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Mountain View Campground & RV Park

Skagway is quite small, so they make the most of what little space there is for the massive number of RVers that need a rest spot.  This campground caters almost exclusively to RVs.  There is very little tent camping space and they will turn away tenters when the spots fill.  But his campground is very quiet, as it is located a ways away from the bustle of the harbor and highway.  It also offers much better wind protection as it nestles right up against the mountainside.

To find Mountain View, take Broadway from the Harbor through town.  Turn right into the campground at 12th street.

The campground features restrooms, showers, water and public telephones.   Most of the sites have picnic tables and fire rings.  The facilities are handicap accessible.  The RV sites cost $24 and include water and electric hookups.  Tent sites cost $13.

Claimjumper and I did not stay here.  We visited mostly because we wanted to meet a group of women who had reservations to hike the world famous Chilkoot Trail.  Carol, Diane, Cathy, Shelly and Leslie from Fort Nelson, British Columbia were joined by their friend Shirley from Thunder Bay, Ontario to make the ascent.  They had given themselves four days, and had to make reservations eight months in advance to use the trail.  The Canadian and American governments have agreed to limit usage to let only 50 people begin the hike each day.  Reservations are made for each of the campgrounds along the way.  For several of the people in this group, it would be their first backpacking trip.  Their trip sounded like so much fun we nearly offered to be their sherpas!

Last Visited: July 2000


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