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See Wildlife on a Scenic River Rafting Tour

Enjoy some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities for moose, bald eagles, beavers, spawning Alaskan king salmon, and more Alaskan wilderness in Fairbanks on this 2-3h Chena River float trip.

Our wildlife viewing and scenic wilderness river float trips in Fairbanks are on Interior Alaska’s famous salmon and Arctic grayling river, the Chena River. This spectacular State Park area so close to Fairbanks offers you grandiose wilderness scenery and unique wildlife or salmon (spawning) viewing opportunity on a five-hour roundtrip from Fairbanks. You may observe Alaskan wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, beavers, king salmon, chum salmon, arctic grayling, martin, minks, bears, and waterfowl.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience for individuals as well as the entire family or a group of friends. A popular activity for all ages or skill levels!

The River

The Chena River has a run of King salmon (chinook) during July and Chum salmon in July/August/September. The head waters that we float, during the salmon run season provide an outstanding opportunity to see these migrating salmon spawn after their almost 1,000 mile journey up the wild Yukon and Tanana Rivers! Its something you will always remember!

The Chena River is a class 1-2 river that provides for a gentle relaxing float through the Chena- and White Mountains ranges. The Chena River State Recreation area is home to wildlife such as moose, beaver, bald & golden eagles, water fowl, and wolf. Also grizzly and black bears inhabit this country, though seldom seen.

We choose our float trips to be different on any given day, depending on current conditions and our local knowledge to guarantee you the best to date and safest experience available in Fairbanks. This can sometimes also include switching to the Chatanika River a very similar and intimate clear water river.

Tour Schedule: Our tour times include hotel pick ups/transportation and outfitting you for this tour. You will be on the river for about 2-3h (depending on water flow rates). If you choose to drive yourself you meet us at 9am or 5pm and will be off the river at 11:30-12:30pm or 7:30-8:30pm (morning or evening tour respectively). For any more questions call our office at 1 800 819 0737.