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“Fishing, Kayaking, Paths - Great place!”

Chena River State Recreation Area
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US$155.00*
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Chena River Guided Fishing Tour
Ranked #15 of 97 things to do in Fairbanks
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Owner description: Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
Fairbanks, Alaska
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fishing, Kayaking, Paths - Great place!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a great place to visit all year round. There are plenty of XC ski trails for the winter. In the summer, you can camp, fish, rent kayaks or canoes and swim in a peaceful lake free of motorboats! Day passes are now free which is a bonus!

Visited June 2014
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tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great adventure”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I rented the 2 canoes for my family. We went down the river and it was really good. The views are from nice houses and some local hotels. The van to bring us back was on time. It was a great experience but pricey. I paid $120. for the canoes to find out that at the Chena lakes would have been $20. Anyway, we had fun.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beautiful River, Nice Area”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The development around the river area is very nice and the river itself is beautiful. Really good areas for sitting and even picnicking.

Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place to Visit”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were here in the spring (March) when it was still fully snowy and the drive was beautiful. I thought this place would be a little cheesy but I actually really enjoyed it. The springs are hot and it was fun to be in there while surrounded by snow. Definitely worth a visit. In summer the drive is probably beautiful as well.

Visited March 2014
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Dayton, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Scenic Trip”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We took this trip mostly because we were told the best chance for viewing wildlife in the Fairbanks area was on this road. This is 57 miles of scenery with a hot spring at the terminus. Did we see wildlife? Yes, one red fox. The facilities at the end of the road were typical for natural hot springs - bath houses, restaurant, gift shop, etc.
The road, while paved, has about 40% of its distance ice heaved pavement. This wasn't much of a drawback but it did slow the driving.

Visited June 2014
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