Explore Chena Lakes Recreation Area

Soak in Alaska’s remote, Arctic beauty from one of 80 easily accessible campsites at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Divided between the lake and river park, the 2,000-acre area is surrounded by birch forests and overlooks waters, where beavers, muskrats, otters and mink live. Traveling along Moose Creek towards the dam, visitors will see a fish-viewing overlook and panoramic views of where the river meets the dike. Cast a line into the river to hook Arctic grayling, northern pike, whitefish, burbot and king salmon, or canoe through Lake Chena to fish for Arctic char, grayling and rainbow trout. In the winter, reserve space at the cabins to try ice fishing. In the summers, bike along paved trails to take a dip in the lake or float down the river. Kick back with a game of volleyball and horseshoes or rent paddleboats, row boats and stand-up paddleboards to cruise the waters.


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