The Delta State Recreation Site is a popular destination for campers traveling between Tok and Fairbanks, Alaska. The area encompasses 23 acres of wilderness but also provides access to some modern amenities in and around the 25 campsites, including toilets and running water.
The picnic sites and shelters create magnificent locations for meals near the Delta River and in the shadow of the Alaska Range mountains. On clear days, Mt. Hayes, one of the tallest mountains in the state, is even visible. Along with Mt. Hayes, five other peaks are viewable, allowing you to enjoy gazing upon their always snow-covered tops.
Near the Delta State Recreation Site Campground is a small airstrip. This means that fly-in camping is an option for those with access to a smaller aircraft and who have a sense of adventure. While the park is also near a highway, the landscape blocks the vast majority of the noise, ensuring your stay is peaceful and uninterrupted by most of the sounds of modern living.
Fishing is also a favorite activity of visitors to the Delta State Recreation Site, though the proper permit is required. Hiking opportunities are plentiful and, if you keep your eyes peeled, you may be able to spot a variety of wildlife, including a heard of bison that frequent the area around Delta Junction.
If you stay at the Delta State Recreation Site campgrounds, with or without your dog, it’s important to be mindful of wildlife. The Alaskan wilderness is home to a variety of animals, including moose and bear, that could pose a threat. Make sure to give wild animals a wide berth and consider keeping your dog on a leash at all times if they have a penchant for the chase.
You also want to clean up after your dog during your stay. Not only does this help keep the beautiful landscape pristine, but it also ensures that nearby wildlife isn’t as threatened by your pooch's presence.