Upper Chatanika River
State Recreation Site

(Fairbanks Region)


The Upper Chatanika State Recreation Site, at mile 39 of the Steese Highway, is popular with highway travelers and weekend campers from Fairbanks. It has 25 campsites, four picnic sites, drinking water and latrines. There is a road to a gravel bar where visitors can camp, picnic, sunbathe, or fish. Canoes and rafters launch their boats here for an all-day-float on the Chatanika River, ending at the Lower Chatanika State Recreational Area, at mile 11 of the Elliott Highway. For river level information:

Steese Bridge

Elliot Bridge

  •  ADA Faciliy - No
  •  73 Acres
  •  24 Campsites ($15/site)
  •  No RV size limit
  •  Camping Limit - 15 days
  •  Toilets
  •  Water
  •  (4) Picnic sites
  •  Boat launch

  •  Camping
  •  Boating
  •  Fishing

Upper Chatanika River SRS



Mile 39 Steese Highway

Driving Directions:

George Parks Highway or Richardson Highway to Steese Highway. Located at milepost 39 of the Steese Hwy.

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