Access Restrictions Lifted in Chena River State Recreation Area
Incident: Stuart Creek 2 Wildfire
The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is lifting access restrictions throughout the Chena River State Recreation Area, due to the reduced threat to the public from the Stuart Creek 2 Fire. Effective Friday, Aug. 16, all trails, public use cabins, and access roads on the south side of the highway between Mile 27 to Mile 39 will be open for public use. Cooler, longer nights and successful fire containment activities have lessened the danger from fire in areas that had been closed. Backcountry travelers should check the latest fire information (356-5511) before heading out and be mindful of continued dry conditions throughout the Eastern Interior while recreating outdoors.