RV Parks in Ketchikan, Alaska

RV Parks in Ketchikan, Alaska
Visitors to Ketchikan need to come prepared for rain, and lots of it. Ketchikan averages around 180 inches of precipitation each year, as it is in the heart of the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest. Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Sea-kayakers can paddle hundreds of miles of coastline, islets, and fjords, many times with humpback or minke whales and the occasional orca. Bird-watchers can try spotting puffins, murres, murelletes, pigeon guillemottes, and bald eagles. Anglers can fly-fish the rivers or go out onto the saltwater for halibut or salmon. As Ketchikan is reachable only via ferry or airplane, there are limited options for RV parks and campgrounds.

Clover Pass RV Resort

Clover Pass is just across from the water, and guests staying at the park can fish almost from the sites. Sea-kayakers can drop in at the harbor and enjoy morning paddles with harbor seals, sea lions, and the occasional whale. Clover Pass has sites for RVs of most sizes and have hookups which include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer and cable TV. Pets are allowed. There are hot showers and bathrooms, and a guest room with laundry on the premises for guest use. Fishing charters can be hired from the harbor, and sea-kayakers can book a water taxi to paddle in the Misty Fjords National Monument.

Clover Pass RV Resort
P.O. Box 7322
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 247-2234
cloverpassresort.com

Settler's Cove Campground

Settler's Cove is a small, state run campground. There are 14 campsites, and the camping is primitive. RVs should be self-contained with grey water systems. There are pit toilets, and fresh water sources for cooking and drinking. Pets are allowed. Guests staying at the campground need to be aware of food storage and cooking as there is frequent bear activity. Guests should check with the ranger about current activity and rules regarding food storage. Hikers can find trails within the park and along the beach. Sea-kayakers can drop in and paddle the rocky beaches and shoreline.

Settler's Cove Campground
9883 N Tongass Hwy
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 247-8574
dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspbro/charts/seketch.htm

Last Chance Campground

Last Chance Campground is part of the Tongass National Forest. The campground provides sites for tent campers and RVs. All sites are primitive, but have access to pit toilets and fresh water spigots. RVs should be self-contained with grey water systems. RVs using generators should be aware of the noise and respect quiet hours. Food prep and storage needs to be done in adherence to rules as a result of the frequent bear activity in the area. Pets are allowed. Trout and salmon fishing can be found in the abundant streams nearby, and hiking trails are easily access from the campground.

Last Chance Campground
Federal Building
648 Mission Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-3101
fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/recreation/rec_facilities/ktnrec.shtml

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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