Delta Junction Travel Guide
Things to Do
Bald eagle near Donnelly Dome
Big Delta State Historic Park
Big Delta State Historic Park is at the site of Rika’s Roadhouse. There were roadhouses every 15-20 miles—a day’s travel—along the Fairbanks Trail (now the Richardson Highway) where travelers could get a meal and a bed. (Rika's Roadhouse is still operating, and you can still...
Caribou and other wildlife near Donnelly Dome
Depending on the season, you can commonly see a variety of critters near (and, sometimes, on) the Richardson Highway. I have seen caribou, bald eagles, moose, ermine and black bear. The bison's range is also near here. An ordinary drive can easily turn into an Alaskan...
Clearwater Lodge: All-around pleasant place
If you are passing through Delta Junction in the evening, it is worth getting off the highway to find the Clearwater. Much better food than the usual bar selection, and a pleasant, not-at-all seedy atmosphere. Plus, the surroundings are beautiful.
POOR BOY: A NEW TREAT IN DELTA
Home cooking.These guys are from Michigan (Lower 48) and know a thing or two about basic good food. Good eats - try the Pasties. Ask about the U.P. and the best in Finnish Reggie.
Pasties - A midwest favorite - yum, gravy on the side please
Tesoro: Inexpensive Items
Almost everything is more expensive in Alaska - Here's an item that's FREE!!!!!
What to pay: FREE - that's right FREE ICE!!
Written Dec 16, 2002
Address: On the main road.
Let's assume you were sane before coming here. The warning signs of going bushy: 1) Hygeine becomes optional 2) Alcohol is a food group 3) You spend more than 1 hour per day looking at a calendar and planning a trip 4) Your wardrobe is 100% Carhart 5) A visit Fairbanks is a...
Super Cold Weather
At 40 below you need to think ahead.-Don't travel alone - take along a buddy that can help dig you out of a snow drift.-Leave with a full tank of fuel
On Nov. 3, 2002 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Alaska interior. We felt the quake here in the Delta Junction area - no real damage to speak of, but remember that this is earthquake country (posting this on 12/14/02 after another mild 4.3 quake) Attached graphic shows the...
Don't go hiking or driving around on the military property - watch for the big red flags. If you go past a red flag you might get hit by shells or bombs
Don't forget some good sunglasses! The sun stays at a low angle for many month (when it come up at all)
Take a slow friend - that way the bears will catch them while you run away
Arctic gear for the winter months, pack a hat for the summer
Bug Spray is a must in the summer.
Food and water - keep in mind there are lots of opportunities to get stuck or stranded. Take plenty...
Take a drive or a hike and find some Moose - don't get too close, the cows will attack you to protect the calves.
Written Dec 16, 2002
Quartz Lake is only 10 miles north of Delta Jct. and has been great fishing this year. It is a great place to take family or friends to have a good time. The fishing was great silver salmon, actic char, and rainbow trout. It was the best with all this new sun light. Just...
Good fishing year round - rainbow trout, arctic char and landlocked salmon.
Gear up in Fairbanks or visit the Granite View store in Delta - and don't forget to buy a fishing license
Quartz Lake Hike
Favorite thing: Drive 11 miles North of town on the Richardson Hwy, turn left at Quartz Lake - Hike the main trail - 3 three miles to a hill top and a nice veiw - These are real people - not actors from "Deliverance" - the third guy in line is kinda scary. You can almost hear the hills going "twang twang twang" when this bunch of rednecks tromped through.
Updated Apr 21, 2003
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