Chena River State Rec Site

State Park

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221 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-451-2695

GPS: 64.84, -147.81

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 56

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
5bars
Verizon Voice Only
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
AT&T Voice Only
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Kurt

Airstream International 27FB Serenity
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 45
“Urban Camping”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2017

Overall Rating

On the upside the campground is located centrally to Fairbanks. A few campsites have water and electrical ($30 per night), but those were all taken when we arrived at 2:00 pm, so we took a site without services ($20 per night). Campsites are reasonably large and private.

On the downside the campground is immediately adjacent to University Avenue, a very busy and noisy road. The campground is also situated close and in line with the Fairbanks airport runway. If you are content with lots of auto and truck noise, plus okay with plenty of civil and military jets (F-18's on full afterburner) just a few hundred feet above climbing up and away, then this is the place for you. At first I thought the jets were fun to watch, but they were doing touch and go's so that racket soon got old.

Additionally, there's a sketchy element that seems to hang out in the adjacent day use and river area, and sometimes prowl the campground. Police were witnessed in the day use getting after some folks. At night car alarms go off and the neighbor swore he heard gun shots and lots of shouting at 4:00 am.

Other than the downsides its a decent campground.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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RV Legend
Denver, CO
25 Airstream Safari
2011 Ford F250
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 5
“Great spot to camp within Fairbanks city limits!”

Reviewed Nov 02, 2014

Overall Rating

This campground caters to RVs as well as tent campers. The grounds are well maintained and we loved it's convenient location within the city of Fairbanks. This means excellent cell phone/data reception which is scarce in most parts of Alaska. It has 56 RV sites, with or without electric hookups ($20/$30 respectively). The sites are densely packed, however there are lots of trees which help with the overall aesthetics and privacy. None of the sites have sewer hookups, so you'll have hitch up and cruise over to the dump station periodically, or get creative with other waste transportation methods (see picture).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
AT&T Voice Only
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
5bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • water available

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