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General

  • Creekside site surrounded by woods, 15 minutes' drive from Glenallan
  • A mile from Tolsona mud volcano; a half-hour drive from Copper Center
  • Theme events and kids' activities on summer weekends

You may be aiming for Alaska in search of peaceful mountain views, river fishing and scenic hikes; your kids, meanwhile (or your kid-like inner self) may simply want to chuckle at a belching mud volcano…

Both of these activities (along with many more…) can be easily sorted at Tolsona Wilderness Campground, in a handy location just off Highway 1 and 15 minutes’ drive from the little town of Glenallan. As the name suggests, there’s proper countryside all around the park – the place itself is in a little clearing in the woods and bordered by the Tolsona Creek (for a bit of fishing warm-up before setting off in search of salmon in the area’s bigger rivers).

Getting out on foot is clearly a fine way to take in some of the surrounds – follow the mile-long trail from the campground to get to that bubbling mud volcano, then set your sights on something lengthier in the vast Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, 15 minutes’ drive away. Bike rides, rafting trips and canoe outings can also be had nearby, as can flightseeing trips for a view from above.

Appreciating the wilderness doesn’t have to mean skipping on facilities though – the campground has lots of the essentials sorted, including a grocery store, a laundry room, a motorhome service point and modern bathrooms with free hot showers.

Kids’ activities and theme events are held at weekends throughout high season, and there’s also a free wifi connection so you can keep an eye on the world beyond the wilderness (should you wish to, of course).

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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A perfect place to break your journey or stay awhile 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A great place to stay just off the highway. Peaceful, well-kept pitches all creek-side. Restrooms clean and tidy with good showers. Wifi worked fine. Lovely, friendly, helpful owners.
    No hesitation in recommending 100%

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Mile 173 Glenn Highway, Glennallen, Alaska, USA, 99588
  • Timezone America/Anchorage Alaska Daylight Time (GMT-08:00)   GPS 62.1032°N 145.9668°W

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Local attractions

There’s so much hiking/scenic drive potential around this area it might be hard to pick a place to start… top tips from locals might include dropping in on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park visitor centre (25 minutes’ drive) for a park trail map, heading up to Lake Louise (45 minutes) or parking at Glacier View (an hour) for, well, a glacier view… or a hike towards Matanuska glacier if you like.

The mountains around here are pretty stunning, but so too are the waterways… Copper Center (35 minutes) is the place to go for rafting trips or fishing charters to take you out in search of the big critters that lurk in the Gulkana, Klutina and Copper Rivers (including some mighty salmon). If you want a wide-ranging view to follow up on the details at ground level, take a sightseeing flight from McCarthy Airport (20 minutes).

Folk were here way before you, of course – learn a bit about the native culture at the George Ashby Memorial Museum (35 minutes) or stop by some of the local villages including Kulti-Kaah and Tazlina (both within half an hour).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Check-in instructions for those arriving after 8pm are posted on the office front door.

Tolsona Wilderness Campground cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 20/05 and 10/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8am to 8pm between 20/05 and 10/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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