This hot springs resort and campground is about 60 miles outside of the town of Fairbanks on a good (by Alaska standards) paved road. The reason for going to this campground is to partake of the hot springs and associated activities. There is an indoor pool and two indoor hot tubs and a great outdoor hot pool for adults only. Using the pools is $15 per person per day. There is also an ice carving museum that is well worth seeing. The campground has no hookups, but there is fresh water for filling tanks and a dump station. Some of the sites are in or near a parking lot area; others are a little further away in a wooded area. We chose a wooded site because of the privacy, but these sites would not be suitable for larger RV’s. The turns are too tight and there is vegetation on the sides that can be difficult to navigate. Our Verizon cell phone worked well here, but the Verizon MiFi worked very, very marginally. There is no public WiFi at the resort. Don’t think of this resort as being fancy, it is actually quite rustic and funky. We loved this campground because of the hot springs and because it was nice and quiet at night. We would definitely visit here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You come here for the hot springs. Park is not much and this rainy year had lots of potholes and mud. But, you are here for the hot springs. The dump station is a bit tough for larger rigs (I ended up blocking the road). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is not open unless you stay for 3 months at $880 a month. If you pay that price for this park you are insane. The Wi-FI is so weak it is useless. No cable TV, no satellite TV, no 50amp, weak 30 amp that kicks breaker all the time. The park has a dirt road running by it; some site's are 10 feet from that road; it is very dusty. Only one person stayed a month the owner would not let him have a site because he had a tent so she put him near a mosquito hole behind some of the buildings on the property. The park is not open until around May 15 for full hook up; until then you only have power. Owner has an RV rental company on site so the campground is very old and run down and basically closed to the public. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the best parks in Alaska. The only negatives are the price & the distance from downtown Fairbanks. Other than that, this is a great place to spend some easy days. The park staff was the best ever; very informative and helpful. Sites were big and easy. The float plane base is a great bonus. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park on float plane lake, enjoyed watching them. We used this park as a stop for a few days while we drove the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse. We hope to return some day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with spacious, grassy sites on float plane pond. Personnel friendly and extremely helpful. Free pet walking service. Upon arrival a packet of material presented with maps, nearby attractions, locations of supermarkets, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although we made reservations for full hookups, we were given a site without sewer. When we complained, they switched us to another site at no extra charge. This was a nice park. It was neat to watch the float planes land and take off. The morning we left, we saw two trumpeter swans take off from the lake. Awesome! The staff was wonderful. We had left something at our site when we left and they mailed it to us at no charge. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The entrance is no longer on University, it's been moved around the corner to 3530 Geraghty Av, The park was closed, but in the process of getting things hooked up when we drove in. The happy host went out of his way to make sure we had water and electricity. (It was just turned on.) There was snow everywhere and the dump station was frozen up. We were the first RV campers of 2013. Nice and quiet in a forest. You would not suspect it's in the middle of the city. There were caribou or moose droppings all through the camp. We stayed two nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After the first night, we dry camped. For $17, you can't beat it. Pretty setting, although in the middle of Fairbanks you feel you are in the country: woods, river, and quiet. Walking distance to grocery stores. Easy access to everything in Fairbanks. We used this campground for 5 nights, and would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground and great host. I happened to mention to the host that it appeared some people looked like they were here more permanent than maybe just passing through. He replied: funny you mentioned that. There are some we are working with to move them along due to the fact we have a 15 day stay limit, and they have extended their stay. Even though this was the case, it presented no problems to our stay. We had a inner site which buffered the outside noise. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park, the sites were terrific with lots of room and the location was superb. However, the camp host was absolutely horrible. He was not a host, he was a money-taker and rule maker and enforcer. (We did not break any rules, this was just his attitude and persona). The rating is given because of this. We would stay here again, IF there was a different host. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for the solstice and the Midnight Sun baseball game. Peaceful park in the middle of town, but it felt like we were in the country. Close to everything. Stayed one night in a commercial park and it paled in comparison. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the fourth place we camped in Alaska and the FIRST one that made us feel that we were actually camping: trees, shrubbery, nature, fire ring, privacy between units (except for the sites that were designed for groups). We didn't get a site with hookups because the few of them were already taken, so it would be really nice if the campground management put a few more in. The mosquitos were pretty bad, as we expected. But were surely much worse with increasing days of summer (no fault of the campground). No internet, no TV, but an incredible sense of being in the mountains camping yet right here in the city! We really really liked this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed our stay here. Nice base for visiting Fairbanks. Pros: Large, wooded sites. Good roads. Close to town. Wi-Fi works and good TV reception. Cons: In traffic pattern for Fairbanks International and just off a busy expressway. Kind of noisy, but quiets down by 10:00 p.m. or so. Also, no sewer connections. