Marion Creek Campground
We were pleasantly surprised to find this brand new federal campground. All of the information we had gathered in preparation for our Dalton Highway adventure indicated that there would be no maintained campgrounds along the Highway. We knew that there were undeveloped camping areas that may or may not have outhouses and flat areas to camp. But Marion Creek Campground is a fabulous spot that has been fully developed by the Bureau of Land Management. Beautiful mountain vistas are yours throughout the grounds and the sun is up all night.
The campground is located at Milepost 180 of the Dalton Highway between Coldfoot and Wiseman. Look for the large BLM sign on the east side of the Highway.
The facilities include toilets, 27 camp spots with picnic tables, fire rings and flat ground to pitch a tent or level an RV, and bear proof trash cans. A campground host remains on site. There are also bear-proof food containers available for hikers and bikers. The cost is $8 per night. There is also a trail that overlooks Marion Creek.
A nice breeze blew the entire time we camped, minimizing the mosquitoes. The gravel and soft sand ground was not conducive to staking down for the wind so we placed some larger stones in each corner of the tents to make sure the tents remained while we cooked our dinner.
Last Visited: July 2001