Salcha River State Recreation Site

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $5.00
Description

Salcha River State Recreation Site is nestled right on the banks of the Salcha River just off the Richardson Highway. It’s about 45 miles south of Fairbanks and just a bone’s throw away from the Tanana River. The rugged scenery will knock your pup’s sock right off!

This beautiful slice of nature is quite small when it comes to Alaska parks. It is used for camping, boating, and fishing. Since the surrounding forest is pretty dense, it’s not an ideal hiking destination. So you won’t find any established trails on the property. But if your doggo is happy to hang out by your side while you fish, then they’ll love this place. With its famous salmon runs and high population of Arctic grayling, Salcha River State Recreation Site has a pawsome reputation and is well loved among local anglers. The river can be swift, so keep a close eye on your four legged fisherman.

As far as camping goes, you’ll find everything you need for a puptacular weekend getaway. However, there are only six campsites, so try to arrive early to nab a spot. RV and tent camping is available, so settle in for a puptastic evening under the gorgeous Alaska night sky. The park also has water, restrooms, and picnic facilities. Even if you’re just visiting for the day, you can enjoy an outdoor meal with your furry pal. You may even see a moose meander out of the woods.

This furrific place isn’t just for summer visitors. During the winter, you’ll find warm blooded Alaskans cross country skiing and snowmobiling around the property. If your pup has a thick coat and is up for an adventure, stop by for a romp in the snow!

Don’t forget to bring some clean up bags and pick up whatever your pooch puts down. And it’s always good to have some drinking water on hand. A visit to Salcha River State Recreation Site will make your pup one happy hound!

Address
Mile 323.3 of the Richardson Highway
Salcha, AK 99714
Hours
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Address
Mile 323.3 of the Richardson Highway
Salcha, AK 99714
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset