We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Advi ce for Fairbanks city campground - Chena Lake

9 posts
Save Topic
Advi ce for Fairbanks city campground - Chena Lake

We are hoping to head up to Fairbanks in July or August to stay at the municipal campground that is on Chena Lake (driving from Anchorage with child). Anyone near there or stayed there that can offer what is nearby? We are more horse shoe tossers than hikers. Thanks in advance.

Fairbanks, Alaska
Level Contributor
666 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Advi ce for Fairbanks city campground - Chena Lake

Oh Chena Lake is a pretty little place and kept very nicely. ADF&G stocks the lake with rainbow trout, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, silver salmon, and king salmon. The recreation area is managed as two units, the Lake Park and the River Park. Each has two campground loops, over 80 campsites, some pull throughs for RV's, with water, bathrooms, dump station. Handicap accessible. Each Park also has a boat launch ramp and extensive picnic areas, which include covered pavilions. Chena Lake also has a designated swimming area and boat dock. There are two changing rooms/warm-up huts at the swim beach and one at the River Park. Three volleyball courts have been placed at strategic locations and a children's playground has been built at the Lake Park. Camping and picnic units are available on one of the islands.

It's only a couple of miles from North Pole so you will have to go see all the Santa tourist stuff. It's 17 miles to Fairbanks so you can come see all our tourist stuff too. Have fun!