Delta Junction Travel Guide

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Delta Junction Things to Do

  • 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 get a good meal here.)Rika’s Roadhouse was built about 1913 and expanded...

  • Caribou and other wildlife near Donnelly...

    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 safari.

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  • 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.


    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

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Delta Junction Shopping

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    by JKSmithPE Written Dec 16, 2002

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    Almost everything is more expensive in Alaska - Here's an item that's FREE!!!!!

    What to pay: FREE - that's right FREE ICE!!

    Free ICE

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Delta Junction Warnings and Dangers

  • Going Bushy

    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 big treat. 6) You shave once a year whether you need to or not

  • 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

  • Earth Quakes

    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 fault lines around here. Personal observation from the 7.9 quake - Get...


Delta Junction What to Pack


    Don't forget some good sunglasses! The sun stays at a low angle for many month (when it come up at all)

  • Survival gear

    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 of food and water.

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Delta Junction Off The Beaten Path

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    by JKSmithPE Written Dec 16, 2002

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    Take a drive or a hike and find some Moose - don't get too close, the cows will attack you to protect the calves.

    Moose in December

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Delta Junction Sports & Outdoors

  • Fishing

    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 take a good bat or phone with you. Remember any one can fish this lake and...


    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

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Delta Junction Favorites

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    by JKSmithPE Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    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.

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