Because Alaska has a lot of open road and a relatively large distance between cities, an RV rental is the best way to explore Wasilla and the surrounding area in comfort. You can find a range of dependable late-model Class A, B, and C camper trailers, vans, and motorhomes available from private owners.
The average RV rental price in this area is $225 per night. Most of the owners are rated five out of five stars by previous renters, and they'll deliver the RV to almost any location within the area. You'll find that many RV rentals are located within 50 miles of Wasilla.
It takes less than an hour down AK-1 S to get from Wasilla to Anchorage. This puts you closer to big city amenities while still enjoying RV camping in wide-open spaces between the two locations. Anchorage makes a great location for a weekend getaway, as a base camp for a longer stay, or a starting point for the 1,090-mile drive from Anchorage to Juneau. This epic road trip takes just over 23 hours and connects you with Alaska's two largest cities.
Palmer is just a 20-minute drive down the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. This is an idyllic destination for outdoor adventure whether you're looking for ziplines, taking a guided off-road ATV tour, or skydiving at the Alaska Skydive Center on East Aircraft Road. Learn more about the state's cultural and agricultural history by visiting the Colony House Museum. Kids of all ages will love the Reindeer and Musk Ox Farms, both of which are just outside Palmer.
Knik-Fairview is just under 10 miles away on S Knik-Goose Bay Road. This waterfront community is located on the Knik Arm, and you'll experience some of the best salmon fishing on the Knik River. This is also the location of the Knik Museum, and the Musher's Hall of Fame.
Wasilla is the hub of the Mat-Su Valley and is one of the fastest-growing cities in Alaska. It's located just over 40 miles north of Anchorage, so you'll never feel cut off or far from supplies and civilization. Yet, it's ideally situated to experience all of the natural beauty and outdoor activities the location has to offer.
The town began as a mining outpost and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. It's currently the headquarters for the famous Iditarod Trail Dogsled race, which takes place in March every year. Inside the city limits, you'll find a mix of quaint local culture and modern, big-city convenience. Restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to the freshest local catch of the day to fast food favorites that you can grab on the go.
There are also museums, historic landmarks, and shops aplenty in Wasilla. These culturally significant sites reflect the town's origins and history with places such as the Musher's Hall of Fame and the Dorothy G. Page Museum that were built to honor the "Mother of the Iditarod." The Alaska Live Steamers is an organization that was formed to preserve the area's railway legacy with steamer trips from Wasilla to stations in Seward and Curry. The train tours last about 25 minutes each, and you can book passage on Saturdays and Sundays from May through September.
Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska's largest city in terms of population, Anchorage is just 43.5 miles outside of Wasilla off AK-1 S. It's known for its wildlife trails and cultural significance.
20+ gas stations
1 rest area within
15 nearby campgrounds
12 nearby state parks
9 dump stations within 20 miles
Palmer, Alaska - The site of the Alaska State fair and sister city of Wasilla, Palmer is just 13 miles away via AK-1 N and AK-3 S. It's the agricultural center of the state and an excellent location for capturing breathtaking mountain views.
19 gas stations
10 rest areas
11 nearby state parks
13 dump stations within 20 miles
Sutton/Alpine, Alaska - The Sutton/Alpine community is just over 24 miles away from Wasilla via AK-1 N. Points of interest at this destination include the famous Musk Ox Farm and the Alpine Historical Park.
1 gas station
1 rest area
13 nearby state parks
13 dump stations within 20 miles
Named for its central feature, which is the highest mountain peak in the U.S., Denali National Park encompasses more than 6 million acres of breathtaking scenery that's teeming with local wildlife. The park has plenty of space for outdoor activities like sledding, cycling, and mountain climbing. It's a few hours from museums, shopping, and restaurants in Anchorage and Fairbanks, where you can gather supplies and souvenirs.
Located in the middle of the expansive Harding Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Fjords National Park is the land of glaciers and unpredictable landscapes. In fact, there are more than 40 glaciers within the 700 square miles surrounding the icefield, which provide a perfect backdrop for wildlife photography, hiking, and kayaking around the many lakes. Although summer days can be a mild 70 degrees, temperatures can dip as low as -20 in the winter.
