Chena Cove Campground

Chena Cove Campground

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Chena Cove Campground
Chena Cove Campground
Chena Cove Campground
Chena Cove Campground


Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, AK
GPS Coordinates
64.835179, -147.654068
Location Information
Fort Wainwright
RV Gate Coordinates
64.832814, -147.696911


Upon passing thru the main gate at Ft Wainwright continue straight on Gaffney Rd. Go 1.5 miles (4 traffic lights). Once past the hospital, turn left on River Rd. After crossing Chena River, you'll see the campground sign on the left. ---- Take any available site. Check-in is at the Outdoor Recreation office (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Outdoor Recreation is back at the main gate. Before leaving the post, turn right towards Glass Park (there is a sign). ODR is immediately on your left. This facility also houses the showers, laundry room and rental equipment. The RV dump and potable water is also here.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(907) 361-6350 or (907) 361-6349
Mailing Address
Outdoor Adventure, Bldg. 4050, Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians.
May (after snow melt) and closes sometime in Sept (when frost appears).
Not accepted.
Internet Access
No wifi at the campground. WiFi is available at various other locations on Ft Wainwright. Good Verizon 4G.
Mail Forwarding
For postal mail, you must use General Delivery at: Your name, c/o General Delivery, 315 Barnett St., Fairbanks, AK 99701-4532
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
30 day length of stay, except for active duty processing in or out. Showers are located at Outdoor Recreation and cost 50 cents for 16 minutes. Outdoor Rec office closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Once the ODR is staffed for summer, hours are Monday, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 1000-1800 and Sun: 1200-1800. Camp fires not allowed.
Big Rig Friendly?
  • Tent Area
  • Picinic Area
  • Fishing
  • Boat Ramp
  • Snow Skiing
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Class VI
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Personal firearms are not allowed on post.
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Weather Information

Nice campground and day use area along the Chena River. No RV hookups.


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Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2015

We had the campground to ourselves, except for the host. This campground isn't used very much, but is pretty nice. We didn't need (or want to pay for) electric, water, and sewer, so this campground was just fine for us. We are self contained and have plenty of solar panels. We did like the generous generator hours (there are none). The weekly rate makes this the best deal in Fairbanks for dry camping. The sites are level and fairly large. However, the picnic table is on the wrong sides and can't be moved. The brush near the sites and along the road needs trimming, but the hosts are trying to work on that. There's a bench along the Chena River, but it's buried in 12' of bushes. It sounds like MWR doesn't support the maintenance or upkeep of the campgrounds very much. Too bad, as this rustic campground has great potential if a little effort was made. It would also be nice if MWR put in a self-registration box. Our only real negative is the trains are across the road and get very loud, especially at night. However, we started getting used to them. If you have a boat, canoe, or kayak, the cove would be wonderful to paddle around in. We would return if staying in this area again.

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