Camping near Fairbanks

An otherworldly city with midnight sun, Fairbanks is a gateway to Alaska’s wilderness.

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Quiet & Rustic

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Nenana, AK
Experience Interior Alaska, Yukon Koyukuk area. Rural and mostly wooded location with Spruce and Cottonwood. Space for one RV up to 26' and a tent. Outhouse on premise and enjoy sitting around fire ring. We are 10 miles north of Nenana, 40 miles south of Fairbanks on Georges Parks Highway, 100 miles north of Denali National Park, 300 miles from Matanuska Valley, 10 miles to boat launch from the famous Nenana River (Home of the Nenana Ice Classic), and the Tanana River. Near Toghotthele mountains with hiking trails. Nenana is a former railroad construction camp and it is where the Golden Spike was placed by President Warren Harding to commemorate the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Dogs allowed on leash. Self contained RV's. No hookups, no dumping, untreated well water. Your hosts Ricki & Charley welcome you to come and enjoy this rural setting.
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The Coop Camp

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Nenana, AK
Nearly five acres surrounded by pristine Alaska-state land, and within short trekking distance of the famous Nenana river. Toghotthele mountain stands nearby, with some impressive hiking trails to be explored! The Tanana River is in short driving distance (3 miles) of the Coop Camp, as is shopping, a cultural museum and historical centers.
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Why Knot Sleep Here

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Learn more about this land:We as of right now can provide a 12x 12 wall tent, which will eventually be on a raised platform. 2 more to be added by end of summer 2021. We also offer a couple of flat areas were you can pop up your own tent or park your RV. We are centrally located between Fairbanks, North Pole and Chena Hot Spring Resort. We have fishing guide business and love to spend time in the great outdoors. We can offer advice on interesting things to do and see. Give us a call!!
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Sven's Basecamp Hostel

108 sites · Tents3 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Sven's Basecamp Hostel is a small hostel that's open to campers and travelers from all over the world. It is owned and run by Sven, who came to Alaska from Switzerland when he was 21. He has run the hostel for 9 years now and loves meeting people traveling to Alaska!Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent in our on-property forest! We have unlimited space for campers, and can't wait to meet you and hear your stories. We are a traveler's hostel with plenty of room for tent campers, so expect to meet people from all over the world. You will have access to 3 flush toilets, a sink area, coin-operated showers (25 cents per minute), a full kitchen with a stove, microwave, and refrigerators, and a community fire pit. We will also have an on-site coffee shop opening on July 1, 2021.
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Rustic Riverside Camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Pleasant Valley, AK
Welcome to our beautiful, private, rustic camp situated along the bank of the North Fork Chena River just 55 miles NE of Fairbanks lies the perfect camping experience just 2 miles from Chena Hot Springs Resort. We are located a 1/2mile off Chena Hot Springs Road, on the famous Yukon Quest Trail. Our camp is accessible to those exploring Alaska by vehicle, motorcycle, bike, truck camper, travel van or small RV. Come stay in one of our cute cabins, park or pitch your tent under the midnight sun – enjoy fishing, hiking, atving, berry picking, wildlife watching and more. We are a seasonal camp Open May 23, 2024 - August 16, 2024.
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Windy Creek Wildlands

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Off the beaten path.  Our property is 40 acres and bordered by undeveloped state lands and public multiuse trails. 
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Forest meadow

1 site · Tent2 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Learn more about this land:Small clearing in forest suitable for large tent. No open fires. Tall trees, lush undergrowth, wildlife. OutHouse nearby. Covered cooking area with table on property.
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Beautiful Project in process

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Learn more about this land:We are in the process of cleaning up and rebuilding a historical Alaskan Log cabin site and the surrounding property. Great location within 15 miles of Fairbanks proper and around the corner from Standard Creek which is an old logging rd providing hiking, biking and ATV access all the way into the Minto Flats.
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Cute Country Camp Site on Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Fairbanks, AK
We are a small Fairbanks family farm, with plenty of sunshine, a play ground & cute animals! Please come enjoy a quiet spot on a country road where you can park your RV or set up your tent and relax. Friendly family hosts will be happy to give you tips on local spots.
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Murphy Dome Yurt

