Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Cripple Creek Campground

Overnight camping, a riverside day-use area, and fishing access are available, including some universal design campsites and several walk-in tent sites near the Chatanika River.

A class I-II float trip to the Upper Chatanika State Recreation Site at milepost 39 is approximately 25 miles (40 km) long. Occasional low water may require some boat dragging. First come, first serve. Fee site ($6/night or $3/night with Senior Pass).

ADA Access: ADA access

Fee Info
$6 per night
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Cripple Creek Campground is located in Alaska
65.276 N
-146.39 W
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Blacktop highway accessible. Campground is at mile 60 on the Steese Highway, northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.
1 Review of Cripple Creek Campground
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Lovely little BLM campground

The BLM has some of the nicest campgrounds in Alaska, and this one is no exception. There are 12 sites with plenty of space between, although they're small for large RVs and trailers (it was perfect for my teardrop trailer). The sites are not directly on the Chatanika River, but you can hear the river running in the background and there is a trail that runs along the riverbank between the campground and the day use area. There are a few walk-in tent sites between the main campground and the river, as well.

Like other BLM facilities it's cleaned and well-maintained, and there are signs up showing local wildlife. Each camping spot has a fire pit and picnic table, and there is a pump to get untreated water near campsite 7. Because it's only about an hour from Fairbanks it doesn't get much traffic from people passing through, although it can get busy during hunting season.