Susitna River Banks | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
75.4 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Right next to Sustina River, next to Highway 3. You can drive on the riverbed and have a nice view of the river. You can decide how far you want to be away from the highway....you can go as far as 500m. Easy drive, no 4WD necessary, 175km North of anchorage and 49km South of Denali view Point South - FREE

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Just drove by, appears to be totally under water as of 8/27 from all the rain I guess. Stayed there 4 or 5 nights ago and it was a huge wide gravel and sand area. Lots of other campers.not very noisy if you drive away from the bridge. Access was a little rough but manageable in (our old beater) 34’ class A. Not sure what access will be like now that it’s flooded.

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Beatiful location right on the river bed. Might not be available early spring during thawing season.

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Nice place to camp. Some noise from the road, but not too bad.

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8 other groups camping on a saturday night, most with very large 5th wheels. I didn't see any "no camping" signs, as others mentioned. It's a beautiful spot, right on a wide river, would be perfect except the bridge is noisy. 2 bars from Google Fi.

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Two ‘no camping’ signs on the way in. And didn’t see other rigs out there. Maybe it’s closed now?

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Huge open area with allot of open spots available, several other camper's along the river and still had plenty of room.

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Great place in between Anchorage and the Denali. Trucks can be heard but it’s not too bad. Lots of space

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Great looking place, drove by, saw several rigs, plenty of space.

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First time we drove by we didn’t camp because the water was high and we don’t have our usual rig. 2nd time water had lowered and it was easy to cross. It was pleasant parking by the water on a Thursday night… until someone parked in next to us at 12:45AM… even though it’s a big area… and proceeded to unload and ride their ATVs & 4 Wheelers around….

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There is now a 'no camping, violations will be prosecuted' sign at this spot.

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Wonderful boondocking site along the river. Popular with the locals — especially on weekends. Lots of ATVers, so it can get noisy. We enjoyed our one night stay on a Friday night, but opted to move on since it was bound to be noisy over the weekend.

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Awesome place as described bevor. 4x4 is not necessary but more fun if you want to drive a bit further :)

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Super place
Juste avant la RIVIERE
De la place pour une ville
Vraiment bien et tranquille

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Another IOverlander victory, except the spelling of the Susitna River. Beautiful sleep spot though.

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This is a great place to stay for several nights. Talkeetna is close to visit within 20 miles. If you have a motorcycle or ATV this is the ace to use it. We stayed for 2 nights.

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Beautiful place to spend the night. Not crowded at mid august, quiet at night, lot of space. No amenities.

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Great spot on the banks of the Susitna. Fast cell service, and great views. Here over the weekend and it got crowded, and loud. Lots of folks off roading until 1:00 am or so. Either way it’s free and in an easy to access location. So can’t hate that.

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A great find!. A beautiful rocky riverbank. Lots of rvs, but very quiet. Can hear the cars on the bridge. But I find that calming .

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Great free spot well described by others. Lots of Alaskans and visitors here tonight (approximately a dozen vehicles) but fairly quiet with the exception of moderate road noise. Look 12 min north for good hot clean showers, which combine with this to make a lovely night.

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Decent spot with many, many camp areas. We stayed a bit further down the river than most people, but the river was very full and we had to drive through some water to get there. Tons of spots in the trees or in the open near the bridge. Not too buggy (wind helps). Lots of people with quads driving around the trails.

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belle grande plage de roches au bord d'une rivière, beaucoup d'autres campeurs,il y a des "firespits ",un peu bruyant, venant de l'autoroute et quelques VTT 4x4,malheureusement.

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Large area with lots of noise, even in May: from many many ATVs, several other small and big rigs, some planes starting\ landing on the river, and from the bridge. We left, to find a more quiet place...

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Drove in about .4 miles. There is only 2 other trucks around. Can’t see either one where I’m at.

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Awesome spot on the river, pretty much all to myself on a September weekend.

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Really good spot, little noise because the bridge.

Buen lugar, si el río no ha crecido es posible cruzar hasta la playa. Algo ruidoso por el puente. Hay algo de arena en el camino.

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Beautiful, free, plenty of wood and space to park :)

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As described but when we got here the area was flooded and we were not able to reach the other side of the bank so we stayed there at the first spot without crossing so we had plenty of noice from the road. But there was a lot (a lot) of mosquitos....

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Bumpy access but only for 2min. access can be muddy after rain but not too bad, still easily doable with 2WD. a lot of space! impossible not to find a spot. You don't hear the highway too much, if you do just drive further.

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Rocky Susitna River banks. Wide and flat. Easily 25-30 Rigs with room to spread out. I could see this being a ATV haven in the peak of the summer. A little road noise tonight but nothing too bad. No bugs tonight. 2 bars AT&T LTE

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quiet and nice view of the river. we saw others but parked at the end and didn't hear anyone all 16 hours we were there. nice free spot!

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really quiet mid week. cars clunk over the bridge, but not much traffic and overall very quiet. parked here in a class b in a heavy rain, no problems getting in at all. lots of room, of its crowded, park closer to the water.

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yes it is a nice location if you do not bother about generators, roaring ATVs, road noice from main highway, helicopters flying overhad, garbage in the bushes...

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lovely wide river bank, no mossies, which is bliss. not a huge number of wild camps to choose from on this road, lots of private property.

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Beautiful place on the river, you can go quiet far and there is a lot space between trees and bushes. A lot fire places and drift wood. We dared to go there bec. it was Monday and it was very quiet and clean. But I can imagine it's packed on weekends.

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Super nice place but totally packed on weekends. People use this as an ATV trail so in addition to the crowds, there were people riding ATVs late at night! During the week though, it's an amazing spot... and no mosquitoes!

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This is a phenomenal find. Right on the river, many other campers with lots of room. Plenty of firewood from driftwood along the shore. No mosquitos or bugs and completely free.

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Great place to stay on the pebeld banks of the river! Bushes and some trees, everybody can find a cosy place there - and no mosquitos!

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Right next to Sustina River, next to Highway 3. you can Drive on riverbed and have a nicke view on the River. You can decide how far You want to be away from Highway....you can go as far as 500m. Easy Drive, no 4WD necessary, 175km North of anchorage and 49km South of denali view Point South - for FREE

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