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were surprised to find a State Park in the middle of Fairbanks. Our site had electric/water and was wooded with distance and vegetation between campsites to provide privacy. All sites had a table and fire pit. We were located on the Chena River with a boat ramp and also an easy walk to grocery stores and we ate at Brewsters around the block which was a little expensive but good. The campground has a bath house with running water and flush toilets but no showers. It also has a dump and water for refill. The campground is under the flight pattern for Fairbanks Airport but the noise was not too disruptive. My sons had to catch an early flight on the second morning so the location was convenient for them and a taxi picked them up early at our camp site. We visited on Labor Day Weekend and Pioneer Park was fairly deserted. We drove to North Pole, AK and Santa's House which was really a tourist trap but I must admit it was fun. We parked the RV and walked around Fairbanks and I had not imagined it being that small. Most everything was closed for the holiday. We were able to get a few TV channels but most of all wanted to see an aurora which we were not fortunate to see. We also had WiFi and even caught a clear glimpse of Mt. Denali and the Alaskan Range on an elevated bridge. The only complaint I have is the former campers of our site let their dog do his/her thing around the picnic table which resulted in our having to clean and fumigate our shoes and door mat into the RV. How rude and inconsiderate! Other than that our stay at Chena River is a memorable one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location for exploring Fairbanks. Pleasant park. It's under the flight path for an airport. Limited number of sites for a 40' MH. Spacious sites, though. Pleasant host couple. Grocery stores nearby (Fred Meyer and Safeway). Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice spacious RV park in the middle of Fairbanks. Its a old state park and the sites are heavily treeded between each site. There are two types of available sites: electric (some with water) ($28), and no hookups ($17). We ended up in a no hookup site. But since we plan to pull out and do things in town, thats fine. Easy in and out and thereas a dump station and fresh water available. WiFi is available and we are on line now. You can pull in about 12 TV channels on your TV antenna too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has a convenient location in the middle of town. There are ten electrical hookups (one has 50-amp) with water. There are flush toilets but no showers. It is on the Chena River. It has a boat ramp and dump station.The sites are spacious with nice vegetation between. Our 40' motorhome and car fit easily. There is a park host on site. It is on 221 University Ave., one block north of Airport Way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In the heart of Fairbanks, this is a non-profit campground. Their main mission is to hold every February and March, the world's most prestigious ice carving event in the world. Check out their web site. In the summer, the place is quite empty. We selected an "electric only" site but the campground lets you dump and fill your drinking water for free. We thought when we checked in that the "advertised" rates were way too steep. Surprisingly, we were able to come to an agreeable price for our monthly rate. Which BTW is reflected in our rate posted above. The CG is very, very quiet. Shower rooms consist of toilet, sink, and shower in each of 2 rooms, and very clean. If you stay here try to figure what the black walls are for. With just a short walk you can venture over to Pioneer Park via a foot bridge over the Chena River with a 3 mile paved walk way good for, dah, walking and bicycling for the brave hearted. The sites are VERY large and lots and lots of trees. We were here in June and the mosquitoes weren't to bad, mostly because we are in the center of the city. There is a medium sized "meeting" hall if your clan is large. It even has a commercial kitchen you can negotiate for it's use. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a paved parking lot. Fresh water is available with a dump site about 2 miles away. Plenty of room for any size rig. This place is noisy with road noise till around 11:00 pm. It is located with easy access to anywhere in Fairbanks. Very few mosquitos. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This isn't really a campground. The park just allows overnight stays in the parking lot with some parking marked for RV's for a $12 fee. The location is right in town and has extremely convenient biking and running trails by it. I stayed 2 nights and my stay again due to trails and convenience. It is noisy due to road noise. There are clean bathrooms open during park's open hours but no showers. Showers are available through laundromats or pools here if needed. The Wi-Fi works and they have a water fill available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just a parking lot. RV area doesn't have room for rigs longer than 30', but they allowed us to park along the perimeter. Very noisy and congested until 10 pm when the park closes. Then, noise from the highway all night. There is a fresh water filling station. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was almost boondocking. The park allows people to stay overnight in the parking lot for a small fee. A camp host watches over the area and Wi-Fi is provided. There are no restrooms, dump, or hookups, but you can fill water. The park is very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a City Park basically that allows you to park overnight in the parking lot. Admission to the park is free. So is the camping, if you want to take advantage of the coupons they give you when you pay for the night. The coupons are to the salmon bake, it is really very nice. The stroll through the park is nice also, they have things for you to do and see. They also have water for you to fill your tank if needed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the nicest park we have found in Alaska. Sites are wide enough for slides and awnings with grass or bushes in between. Access roads are a bit narrow but not a problem if you have kind neighbors (which many in the park were not and left their cars/trucks blocking parts of the road). Nice walking trail along river, easy access to the town and bike trails. Wi-Fi worked well (and it is a Tengo site which is surprising). Big laundry, lots of machines ($6) that were all working. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here over a busy Fourth of July weekend so the park was full. Our site was riverfront so nice view, but a little close to the tent sites. No privacy. Other sites looked more private with trees in between. Management pleasant and helpful. Shuttle bus to tours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Tour drivers pick you up in the park. We used the free city bus that stopped next to the office. Fred Meyer is within walking distance if you do not have a car. