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