Most travelers driving a motorhome or RV rental find lots to see and photograph, including whales, bears, moose, and over 260 species of birds (most notably American Bald Eagles). In November, the City of Haines hosts the annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, and during the peak of the fall congregation, the nearby Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is visited by 3,500 to 4,000 Bald Eagles.
For those who love Native American art and culture, the Tlingit settlement of Klukwan is an easy 22-mile drive up the Haines Highway in your rented motorhome. This scenic journey was once the route taken by treasure-seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush. Tlingit arts and crafts are well known for their exceptional refinement and quality. The abundant natural resources in the area easily provide the necessities of life for the local settlers, allowing artisans to devote ample amounts of time to honing and perfecting their craft.
Clearly, there is plenty to keep you busy in this amazing city. If you are planning a visit, choose an rental RV and a Haines campground, and then have fun exploring everything that southern Alaska has to offer!
RV rentals are available from the following locations across the country. Check the map below to find the nearest depot.
RV Parks and Campgrounds in HainesHaines Hitch-Up RV Park, Inc.
Open seasonally mid-May through mid-September, this RV rental park is conveniently located, with sightseeing tour information, tickets to local attractions, and a souvenir gift shop on-site. The RV rental park also provides 92 full hookup sites and cable-TV. Handy laundry facilities, squeaky-clean restrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi are also offered for guests. Oceanside RV Park
Park your rental campervan right next to the water at this RV park, which is open year-round with 23 oceanfront sites. It is an easy walk to downtown Haines, as well as being convenient for local shopping. This motorhome park provides clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and ice. The park also offers bookings for fishing charters and day trips to Juneau and Skagway. The Salmon Run Campground and Cabins
Open seasonally, May through October; this motorhome park offers beautiful forested grounds, excellent views of the mountains, and water about two miles away from the Haines ferry terminal. The park provides 30 and 50 amp electrical sites, nice restrooms, showers, laundry, campfire pits, and picnic tables. They also provide Wi-Fi, fishing license applications, and fish freezers. Aside from that, this RV rental campground is pet-friendly. Caravans and groups are always welcome. The Gathering Place
On 8 mile Lutak Road, just 3 miles north of the ferry terminal, this RV park sits on 160 beautiful acres. Open seasonally -- May through September 2 -- the park offers rental cabins and has one large lodge/activity center that can be used for events (weddings, retreats, family reunions, etc.). Craft school is open every day at the lodge, with activities like scrapbooking, making fused glass jewelry, woodcarving, and photography. Charter a boat and go fishing for king salmon and halibut.
Featured Things to Do in HainesHammer Museum
Described as quirky and fun, it's easy to find in your RV rental: just look for the only building with a 20-foot hammer out front! It's an incredibly unique place, boasting a collection of over 7,000 hammers (1,400 of which are on prominent display), gathered over the past three decades. The friendly owners will share their enthusiasm, passion, and memorable stories of one of humankind's oldest tools. Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Celebrate USA's national emblem by visiting this wildlife sanctuary via your motorhome rental. The preserve is a year-round home to three to four hundred eagles and that number increases tenfold in the fall congregation season. Photo opportunities are abundant and the words amazing and incredible don't even begin to describe it.
Check out our relocation deals in the USA. Sometimes you'll find one of these extremely cheap deals is available if you're going to, or leaving from, Haines. If there's one available that you'd like to take advantage of -- please remember that these are one-way rentals only -- we can help book it for you!