7.5 Good
     
Fairbanks, Alaska

River's Edge Resort

Fairbanks, Alaska



Fairbanks, Alaska
Phone: (907) 474-0286

Sites: 190
Recent Rate: $46 7/2016

Latitude: 64.8394456859912
Longitude: -147.833483801605

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $3.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 3.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint, Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint,Other
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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62 Reviews

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an ok but overpriced RV park IMHO. It's probably considered a "luxury" park by Alaskan standards because there really aren't all that many full service RV parks around. But for $45 (E & W only w/Good Sam discount, don't even want to THINK how much the "premium" spots cost!), you'd think they could at least cut the grass. The sites are fairly spacious but they are gravel with lots of weeds growing in the middle and about taking over the picnic table. Also rough and not very level. If you don't mind that, the F-16's flying over several times a day with a deafening roar, the wi-fi that doesn't work, and the cable that was "out" (no explanation, e.t.a. of a fix, or offer of a discount), it's just fine. The cable thing really irked me and I don't even USE it, but many do and I'm sure a lot of people come here just for that sort of stuff. After all, if you are self-contained you can camp for free just about anywhere in Alaska and free dump stations and water fill stations are easy to come by too. We came here mainly for the laundry. I about had to take out a loan to do it at $3 per washer (and just average size too) and $3 per dryer. God forbid there's a little bit of dampness left...that'll be another $3 please. To their credit, the laundry and restroom facilities are bright, clean, and relatively modern although the shower ranged from scalding to freezing every minute or so for no discernible reason. I'll give them big props for one thing, though. They have HAIR DRYERS in the restroom. Never seen that before. I was suitably impressed. Verizon signal was good and data worked well. Next time, though, hair dryers notwithstanding, I'll stay at the nice free campsite by a pond an hour away like we did the previous two nights and just go to a laundromat in town. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has good potential as it's in a great location with shade trees alongside the Chena River. I was in a 30A full hook up site with cable. The site was 55' long, 14' wide with about 12' between my RV and my neighbor. There was some weedy grass on one side and tall weeds & prickly branches on the other. The trees and bushes need trimming as they brushed the top & sides of my RV getting into the site and I couldn't open my slides without contacting the branches. Other sites had the same issues with branches so that's common in the park. Although there is some room for parking tow vehicles around the edge of the park, most people park along the interior roads adding congestion. Sites aren't long enough for a motor home plus toad. They also back 2 shorter RVs in 1 site butt to butt. There are 2 pedestals in those sites. That practice really annoys me as your rear window looks in the window of your neighbor only a few inches away. For what you pay, the value just isn't here. Verizon had 3 bars with LTE. Satellite is unlikely due to trees. Cable TV worked fine. I love having a car/RV wash station on site. Washers/dryers are expensive at $6 per load. Park wifi worked okay. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a shuttle and can also get tickets for you for touristy things like the Riverboat Discovery, Arctic Circle tours, etc. it is right on the Chena River and roads and sites are gravely and fairly level. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at The Crepery in downtown and Brewster's (just a mile up the road). Nearby Pioneer Park has free live music every night at 7 at the gazebo. The theater show at Pioneer Park was funny but the Salmon Bake there was a waste of time and money. Riverboat Discovery was great and educational.

