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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  • Had a VRBO rental on the shores of this waterway. Saw dog sleds, people and snowmobiles. No wildlife. But also, no city lights. Beautiful view of the mountains. 
    Had a VRBO rental on the shores of this waterway. Saw dog sleds, people and snowmobiles. No wildlife. But also, no city lights. Beautiful view of the mountains.  more »
  • The Chena River area is suitable for picnicking and relaxing near the river. There are multiple pull out points near the river and the place was not crowded. 
    The Chena River area is suitable for picnicking and relaxing near the river. There are multiple pull out points near the river and the place was not crowded.  more »
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  • Fantastic! Beautiful scenery, great hiking and mountain biking trails. Good fishing and boating. What's not to love?
  • The Hot Springs are AMAZING!!! We had a great time. Perfect way to end a vacation 😊

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