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Things aren't as pleasant as they were when I stayed here in 2007. Roads need more gravel. It rained and lots of standing water on roadways and in gravelled sites. Wi-Fi worked well most of the time. Seemed to slow down during "rush" hour. Shopping is close with Fred Meyers and Safeway less than 1/2 mile away. The biggest complaint for the four days that I was there is one I have at many CG's. With only a third of the park occupied, why do they have to stack everyone side by side on one or two rows? All said and done, it is still the best CG in the Fairbanks area. I could probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some trees, grass and gravel sites. Full hook-up 50 amp. Gravel interior roads were adequate for Big Rigs. Gift shop. Laundromat had many dryers “out of order”. No recycling available. Dump. Good area to wash RVs. Nearby groceries. Restaurant on premises – a bit pricey though. On the Chena River, a few sites have river-view. River’s Edge also has bus tours to Dredge #8 and the Discovery Riverboat – we did them both, and they were excellent! This was a nice campground....not just for Alaska, but a nice campground. If they made repairs in the laundromat, it would be very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were somewhat hesitant about booking here based on some of the reviews, but this is a very nice park with plenty of room for big rigs (ours is 40') both lengthwise and width-wise. The staff is very helpful, the park is clean and well-laid out, with grass/gravel sites, some trees (but not too many), and a nice river view and trail for walking. There's a restaurant nearby, bike trail, and all the amenities you could want. It's located near a Fred Meyer and Safeway if you need to do grocery shopping and not far from many Fairbanks attractions. I would definitely recommend River's Edge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A few sites can accommodate big rigs. Some of the internal roads are wide, some narrow, some sites are short and narrow for the RVs that are in them, making parking difficult. You can stay for up to three nights and possibly extend one night at a time. The staff is limited with allowing long stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They would not take reservations for summer solstice weekend, but they told us on the phone that if we got there early we should get a site. So at 2 PM there was a site available for 2 nights, and maybe something would become available for the 3rd and 4th nights we wanted. We clearly indicated that our motor home was 36 ft with toad, but the back in site hardly accommodated the RV. And we had to maneuver around other rigs and extra parked cars and pickups to get it barely in. This is one of the two most cramped parks I have ever been in, in 50,000 miles of RVing. That having been said, the hookups were fine, the Wi-Fi worked well. The site was level. The adult staff were friendly (there were younger folks who were just "there"). Showers were pretty good, although only four for a rather large park resulted in regular waiting. We ended up staying 6 nights so that we could deal with certain issues and explore the area around Fairbanks. We probably would not stay there again unless we knew there were not many others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are narrow and not as long as they say. Our "60'" site was 52' which forced us to park our car between sites with less than a foot between our open motorhome door and the next site. The site was very unleveled with small banks at each end of rock driveway. Mosquitoes were thick and hungry as always in Alaska. I was disappointed with this park as a whole. Utilities were placed correctly and worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, sites tight. The drives are wide to allow easy parking of our B+, but our 40' class A would be a problem without a pull through, which they do have. Showers clean and up to date. Central location to town with easy access to shopping, restaurants, and activities. Water pressure good, cable poor, Wi-Fi poor at the north fence where we were parked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a 10% Good Sam discount for one of the “Super Sites,” which means a site with 50 amp full-hookups and cable TV. We had a rocky start at this campground, but ended up liking it OK. Our check-in experience was not good. There were two young ladies at the front desk that were not very experienced or helpful. They did not explain the options of sites or ask us the size of our RV but assigned us a site that was very narrow and small, even for our smaller motorhome. We would have had to ask our neighbor to put in his awning for us to get into the site. We chose another site in the fairly-empty campground and went back to change sites. They were willing to change, but had a very difficult time with the transaction. We left for a couple of days and, on our return, chose another site that was even nicer. We found throughout our two stays that the front desk staff could use a lot more training. Some of the sites in the campground are very close together, with even back-to-back sites. Other sites are nicely spaced, a few with vegetation in between. We chose our site not because of the 50 amp but because of the spacing. Choose your site carefully and you will be happier. The campground is on the Chena River and you can pay more to get a river-front site. The campground is close to a major highway that can be noisy, so take that into consideration in selecting a site. It is also close to the airport, but not on a major approach, so we had no problem with airplane noise. Their WiFi signal was strong and worked well. The cable TV is very limited, but worked well. All of the utilities were good. I am not for sure what the earlier reviewer could be referring to. The utilities are all on the correct side. Our Verizon phone had a strong signal and our Verizon data MiFi worked well. We did use their services for booking some activities, such as the riverboat tour. It is nice that transportation to the tour activities was provided free-of-charge. If traveling in the area again we would stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'd have given the park a 10 except for the unusual location of the sewer connections -- at the extreme rear of the space on the driver's side. Electric and water hook-ups were there, too, but I don't see that as being a problem, since my 25' hose and power cord were long enough to reach. But 20' of sewer hose wouldn't reach from my drain pipe to the sewer connection. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount. This is the best place to say in Fairbanks. The sites are somewhat close together, but not terrible. There is shade and grass between most sites. Our site was level, and the hookups were fine. The only minor drawback was the noise from the highway and the airport (you are directly in the flight path of one of the runways). But that was a minor inconvenience in order to be in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here on Memorial Day weekend, and winter had not left long before. There were still frozen sewer lines so there were only electric hookups. They did have laundry, restroom and shower facilities but still needed the ground to thaw for services on site. Wi-Fi and cable TV were fine. Sites are nicely divided by trees and shrubs, but if you have multiple slide outs, you need to watch the trees. Staff is friendly. We changed our reservation, leaving after two days and coming back after two more and they switched it around no problem. Campground is on the Chena River and provides entertainment in warm weather with boaters and floaters on the river. A restaurant is within walking distance with good food. Close to downtown attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice level pull through sites. Sites were very close together, making it a little hard to get in and out. Nice area and views. Shopping close by. We took the Arctic Circle tour and they pick you up right at the park! Stayed here for three days. Would stay here again if in area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a decent park, though very similar in configuration to those common in Alaska. The roads and sites are gravel and dirt. There is a nice paved river walk. The sites closest to the river are better for both view and space. The end sites are called "premium sites" and are a few dollars more. The first site in back of the premium sites are better though. You don't have road traffic and the view is nearly as good. The on site restaurant "Chena" is not cheap, but had excellent food and service. Our Verizon air card worked well here. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 34' motorhome with a tow for three nights. The site was one of their super sites and we just fit. the reason being the overgrown bushs at each end of the site. The sites are flat gravel with grass in between. Our rate reflected the Good Sam discount. We would stay here again because overall its a nice park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
