Carlson Center Fairbanks | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
3 days ago
Altitude:
146.2 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
El Carrito Azul

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

There is a grassy area and agravel section, tent’s also possible, it’s between Carlson Center and Chena River. Almost in the center of Fairbanks. Pioneer Park just a 5 minute walk. Certainly you can hear the traffic, but way not as much as at any Walmart.

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Stayed two nights here without incident with several other RVs. Clean porta potty. Right on the river (no view) and bike path.

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Still there, one other camper. Big open field with trash cans and portapotties . Employees came and took the trash. Did not say no camping. The smaller place nearby did have a no camping sign.

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We stayed here 2 nights, very clean and nobody bothered us, thanks Fairbanks.

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lugar perfecto, tranquilo y gratuito. Cerca del centro y del Airport Highway

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There is a gravel parking close to the baseball field, where locals were hanging out late to the night, a bit weird and loud, but better than idiots running in ATVs around walmart. We parked on the paved parking lot that is close the the hall of carlson center, there were two other campervans. For the limited place in and around fairbanks, this was doable, but I would suggest some of the $10 per night parking lots on the Road to Chena Hot Springs. You are likely going to get way better sleep + you may then soak in the hot Springs for $15 in the morning when there is less people.

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Llevamos un par de noches durmiendo aquí totalmente solos. Hay 2 campos de baseball y espacio gigante para estacionar cualquier vehículo o RV. También hay un sendero para caminar. Hay mosquitos pero al estar en la ciudad no hay tantos cómo en los lagos o montaña dónde no pusimos dormir por eso. No hay servicios pero mucha zona verde vale la pena. Full señal celular. Silencioso y seguro.

We've been sleeping here totally alone for a couple of nights. There are 2 baseball fields and a huge space to park any vehicle or RV. There is also a walking trail to excersise. There are mosquitoes but as it being in the city there are not as many as in the lakes or mountains where we couldn't stay. There is not facilities but lot of green zones worth it for us. Full cellphone signal. Quiet and safe.

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I came here on two different nights to stay overnight and didn’t feel comfortable. No other vans / campers / RV’s were in the lot, only locals that were in vehicles that were missing windows and in very poor condition. They all kept revving their engines, playing loud music, pulling up really closely to other cars and exchanging items ~ so I left and went to Walmart. :)
It’s been a few years since someone has commented on this spot, so maybe things have changed. Stay safe, friends!

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Nice quiet spot for an overnight stop with a line of trees on one side and baseball field on the other.

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nice, quiet little spot to spend the night

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great place to spend the night in Fairbanks. we are not used to sleeping on our rooftop tent in a place in a city like this, but this was sweet. Porta Potty was clean as well!
edit: I have adjusted the GPS location and iOverlander should track you correctly now.

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As described. There is a "dry" (chemical) toilet which is much appreciated! About 5 other vans here tonight. Noise from the street very bearable. Good spot in Fairbanks.

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Best place in Fairbanks. Please treat it well. Note gps may take you to the wrong side of the river so pay attention. Just manually type in Carlson center and you’ll get here fine.

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Stayed here for 5 nights along with a few other rigs that did the same. One the weekend there were a few older beat up vehicles that were more local but everyone was nice enough. Verizon and ATT work great here. Grass is nice to park on and there is a porta potty close to the practice baseball field if you need it. The airport way soughdough gas station is well priced for gas and diesel and has an dump station with fresh water. Both are free to use.

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Nice place to park and camp to pass the night. Free.
We arrived at a sunday 6PM. There where several other RVs. We put our rooftent up made dinner and sleped OK.
Just near the trees, behind a baseball field.

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Google takes you to other side of river if point chosen from iOverlander app. We had to put Carlson centre in google and then head towards grassy parking lot. Quiet night.

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Big grassy Campingarea between Carlson Center and Chena River. Almost in the center of Fairbanks. Pioneer Park just a 5 minute walk. Certainly you can hear the traffic, but way not as much as at any Walmart.

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