Alaska has a variable climate depending on the different areas of the state. Summer in Alaska is usually May through September, with May being the driest month. The KOA campgrounds in the Alaskan region are open during the May to September summer time frame and have all the amenities to make your Alaskan Region camping trip great. The winter months are approximately October through March, with snow and temperature variations depending on the area. Spring and fall are short seasons in this region with warm days yet cold nights. Some areas of this region receive very heavy snowfall in the winter while others receive very little.
Alaska is a massive state in size and contains wilderness, wildlife and beauty on a scale just as impressive. Alaska itself has five different regions; the northern Arctic, or Arctic Circle region, the Interior region landlocked in the middle of the state, the Southwest region containing the Kodiak Archipelago and the Aleutian Islands, the Southcentral region containing Anchorage and the Prince William Sound, and the Inside Passage region containing islands, fjords, wildlife, and the state's capital Juneau. The KOA campgrounds in the Alaskan Region are located in the Southcentral area of Alaska around the towns of Homer, Seward and Valdez. There are eight National Parks in the Alaskan Region that impress with outstanding scenery and wildlife. However, some are so remote that very few visitors actually get to see these parks. Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic National Parks are in the Arctic Circle and have to be accessed by plane. Denali National Park is within the Interior and Southcentral Alaska regions and is the most visited National Park within Alaska. Denali is the tallest peak in North America at 20,310 feet high. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in the United States and is located mostly in the Southcentral area of Alaska with a portion of the park in the Inside Passage area. In the Southcentral area, you can also visit Kenai Fjords National Park and Exit Glacier. Kodiak Island is in the Southwest area of Alaska, where you can visit Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park. Glacier Bay National Park is within the Inside Passage area.
Chugach State Park, Anchorage
Denali National Park
Gates of the Artic
Kachemak Bay State Park
Wrangell- St. Elias
1316 Badger Road, North Pole
3425 Sterling Highway(Mile 169), Homer
31702 Herman Leirer Road, Seward
3181 Richardson Hwy, Valdez
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