1) If I had seen reviews of River's Edge RV Park (4140 Boat St., Fairbanks, AK), I absolutely would have avoided it. The Internet is AWFUL (it took 2 hours to log on, and then it is sporadic and just hangs, unable to fully load webpages (it uses "Tengo Internet.com"). 2) After one family spent an hour setting up, they discovered that neither Internet nor cable was available. After an hour, they were told "Oh, sorry, we've been having trouble with the Internet, and cable doesn't work in your row of campsites." 3) The bathrooms, though clean, have two windows nailed open, and the bathroom is freezing (well almost--47 degrees), which means NO usable showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed 3 nights. It's a nice park and I'd stay again. The sites are a little close together and seem a little small if you have an RV and a car, but not nearly as tight as I've seen at other parks. There is a picnic table between spaces. Sites are gravel and mine was not quite level. Roads are good gravel ones. They have both back in and pull throughs and there were large rigs as well as small. Cleanliness- very clean and well maintained. Staff-very nice. Amenities-showers, laundry and gift shop. They also have an RV/car wash set which which was getting regular use. There is a large grocery store and restaurant within walking distance. Wi-Fi was free and worked well for my computer, but my iPhone wouldn't connect (though it does everywhere else). Another man had trouble connecting with his computer. There are biking/walking trails that go by the park. The price was 34 for water/electric with a discount. They do not have weekly rates and there was a wait list for long term. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Everything was clean and worked well. Nice laundry, restrooms, showers. Friendly staff and nice location at the edge of the city. Nice river walk path and very good restaurant on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The bathrooms were very clean, the sites well kept, grass cut trees trimmed. The staff was very knowledgeable and helped us find different places to visit, book tours and knew almost every street in the town! They were so friendly and knew how to please the customers. The wifi was pretty good, I had a little bit of an issue at first but once I told the office they fixed it right away and it worked perfectly after. I had a problem with the cable tv and the on site maintenance man came and figured out that we had the tv hooked up wrong and it worked great after he took the time out of his day to fix it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We were in a 31ft RV with a truck. Staff was helpful when we had a problem with the water. Our Wi-Fi worked. Spots were a little close together and only a handful of sites had a river view. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park four days over the 4th of July holidays and used it during our time in Fairbanks. The facility was clean, gift shop was nice, and bathrooms were clean and neat. The laundry facility was adequate with many washers and dryers, but several were not operable. The LACK OF ADVERTISED WI-Fi SERVICES was intolerable. We were not able to connect even once over the four-day time period that we were here. When we told the office about the lack of being able to connect, they said that they would reset the system, but nothing improved. When people are traveling miles from their home, they DEPEND on internet service to connect with their families and to check out local items of interest. This was not possible at this park. Additionally, immature people were running the facility at night, and they were so busy complaining about their pay structure and gossiping about a co-worker when I was in the gift shop that they never once asked if I needed assistance or recognized that I was a customer. Unprofessional. I would NOT stay in this facility again and would NOT recommend it to others. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a very well maintained and operated RV park. They have a laundramat with large capacity washers and gas dryers. They have a very nice gift shop and there is a restaurant adjacent to the park. The riverfront is park like with benches and grass along the bank. You can also fish here if you like. The sites are small and closely packed but typical of this kind of campground. We did not use the park Wi-Fi but it was available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park just opened for the season last week. Cable TV was not working. Internet was for 1 hour only. Grass needed trimmed but I assume it is the fact that they just opened. Overall the park is ok. Like most in Alaska, the sites are close together, but tolerable for the short term. The office staff was friendly. They have tour information if you want it, and know the area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Seemed to be a lot of noise after the "quiet" hour and there was no patroling evident. Sites were mostly shaded but small. The park IS close to activities and things of interest. It IS NOT a place I would recommend long term. Tents are allowed on sites next to RV sites. I expected better sites for the money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV campground was a one night stop while traveling through Fairbanks and seeing the local sights. I called for a reservation from the downtown visitor's center. The gal answering the phone was knowledgable and efficient, we got the last site that would fit our 26' class C, RV. We had dinner at the local Salmon Bake (it's worth the stop), then returned about 8:30 pm to find our campsite. One side of the campground fronts on the Chena river. Wow, this place is all about packing them in for maximum generation of income. It was wall to wall RV's of all types. They advertise 189 sites and there were only a couple empty. They are efficient, but some things have been dropped. They advertise free WiFi, but don't plan on using it. Our site was only about 50 yards from one of the antennas (nailed up on a 2x4 bracket on a spruce tree), but I couldn't connect. When I checked in, another patron was complaining at the office that she couldn't login. "We are resetting the connection" was the reply. I think it was simply an issue of waaaay too many people trying to share the signal. However, I tried again very early the next morning and still couldn't connect. They do offer 5 booths at the office with ethernet cable connections, but that wasn't a winner either. There was one live cable that went to a router with 5 ethernet cables, one going to each booth. Evidently the router didn't work, 'cuz the main incoming ethernet cable was pulled up into one booth. That did work. The onsite laundromat had about 1/3 of the dryers labeled as "out of order". The washing machines were labeled suggesting using cold water only. I tried a load using the only detergent available from their vending machine (All, powdered), and the load finished with undissolved detergent specks all over the clothes. Not impressed. The bathrooms had a row of 3 or 4 shower stalls on one side, they were OK. This campground is in a convenient location for visiting Fairbanks, but they are in serious need of someone to keep all their systems working! