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