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Guidelines, Information 
and Safety

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.

Statewide Campground Map

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:
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pits
  • Litter barrels
  • Vault toilets

     Don't Expect  

  • Showers
  • Washers/dryers
  • Hot water
  • Dumping stations
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.

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.

Kids tent camping.

Camping can be a fun and unforgettable adventure!

For more information on campgrounds, contact the nearest BLM Office

Anchorage Field Office | Glennallen Field Office 

Arctic Field Office | Central Yukon Field Office | Eastern Interior Field Office