3 Days in Palmer, Alaska: Itinerary Ideas from Your KOA Host

3 Days in Palmer, Alaska: Itinerary Ideas from Your KOA Host

Palmer KOA is the perfect location in the center of the Alaska road system to make your home base. Whether traveling to and from Denali National Park or coming in or out of Alaska from the long journey up the Alcan Highway, Palmer is the most convenient and has full services. Palmer KOA is 30 minutes from Alaska’s largest city with many options for groceries, RV repair, or family flying in to visit. Let Palmer KOA be your home base for day trips to Matanuska Glacier, Hatcher Pass, the Reindeer farm, lake fishing, and everything else the Matanuska Valley has to offer. It’s a great stop before heading to the Kenai Peninsula.

The following is a sample itinerary to help you get started with your trip planning:

  • Day 1: Check out the reindeer farm with the family then head to Matanuska Glacier for the jaw-dropping views and flowing glacial rivers.

  • Day 2: Spend the day at Hatchers Pass exploring the mountains and enjoying the wildlife. Independence Mine is a must-see. It's a state historical park that the whole family will enjoy. Take a hike! There are more than 2000 miles of trails to choose from. 

  • Day 3: Take an ATV ride to Knik Glacier. This is a full-day adventure (6-8 hours). This adventure will show you Alaska’s beauty that few get to experience.

Read More: Top Things to Do in Palmer

Tips for the Road:  

For those who made the great trek to Alaska in their RV and maybe had a hiccup along the way, Palmer KOA is located near RV dealerships and RV repair shops. Some shops will even provide service at the park. And if your rig needs a little extra love, our cabins are available while you wait for repairs.

Make sure to take your time while driving, Alaska has some of the world's most beautiful scenic byways. And to top it off, our wildlife is easy to see along the roads. Alaska is bigger than you think and it takes a long time to travel between destinations, and you will want to enjoy the scenery along the way. Take a deep breath of pristine Alaska air and enjoy the moments while exploring our gorgeous state. 

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