When driving the Alaska Highway, the first Alaskan RV park you encounter is the Tok RV Village & Cabins (Mile 1313.4), built and run by the Jernigans, a longtime Alaska family.
The campground opened in 1986, with 50 sites, and was developed previous year while Jerry Jernigan worked on the Alaska pipeline (the reason he and his family moved from Portland, in 1975) and his wife, Rose, and son, Michael, were employed by a construction company in Anchorage.
Over the following six summers, Jerry, Rose, and Michael commuted from Anchorage to Tok each weekend, as the oversaw management of the park, added amenities, increased the number of sites (now 162), and improved services. Their hard work paid off, in July 2007 when the Good Sam RV Club gave Tok RV Village & Cabins its highest rating of any park in Alaska: 9.5 out of 10.
The Jernigans retired in 1991 and now live in Tok full-time. Jerry, Rose and Michael run the park with the help of Michael’s son, Chad, and daughter, Ashley (both born and raised in the RV park). Rose is responsible for guest registrations, reservations, and operations of the gift store, while Jerry and Michael handle ongoing maintenance and improvements.
The Jernigans pride themselves on the cleanliness of the RV park. “Clean is an understatement,” Jerry says.
The park is big-rig friendly, with over 100 pull-throughs, and has tents sites, and ample space and greenery.
When asked what he appreciates most about the park, Michael says, “Everything works. You want 50amps? You get it. The breakers aren’t popping off, lots of hot water, washers and dryers work, and the Wi-Fi Internet and cable TV are always up and running.”
Tok Junction was chosen for the park for its location as a jumping-off point for all highway traffic entering and departing Alaska. It’s roughly a day’s drive from several major cities (Whitehorse is 400 miles to the east and Fairbanks is 212 miles away) and serves as an excellent place for a rest break, restocking supplies, and reviewing travel plans. The Jernigans are always eager to answer travel questions and assist with plans for visiting the “Last Frontier.”
“We really enjoy meeting all the people,” says Jerry, with a smile. “That’s what makes this such a nice business.”
From Alaska Magazine 2009 – The Last Great Road Trip
Some Facts About the Park
ACOA and ARVC
May 15th thru Sept 15th
Number of RV Sites
Total 162 sites
Number of Pull-Thrus
Maximum RV Length
Water & Electric
30 amp and fresh water. Pull throughs and back-ins available.
Sites with Full Hookups
103 full & 47 partials
30/50 amp, sewer, and fresh water. Majority are pull-throughs for your convenience.
Rent yours today! All
have restrooms, showers, cable tv, microwave, mini fridge, and coffee pot.
11 tents site
All have 20 amp power, concrete fire pits, have trees for your privacy, and fresh sawdust pads for your comfort.
None (pay phone)
Yes – Wireless
Available through-out the park and cabins. Get current password from front desk.
TV Hookups Available
Cable at site
Included with all rv sites and cabins. Channels 14-21.
Some Handicap Facilities
Yes, ramps available to shower house, gift shop, laundry. Rear shower house has handicap accessible showers. Check your park map or ask us with any questions.
Available At Village Gas
Complimentary for our guests, and available 24/7. Turn propane off/on at bottle.
Restrooms and Showers
Yes and clean
2 locations open and heated 24/7. Be sure to get your code off of your park map!
Yes and clean
2 coin-op laundry locations in the park. Rolls of quarters available in gift shop. Rear laundry has quarter machine that accepts $1’s and $5’s. Soap also available for purchase.
Yes great gifts
Open 8am – 8pm. Fair pricing so you can do ALL of your shopping with us!
RV Check-out : 11am
After Hours Check-in Available to the left of the gift shop front door.
Cabin Check-in 3pm – 8pm
Cabin Check-out: 10am
Free! Includes location, directions, and type of fish.
We know they are part of your family, and want you to bring them along. Pets must be leashed, and we ask that you pick up after them.
10# bags available in gift shop for $3.
Dry spruce bundles available in gift shop for $7.50.
2 locations, private dressing rooms, clean, and unlimited hot water. If not a guest showers are available for purchase in the gift shop for $10 each.
Car / RV Wash
Concrete pad, high-pressured sprayer, buckets, and brushes offered. Soap not included. Cost varies depending on what you are washing. Prepay in gift shop. Open 8am – 8pm.
Time limit : 45 min per
customer No washing at your site!