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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot springs” (40 reviews)
“ice fishing” (6 reviews)
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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed April 1, 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

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Reviewed February 7, 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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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Visited the area in June was amazed at the wildlife. Seen a moose in a stream by the road, we sat and watched, he wasn't startled.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

There are defintely a lot of China Bus Tours that go to this place. I think the place needs updating. It also smells a lot of something odd. For these reasons I did not go in the water. If you place to go, BRING YOUR...More

Thank GitaK0099
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Lovely with the autumn foliage. A nice crisp cold walk in late September. Peaceful and quiet and a good place to check out.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

A little off the beaten path, but so worth the short drive. Beautifully laid out park with beaches to play, put in your SUP, kayak or floating devices. Rent a pavilion and bring your grills for a larger group/family event.

Thank reamerdianas
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We were really surprised to find this little gem of a recreational facility just outside of Fairbanks. We brought our own kayaks, but wound up renting a paddle boat and a stand up paddle board, both $10/hr. The beach was decent, a little rocket with...More

Thank Mom_2_the_4th_Power
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

It's an hour drive from Fairbanks, we managed to get a car but if you cant: don't take the bus and pay $150.00: Entrance fee is $ 15.00, the hot springs are...hot and nice but the area around (pool and changing rooms) are dirty and...More

Thank Dejavucharlie
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Free day pass to boat and swimming lakes, has latrines and pavillions with bbq and picnic tables. The swimmin lake is a total hit for the little ones! It is safely enclosed, it has a large beach, and it is one of the few places...More

Thank Lucia C
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