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Besides the accommodations listed in detail, families and fishing groups will enjoy Grand View Bed & Breakfast, at mile 1.9 Zimovia Hwy. (www.grandviewbnb.com; tel. 907/874-3225), with lots of room, cooking facilities, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, well-equipped new rooms, and breakfast cooked to the guests' specifications. Rates are $105 to $135 double, and the B&B takes personal checks but not credit cards. You'll also find clean but basic budget rooms at Diamond C Hotel, 225 Front St. (www.diamondchotel.com; tel. 907/874-3322), for $85 to $100 per room, regardless of number of guests, May through October.

A Hostel & Camping

Wrangell Hostel is at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 Church St. (P.O. Box 439), Wrangell, AK 99929 (tel. 907/874-3534). They're open Memorial Day through Labor Day; the rate is $20 a night, or $50 for a private room for couples or families; and there is no daytime lock-out period.

There are several attractive campgrounds in Wrangell. We've never seen another campground in a spot like the mountaintop Nemo Point Forest Service Campground, but it's more than a dozen miles out of town. Five miles south of town, the Shoemaker Bay Recreation Area has sites by the road overlooking the boat harbor, right across from the Rainbow Falls Trail. There are free tent sites and RV sites with electric hookups for $25 a night, $15 without electric; the camping fee includes use of the town pool and its showers. Contact the Wrangell Recreation and Parks Department (tel. 907/874-2444) for information. They also manage City Park, right at the edge of town on Zimovia Highway, where tent camping is permitted with a 1-night limit. For a full hookup RV site, try Alaska Waters' small park, at 241 Berger St. (www.alaskawaters.com; tel. 800/347-4462). They charge $25 a night for rigs up to 32 feet, $30 over that length.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.