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Rivers Edge for the Summer Solstice in 2010. This may have been a mistake as the Park was too far out to walk to any of the good activities. Laundry room was OK, but several washers were broken. The worst thing was the internet which was so bad, you did not want to try to use it. We would not go back here next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in a site near the river. There were signs saying not to wash light colored clothes. The laundry was also not that clean. The wireless internet was intermittent at best. They do have an "internet cafe" where you can use a wired connection but it was very busy since the wireless internet wasn't working. On the website, they mention that airport shuttles but it turns out that is only for tours booked through the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is along the river so it was nice to go for walks and watch the ducks and geese. The place is quiet and clean. The sites are a decent size and fairly level. The 1st night we were in a large site, the next night was much smaller. It's near a busy road but we didn't hear the traffic noise. Close to shops and groceries. Convenient to U of A also. We came back for a 2nd night so would obviously recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a Super pull-through site with a river view because of the small trailer parked between us and the river. There was plenty of room for our 33 foot 5th wheel with the truck parked in front of it. When we arrived the people next to us had their awning out and there wasn't much room between it and our large room slide when it was out. The cable TV worked but the picture had some lines through it. The main negative was the Wi-Fi at our site which didn't work all of the time and was very slow. They are in the process of removing some large trees at some sites which will make those sites less tight. Apparently there is a lot of iron in the water in Fairbanks and the laundry had signs posted not to wash light colored clothes and to only use cold water. The office said there shouldn't be any problems just using cold water. We did choose to do laundry but did have a white bath mat that got some large stains on it despite only using cold water. We had dinner at Chena's and the food was very good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites were a little tight as were the interior roads. However; we have a 45' motor coach and the park was large enough for us. If you need to be in Fairbanks this is a good choice. Additionally this campground has some 50 amp sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a tight, back-in site near the river. The sites offered no place to park our trucks when we unhooked. The staff was very friendly and helpful with booking tours. Their Wi-Fi was weak, and although the cable worked well, there are a limited number of stations. If in the area again we would prefer to stay at Pioneer Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location, some sites difficult for big rigs. Riverfront was a very positive feature. The office was great for access to tourist information. The WiFi was very inadequate, did not work for several of the eight days we stayed there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an okay park. We had a super pull-through site which are very narrow. Neighbor's window was about 5 feet from my door step. If you're looking for wi-fi go to Pioneer Park; wi-fi here was poor even using my external (on roof) antenna. Cable TV offered only a handful of channels. Whoever stated this place was 'immaculate' must be the owner. There was dog poo on my site as well as other animal droppings in other areas. Could not do lights in laundry since there was a problem with the water. Dumpster/dump station area was unsightly. Friendly staff We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, conveniently located. We had the "super site", which has FHU and cable in a pull-through site. There are lots of back-ins and sites with fewer services for less money. Campground wi-fi worked well for us but not so much for our next door neighbor, so it does seem to be site-dependent. There's a nice walk along the river and an okay restaurant associated with the resort that's part of the complex. The nicest laundry facilities we've seen anywhere. Drawbacks? Some of the sites are very cramped, although ours was not; it's in the flight path for the airport, so can be noisy; only one dumpster for the whole campground, which seems inadequate, although it didn't seem to be overfilled. We'd definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
River's Edge is a very nice, large RV park. It's on the west side of Fairbanks, close to the highway, but far enough from it that road noise isn't a problem. The prices of the RV sites start at $29.95 and increase as you add hookups. We paid $26.95 with a Good Sam discount for water and electricity but not sewer or cable. Some of the spots are right next to the Chena River; these cost $3 extra. The bathrooms were clean and warm. The campground is next to the River's Edge Resort, which has restaurants. The campground offers a variety of tours and shuttles (for a fee) to many local attractions. It also has a nice gift shop. Our only complaint was that the Wi-Fi was very slow and the signal failed repeatedly, possibly due to the number of users. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As campgrounds in Alaska go this was one of the better ones. Office staff great and very helpful with directions and things to do in Fairbanks. Had slot on the river and enjoyed the view and the walking path that led to the resort cottages and restaurant which had a good menu. