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Chena River State Recreation Area

3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
+1 907-885-4363
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Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
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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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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
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Reviewed 2 October 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
Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

Thank boogiesoles8
Reviewed 6 July 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
Reviewed 4 July 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
Reviewed 27 June 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
Reviewed 26 June 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
Reviewed 24 June 2017

After a hike at Angel Rocks and a soak at Chena Hot Springs we pulled the RV into Granite Tors campground for the night. There were plenty of spots available and it was $15 for the primitive site. There was a campfire ring and we...More

1  Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Everything was still covered in snow and ice during our visit but we drove around and there are still many places to park and walk. Some walks take you to the top of the reservoir and the 360 degree views are spectacular! Many people are...More

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Moving about in hot, hot sulfur smelling water, watching steam billow up and obscure another only four feet away, makes for an errie experience under a night sky. Voices laughing and couple clinging to each other under the stars or lights lightens the mood and...More

Thank 490margaretb
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at our rented ice house. Though small, the ice house came with a wood stove to keep you warm (which it did!) and the holes already dug for us. It was a lot of fun and such beautiful scenery. We...More

Thank EWEBB2014
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