Quartz Lake Campground is located in the picturesque Quartz Lake State Recreation Area. Along with 103 campsites, you’ll have access to a variety of amenities. Bathrooms and running water are available, as well as picnic sites and picnic shelters. Plus, there are numerous hiking trails in the area, including those that offer memorable views of the Alaska Range, Tanana River Valley, Lost Lake, Shaw Creek Flats, and, of course, Quartz Lake.
Visitors can also enjoy a range of activities. Quartz Lake is a popular fishing destination, and over 34,000 fish are caught every year. You can find fingerling rainbow trout and coho salmon in the waters, thanks to a generous restocking program. Plus, there is a public boat launch on site, making it easy to head out into the water.
In colder months, ice fishers and dog mushers frequent the area, which is open for day use. In warmer months, you can enjoy swimming and water skiing at Quartz Lake State Recreation Area. There’s even a beach volleyball court, giving you the ability to arrange a quick game.
Wildlife viewing is also a favorite activity for campers. Moose are frequently spotted in the area as well as a pair of nesting swans and a beaver lodge at nearby Lost Lake. Foxes, coyotes, lynx, wolves, weasels, and bears also call the area home. If you enjoy bird watching, keep your eyes open for hawks, eagles, owls, geese, ducks, chickadees, ravens, warblers, and more.
If you bring your dog to either campground, your pet must remain on a leash at all time, ensuring they stay under your control. There is a lot of potentially dangerous wildlife in the area, so this gives you a way to keep your dog nearby and prevent them from chasing something they shouldn’t. Also, make sure you clean up after your pooch during your stay, ensuring the campgrounds and trails remain tip-top shape and local animals and plant life are not disturbed.