2019 Alaska RV & Camping Guide Now Available (2/5/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

The Alaska Campground Owners Association (ACOA) has published its 2019 Alaska RV &  Camping Guide, which is being distributed at RV shows across North America, according to a press release.

“We’re very pleased with the redesign of our camping guide,” said Shannon Miller, ACOA’s executive director, adding that the association printed 25,000 copies of the 2019 guide.

The guide is printed on durable paper but folds out like a map. It features listings of 47 campgrounds and RV parks in nine different regions of Alaska, including Anchorage; the Northern Region, which includes North Pole, a city near Fairbanks; the Denali Region, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; the Tok Cutoff - Taylor Highway Region; the South Richardson Highway Region; the Kenai / Soldotna Peninsula Region; and the Southeast Region, which includes Haines and Juneau.

The guide also includes maps of several regions of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory, as well as advertisements for several campground resorts and companies that provide halibut and salmon fishing tours, as well as jeep tours on the Denali Highway.

This year’s guide also includes a special section that includes listings of convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce.

Miller said the guide is being used by growing numbers of local and Alaska-bound camping enthusiasts. Alaska had 2.2 million visitors between October 2016 and September 2017 and the numbers are growing each year, according to a November 2018 study by the McDowell Group, which was prepared for the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

Of those 2.2 million visitors, 49% arrived by cruise ship, 47% by air, and 4% by highway or ferry. The McDowell study found that 86% of Alaska-bound travelers visit the state between May and September, while 14% travel to Alaska between October and April.

For more information about the camping in Alaska, please visit www.alaskacampgrounds.net.

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