Chena River State Recreation Area, Fairbanks

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Chena River State Recreation Area is a 254,080-acre (1,028.2 km2) 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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  • We have been to the area several times now and amazed at the beauty. Even had a surprise moose encounter with twins. Worth the visit.  more »
  • Beautiful area, great camp sites at Grand Tors campground. Clean pit toilets, campground host on site. Area is quiet and peaceful. Mosquitoes are terrible but it is Alaska. Bring headnets and...  more »
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  • I really wish we had had more time to explore, but we had a great time driving through the park! Many places that looked like they'd be fantastic to camp at. I hope someday we'll get the opportunity to adventure further in the future. :)
  • A great place to camp and close to the river for an awesome Alaska experience. Excellent boat landing too if you want to float to Pikes Landing for a meal.

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