I must admit, the image of an RV park is not something that first convinced me to live in an RV. Lining up like sardines in a big parking lot definitely leaves somethings to be desired. This girl most definitely likes her space!
But the reality is, when you are living in an RV, or trailer, or camper, or whatever you want to call it – FULL TIME – there are just some things you have to deal with from time to time. An RV park is one of them.
After 8 nights of being out and about on our own, we decided to give it a shot. Having dealt with the rain in Thompson Pass for a few days, things were a bit – damp. We were ready for nice long hot showers!
Turns out, not every RV park is a giant parking lot! At least, not here in Alaska. At mile post 173, about three-quarters of a mile north off the Glenn Highway, we found an RV park that was right up our alley.
The Tolsona Wilderness Campground includes 80 campsites that are situated beside the Tolsona Creek, complete with fire pit and picnic table. The sites are woven among the trees, that follow the curviness of the creek.
Complete with water and electric hook-ups, this was a nice, Alaskan style park. There is a shower house, laundromat, dump station, fishing, hiking trails easy big rig access, and free Wi-Fi.
We pulled in around 2:00pm. Once we parked and got situation, we took the pups out for a walk to explore. We were surprised to see that we were the only ones here!
However, the park gained more campers by nightfall. We met a couple from New Zealand who commented on how amazed they were that so many places in Alaska welcome dogs. They were thrilled to meet and greet our two crazies. Apparently, dogs are not welcome in many public places in New Zealand.
Note to self: Don’t go to New Zealand.
We only stayed at the campground one night, just long enough to enjoy some showers, do some laundry, take a brief venture around, and give Jason another shot at fishing with his fly-rod! And of course, catch up on Game of Thrones!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hi, I’m Hillary! Wife and dog mama of two goofy pups. I am a retired 6th grade teacher, but still seek to share and help others at www.teachlikemidgley.com
I enjoy spending time with my pups and my husband. I have a passion for rescues, and would save more pups if I could. I enjoy books and I am a mustang enthusiast. Thanks for reading!