Chena Lake Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Chena Lake Recreation Area


(907) 459-1070


Things To Do

Bird Watching
Water Sports
Winter Sports


With over 2,100 acres to explore and enjoy, Chena Lake Recreation Area has activities for all visitors. The park has two distinct personalities; the Lake Park, with a 260 acre lake the River Park covering 4 miles of the Chena River. The Lake Park hosts three volleyball courts, a horseshoe pit, a playground, multiple day use picnic sites with tables and fire rings, two covered pavilions, two changing room/warm up buildings, two designated swimming areas with sandy beaches, a boat rental facility, two fishing docks (one handicap accessible), a lake boat launch, potable water stations and restrooms. The River Park is stretched along 4 miles of the south bank of the Chena River and hosts a volleyball court, a horseshoe pit, a covered pavilion, a changing room/warm up building, a 4.5 kilometer self guided nature trail, river boat launch, potable water stations, restrooms, and multiple day use picnic sites with tables and fire rings. Chena Lake Recreation area has two campgrounds, one at the Lake Park and one at the River Park. Chena Lake is stocked annually by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. During the winter months Chena Lake Recreation Area offers groomed classical cross-country ski trails for snowmaching, ski joring, dog mushing, walking, running, etc. Chena Lake also offers three ice-fishing houses. Day use fee charged.

Map of Chena Lake Recreation Area

Latitude, Longitude: 64.733558, -147.259081


Phone Numbers


(907) 459-1070