Upper Chatanika River

State Recreation Site

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Upper Chatanika SRS
Upper Chatanika River State Recreation Site

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 24 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.


★ ADA Facility - No
★ 73 Acres
★ 24 Campsites (see fee page)
★ No RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Toilets
★ Water
★ Picnic Sites (4)
★ Boat Launch

Useful Links:

For river level information:
Steese Bridge
Elliot Bridge


★ Camping
★ Boating
★ Fishing

Mile 39 Steese Highway

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

Upper Chatanika River SRS