Planning a short trip to Fairbanks to see the Tanana Valley Fair this week. Probably leaving tomorrow and would like to camp for a couple nights. I know there is a state campground on the Chena, right in town. As long as it's not full up, that would be fine. But I also heard there is camping right near the fair itself. Anyone know about that? Do they accept tenters, or is it RV's only? Is it completely exposed like a lot of RV sites, or are the campsites tucked away in the woods a bit?
I camped once, years ago, at the Chena Lakes facility. That still decent for tenters? And how far out of Fairbanks is it? I can't remember much about it 20 years later. Any other ideas that would be fairly close?