Chena Lakes Recreation Site
If you find yourself in Fairbanks on a hot day (90+ is not
uncommon) you may want to take a couple of hours to enjoy a swim in an Alaskan
lake. The Chena lake is shallow
enough to warm as it absorbs 18+ hours of sunlight each summer day.
While this will not be like swimming in the ole fishin' hole back in
Kentucky, it sure feels nice to take a dip between basking in the sun while the
kids have a safe water haven to release all the energy that accumulates in long
The Chena Lake system in located in North Pole, a community
just 13 miles down the Richardson Highway southeast of Fairbanks.
Make a left turn on Laurence Road and follow it as it winds along the
Moose Creek Dikes 2.6 miles back to the lake.
The is a fee station where you will be given a map to the parking areas.
The fee is negligible ($3 per vehicle).
Last Visited: July 1999