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Mill Campground Opens for the Season on Wednesday

Mill Campground in Juneau, Alaska will open on Wednesday, marking its third season.

According to a report, the campground has 20 tent platforms as well as facilities available to use at no cost. Mill Campground is located on Mount Roberts hillside between Franklin Dock and Taku Smokeries.

The park will be open until October 13, Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department announced on Monday.

Mill Campground is about a mile from downtown Juneau, built to replace the difficult-to-access Thane Campground. Mill was packed nearly every day of the year in 2021, according to Michelle Elfers, deputy director of Juneau’s parks department.

“We had anywhere from 17 to 22 on average,” she said, noting two people occupied tents on some of the platforms. “It’s pretty fluid; it comes and goes.”

Elfers also said that the campers were mostly locals who needed shelter. Even with the increase in the number of tourists last summer, their presence at the campsite is nothing they would notice.

The campground is a partnership between the city, AJT Mining Properties, Alaska Electric Light and Power, and The Glory Hall.

The campground…provides 20 tent platforms, toilets, drinking water, and bear-proof food storage,” a news release from the parks department states. “There is no vehicle access or parking; walk-in use only. The facility provides primitive camping with no electricity. There’s no cost to camp, but campers must register with campground staff.”

For more information, please call the parks department at 907 586-5226.

This story originally appeared on Juneau Empire.

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Heath Cliff
Heath Cliff
February 23, 2024 6:13 am

The Mill Campground in Juneau, Alaska is an exceptional spot for outdoor enthusiasts, offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and forests. It’s an excellent place for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife photography. I highly recommend visiting this charming campground, which will reopen for its third season on Wednesday, offering 20 tent platforms and facilities at no cost until October 13. It’s a recommended destination for nature lovers!

March 22, 2024 7:10 am
Reply to  Heath Cliff

Don’t forget to bring your binoculars for birdwatching and a camera for those wildlife shots. Can’t wait to see your stunning photos!

March 17, 2024 12:38 am

I’m really curious about what’s in store for this new season at Mill Campground! 🏕️ Any new fun activities planned for visitors? It’d be cool to hear about the latest upgrades to the facilities. Excited to see how this season shapes up!

Wade Sky
Wade Sky
March 22, 2024 4:02 pm

Did you hear the buzz about Mill Campground in Juneau? It’s up and running for its third season, and guess what? They’ve got some cool new guided nature hikes this year! Imagine exploring the wild with expert rangers. It’s gonna be epic!


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