Float the Lower Chena River from Nordale Bridge to Pioneer Park
Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Chena River
This scenic section of the lower Chena River typically takes 4 to 6 hours to paddle. For this trip, we will shuttle you and the boat(s) to the put-in at the Nordale Road bridge near North Pole. The river meanders through spruce and birch boreal forest. Paddlers share the river with kingfishers, ducks, and beaver. The lucky paddler may glimpse a moose browsing along the shore. The river passes through Fort Wainwright and downtown Fairbanks as you approach the take-out at our Pioneer Park location near the Peger Road Bridge. This trip must be reserved at least one day in advance.
Price for this trip is $130 for double canoe or kayak, or $100 for single kayak. The price includes boat, paddle, PFD (life vest) and a shuttle to the Nordale Road bridge put-in.