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Chena River State Recreation Area

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“ice fishing”(6 reviews)
Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
+1 907-885-4363
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We very much enjoyed the drive through on our way to Chena Hot Springs. The rest areas were clean even though it was close to Labor Day. This recreation area offers so much!

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Long but very scenic drive. Lush. The river winds and there are marshes. Beautiful. Road was in good shape & paved. Ends at the Hot Springs.

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Easy flowing river that provides nice scenic kayaking with restaurant stops along the way if you want and have time.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a lovely walk here, beautiful woods and peaceful. Of course this was in August, no idea about the winter!

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I went on one of the most beautiful days of the year. Blue bird skies and hot weather. I recommend everyone to go visit.

Thank jennifersX1406MX
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Traveled here from Fairbanks (an easy 1 hour drive with possible moose sightings along the way!) on a rainy, drizzly, cloudy day. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot springs beautiful, natural outdoor pool area even in the light rain...$15 per person fee. Bring your own towel...More

Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Great big sites with plenty of trees. Like being in the forest but blocks from a grocery store. The only draw back is you are under the flight path at the airport. Not a huge thing as this is Fairbanks not LA.

Thank 29jrh
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Ice museum was absolutley amazing and Hot springs was great Hotter than I expected, very invigorationg

Thank barbara6932018
Reviewed 2 April 2018

There are some wonderful trails to hike or snowshoe in the winter. The choices were awesome. The maps were available at each trail head. The difficulty of the hike was clearly marked. You ought to do at least one of these on your visit to...More

Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed 8 February 2018

It is a very nice place to walk and see the scenic area. While it is not one of the nature hick trail that you can see wild life, there are rabbits, birds, little field mice and coyote or small wolf that we have seen...More

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