Fairbanks is the heartbeat of interior Alaska’s road system, and chances are pretty good that if you’re traveling far into the interior you’ll make a stop in The Golden Heart City. As one of the largest cities in the state, there’s no shortage of things to do and you might find yourself wanting to stay in the area for a few days. Where to sleep? We’ve got you covered with this list of RV camping options in the Fairbanks area, many of which have full-service sites.
We always celebrate a good play on words, and this campground’s name is one for the books. (Think northernmost…) This RV and tent camping site is 12 miles north of Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. It’s the farthest north full service campground on the way to Deadhorse, so be sure to dump what needs to be dumped if you’re in for a longer haul.
Northern Moosed is open from mid-May through September dependent on weather.
River’s Edge Resort and RV Camping
Another aptly named spot, River’s Edge is right on the banks of the Chena River near downtown Fairbanks. They have 167 full and partial hookup sites. All the sites are wide, pull through spots for easy parking. “All you have to do is pull into your spacious site, sit back, and relax,” they boast on their site.
If that easy task still leaves you famished, check out Chena’s Alaskan Grill, a full-service restaurant on site with a beautiful deck overlooking the river.
This wooded RV camping area is about 10 minutes from downtown Fairbanks by the State Fairgrounds. There are 50 sites, including 50 amp and 30 amp hookup spots, and two dump stations.
There are hiking and biking trails accessible right from the campground.
Fairbanks RV Park and Campground
This campground at the Chena River State Recreation Site is a DNR campground with 60 spots including 11 with electric and water hookup. There’s a boat launch, fishing access, and hiking trails by the river. The park does have a camping limit of three days.
This 44-acre park showcases the history of Fairbanks through historic buildings, small shops, food, entertainment, and even train rides. The park is open year-round, though most attractions are open only from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission to the park is free, and self-contained RVs can park in designated areas for $12 a night. There are no hookups, but free potable water is available during the summer.
Pioneer Park doesn’t accept and advanced reservations. All stays are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a five night camping limit.
In between North Pole and Fairbanks, Riverview is a family owned and operated RV camping area with 160 sites, 154 of which are full hookup. There is a riverside walking area for strolls along the river, a pitching and putting course with three holes, and a clubhouse. Most sites are 70-foot pull-through spots with a lawn.