The "Golden Heart of Alaska" is long on fun and short on boredom. Fairbanks' rich history in mining and mushing dictate much of today's adventures, tempting visitors to enjoy the city's extremes, where summer days can last 22 hours and winter nights bring awe-inspiring evening light shows of aurora borealis...
Riding Alaska's Marine Highway
Let someone else do the driving as the Alaska Maritime Highway System leads travelers to frontier ports of call, some of which aren't accessible by road. Park your RV on a spacious ferry and ride through the Inside Passage to view tidewater glaciers calving into the ocean. After docking, visit historic Tlingit communities filled with story-telling totems and kayak through whitewater in glacier-fed rivers. Take your rod and reel, as fishing is king in this region of majestic mountains. The following itinerary covers some of the most popular spots on the route....
How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.