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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
+1 907-885-4363
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Use to ride my bike back here in summer, very nice area Lake with trout, boating, camping and ball field Some wilderness area and occasional animals

Thank Saintguy
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Had the best time of my life here!! Stayed at the Hunt Memorial Cabin inside Chena River Recreational Area. The cabin and outhouse was nice and clean. There was a pair of fireproof gloves to move the firewood with. There was a saw, axe, water...More

2  Thank trippingout613
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were here in November,2016. Great place to view the lights and dark enough for great photos. We were lucky to have three nights of awesome pictures

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our group of 4 took an afternoon to drive through the Chena River State Recreation Area. We stopped at Slough Lake (mile marker 29) to watch for wildlife at the end of a gravel road. Our favorite stop was at the Red Squirrel Campground (mile...More

Thank Torri_j
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A state park within a city is not that usual so this was an experience. It is on the Chena River and is a scenic spot if you overlook the amount of beer cans on the trails. A big bar is nearby. One night was...More

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have taken our RV to Chena River Rec area several times now. Nice place, decent bathrooms. We will be back when they open back up in the Spring!

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

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 good grayling fishing and several of...More

Thank a1tank69
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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 the best tours!! And we really enjoyed the lunch they...More

1  Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 there.

Thank Nicoleri
Reviewed 11 September 2016

when compared to other places in alaska, this is not worth the visit. this is like any other park and if you have lot of time you can do hiking/ biking here.

Thank Deepthi S
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