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Camping near Fairbanks

Northern lights, untamed rivers, access to Denali—Fairbanks has it all.

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Relaxing in the Hammock!
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Heart of Alaska Homestead
2 sites · Tents5 acres · Fairbanks, Alaska5 acres located just 20 min north of Fairbanks is our off grid homestead. We have 30 dogs and do...
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Even though we're in the city of Fairbanks, join us in our little oasis
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Sven's Basecamp Hostel
9 sites · Tents3 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaSven's Basecamp Hostel is a small hostel that's open to campers and travelers from all over the...
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Alaskan Interior Base Camp
2 sites · RVs3 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaA traditional 1950’s era Alaskan House. Meaning one room was added on, again and again. Meaning...
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Why Knot Sleep Here
4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaLearn more about this land:We as of right now can provide a 12x 12 wall tent, which will...
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Cozy Alaskan getaway!
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The Coop Camp
3 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Nenana, AlaskaNearly five acres surrounded by pristine Alaska-state land, and within short trekking distance of...
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Rustic Riverside Camp
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · AlaskaWelcome to our beautiful, private, rustic camp situated along the bank of the North Fork Chena...
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Glacier House Hostel
6 sites · Lodging, TentsFairbanks, AlaskaSkylight Treehouse is located on the grounds of my family home. We are delighted to share it with...
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Drive then hike to this locals gem.
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The Alaskan Experience
2 sites · RVs10 acres · North Pole, AlaskaWe grew up wandering these woods, foraging, and sleeping under the midnight sun. We want to...
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The foothills of the White Mountains
1 site · Lodging40 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaQuaint and quiet, this off-grid space is perfect for a solo traveler or a couple looking for a...
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Beautiful Project in process
2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaLearn more about this land:We are in the process of cleaning up and rebuilding a historical...
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Glamping on the river
1 site · Lodging2 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaLearn more about this land:Its a great alternative to stay at a hotel in town. It’s a nice, quiet location that you can build a campfire on the river and just relax. About 10 minutes from airport and town.
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Forest meadow
1 site · Tent2 acres · Fairbanks, AlaskaLearn more about this land:Small clearing in forest suitable for large tent. No open fires. Tall...
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The wilds of Northern Alaska surround you in Fairbanks—a town on the Tanana and Chena Rivers. Camping here puts you close to Denali, but you don't have to leave Fairbanks to find pristine woods where moose and grizzly bears roam.

At the heart of Fairbanks, Chena River State Recreation Site is a natural haven. River's edge trails, waterfront picnic areas, and wilderness camping are right at your fingertips.

Don't confuse it with the (very similarly named) Chena River State Recreation Area. A 30-minute drive from Fairbanks, this park spans 397 square miles. Explore the river wilderness by kayaking, canoeing, or fishing for Arctic grayling. When the snow falls, dog sledding is all the rage on the Chena Hot Springs Winter Trail.

In downtown Fairbanks, check out Pioneer Park. Here you find museums, a carousel, and an old-time Gold Rush saloon where you can grab a beer. In the winter, you can't beat the drive up to Chena Hot Springs. Soak in the warm waters to energize for your next adventure.

For a fun detour, stop by North Pole (the other one) just down the highway. You're sure to feel the Christmas spirit driving down Santa Claus Lane. This town is also home to Chena Lakes Recreation Area. This is your go-to spot for winter ice fishing and summer boating.

When it comes to camping, Fairbanks has something for everyone. Choose from dozens of Alaska state parks, RV parks, and private campgrounds. Some boast amenities such as showers, dump stations, and laundry rooms.

Winters are bitter cold, but a heated cabin gives you access to some great winter recreation. Cross-country skiing and ice skating on the frozen Chena River are a few favorites.

Wherever you stay, camping in Fairbanks promises some rave-worthy Alaskan experiences. In April through August, you can get psyched for hiking or cycling under the midnight sun. The rest of the year is aurora season, so keep your eyes peeled for the northern lights.

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