Pioneer Park

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2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-459-1087
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GPS: 64.8376, -147.7765

Last Price Paid: $12
Pad Type: asphalt
Max Stay: 5

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 4G
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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 5

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“Convenient with an interesting park in walking distance”

Reviewed Oct 20, 2015

Overall Rating

There is designated pull-through RV parking in the parking lot of Pioneer Park, a city park in Fairbanks filled with historic buildings and attractions. The sites are side by side but big enough for slides to come out, and long enough for towing vehicles/toads. There are tall trees just west of the RV parking area, meaning there is afternoon shade.

While there are no hookups at this $12/night park (stay limit of 5 days), there is potable water on site, and we headed down the road to the dump station at the Sourdough gas station.

It can be a little tricky to get into the parking lot, but even we made the turn with a 36' 5th wheel towed by a long-bed, crew-cab pickup. The address is on Airport Way, but you have to actually enter the parking lot from Bartlett Avenue from the east. My advice is to check it out on satellite view first.

Pioneer Park itself is very cute with historic buildings that house shops, restaurants and museums. There's mini golf and access to the Chena River, too. It's free to access the park, which is more of a historic city park than a theme park, so it makes a great place to take a walk, people watch and see the sights.

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Snowmads

21 Winnebago Travato
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 5

Snowmads would stay here again

“Parking lot camping at Fairbanks' Alaskan history theme park”

Reviewed Jun 17, 2015

Overall Rating

This is an adorable 40-acre park in the middle of Fairbanks with lots to do for families with kids or pets, and especially if you have small watercraft and want to float the river in the park, walk/bike the trails, or just relax with a picnic lunch and learn about Alaska's history through the reproduction mining town, restored riverboat, history exhibits, and Native American art. There's also a playground, carousel, train ride, and lots of outdoor picnic pavilions.

Pioneer Park welcomes RVs to stay in their parking lot for $12 a night for a maximum of 5 consecutive nights. No reservations are required; register at the fee collection post near the park entrance upon arrival. They take cash or in-state checks only.

There were camp hosts on-site during our visit. There are no hook-ups available, but potable water is available on-site and there's a free dump station at the nearby Sourdough Fuel on Wembley or Van Horn Road.

Not much shade anywhere so solar was easy, and we didn't see anything about generator hours, but since it's a public park I'd be wary of running one too much out of courtesy to others.

We were able to pick up the Pioneer Park wi-fi from the parking lot but had a very weak signal. It might be usable if you had a wi-fi boosting antenna. Verizon and AT&T signal was great.

A little noisy from the nearby road, plus the traffic in the parking lot and the train that runs through the park during daytime hours and blows its horn. It was cute more than annoying, we found, but it might bother some people.

The park is walking distance to the Alaskan Gold Panners baseball field, where they play the midnight baseball game on the solstice in June every year, but games go on regularly throughout the summer too. The Alaska Salmon Bake restaurant was also in the park too but we didn't try it.

Overall, a convenient and affordable place to hang out for a few days to explore Fairbanks and soak up some Alaskan history in a lovely park setting.

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Endless Days in Fairbanks | Ardent Camper

We arrived in Fairbanks with a couple of days to spare before the famous Midnight Sun baseball game, so we spent time hanging out with other RVing friends and exploring our surroundings. Pio...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • mini golf
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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