Camping on Public Lands in Alaska
When summer comes - most Alaskans move outdoors. Camping is a popular summer pastime for residents and visitors alike. You can camp on most BLM lands for up to 2 weeks (14 days) at a time. You can not reserve campsites, so plan to arrive early. All camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Our campgrounds have the facilities that recreationists have come to expect. However, features are not the same in each location. Here are a few guidelines on what we provide:
Treat all streams, lakes, and ponds as if they contain Giardia - a parasite that produces nausea, severe stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Always boil or chemically treat water from streams or lakes before drinking.
- Picnic tables
- Fire pits
- Litter barrels
- Vault toilets
- Hot water
- Dumping stations
Please bring your own firewood.
Plan your travel so that you can stop at one of the communities along the road system for services not provided.