RV Parks in Juneau, AK

RV Parks in Juneau, AK
Alaska's capital city, Juneau, is the largest capital city in terms of land area in the United States. Outdoor adventure and activities are a daily part of life in Juneau; it is not uncommon to see half a dozen bald eagles and harbor seals before finishing the first cup of the morning. Juneau offers sea kayaking, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock-climbing and paragliding. Because the city can only be accessed by ferry or airplane, there are a few, but limited, options for RV camping in Juneau.

Spruce Meadow RV Park

Spruce Meadow RV Park sits in the Mendenhall Valley of Juneau. The Mendenhall Glacier offers visitors a chance to hike to and on the ice of the glacier. The RV Park provides sites for most size RVs. Hookups include water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric. Guests need to be aware of food storage and preparation because of frequent bear activity in the area. Amenities at the RV park include bathrooms and hot showers. Pets should remain leashed while in the park. The Mendenhall Glacier area offers several trails for hiking and is within minutes of the campground.

Spruce Meadow RV Park
10200 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 789-1990
juneaurv.com

Auke Bay RV Park

Guests staying at Auke Bay RV Park have quick access to the Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry terminals; T-Harbor; Yankee Cove; North, Benjamin and Sentinel islands, where there is a historic lighthouse; and a Stellar sea-lion haul-out. Sea kayaking in this area puts paddlers in the water with humpback and minke whales, sea lions, harbor seals and harbor porpoise. Guests should phone ahead to make reservations at the small RV park, especially during the peak summer season, because the sites fill up fast. The camp offers water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric hookup, and pets are allowed. Auke Bay harbor boasts fishing and whale-watching charters, and sea kayakers can launch from the docks and ramps in the harbor.

Auke Bay RV Park
11930 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 789-9467‎

Eagle Beach State Recreation Area

Birdwatchers can hope to spot marbled murrelets, pigeon guillemots, bald eagles and osprey among other species at Eagle Beach State Recreation Area. Eagle Beach provides sites for RVs up to 35 feet long. RVs should be self-contained, because the sites are primitive. Pit toilets are available, and pets are allowed. Dogs can run the beach and romp in the surf off leash. Whales frequent the area, including humpbacks and minkes, as well as the occasional pod of orcas. Harbor seals, harbor porpoise, Dahl's porpoise, Stellar sea lions and Pacific white-sided dolphin can be seen in the waters off Eagle Beach. Sea kayakers can put in at the beach and paddle amongst the wildlife. Campers at Eagle Beach need to store food and anything with odors safely in bear-proof containers because of frequent brown bear activity.

Eagle Beach State Recreation Area
Glacier Highway mile 29
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-4563
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspbro/charts/sejuneau.htm

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Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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