Salcha River State Recreation Site Campgrounds feature well-developed campsites, including access to a bathroom and running water. Picnic sites are located nearby, making it easy to enjoy a comfortable meal while relishing the breathtaking scenery.
The recreation area includes 61 acres of beautiful wilderness, giving you the ability to take a stroll with your dog under the treetops. If you enjoy fishing, the Salcha River is a great destination. There is a public boat launch which can be used for a small fee, giving you access to the water. In July, there’s a good salmon run, and grayling and northern pike are often caught in the river.
Salcha River State Recreation Site is open for day use, and locals often head to the area thanks to its convenient location between Delta Junction and Fairbanks.
In colder months, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers head to the Salcha River State Recreation Site, which is open for day use. When the river freezes over, you can even ski or snowmobile across the water, which can be a unique experience for visitors from warmer climates.
Wildlife viewing is also a favorite activity for campers. During your stay, you may be able to spot moose and even caribou. Since Alaska is also known as bear country, you may even see one of these massive predators during your visit. Wolves may pass through the area as well as coyotes, so it’s important to remain vigilant.
If you bring your dog to the campground at Salcha River State Recreation Site, your pooch needs to remain on a leash at all time, ensuring they stay under your control and you can keep them away from other visitors, who may not be comfortable around dogs, as well as the local wildlife. You also want to make sure that you clean up after your dog during your visit, This keeps the campgrounds and surrounding area in the best condition possible, allowing everyone to enjoy what the location has to offer.