Boondocking 101: What’s Boondocking?

Boondocking: A brushy rural area or location; to camp in a dry brushy location; to stay in a recreational vehicle in a remote location, without connections to water, power, or sewer services.

That’s not very flattering, we really enjoy boondocking.  To us boondocking means camping without hook-ups preferably in the middle of no where.  I think this is a good thing because it thins out some of the summer crowds.


In Alaska there is no shortage of public lands or places where you can literally pull off the side of the road and camp for the night.  Another big plus for boondocking in the middle of no where is most of the time it’s free.  In our opinion, the best camping areas in Alaska require boondocking.  Most of the National Forest, State Park, and BLM campgrounds do not have hookups, so be prepared.  If you’re lucky they might have a hand pump well water and if your even luckier it might even be potable!

When bookdocking you only have what you bring with you, nothing more nothing less.  Depending on how long you plan on staying you better conserve your resources; such as water and fuel.  On our annual hunting trip we boondock on the Denali Highway for 7 nights and have water to spare.

We hope you have the opportunity to go boondocking in Alaska.



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