Chena River State Recreation Area


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Chena River State Recreation Area


Location:26 miles east of Fairbanks on Chena Hot Springs Road.
Facilities:73 campsites, 7 cabins, 4 backcountry shelters, picnic sites, picnic shelters, toilets (é), drinking water, trails, shooting range.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ATV riding, mountain biking, shoeshowing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, hunting, trapping, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Park encompasses 397 square miles of forests, rivers, and alpine tundra, and offers a wide range of recreational activities year round. The park follows the class II Chena River, with numerous entry and exit points for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Four small ponds have also been stocked, and fish caught in those can be kept (river fishing is catch and release only). Wildlife here are abundant; black and grizzly bears inhabit the area but are seldom seen.
Address:c/o Northern Area Office
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone:907-451-2695
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/chena
Size: 254,080 acres.

See other parks in Alaska.
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