Paddle the Chena River from Pioneer Park to the Pump House

Stand-Up Paddleboard on the Chena River

See Fairbanks while you float the Chena River – A Local Hot Spot!

**Same day reservations are not available, but walk ins are always welcome!   We will most likely have availability on any given day**

This is our most popular float trip. The leisurely two-hour paddle down the tranquil lower Chena River begins at the CanoeAlaska store at 1101 Peger Road. Start from our Pioneer Park park location. We’ll set you up with your choice of canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board (SUP), and schedule a pick up time for you. Float through Fairbanks and end at the the historic Pump House Restaurant where we will pick you and the boats up at your scheduled pick up time. Keep your eyes open for waterfowl, beavers, muskrat, mink, and fox. These animals are sometimes spotted on this stretch of river. You can enjoy a cold beverage or meal on the deck at the PumpHouse at the end of your float, but keep in mind that the Restaurant is only open Tuesday-Saturday 4pm – 10pm, and 10am – 2pm on Sundays. Note that our last pickup of the day is at 6:30, and if you plan on eating dinner at the PumpHouse, the shuttle may be full towards the end of the day so you may need to plan your own transportation.

The Pioneer Park to Pump House trip price is $70 for a canoe or double kayak rental or $50 for single kayak or SUP.  This includes the canoe, kayak or SUP, paddle(s) and PFD (life vests) as well as a shuttle back.