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Review Count: 475
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Good thing I made reservations for this park. It was full unless you had a reservation. It must be popular with caravans as several were here during our stay. Efficient staff in the office and free coffee as well. Our site was a fairly level gravel pull-through. Some grass or trees between sites. Most sites have a table. Room for big rigs in the pull-throughs, but not their toads which made for a narrow passage on the loops due to vehicles parked on the roads. All the utilities worked fine. Cable TV had around 12 channels and most were clear. Wi-Fi was hopeless. It is provided by Tengo and slow as molasses. Laundry was clean and efficient. There is a nice picnic area by the Chena River. A walkway leads you to the Alaskan Grill. There is a nice gift shop in the office. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I-10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice Alaska Park. Not just a parking lot, it has trees which cause some problems. Pull thrus are not really because trees and narrow roads won't allow it for big rigs. You have to adjust in the sites to get level and slides out. People are really friendly and caring, but Very busy! The store offers excursion tickets with pickup and delivery. WiFi and cable are okay. Right along the river and pretty for inside the town. Would stay here again. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a full service campground, a gift store, self service RV/car wash. Full hookups, sites are close together but clean. Our 30 amp service was only pulling about 109 volts. It was very warm when we were here, so a/c was on. Cable TV was good, Wi-Fi very weak. Free coffee/tea in office. Nice room to walk the pup. Verizon/Sprint service worked well. We would stay here again. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Nice grassy area to walk along the Chena River, pup loved it. The Chena's Alaska Grill within walking distance. Nice restaurant, pricey but good. The park will book tours for you, offer pet feeding/walking service, did not try it. Safeway and Fred Myer very close by.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park to be the best value and most convenient of the area RV parks. If you want cable TV be sure to specify when you check in as not all sites have this service. Most sites are comfortable for a large motor home with multiple slides but be careful. Some have trees very close that could cause problems when setting up. Utility hook ups were all fine. Park has a great RV wash, easy to use dump and water fill stations. Staff were very helpful and willing to work with us on the rate for a month long stay. Lots of turnover! Many one-night campers and caravans so expect a fair amount of traffic. We did notice the airport noise, which is about 3 miles away. Didn't notice mosquitoes as we did in other nearby parks. No doubt we would stay here on a return visit to Fairbanks. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I-3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Chena's Alaskan Grill just a 3 minute walk away. (EXCELLENT but a bit pricey.) Take a day trip north to the Arctic Circle. Take a close up look at the Alaskan Pipeline just north of Fairbanks. The Museum of the North is well worth a visit.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with gravel roads; level, gravel sites with grass and trees in between. Great location on Chena River; close to shopping and attractions. Laundry was clean and WiFi worked good. Pet-walk area with grass. We would stay here again. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate posted is based on their daily rate but since I am staying here for two months while visiting family my rate was $995 per month. One of the most expensive monthly rates that I have paid except for an ocean-side RV Park on the Atlantic side of Florida. The two things I object most to about this RV Park is their Internet service is slower than dial-up provided by their Internet provider. There is no charge for Internet BUT in exchange you get the worst service and connections speeds in the world plus if you use too much you get blocked. The other item that is unacceptable is that their cable TV service goes down way too often and usually right in the middle of watching a HBO movie. The office staff will always blame it on the weather, yeah right! The best part of staying here versus at the only other full service RV Park in the area is the quality of the water. The "other" place had way too much iron in their well water which caused lots of problems. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well run RV Park. The way the entrance is set up you can tell they have a huge turnaround of RV's. So that said, I wondered why we were placed so close to the office when there were sites closer to the river that were unoccupied during our stay. Maybe you have to ask for those sites, I don't know. Wonderful shade for morning and afternoon sun so you need to watch the slideouts so they don't hit the trees. The hookups for water/cable/electric were at the end of the site while the dump connection was in the middle. So we had to unhook our shortest line (cable) to be able to use the dump connection. This is the very first site we did NOT have to level. It was perfectly level. This campground is indeed on the river's edge and there are sites close to the river. There are picnic tables along the river's edge for use. Very pretty site. They have hotel rooms and a resturant which we had dinner at -- very good but can be pricey. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Within biking (not motor) distance of Fred Meyer; Resturant is very good; MUST see: Museum of the North; Pioneer Park and AUTO museum (yes, Auto museum)

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

First time RVer. Pleasant, well run operation. Given a site near the office with no shade, though nice treed ones were seemingly available. For one night, didn't matter. Self service RV wash was excellent and in high demand. Chena River Grill was a huge disappointment, pricey and the service cost us a three hour block of time! Office staff very friendly. Nice place to stay. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at River's Edge Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed staying here. Had a nice level pull-through right next to the river. Quiet and spacious. Wi-Fi was iffy, best if we went to the laundromat, which was clean and comfortable. Great restaurant 5 minute walk. We stayed two nights and would return. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

A little pricey - Good Sam discount. All 50 amp sites taken by caravans. Nice park - easy pull-throughs with ample space. Central to everything. Well maintained. Nice store. Great restaurant with a deck right on the river. Cable TV, free Wi-Fi. Lots to do in Fairbanks area. RV wash area - only $2! Would stay here again. We camped at River's Edge Resort in a Motorhome.

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