Gerstle River Wayside

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Alaska Hwy.
Delta Junction, AK 99737
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GPS: 63.8203, -144.9287

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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PauHanaTravels
WA
38 Fleetwood Discovery 37R
2013 Ford F150 FX4
12 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

PauHanaTravels would stay here again

“Amazing Alaska Range Views”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2017

Overall Rating

We LOVED this campsite and ended up arriving on a day when the mercury was above 90 degrees. We ignored the Milepost's warning of rough gravel road beyond large parking area and took the motorhome back to the gravel bar to find an amazing place to call home. On a clear day the Alaska Range is beautiful. The Gerstle River can change daily so pay attention to the riverbed and what it is doing. It's is a braided river with many streams in its riverbed. Cell signal is non-existent until about 15 miles outside Delta Junction. There is also several campsite in a loop in the wayside that you can call home if the riverbank is full or your not comfortable driving back to the gravel bar.

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
202 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Free camping right off the highway”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2015

Overall Rating

Gerstle River Wayside offers about a half-dozen wooded campsites in a variety of sizes (with more space for overflow if needed) and while those are nice and all, it is the riverside camping that makes it shine, just be aware that the river could erode the banks very quickly. In our case, it was about 5 feet in an hour and where we originally parked the truck and trailer did not exist by morning, so camp wisely.

Not a whole lot of sightseeing nearby, so I suspect you would have to be fairly desperate for some rest to stay here more than a night or two. Still a great overnight place nonetheless.

Considering how close it is to the highway, there is a little bit of highway noise, but even during peak season the highway seems to go almost completely unused by bed-time.

No Verizon or AT&T signal to speak of

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Facilities:
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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