Chena River State Recreation Site


Campground Type
State Park

221 University Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska


Chena River State Recreation Site

Campground Details

Open: Open May through Sept
Number of Sites: 60
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 11

Chena River State Recreation Site (also known as Chena Wayside) is located in downtown Fairbanks on University Avenue. This 29-acre park sits on the banks of the Chena River. Facilities include over 60 campsites for vehicles, 11 have electric and water hookup, five walk-in campsites, picnic sites along the river, drinking water, restrooms with flush toilets, dump station, boat launch, and river side walking trails. For group use by reservation, there is a playfield with a shelter.

Camping is limited to five consecutive nights from June 10 through August 10. For the rest of the season, the limit is 15 days. Some of the campsites and picnic sites, as well as the restrooms, drinking water, and shelter, are ADA accessible.

There is state park called Chena River State Recreation Area, not to be confused with this park, Chena River State Recreation Site. Chena River State Recreation Area is over a quarter million acres, approximately 30 miles northeast of Fairbanks.

Facilities: From June 10 - August 10
ADA Facility - Yes
29 Acres
5 Walk-in Campsites
Hook-up Sites Non-Hook-up
No RV size limit
Camping Limit - 5-15 days
Picnic sites
Picnic Shelters
Dump Station
Boat Launch

Picnic sites
Day Use

Driving Directions: Fairbanks international Airport along Airport way to University drive. The park is located next to Chena River.

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