The rushing water and the snow was gorgeous. I would have loved to have gone hiking. But it was fun frolicking in the snow with my brother.
A large area North of Fairbanks with campgrounds, the Chena River, hiking trails, cabins that can be rented, wildlife viewing and very scenic. On the way to Chena Hot Springs Resort which is a destination in itself. The Chena River is very popular for fishing and floating. The river starts at Chena Hot Springs but quickly turns into a cold,... More
If you have an opportunity to explore this area for at least a day, you must do it. We drove very slow so that we could spot and photograph as many moose as possible. If people on on your tail pull off to the shoulder because you want to do this road slowly. We saw two bull moose and seven... More
The Recreation area includes several campgrounds, the Chena River and ponds that are stocked with fish. I'd recommend spending the day exploring as many of these as possible. Look carefully at the waters edge with every body of water you pass. In one day we saw 7 moose, 1 grizzly, and 2 beavers. I've never fished there, but we've seen... More
The drive to Chena Hot Springs is always beautiful. I have always seen moose on this drive. Another wonderful close drive is out to the Chena River Lakes district. Nice place to go for a picnic after visiting Santa's place at North Pole. I think it is about one or two exits further. There is viewing of the flood plain... More
It's pretty - but this is what I expected to see. Very similar to northern states mountain area. Fishing and hunting seems to be popular here and I see plenty of people doing just that. Many roads off main highway is not paved.
We stopped on the drive and saw a number of moose. We would see a few cars parked along the road and soon we were able to spot a moose or two on our own. We drove to Chena Hot Springs and looked around. Very interesting to see the green houses and walk around the gardens and hot springs. We... More
We stayed on the Chena Springs Hot Springs road and did not camp or anything in the recreation area so I cannot speak of that. We were on our way to Chena Hot Springs resort where we planned to go to the Ice Museum and you have to drive miles and miles through this area to get there. I had... More
We arrived at Chena Hot Springs just in time to take the Geothermal tour and the Ice Museum immediately after. We decided to forego the 2nd night because there wasn't much else to do. We spent 4 hours in hot springs pool, had a great dinner. The fresh vegetables in the pasta were delicious. My boyfriend had the halibut, which... More
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