1 site · Lodging16 acres · Fairbanks, AK
Our yurt is located on a 16 acre lot on the hills of Murphy Dome. We are in the heart of the Tanana Valley State Forest and next to historic Cache Creek. With only 25 mins from the city of Fairbanks, you get to enjoy great scenic views of the remote Alaska range, Denali, excellent access to many key trails offering numerous recreational opportunities including: Hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, biking, ATV, dog mushing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, and berry-picking.
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Forests, fields, and farmland...

7 sites · RVs, Tents1130 acres · Four Mile Road, AK
Learn more about this land:We have 1100+ acers of land with most of it being forested, with some fields here and there. Our working organic farm also plays host to many native animals including porcupines, squirrels, moose, hares, owls, grouse, wolves, coyotes, and occasionally a bear. If your looking for a place to get away from the city lights (and the light pollution) here is a good place to visit.
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The Alaskan Experience

2 sites · RVs10 acres · North Pole, AK
We grew up wandering these woods, foraging, and sleeping under the midnight sun. We want to share Alaskan Experiences with you, and include gear to get you wherever your adventure takes you.Learn more about this land:Come enjoy our slice of heaven beautiful North Pole Alaska! Stay onsite, or take our camping or backpacking gear to any of hundreds of locations we can recommend, or wherever you want! We grew up living the Alaskan dream and want you to have the best Alaskan experience. Our properties have no water, electricity, or restrooms. You may camp anywhere between the signs, please respect our earth, pack out trash and either bury or pack out other waste. This is Alaska, we share the forest with wildlife, please dont leave food unattended. Included: Complete "Alaskan Approved" 2-8 person camping setup OR 2 person backpacking setup. You bring food and clothes, we have everything else covered! The river is several miles down the trail and is a beautiful walk! We rent our campsites by the week, and are very chill. There is often a very friendly host onsite if you have any questions or need anything. Gear must be returned when your reservation ends!
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Camping near Fairbanks guide

Overview

Getting to Fairbanks may not be easy, but the payoff is big. Here, the Land of the Midnight Sun gets 20 hours of daylight in June, supercharging outdoor adventure potential. And come winter, it’s one of the most reliable places on earth to witness the mercurial glow of the Aurora Borealis. For many campers, Fairbanks serves as a hub for trips to Denali National Park and Preserve or the Arctic Circle. But the area immediately surrounding this Interior Alaska city has extraordinary nature spots worthy of their own visit, including rivers, hot springs, rock climbing and backpacking sites, and winter sports like dog sledding, snowmobiling, and skiing.

Where to go

Denali National Park

It’s two hours from Fairbanks to the Denali Visitor Center at the start of Denali Park Road, the only road through Denali National Park. The spectacular 20,310-foot Denali peak at the park’s core draws the world’s toughest mountaineers, but there are trails for all abilities across the park’s 6 million acres of Alaska Range backcountry. Denali campers can choose from six campgrounds and may spot brown bear, moose, Dall sheep, or caribou. Plus, don’t miss the park’s sled dog kennel, where a sighting of the hardworking canine ranger huskies is guaranteed.

Chena River Region

Just east of Fairbanks, the Chena River State Recreation Area is some 250,000 acres of wildlife viewing opportunities and hiking trails among granite tors. The Chena River draws anglers each July for its king salmon run, and is also a popular rafting and kayak route. Nearby, the Chena Hot Springs Resort lets tired hikers and winter travelers warm up in a 106°F soaking pool.

Steese National Conservation Area

Roughly two hours from Fairbanks along the scenic Steese Highway, the remote Steese National Conservation Area is a sprawling tundra and alpine backcountry whose challenging Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail draws backpackers.

When to go

Fairbanks is a year-round destination, though experiences in summer (20-hour days with temperatures in the 70s in June) and winter (four hours of daylight and average high temperatures of -5°F in December) are polar opposites. The northern lights are most likely to be visible between September and April.

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