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The 3 rows of "super pull throughs" have all utilities, and are wide and long enough. Wifi works in much of the park, but not everywhere. Good location and friendly people. Vehicle wash is available at $1 for 4 minutes. We enjoyed the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was here for 5 days in September 2007. It is a great jumping off place to see Fairbanks. Bathrooms were always clean. Always hot water. Showers were spacious and clean. Hookups were easy. Wireless internet worked fine. The park is on the Chena River. Staff is helpful. They will arrange the tourist things and several tours will pick you up right at the park The park also has furnished cabins and a restaurant, They have a breakfast buffet worthy of a king. Cloth napkins and tablecloths too. The food was great and the price reasonable. I would definitely stay there again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice place to camp for sightseeing in Fairbanks. The campground is right off the highway, but relatively quiet. They will make reservations for attractions and transportation. The sites were gravel and somewhat level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was a pull through but very tight for our truck and trailer. Our neighbors sewer was about 6 feet from our door. There were planes taking off and landing at the airport nearby. The RV park is near the college and Pioneer Park. We would probably opt for a less crowded place next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Finally! The first place for us since Dawson Creek advertising Wi-Fi that actually had Wi-Fi that reached our campsite. It didn't work 100% of the time, but it did fine. Laundry is $2 to wash and $2 to dry with lots of machines; it was quite crowded when we were there. We had a water and electric back-in site (F16) that was just big enough for our 30 ft class A with the toad parked sideways in front. The site was level gravel/dirt with trees and greenery on both sides; we had a little bit of a view of the river from our site. The cable got about 12 stations but the picture quality was only fair. Office staff was capable and friendly. Not a bad park, we'd stay there again if we were in Fairbanks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park, with ample room for big rigs. Huge laundry room by campground standards. Convenient location for our needs. We would stay here again if we come back to Fairbanks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly come again. Something that I don't recall being mentioned, but that I thought was a nice feature is the coin-operated vehicle wash. The laundry was large, clean, and well-maintained. I had trouble with a washer and was re-imbursed immediately. The restaurant was outstanding; a bit pricey, but worth it in our opinion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a pull-through site right on the Chena River. Full 50 amp hookups with very good power, and free WiFi. Sites were largely shaded. Big laundry. We will stay there again on our next trip to Fairbanks if we want full hookups again. Plenty of big rig sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here with a big-rig rally. All fit in, but some took some maneuvering. Nice people. Great gift shop, but pricey. Sites not necessarily level, and quite tight. Full hook up sites available. Roads narrow. Great stuff about them: right on the beautiful river, free wireless, clean & well-kept, nice restaurant next door at their cabins facility. It's across from the airport, so there is some noise. Finding the entrance is challenging - it's just off Airport Way. They will help with tours of the area. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. Neighbors are kinda close, but at least there's grass between the sites. Very long pull-throughs for big rigs. Wi-Fi was excellent and we were in the furthest site from the office. Cable was great and they had a lot of channels. Would absolutely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our site overlooking the Chena River. Sites were close but the access was good. Internet mostly worked; could be stronger. Nice gift store and wonderful restaurant on the river with great food. Good location to stores and very helpful office staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was very helpful. Sites were level, but a little closer then we like. It was convenient to Fairbanks and easy in and out. We were only there one night but we would go back next time in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, easy in/out of the pull-through sites. However, all utilities are at the back of the site so you will either have to disconnect and park at the rear of the site or have long cords/sewer hoses in order to hook up if you park with your toad still attached. WIFI painfully slow many hours of the day and sometimes completely unusable. Park is convenient to North Pole and Fairbanks. Free RV wash area after a trip up the Alaska Hwy is greatly appreciated, it is a separate site so if you decide to wash your vehicles you will have to move out of your site or do so prior to parking. We would return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not as quiet as their website would have you believe. A lot of traffic on Badger Rd. in front. Motorcycles, ATVs, etc. Wi-Fi very spotty...it's on, it's off, on, off. It was a little better by the office. Otherwise it was just okay. Not outstanding, just okay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was nice enough, close to Fairbanks (it is actually in North Pole) and the Christmas shops in North Pole, but we were there during a 90+ heat wave. The last day a caravan pulled in and they were not able to deal with the draw of two air conditioners per RV running and kept tripping the circuit breaker. We were asked to run only one. The caravan group were going out for the evening and were given permission to run their generators for their pets safety in case the power went out. There is a free RV/car wash (hose & water only) at the adjacent gas station. We asked if we could run our generator and use our power washer and were told we could. The laundry room was fine. The park hostess was friendly and helpful. There were pamphlets in the office from an emergency vet service. You never know when you might need it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park was nice but I gave it 7/10 because the river front sites it boasts aren't quite as close as they portray. Also, the office staff was nice but they packed all of us together in three rows and left over half of the park empty. Why they didn't space us out , I don't know. The mosquitoes in Fairbanks were horrible! That has nothing to with my review of the campground, just information for anyone visiting the city for the first time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Started out with two nights and than added three more nights. Good level gravel sites. Not too wide, but decent distance between RVs like most of the Alaska commercial parks. Staff is friendly. Nice grassy area on the river bank to walk the dog or sit for awhile. Park is about 8 miles from the Fairbanks popular sights such as Pioneer Park and the Riverboat Discovery. The town of North Pole is to the east, about 5 miles. All in all, it was a good park choice. