Informal camp

Cabela's | Informal Campsite

United States
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Last Visited: about 1 year ago
GPS: 61.127769, -149.883647
Altitude: 42.0 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Cabela's Outdoor Gear Shop, overnight parking/camping for 48 h allowed, big parking area like walmart, dumpstation and non-potable water left from building


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Customer Service desk reports updated policy of only 24 hour parking, which is equivalent to 1 night. Enforcement seemed nonexistent in the side lot. Excellent commercial amenities with Target, Cabelas, Starbucks, Smashburger, and several eateries. Target open until 11 PM was particularly helpful. Quiet night.

Just like everyone said, there are “no overnight parking” signs, but there were at least 15-20 RVs each night we stayed and security drove around without any issues.

There is a dump station with non potable water, Target next door and potable water no far away. Great spot, best you can get considering it’s a parking lot

Spent a couple nights here (not back to back). There were tons of RVs and campers to the left of the building. I spoke with the secutiy patrol guy and he said they don't care if you stay up to 48 hours. I'd say it's one of the safest free places in Anchorage!

Just like everyone says in the comments, there are signs saying you cannot camp overnight. When we stayed there were probably 20 to 30 rigs parked on the side of the building and a few parked in the front lot. I did see a security car drive by but wasn't sure if that was for the whole mall or just a random car.

Here i stand is a big place for Truck and RV and an Dumping Station.

Great place to stay for a night. Got here early afternoon no problem. But it did fill up later on. Heard one plane but the birds screaming all night. Put ear plugs in and sleep great.

We stayed here to nights without any problems. The parking security guy patrols the area during store hours. Cabellas is open from 10 am till 9 pm.

The Target Store next door is open 8 am till 11 pm daily and had restrooms, a Starbucks and a snack bar as well as groceries.

Signs say no overnight parking yet the north lot is full of rigs obviously staying. We asked inside and we're told it's OK for 24 hours. They cautioned us to stay with our rig as there's no overnight security.

Corrections management says water is potable says non potable for insurance reasons.
Go inside for code to use dump otherwise $5
Not strict on the 48 hours

Lots of rigs here good pull thru spots currently someone is taking up 8 spots with his truck, trailer, chairs and bbq grill and another car, but it’s been quiet nothing loud except the planes I just wear ear buds .
Dump and non pot water in same area as rv parking located between cabelas and target and the north side of store closest to Hwy 1

If you need to stay in town and don’t wish to pay for an RV park or established campground, this is about your only option. It’s a good one though. There is a fee to use the dump station. There is a lot of grass around the property if you have pups that need walking. There are also a few dog kennels if you wish to let your dog hang out for a bit.

There are still the no overnight parking signs but when we got there - there was another camper already on the lot. They were blocking the “parking not to exceed 48 hours” sign.

The only noise was some plows, but the snow moving people were super nice and made sure to avoid our camper stairs!

Too many RVs for our taste. Too noisy: generators, construction nearby all night, train whistles all night, train crossing bells, traffic, and from 4am...planes taking off.

We’re in Anchorage another week but won’t be back here.

Slept There 2 nights no problem
Toilet available in the shop

It’s open again. A lot of rvs sleeping here!

Everybody is here. The sign say No Overnight but it’s possible.
It’s an Outdoor store.

Se puede dormir acá. Están todos los RV de la zona. Aunque el cartel diga que “No es posible dormir” el guardia de seguridad no dice nada.
Es una tienda de Outdoor y Camping.

IS NOT CLOSED. You have to park at the side. Although there's a sign about overnight parking there's also a small green sign in this (RV) carpark to say you can​park for a maximum of 48 hrs. Also a dump. Toilets inside. M-F 9-9. Missed weekend times. Cafe inside opens at 10 am. Starbucks nearby has good WiFi.

Yes there are signs but overnight parking is really no problem here at all. We have spoken with the manager and they just don’t want you to park straight in front of the store. They would like to have you on the side of the store. There is a 5 dollar dump available. Target is next door with some free wifi. Great solution for Anchorage.

Yes it’s right - there are signs with „no overnight parking“ but if you ask inside they’ll tell you it’s still o.k to stay for 48h.

Big rig carpark next to Cabela’s (around corner from other carpark area). Signs saying no overnight parking but there are at least a dozen RVs parked up for the night so safety in numbers I guess?

Sign no overnight parking! It’s no longer allowed.

parking is on left side of building, between store and Target. Smashed Burgers sells nice burgers, if you don't feel like cooking :-) Didn't find the toilets, but Target is open till 11pm!

Great place for a brief stopover. Target, Starbucks and Cabelas all a very short walk from common parking lot. Dump station available in the parking lot for $5 USD fee

didn't find any toilets or water there... but the place is fine

Cabela's Outdoor Gear Shop, overnight parking/camping for 48 h allowed, big parking area like walmart, dumpstation and non-potable water left from building

Huge parking in front of Cabela's outdoor shop. A lot of RV's and vans stay here overnight. Free!