Overlooks the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks within steps of museums, the Fairbanks Visitor Center, great restaurants, and many shops!
Chena River State Recreation Area
On Chena Hot Springs Road (30 minutes east of Fairbanks). The 250,000-acre recreation area has camping, picnicking, canoeing, rafting, fishing for grayling, wildlife viewing and sunbathing by the Chena River. There are three well-developed hiking trails. Two main campgrounds are at 27 & 39 mile Chena Hot Springs Road; toilets, water, picnic tables.
There is also a picnic site (day-use only) at mile 42.8 Chena River State Recreation Site, on University Avenue in Fairbanks, is a 29 acre park and a campground bordering the Chena River. There are 58 campsites, water, restrooms, and dump station. Other facilities include a boat launch, picnic sites along the river, a playfield with a volleyball court and a riverside walking trail. 5-day camping limit.