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for an extended period in a 45' Motorhome and enjoyed it immensely. Huge flat gravel sites with lots of room for our tow car and our 4 slides. Easy maneuvering around the sites and entrance roads. Quiet nights. Pull through and back in available in 30 and 50 amp with some shaded sites. Clean restrooms/showers/park area. There is a beautiful deck overlooking the Chena River and wildlife passes through. Friendly atmosphere; generous office hours with helpful staff; $2 clean washer/dryers; free Wi-Fi that worked for us all day through; free 32 channel cable and excellent reception; pet friendly; riverbank fishing; gift shop and less than 10 miles to major shopping. Many of our neighbors were repeat customers. Would refer friends without hesitation. Our go to place in the Fairbanks area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 4 nights and enjoyed the town. This park is typical for most RV Parks on the road. There are some great places to park, some average places and some not so good places to park. Mine was good, our friends who was parked next door was not so great. Neither one would allow our awning to go out because of the tree(s), but we did not need them as the time that we were here the sun was always on the left side of the coach. They have a shuttle service here that you can take to most tourist locations, the fee for this was only $2 for each person. They will make reservation for you at most places. The bath/laundry area was big and clean. The only thing that I did not like is their cable TV. There was only 11 channels, in one of the largest city/State Capital for the state. The internet was in and out and when in worked great. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park on the Chena River: long pull throughs, grassy areas, some trees. Fuel stop and convenience store on site, along with small gift shop. Free RV/car wash, which was a dirt pull through with long hoses, but great to have. Wireless access available but very slow at times. Good cable TV. Just a few miles to Fairbanks which offers all services. Really enjoyed our week stay here and would definitely stay here again. Nice laundry facilities, although busy at times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our only complaint was the weak WiFi. We could only get on late at night or early morning. Otherwise, this was a nice quiet place in a beautiful, riverside setting. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After being assigned a site with low overhanging trees, we were given a nice pull-through with grass out front. There was a picnic table nearby for our use. Restrooms were clean. Wi-Fi was weak and spotty. Over July 4 the park was very full. Woman who checked us in didn't know anything about the sites except the length and when they were available. That is why she put us in an unworkable site to begin with. Busy park but well maintained. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Although park is located between North Pole and Fairbanks all activities are convenient and easy to get to. Some pull thru sites are quite spacious while others are a bit narrow, management tries to leave spaces next to narrow pull-thrus unoccupied unless campground fills up. Great laundry facilities, also has vehicle wash station. Convenience store and service station selling gas & diesel part of complex. Over the air TV reception available along with cell phone coverage. WiFi worked well during our stay although it is unsecure. Staff helpful and friendly, would stay here again, spent a week. Camped in 34' Motorhome towing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is in North Pole on the east side of Fairbanks, but very close to all the Fairbanks attractions and services. It is only a few miles to Fort Wainwright. Sites are level and spacious, with no landscaping. The laundry and bathrooms are dated, but clean. Laundry was reasonably priced. The Wi-Fi never worked the 4 days we were there, even though on check-in we were assured the signal was good throughout the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice flat sites with 50 amp service. They also have a gas station and RV wash site. Laundry facility was large and good price at $2.00 per washer much better than the $4.00 at other parks. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great little campground! Roads are in good shape and so are the sites. Grass in between sites, albeit sketchy in places but winter has recently left so they're gearing up. Good Wi-Fi, so-so cell services with Verizon but that's not their problem. It's very quiet here, which is something we look for. No satellite service, trees around the perimeter. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price with Good Sam. A nice park with large pull-through sites. Adequate wide. 10 minutes to town with convenience store - but gas is much cheaper in town. Quiet park when we were there. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped for a couple of nights and ended up staying over a week. Our site was long and wide with grass on both sides. We had full hookups with 50 amps, Wi-Fi was good. Park is clean and maintained. There are some potholes but no more than other parks. The park is closer to Fairbanks than North Pole though its address is North Pole. Easy driving distance to all attractions, shopping and restaurants. Cookie Jar in Fairbanks is good while the Large Animal Research facility at UA was enjoyable, they have Muskox. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this park enough to extend our stay. The office personnel is knowledgeable and friendly. You camp on gravel with grass between you and your neighbor. There were some sites with trees for shade. Most of the sites are pull through but some are back-in. There is 50 amp service with full hookups. They have a place for a vehicle wash. This campground is located within 10 miles of North Pole, Alaska and 17 miles to Fairbanks. Be sure to see University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North, the Riverboat Ride, El Dorado gold mining and an evening with Mary Shields who was the first woman that completed the Ididirod. This is clearly the best place to stay when you are in the Fairbanks area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Large spaces. Pitch 'n putt 3-hole golf course. I believe the advertised horse shoe pit has been retired, because we searched high and low and never found it. Nice lawns and picnic tables for each space. We had a big snafu with our reservations because of inadequately trained staff, but ultimately got things rectified. Cable TV and internet were both really strong. We enjoyed our stay. The only feedback I have is: I'd love to see them put in a playground for kids. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is clean and mostly quiet. It is near an air force base and planes fly over during the day, but not at night: at least while we were camped here. The laundry room is very clean with lots of machines in working order. The Wi-Fi is excellent. The office staff is very friendly. The site was plenty long enough for our 38' motor home and our tow vehicle. This is a very good place to camp while visiting the Fairbanks area. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level gravel sites separated by swatches of grass provided easy access but not privacy. Utilities were good though the Wi-Fi was slow at times. AT&T phone and data reception were good; the latter provided faster internet service than the park’s Wi-Fi. Laundry and showers were clean. The price is based on the weekly rate. