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Chena River State Recreation Area, Fairbanks

Categories: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Chena River State Recreation Area is a 254080acre state park in the U.S. state of Alaska, located east of Fairbanks. The recreation area is centered on the Chena River. Facilities include campgrounds, hiking, ATV, snowmachine and sled dog trails, a shooting range, fishing ponds, and several public-use cabins. Fishing for Arctic grayling is catch-and-release only in the river, but visitors may keep grayling caught in the three stocked ponds. The area is also noted for several concentrations of granite tors. The road through the recreation area ends at the privately owned and operated Chena Hot Springs resort.
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  • The rec area is a "great place to get away from it all" without going miles and miles from town. There are organized campgrounds as well as off the path places to set up camp. The Chena River offers g...  read more »
  • Enjoyed the Riverboat cruse and all the effort they put in to give you information and experiences. The village and guide as well as the dog sledging displays, airplane landing on river etc. One of th...  read more »
  • We stayed two nights at the Tors Trail campground and did the Granit Trail. We had an amazing time, the campground are spacious and really clean, even the vault toilets. We really an recommend to stay...  read more »
  • A great place to go for a day or two. There are lots of campsites and trails to hike. The nature is beautiful and it's just a great place to be
  • Wast wilderness, went there in end of march. All the trails were still closed with snow and the river was just starting to thaw. Nice to drive and great to watch.
  • Remote, quiet, nice local beers
  • Had a lot of fun here. Went on a hike and had a lot of fun.
  • Great trails