Harding Lake State Recreation Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
Harding Lake State Recreation Area finds its home in Salcha, Alaska. Housed on 325 acres of land, this stunning recreational center and campground offers many amenities sure to meet the needs of every vacationing family and their favorite canine pal. This state park bears the distinction of being one of the oldest parks in the Alaska State Parks system. 

There is a 169-acre area dedicated solely to recreational use. This property offers scenic views of Harding Lake, a body of water which connects the Salcha and Tanana Rivers. Harding Lake and the two on-premise rivers offer excellent fishing opportunities sure to please even the most ardent angling buff. 

Their waters teem with fish indigenous to the region such as burbot, least cisco, and slimy sculpin and more commonly known species as trout, coho, sockeye salmon, salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, and sheefish. Harding Lake State Recreation Area is a dog-friendly facility. 

While dogs are permitted on the grounds, there is not an area dedicated to canine play, and thus, dogs must remain on a lead at all times. Drinking water is provided, and there are also public bathrooms installed on the premises. Poop bags are not supplied. Owners must carry bags with them at all times to assist with the task of cleaning up after their pets. 

This is a public recreational center so there is no cost to enjoy the grounds. Campsites are available on the premises, and it is assumed that reservations are required, and fees apply. Popular activities at Harding Lake State Recreation Area include camping, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, horseshoes, jet skiing, baseball, hiking trails, and volleyball.

Harding Lake State Recreation Area fully supports Alaska state by-laws and requires all visiting canines to be up to date on vaccinations. A city dog license is also advised. If you're looking for a fun Alaska park to explore, consider a visit to Harding Lake State Recreation Area!

Address
1000 Salcha Drive
Salcha, AK 99714
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
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Address
1000 Salcha Drive
Salcha, AK 99714
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours