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Evacuation Watch for Chena Hot Springs Road for MP 14-30 leads to closure of multiple points of access to state recreation area

(Fairbanks, AK) – The following points of access to state recreation areas along Chena Hot Springs Road are closed to public use until further notice due to safety concerns in relation to the Stuart Creek 2 Fire. 

  • Mile 26.5 Flat Creek Slough Boat Launch
  • Mile 27 Rosehip Campground (under construction, not open to public)
  • Mile 29.9 Compeau Trail
  • Mile 31.6 Colorado Creek & Stiles Creek Trailhead
  • Mile 32.2 Chena River Cabin
  • Mile 36.5 Mist Creek Trail
  • Mile 39.5 Granite Tors Trail
  • Mile 42.3 Hunt Memorial Cabin
  • Mile 47.7 North Fork Cabin

All other areas within the Chena River State Recreation Area are open to day-use only until further notice.  Please be advised that if the Chena Hot Springs Road is closed, it will happen fast.  The road will be closed to public access at Nordale Road.

For information about the fire, visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3468/ or call 907-356-5511. For information about the recreational sites, please call 907-451-2695. As of 12 p.m. on July 2, the Fairbanks North Star Borough has issued an Evacuation Watch for Chena Hot Springs Road MP 14-30. The public is asked to maintain situational awareness as fire activity could be unpredictable and rapid growth could occur at any time. In the event of an emergency, please safely exit the area. If you encounter smoke along the road, drive slowly with your headlights on. Drive with extra caution around firefighters and equipment.

To report new fires, call 911.

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