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Seasonal trail restrictions at Chena River State Recreation Area

(Fairbanks, AK) – Effective April 20, 2012, the Compeau, Stiles, and Angel Creek Hillside trails in Chena River State Recreation Area will be closed to all trail uses except pedestrians. In an effort to protect the state’s investment in these popular trails and to maintain their sustainability for summer motorized use, it is necessary to allow the trails to thaw and water to disperse without disturbance.

The trails will re-open on Thursday May 24, in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

State Parks is reluctant to restrict any trail uses unless there are no other viable management alternatives. In this case, the benefits of protecting the use of these trails outweigh the inconvenience of seasonal restrictions.

Park users are urged to adhere to the restrictions so others may continue to enjoy the trails. Violations may be reported to the State Parks office at 451-2695. On evenings and weekends, call the State Troopers and they will contact the park enforcement team.

 

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