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Chena River State Recreation Area

3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
+1 907-885-4363
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Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
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  • Poor3%
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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
+1 907-885-4363
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Lots of pull-offs to take a quiet moment to watch the Chena River. There were lots of hiking paths as well as campsites. We pulled off to have a picnic and watch the River. Lots of picnic tables available. They have a good website about...More

Thank NeedsNEscape
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice spots.. Unfortunately at the end of the airport runway...but luckily the airport isn't that busy at night :)

Thank dan007ct
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I was here in May 2016, the weather was great and there was so much to see. There is an area with sledding dogs, hot springs, ice cream and plenty of trails to walk or hike.

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed in a state owned cabin in the Chena River State Recreation Area, and we had a great time! The cabin was very rustic, but it was fun. The river is beautiful, and even though the mosquitoes tried to carry us off, we enjoyed...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I love the Chena River State Rec area in the fall - it is beautiful, there are less bugs once the trees start changing color...bring a camera and spend some time taking pictures!

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Wonder one of the many trails and experience Alaska's amazing beauty. This area is a photographers dream. Observe the wildlife and the enjoy the peaceful beauty.

Thank Celia S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Alaska river raft tours provided a great ice fishing experience for my husband and grandson on March 30. Bill 'fish slayer' was very friendly and helpful. Will book a tour again if we ever return to Fairbanks.

Thank Cori L
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Dead of Winter rented a car and headed up for the day. The drive was easy and awesome! Once there we visited the ice museum with its beautiful ice scupltures and had an ice cocktail - fun! Great pictures taken around the hot springs and...More

1  Thank LivinNow
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Plenty of parking and easy access to a walk in the woods. Or for a walk along a road in the woods. We say moose tracks and bear track in March (it was warm this year).

Thank DMcClureDVM
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We scheduled an afternoon just to come here & see what is was like. We did not spend the night so I can't say anything about the lodging. The springs themselves are nice and it was a fairly busy day. Children are supposed to be...More

Thank jamesla2015
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