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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Northern Region

Chena Pump State Recreation Site

Chena Pump SRS
Chena Pump SRS
Chena Pump SRS
Chena Pump SRS
Chena Pump SRS
Chena Pump SRS


★ ADA Faciliy - No
★ Site Access - Drive-in
★ 29 Acres
★ Toilets
★ Picnic sites
★ Picnic shelters
★ Boat launch


★ Fishing
★ Trails
★ Picnicking
★ Day Use

The Chena Pump Wayside and Boat Launch is located at 8.7 mile Chena Pump Road, approximately 4.5 miles Southwest of the Mitchell Expressway overpass. This location covers approximately 60,000 sq ft of grassy areas with clusters of trees spread throughout the wayside. Featuring two large picnic shelters for picnicking activities, a port-a-potty for public use, and a beach access boat launch, it provides a great day location for Alaskan activities. Daily parking and boat launch fees apply for this location. The parking area is also maintained year-round.

There are two picnic shelters at Chena Pump SRS.
Reserve a picnic shelter

Mile 8.7 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709

Driving Directions:
Heading North on the Parks Highway, take the Geist Rd/Chena Pump Rd exit, and turn left at the intersection to take Chena Pump Road. Continue down Chena Pump Road 4.5 miles and Chena Pump SRS will be on the left.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700