RV parked beside a lake in Alaska.

Here’s How to Plan an Epic RV Vacation in Alaska

Do you ever get the urge to pack up your things and hit the open road? If so, an RV vacation in Alaska may be just what you need! RV trips are common across The Last Frontier because of our state’s natural beauty. Alaska highways are surrounded by beautiful mountain views, state parks, and more. Whether you have your own RV or will need to rent one for the first time, you’re sure to make lifelong memories on your trip to Homer, Alaska! 

When you’re ready to plan your trip to Alaska, visit our Things to do page. There you will find everything you need to start planning your Alaska road trip, specifically what to explore when you arrive in the town of Homer!

Your Complete Guide to Planning an RV Trip to Alaska

Rent an RV 

Want to experience a cross-state road trip, but don’t own an RV? There are countless RV rentals across the state, making this cost-effective travel method accessible to locals and visitors alike. With so many options, you’re sure to find the right company to rent an RV from! 

Plan Your Travel Route 

After finding an RV rental, it’s time to plan your travel route. No matter where you begin your journey in Alaska, make Homer your destination! Our town is a four to five-hour drive from Anchorage, so it’s an easy weekend getaway for those who want to escape the city. 

Input your starting point on this interactive map to begin planning your RV adventure! 

What to Pack 

Packing for an RV road trip requires a bit more planning when it comes to packing. For an RV vacation, you’ll need to bring all the essential items you need for everyday life. Most importantly, RVs come equipped with kitchens, so you’ll need to pack groceries and cookware. Local tip: bring s’mores supplies to roast a sweet treat over one of the firepits at the Driftwood Inn’s RV Park campground! 

Here are some staples items that you must add to the packing list for your RV vacation: 

  • Cookware  
  • Trash bags 
  • Food items 
  • Bedding and towels 
  • Toiletries 
  • Clothing 

Stay at the Driftwood Inn’s RV Park 

Homer is the perfect destination for an RV vacation in Alaska. Our small town on the Kenai Peninsula offers exciting activities like world-class fishing charters, brown bear viewing, and more. Even better, you can stay near all the best attractions in town at the Driftwood Inn’s RV Park! Our RV Park campground is centrally located in Old Town Homer on the bluff overlooking Bishop’s Beach. The campground sits just one block away from the Homer Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce, so it’s easy to find your way around town!  

RV Park

Our RV Park also features:  

  • Complimentary showers 
  • Free WIFI 
  • Coin-operated washers/dryers 
  • Firepits & picnic tables 
  • Fish cleaning station & freezer 
  • Water/sewer 
  • Electricity 20/30 amp service 
  • Mail and message service