Jewels of The Alaska State Park System - Interior Alaska
Chena River State Recreation Area,on the Chena Hot Springs Road, is less than an hour's drive from Fairbanks. It offers a full range of recreation, including fishing, boating, and camping. Canoeing on the Chena River and hiking to prominent granite formations in the alpine country are popular summer activities. Winter adds snowmachining, cross-country skiing and dog sledding. Beavers, moose and bears are numerous and often spotted by visitors to the park
Big Delta State Historical Park, on the Tanana River, commemorates the days of roadhouses in Alaska's history. Rika's Roadhouse, located in the park, was a major stop for travelers. Guided tours through the building, a museum and a food concession are available. There is an interesting view of the trans-Alaska pipeline from this.