kenai Lake - nice - get there early in day - a popular one.
-Homer - the city campground on the "Spit" - a few feet from the ocean
- Seward - the city campground at ocean's edge. Wonderful
- Eagle River State Rec. Area, 10 mi. N. of Anchorage - beautiful sites overlooking river
- Lovely rest area beyond Telkeetna (a day visit)
- Denali - July 23 - Riley Creek C.G. - had no reservations - 4 nights
- Denali - July 27 - Teklanika C.G. - had reservations for 5 nights (2nd of 2 reservations for the whole trip). Saw THE mountain 7 of 9 days!!! Sun every day.
-Fairbanks - Chena River Wayside St. Rec. Area. Aug. 1 - fires are now burning and the air is smokey.
- Tok - Aug 6. Stayed at same roadside pull-off - got our mail for the final time until the lower U.S.
- Burwish Landing Rest Area, Yukon
- Morley River Rec. Site - very quiet (a day-use, but others were overnight)
- Aug 10, began on the Cassier HWY. - Beaverdam Rest Area for the night. - Nice.
- Kenaskan Lake Provincial Park - great.
- Stewart - Bear Creek RV - very nice owner - walked us around so we could choose just the right site. Toured Hyder nearby. Lots of bears!!
Be sure to have a seafood dinner at "The Bus" in tiny Hyder.
- Cassier was in VERY GOOD condition.
- Near end of Cassier be sure to visit Gitanyow village totem poles and a little further,'Ksan Historical Village, Hazelton, B.C.
- Aug 14 - Telkwa RV Park in Telkwa - just beyond quaint, Smithers. Free RV wash at the park. It took 2 soapings to get "Alaska" off!
- Purden Lake Provincial Park, 40 mi. E. of Prince George on Hwy 16.
- Jasper - Whistlers Campground - expensive by the time you buy entrance pass, etc. - came to $132 for 3 nights! Crowded area in August.
- Norberry Lake Provincial Park, Fort Steele
- Back to U.S.A. and collapsed at Glacier Nat'l Park - Apgar Campground

Absolutely wonderful trip!! No vehicle problems, good weather, very few bugs, road constructions weren't any worse than in the U.S., although perhaps longer miles. The worst was at rightly-named, Destruction Bay.

* This post was edited 04/06/10 04:14pm by 2gypsies *


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[emoticon] Thanks! Great Report!!!

By the way, do the Provincial Parks have showers?


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Posted: 03/25/10 03:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd include the names of where we camped last year but only about three or four of them had names [emoticon] Our favorite was "under that bridge back along that Matengoosa river junction with all the big rocks"


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Posted: 03/25/10 06:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, the Provincial Parks don't have showers. They are typically similar to our forest service campgrounds - nice scenery and large spaces.

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Not all BC Provincial parks have the same amenities. If you are paying $20 or more a night the park will have showers. Get a BC map and it will list all the park and what is available or check out http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/index.html.


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Posted: 03/26/10 10:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow! Didn't know some Provincial parks have showers! Good to know..

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Posted: 03/26/10 10:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very few of B.C.'s parks have showers.

None of the parks along the Cassiar Hwy have showers or services. Internet is available on a limited basis at Meziadin Lake PP, but there is a fee and I think you have to use it while in the store.

I'm thinking about all the parks along the Alaska Highway and none have showers, unless Charlie Lake does. It is the only one we haven't visited.

Liard Hot Springs has no services but has the hot pools. Because of that feature, it is one of the higher cost parks to stay at.

Tyhee Lake PP near Smithers, and Lakelse Lake PP between Kitimat & Terrace had showers.

In the Yukon, none of the Territorial parks have facilities. Although Yukon offers free firewood, which is great!


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2gypsies and Sues adventures are right on. We used Church's book as our Bible. See our blog for photo,s of the campgrounds we used. Stayed in some of the campgrounds as 2 gypsies. Go and enjoy and take your time.


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