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Chena River State Recreation Area

240 Reviews

Chena River State Recreation Area

240 Reviews
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Go far off the beaten track on this small-group tour that takes you along one of the world's most isolated roads. Travel into the Alaskan wilderness along the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the way back, keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights.
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RedRoniNp wrote a review Sep 2020
Nashville, Tennessee111 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amy R wrote a review Aug 2020
Chugiak, Alaska40 contributions7 helpful votes
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 plenty of repellent.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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James Mcmahan wrote a review Mar 2020
Fairbanks, Alaska14 contributions
pretty drive good road further out lots of water, moose birds and at the end of the road les than 601 miles is Chena Hot Springs
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Phyllis wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Moose all over, even mommas and babies. Beautiful and awe inspiring place of beauty. Phenomenal to see Aurora here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tx-Bev wrote a review Dec 2019
Cedar Creek, Texas4 contributions4 helpful votes
Perhaps reviewers who are writing things like "a place for local homeless to hang out and get high" or "dirty park" or "lots of drugs and trash laying about" are talking about Chena LAKE recreation area or Chena River Park, both of which are small borough parks located very close to Fairbanks. Chena RIVER STATE RECREATION AREA is a 254,080-acre STATE PARK located about an hour's drive away from Fairbanks. It is not a dinky little city park. Druggies and homeless people are not going to be laying around the State Recreation Area. One has to make an EFFORT to get there...not something someone just looking for a convenient spot to get high is gonna bother to do! Nor is Chena River State Recreation Area the same thing as Chena Hot Springs Resort so reviewers who are complaining that the "pool is smelly" or "not worth the money" also have their reviews in the wrong place. Chena Hot Springs Resort is a private;y owned operation and is about 10 minutes beyond the eastern exit of Chena River State Recreation Area. It bugs me when reviewers post reviews that conflate an attraction with some other place entirely. Its understandable given the similarity of the names but this site is supposed to be for reviews of Chena River State Recreation Area. Ignore any review that talks about one of the other areas.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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