Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

If you love wildlife and the feeling of true isolation in the wilderness, then Alaska’s Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is a great option for your next RV trek. This park has a massive 6-mile-wide volcanic caldera that’s still active today. The volcano, which is on the Aleutian Range of south-western Alaska, is part of the extended Pacific Ring of Fire. In addition to the amazing landscape, Aniakchak is home to many bears; you'll find them roaming through every habitat in this 601,294-acre protected area. That's why bear-resistant food storage is a requirement here. The lake within the caldera, Surprise Lake, feeds into the Aniakchak River, which is ripe with fishing opportunities.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

With an RV, you can traverse the rugged Alaskan terrain in comfort. There's no need to worry about finding lodging because you'll have all the necessary amenities in your RV. While you can't drive into the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, there are many beautiful campgrounds in the surrounding region. If you don't own an RV, consider searching for a rental from RVshare. You can easily rent from other RVers and select the model that best fits your traveling needs.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

One of the best features of Aniakchak is how remote it is; in fact, you might not see another person while you’re in the preserve. That means you’ll get to see this area of Alaska how nature intended it. Be prepared to see a variety of wildlife, including brown bears. While there, you can also paddle the Aniakchak River, and there are plenty of boat and raft rentals available in the surrounding area.

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How To Get To Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

Unfortunately, Aniakchak cannot be reached by road. To get there, you’ll have to charter an air taxi from King Salmon or Anchorage, so that’s where your RV will have to stay. In addition to visiting the preserve by air, you can also charter a boat since powerboats can reach the preserve from multiple villages along the Alaskan Pacific Ocean coastline. 


King Salmon, AK 99613

Fee: Transportation fees

Transportation fees to the preserve vary.

When traveling to remote Aniakchak, you're guaranteed to make memories that you’ll treasure. While you can’t RV within the preserve itself, you can easily travel by plane or boat from a local town. If you’re ready for your Alaskan adventure and you don’t have your own recreational vehicle, consider renting one from RVshare.