By contrast, Lake Clark National Park is an expansive wilderness area. Its more than 4 million acres of crystal blue lakes, rivers, and open tundra are filled with enough fish and wildlife to satisfy anglers, hunters, and photographers alike. The area is so large that it has two distinct climates, with milder temperatures on the coast and more traditionally winter weather as you travel inland.
Chugach State Park is 495,204 acres of wilderness that includes lakes and an RV campground within its borders. The temperatures rarely get above 55 degrees even in summer, but it's still a popular tourist destination for wildlife lovers and winter sports enthusiasts.
Denali State Park borders the national park of the same name and encompasses 325,240 acres in the southern part of the state between Fairbanks and Anchorage. It also includes a campground and enjoys milder temperatures throughout the year than much of the state.
For the best of hiking, fishing, and nature photography, consider a visit to Chena River State Park. This 254,080-acre recreation area features a 100-mile long river, striking landscapes, and plenty of prime RV camping spots.
The Wasilla area is filled with landmarks and monuments, both man-made and natural. The biggest is Mount McKinley, or Denali, the mountain peak that towers more than 20,000 above sea level. Get a little local culture and some of the area's finest food at The Grape Tap, a converted 1930s pioneer home and local landmark. The Independence Mine is located within the Talkeetna Mountain peaks around Hatcher’s Pass and remains a symbol of the Alaskan Gold Rush.
Iditarod - The 1,100-mile begins on Knik-Goose Bay Road and runs every March.
The Iron Dog - This 1,971-mile snowmobile race has been running since 1984. It features a Recreational and Pro Class, and it takes place in February each year.
The Alaska State Fair - This annual event takes place in Palmer at the end of August or the beginning of September each year.
Scout Ridge Trail - This is an easy 1.4-mile creekside trail with amazing views.
Iditapark Loop - This 11-mile paved trail surrounding a skate park is popular with locals.
Skyscraper Saddleback - A skydiving center that's located in Wasilla's sister city of Palmer, this spot is a fun place to hold a birthday party or to blow of some steam.
Skeetawk - One of several ski resorts located in the Wasilla area, Skeetawk has runs available for all skill levels and is a great way to spend a few days.
Archangel Valley - This designated rock climbing area located in Fishhook at Hatcher's Pass brings climbers from all around Alaska.
As a top RV camping destination, Wasilla, AK, is home to RV parks and campgrounds for every budget and comfort level. The Big Bear RV Park in Palmer is a full-service campground with playgrounds, picnic areas, pavilions, laundry facilities, and even an air compressor to top off your tires. It has 51 RV slots with full hookups, and daily, weekly, and monthly rates are available.
If you really want to get away from it all, Mountain View RV Park has no cell reception and scenic vistas all around. There are 68 RV campsites with full hookups, laundry facilities, and an on-site dump station. Rates run from $40 per day to $238 per week.
Smaller, but still big on scenery, the Grand View RV Park and Campground has 25 RV sites beginning at $36.25 per day for a basic site with a 30-amp hookup. For $41.25 per day, 50 amps are available. Grand View is a great place for viewing wildlife, and there's an on-site cafe and espresso bar.
When it's time to empty your septic tank, there are several conveniently located Alaska dump stations. The Holiday Gas Station on West Parks Highway is free to use and open 24 hours. Road trippers can take care of business at the Mendenhall Lake Campground in Juneau.
When it's time to put your RV away for a little while, there are several secured RV storage facilities close to Wasilla. Big Boys Toys Storage & Sales is located on Parks Highway in Wasilla. It offers uncovered storage starting at $25 per month or covered spaces for $125 per month. The Central Mini Storage is a family-owned storage facility on East Fattic Drive that has 24-hour access and open storage for RVs, boats, and other large outdoor vehicles starting at $45 per month.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Wasilla, AK, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Wasilla?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Wasilla from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Wasilla?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.