Anderson, population of about 200, is a friendly community six miles off the George Parks Highway.
Anderson is wedged between the Nenana River and the Clear Missile Early Warning Station, 76 miles south of Fairbanks and 52 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve at Mile 283 of the George Parks Highway. The town was founded in the late 1950s by homesteaders who staked out plots in the area. One of them was Art Anderson, who in 1959 subdivided his 80-acre homestead and sold most of it to civilian workers from nearby Clear Air Force Station.
Things to do
The heart of town is Anderson Riverside Park, a beautiful 616-acre park on the banks of the Nenana River. The park has an excellent view of Denali and features campsites along the river, a picnic area, recreation trails, and a bandstand. Two nearby lodges provide accommodations and hearty food.
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Anderson Bluegrass Festival
Anderson Riverside Park comes alive in the last weekend in July when the town hosts the annual Anderson Bluegrass Festival. Locals and visitors alike love camping along the river and taking in three days of bluegrass and country music along with the crafts, food booths and a beer garden.
Anderson Riverside Park
Anderson Riverside Park is a beautiful 616-acre park on the banks of the Nenana River, featuring riverbank campsites along with a picnic area, bandstand and recreation trails.