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Alaska RV Definitions to the terms used in the Alaska Campgrounds website. Pull through's, full hookups, electric hookups, water hookups, full hookups and more.

Alaska RV Park Definitions

Understanding the meaning to these terms will aid in choosing the best RV park in Alaska for your needs.

  • Pull through means you can drive straight through your site. The alternative is back-in.
  • Full hookups mean you have connections for electric, water and sewer.
  • Water hookups refers to having a standard outdoor water faucet, just like you'd have on the outside of your house, located at the campsite.
  • Water Available means there is some means of securing potable drinking water at the campground. This could be in the form of a hand pump or from a conveniently located faucet.
  • Electric refers to having a 15-Amp/20-Amp (standard household wall outlet), 30-Amp (large, triangular-arranged 3-prong plug) or 50-Amp (large, 4-prong plug) available at the campsite to power the RV 24 hours a day. Some campgrounds only offer power during the day as they are supplying it from a generator. In these cases we try to annotate this in the text.
  • Mileposts are just that, the markers along the highways that display the miles fro a particular point before or behind you. Along the Alaska Highway, milepost can refer to the actual mileage today or to the mileage from the original path of the Alaska Highway. Either way the mileage starts in Dawson Creek B.C. and ends in Delta Junction Alaska although many in Fairbanks like to refer to their fine city as the end to the Alaska Highway, in all actuality, Delta Junction Alaska is the official terminus. From Delta Junction to Fairbanks is actually a continuation to the Richardson Highway that emanates from Valdez Alaska.
  • Alaska RV Parks refers to the privately owned and operated campgrounds that offer more than just a place to shut down for the night. To be included in the Alaska RV Parks they must offer electric, water and sewer hookups and have showers and restroom facilities for their patrons. If these are not offered, the facility will be listed as a campground. Generators are not necessary in the Alaska RV Parks.
  • Alaska RV Campgrounds offer limited services but are still an option to be considered when planning your Alaska vacation. These campgrounds will have some electric hookups and water and sewer may or may not be available at each site. Generators, if needed, are acceptable during the normal times of the day.
  • Alaska Campgrounds is a generic term that can refer to either private RV parks or the more desolate federal and state operated campgrounds. The Alaska Campground option is best suited for boondocking as services are limited for RVer's; but either way, when we use the term Alaska Campgrounds we are referring that it is an option open to all forms of camping including RV or tent camping. What may become an obstacle is access for larger RV's and we will try to highlight and problem areas early in the text. Typically, generators are acceptable during the normal times of the day, see poster boards for specific regulations.
  • Alaska Campsites refers to tent only camping areas and includes walk in, remote hike in to wilderness camping that requires some means of access including canoes, kayaks, aircraft or atv's. Generators are typically not allowed at these sites although solar power is becoming popular in the long summer days.

Alaska RV Parks with Hook-Ups