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Encompassing 254,080 acres (102,823 hectares), the Chena River Recreation Area is located about 30 minutes east of Fairbanks, with the Chena River being the central focus of the park. As the name implies, the park is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation and is popular with hikers, backpackers, climbers, anglers, kayakers, skiers, snowmobilers, canoers, wildlife photographers and adventure enthusiasts.

The area is abundant with wildlife, home to black bears, brown bears, beavers, red fox, caribou, wolves, hoary marmots, pika, rock ptarmigan and, most predominantly, moose, which you’ll see many of around the lakes. In the Chena River, catch-and-release fishing for Arctic grayling is possible, but grayling and rainbow trout caught in the park’s stocked ponds -- located at mileposts 30, 42.8, 45.5 and 47.9 on the Chena Hot Springs Road -- may be kept.

While during warmer months visitors enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, ATVing, picnicking, canoeing and kayaking, winter activities may include dog sledding, skiing and snowmobiling. And no trip to the Chena River Recreation Area would be complete without a soak in the Chena Hot Springs, which is especially relaxing in the cold winter months. Nearby you can tour the Aurora Ice Museum, filled with ice sculptures, an ice bar and ornate chandeliers made of ice that change colors every six seconds to resemble the Northern Lights.

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Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK, 99712
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Alaskan Scenic Nature Excursion with Photography and Pick up Service

Alaskan Scenic Nature Excursion with Photography and Pick up Service

Experience one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Alaska on this Alaskan Nature Tundra Excursion with Photography Service. On your way to 3 different spots you may enjoy and take in the otherworldly and breathtaking views. We will pick you up at 12:30pm at your hotel or Walmat Parking Lot. (Pick up time is subject to change) 3 Different Spots: 1) River (River Area around Fairbanks) 2) Lake (Near University of Alaska) 3) Forest The Alaskan Nature is an inspiring place that helps to fuel the soul with its inspiring scale, great hiking opportunities, nature observations and chance encounters. If you use Uber or a rent car to get here, you need to pay additional expenses. If you drive to the dog sledding sites, it would be dangerous because of the snow and unknown road conditions. Therefore, we offer to pick you up. We will upload your pictures into a OneDrive or a Dropbox. We will send a url linked to download them all.
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Should I book Chena River State Recreation Area tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chena River State Recreation Area can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
How much does it cost to visit Chena River State Recreation Area 2022?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Chena River State Recreation Area costs USD 149.00. Guided Chena River State Recreation Area tours start around USD 149.00 per person.
What''s the best way to experience Chena River State Recreation Area?
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