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Chena River State Recreation Area

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Address: 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4609
Phone Number: +1 907-885-4363
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Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.

Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.

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US$ 155.00*
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Chena River Guided Fishing Tour
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US$ 120.00*
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Snowmobile Adventure from Fairbanks
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Snowshoe Tour at Chena Lakes

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Great place in the fall time - very colorful!

I love the Chena River State Rec area in the fall - it is beautiful, there are less bugs once the trees start changing color...bring a camera and spend some time taking pictures!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2016
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I love the Chena River State Rec area in the fall - it is beautiful, there are less bugs once the trees start changing color...bring a camera and spend some time taking pictures!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Wonder one of the many trails and experience Alaska's amazing beauty. This area is a photographers dream. Observe the wildlife and the enjoy the peaceful beauty.

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Eureka, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Alaska river raft tours provided a great ice fishing experience for my husband and grandson on March 30. Bill 'fish slayer' was very friendly and helpful. Will book a tour again if we ever return to Fairbanks.

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Hillsboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Dead of Winter rented a car and headed up for the day. The drive was easy and awesome! Once there we visited the ice museum with its beautiful ice scupltures and had an ice cocktail - fun! Great pictures taken around the hot springs and grounds..Everything iced over. Enjoyed a great salad in the form of their Smoked Salmon Vodka... More 

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Goleta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Plenty of parking and easy access to a walk in the woods. Or for a walk along a road in the woods. We say moose tracks and bear track in March (it was warm this year).

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Evansdale, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We scheduled an afternoon just to come here & see what is was like. We did not spend the night so I can't say anything about the lodging. The springs themselves are nice and it was a fairly busy day. Children are supposed to be supervised by adults but kids will be kids & parents will look the other way.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I stayed a couple of nights at one of the state cabins, Hunt Memorial Cabin, which was really nice. A 6 person cabin is a lot of work for two people to keep warm all the time, just a warning. It was a great cabin, though. Beware that if you're going to stay in a cabin during winter, bring plenty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

the hot springs were great! Husband was a first timer and he loved it. The Resort is big and welcoming! We had a good time! I would give 5 stars but the bathrooms/showers in the locker area we're a bit gross. But again, the hot springs were pretty cool!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Drove here on a rainy day in September. The colors were peak and they were many places to stop for a view. We didn't travel far from the car as it was really raining, but got some beautiful pictures. We returned the next day with a fishing guide and floated down the river fly fishing for Artic Grayling. Again it... More 

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Very beautiful drive to the area. We saw moose along the way. Wonderful sunset on the river. Relaxing!

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