Originally Posted by DavidO.
Coupevillefish, I was considering the ferry on my way back, one question though I had was are there enough roads to wonder a ways from the ferry terminal and are there RV campgrounds if needed? Thanks for the comments.
There are a couple of RV parks in Juneau but I don't remember which one we stayed at. There is not a lot of places to wander there since it is surrunded by Glacier, We have been to Sitka and Skagway without the camper. Sitka has limitted roads, Skagway has a newer road that connexts up to Dawson Creek (I think.)
Around Anchorage and Fairbanks, there are lots of places to wander. We fished on the Kenai, stopped at Denalli, and checked out Fairbanks. From Fairbanks, you can follow the pipeline north to the Arctic Circel, but it is not an easy trip, limitted gas, and some rough roads, I am told.
As I recall, most of our camping was dry camping but it is not too hard on the batteries when it stays light till eleven or so. In the Anchorage area, we stayed with relatives so we did not use a commercial campground.
We did take a small generator, which was very helpful poweriing the vaccuum to clean up glass from the side window when a passing truck pitched a rock out sideways.
Along the Alcan, most of the campgrounds are rustic. We did not have trouble finding gas, but it was expensive, specially in Canada. As I recall, gas in the Anchorage area was about the same as WA at that time.