Motor Ok Local Lakes?
Relating to the Fairbanks area:
I have a 9hp motor/jon boat combination. My friend and I were planning on taking his kids out for a little 'boat ride' this evening at Chena Lakes in North Pole... at least until I found out that there was a no motor restriction out there. Not even electric trolling motors! Now I need a new plan, we did not feel comfortable taking the kids out on the river, and were sort of hoping for something that was stocked so the kids could do a little fishing. Our plan also included a shore bbq, and hopefully not feeling like we were in the middle of town. The only options I was informed of when I called the parks info booth were Birch and Harding! Those are both WAY too far out of the way for a quick evening on a work night, plus it would be the kids bedtime by the time we got there. Does anyone have some suggestions for tonight close to Fairbanks?
Why not row? It's amazing how much progress you can make rowing, and the kids will enjoy a nice quiet trip.
Next time we head out on the local lake I'm not even going to bring the kicker. If an 11 y/o can scoot along in less than ideal to row inflatable, no reason an adult can't make progress in short order.
Meeting your requirments, hate to say it, but Birch is about the only thing close.