Local and Area Parks
Visitors to the Delta area can enjoy a visit to
Big Delta State Historical Park. There are also four different state
recreation sites and a wayside nearby. Big
Delta State Historical Park, at Mile 274.5 Richardson Highway,
includes the restored turn-of-the-century Rika's Roadhouse as well
as several other restored cabins and buildings.
Roadhouse was the site of the Tanana River crossing of the gold
rush trail from Valdez to Fairbanks. Delta Historical Society operates
a museum in the old blacksmith shop; displays at the museum include
period photographs and collections of pioneer and native Athabascan
artifacts. A private concessionaire operates guided tours, a gift
shop and limited food service. Parking, toilets and picnic sites
are also available. Overnight camping is allowed.
Donnelly Creek Wayside is at Mile 238 Richardson
Highway and includes camp sites, picnic tables and pit latrines.
It's one of the more scenic campgrounds in the state, located as
it is in a mountain valley.
Lake Recreation Area is best known for its excellent sport fishing
opportunities. Three miles off the Richardson Highway at Mile 277.8,
Quartz Lake offers campsites and overnight camping is allowed in
the parking lot. There are also a boat launch, toilets, picnic sites
and shelter, and water.
Clearwater State Recreation Site is a popular campground and
boat launch site. Access is via Clearwater Road off the Alaska Highway
or via the Jack Warren Road off the Richardson Highway. Facilities
include campsites, boat launch, fire pits, water, picnic tables,
Fielding Lake State Recreation Site is a scenic campground off
the Richardson Highway at Mile 200.5. The rustic campground includes
picnic tables, toilets, boat launch, and bulletin board.
State Recreation Site is conveniently located near downtown
Delta Junction, at Mile 267 Richardson Highway. There are campsites
with picnic tables and fire rings, water system, toilets, and picnic
area. A gravel airstrip is located adjacent to the campground. This
is a popular spot get your campsite early in the day!
For more detailed information about recreation
areas, stop by the Delta Visitors Information Center or the Division
of Parks office (895-2112), adjacent to the Delta Site on the Richardson