Fairbanks / Chena River KOA Journey Campground Blog

3 Days in Fairbanks, the Alaska Interior, and Arctic Gateway


Fairbanks, Alaska, also known as the "Golden Heart," is located in the center of the Interior of Alaska within an arctic desert. At 65 degrees latitude and just two hours north of Mt. Denali, North America's highest peak, the Fairbanks / Chena River KOA campground is just about as far north in North...

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Highlights for the 5 Days with your little explorers!


Are you traveling to Alaska with children under 5? Check out the trip itinerary Alaska.org created to make the most out of your time with your family while exploring Fairbanks and Denali! Some of the highlights: Dog Mushing; Children's Museum; Riverboat Sternwheeler Cruise; Gold panning & narrow...

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Dalton Highway & Arctic Circle


Click to watch: Driving the Treacherous Dalton Highway, the Northernmost Road in AmericaTraveling Robert - YouTube Influencer - stayed at our campground in June 2023 and took the bucket list trip to the Dalton Highway.In this video, he was driving the Treacherous Dalton Highway – the Northernmost...

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Extended Stay Update


We have a few long term / seasonal / monthly sites left:Our rate is $ 1,375 per month, which includes 2 people per site; 50/30 Amp electric; water; sewer; basic WiFi; free use of bathrooms and showers. $100 additional charge per month for each additional person older than 6 years.We require...

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Northern Lights


From August 21st until May 21st there is a chance to see beautiful Northern Lights right at our campground in Fairbanks / North Pole. Of course, chances are much better in Winter - this picture was taken last night at - 28 degrees. Last season we had some guests who were able to see them very well...

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Impressions from Winter Wonderland in Fairbanks


While we are still a little over a month from opening for the season on May 15th, we wanted to share some impressions from winter wonderland at our campground in Fairbanks.

New Campground Map


With great support from AGS advertising, our campground map was completely redone, sites renumbered and our amenities and activities added. Fairbanks / Chena River KOA is getting ready for 2023 camping season.

Dog Park


Just in time for the 2023 season, your favorite campground in Fairbanks has added a 2'400 sq. ft. off-leash dog park. Follow some basic rules and let your loved ones have some fun and exercise. To keep our campground pristine, we have several dog waste stations across our campground with...

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Snow has arrived


A screenshot of one of our web-cams at the campground. Clear skies but close to 4" of snow and in the single digit degrees - any guess how long until we hit negatives?

New to KOA


We are very excited to become the 4th KOA campground in Alaska. Fairbanks / Chena River KOA will be the Northernmost KOA, located right between Fairbanks and North Pole, Alaska, with a beautiful setting along Chena River.While there is still lots to do, our website content and online reservations...

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