Dalton Highway | AK Boondocking

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

Yes. We absolutely took our 37 foot travel trailer on the Dalton Highway all the way to Coldfoot! The Dalton is an extremely rough, mostly gravel road that goes all the way to the Arctic Ocean. You'll get to experience true Alaskan wilderness as there is virtually nothing along the route! BUT despite it being so remote there are actually places to boondock along your journey should you choose to take it. Below you'll find a list of the places we stayed. Please note, the highway itself has many pullouts that are owned by the oil company. You are not permitted to camp at ANY of those. The BLM office manages a couple camp grounds which are the only places allowed for camping. Most are free, one is $8 per night.

5 Mile Campground

  • Location: 65°55'06.7"N 149°49'39.4"W

  • Length We Stayed: 1 night

  • Solitude: 1 other camper plus a camp host

  • Services: Dump $5, Water, Trash, Vault Toilets

  • Cell Coverage: none

  • Time of year we stayed: June






Arctic Circle Campground

  • Location: 66.55776069684636, -150.79289470877177

  • Length We Stayed: We didn't stay overnight here

  • Solitude: Nice area, smaller spots

  • Services: Currently Under Construction

  • Cell Coverage: none

  • Time of year we stayed: June


Marion Creek Campground

Location: 67.31691741181587, -150.15908819876108

  • Length We Stayed: 1 night

  • Solitude: several tent campers plus a camp host

  • Services: $8 per night, Dump, Water, Trash, Vault Toilets

  • Cell Coverage: none

  • Time of year we stayed: June







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