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is well laid out. There is a stream within the park. The laundry facilities are clean, with several washers and dryers. $2.00 for wash and $2.00 for dry. There is a convenience store and gas station on site. There are areas for washing your rig and your vehicle. They provide the water. The managers are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate based on weekly rate for a FHU 50 amp pull through site. Roads and sites are gravel, sites are mostly in a large open area, but of good size and grass between the sites. Verizon cell coverage was good. Minimal traffic noise, and that is very intermittent street noise, not continuous freeway noise. Well maintained restrooms and showers. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in a 45 foot Prevost. One of the few campgrounds in the area with 50 amp power that you can get into with a large, over 40 foot, motorhome without being concerned about sideswiping a spruce tree. Park needs to trim existing trees as branches droop and brush the top and sides of tall motorhomes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If we had it to do over, we would have camped at Santaland RV Park instead. We stayed at Riverview several days while we waited for our mail to catch up with us. We were at the very end of the season. Wi-Fi was intermittent. The much advertised car wash didn’t work. The “free” showers and bathrooms were unheated, which was a little chilly this time of year. The temporary front desk employee was clueless, but the owners who normally run the place would have been better. We ended up stopping by Santaland for advice about local services and attractions. Their staff were marvelous on the phone and in person and helped us a great deal. Riverview did have some nice features: It has a beautiful view of the Chena River and lovely paved bike paths nearby. Unfortunately, the ditch between the road and bike path turned out to be a raceway for local ATVs. They zoomed noisily up and down next to the camp at all hours of the day and night. The camp had a large laundromat with plenty of washers and dryers in good condition. However, the laundry room was dirty enough that I actually took my own broom and swept it out. I’ve never done that before. The weekly rate was not much of a discount ($15 off total), so we just paid the daily rate and left early. You pay a $5 deposit for a key to the bathrooms, showers, and laundry room. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a level, open park with mostly long pull-through sites. 50 amp power is available and the park is very big rig-friendly. It's a little out of the way but generally quiet. It's popular with caravans, but we were able to get in without reservations. Free Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Many large pull through sites with grass and picnic table, free RV wash station, all services worked as advertised. Convenience store and gas/diesel on-site. Staff friendly and helpful. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. It's off the main highway and about 8 miles to Fairbanks and about 7 miles to North Pole. The interior roads are gravel and well maintained as the whole campground seems to be. Showers and bathrooms are clean and there is no extra charge for using the showers. We had a pull-through site that was plenty long enough for our big rig and easy in and out. There is nice space between sites that is grassy. There are a some trees and the shade was welcome because it was hot while we were here. WiFi was excellent and we also could receive some TV stations by antenna. There was very little road noise. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We intended to stay a week but extended due to a hospitalization of one of our party. Staff is friendly and very helpful and we had no trouble extending the stay. The WiFi and cable TV worked great; laundry was clean and had numerous washers and dryers. The shower rooms (about 10 individual rooms), laundry house and mens and ladies toilets were all locked and keyed to the same key that you paid a refundable $5.00 deposit on when checking in. All were extremely clean. They have a rather large rec hall and patio area fronting the Chena River which is nice to visit. It has gravel drives and sites with grass between them and there is ample room between all the sites and we saw some extremely large coaches in there that seemed to negotiate everything very well. It is located equidistant between Fairbanks and North Pole and has very very little road noise although there is an occasional aircraft flying overhead. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a large gravel base RV park with grass between the sites. Most of the sites were large pull-through's and spacious. We stayed here a week. The cable TV and WiFi were both working well and we didn't experience any issue with either. It was quiet and peaceful. It is located in the town of North Pole and within easy access, 8 or 9 miles of Fairbanks. We liked the campground and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park that offered cable TV so we could watch Nascar racing at Michigan. The roads are all gravel and had lots of pot holes in the roads. With water you couldn't tell how deep they were. Not good. Other than that, a nice park We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure of rate, we were part of a caravan. This is one of the better parks that we have stayed in. Good value with Wi-fi at site and CATV. Site was a nice pull through with grass between sites. Nice area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There were roomy sites, private shower rooms, and the Wi-Fi was rock solid. The camp is outside of town. We were near road, but after 10:00 we never heard any noise. They had an RV wash and convenience/gas/fuel store next door. They also can book trips for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, convenient & clean with easy in/out. Free vehicle wash station. BUT, they continue to charge a premium price & advertise cable TV and free wi-fi in both local and nat'l publications when neither has worked for 2 seasons. The Cable TV provider went bankrupt and no substitute available according to staff. The wi-fi shows a signal but no one can ever connect. The office staff just shrugs and says they don't know what to do and do not know where else we could connect anywhere in the area. We stayed 2 weeks and it worked one afternoon only. So, avoid here if you need internet to connect with family or do banking. We searched and found free wi-fi in library in North Pole. 10 miles. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We originally booked 3 nights and had to extend to 17 nights due to a medical emergency. The staff (Dawn) was superb. They were able to book me into my site for as long as necessary and offered to move the RV for me if they needed the site for a scheduled caravan.(Wife does not drive, Husband in hospital). The Wifi, though it had to be rebotted several times a week was strong and free. The cable TV was good. The laundry was adequate though it would get crowded. $1.75 to wash $1.00 to dry (30 min.) There are great places to walk pets and they have a service station (with diesel) with the best gas / diesel prices around. Also a convinience and liquor store. 10 Minutes to Fairbanks. The campground was in good condition and a very helpful staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.