Description - *This information is provided by Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation*
Many visitors enjoy this recreation site for its well kept campsites and for the picnic area. Others enjoy this site for the river access provided by the boat launch. The clear waters of the Delta Clearwater River provide excellent fishing opportunities for Arctic Grayling, whitefish, and salmon.
The Delta Clearwater River provides access to the Tanana and Goodpaster Rivers. Many people enjoy the opportunity to float the Delta Clearwater River.
- For those who enjoy walks and a chance to view animal life and plant life close-up, there is a boardwalk located along the river behind the campsites. At the end of the walk you can fish for grayling, whitefish, or salmon. If you are traveling in the spring or fall, Clearwater State Recreation Site is an excellent place to see sandhill cranes, swans, geese and other migratory birds.
Recreation - A beautiful little campground lies tucked beside a crystal clear river that offers great fishing opportunities and a peaceful place to spend the day.Clearwater State Recreation Site has 17 campsites, a boat launch, a picnic area, water and toilets.
Climate - The climate in Alaska varies with terrain and region. The south-central region of the state is most temperate because it is protected from cold northern winds by the Alaska Range. The large bodies of water that lies closely to this area create a stabilizing factor for the air temperature. Southeast Alaska is wet. An average of 80 inches of rain comes to this region directly from the Gulf of Alaska.
In contrast to the southeastern region, the interior receives very little precipitation. The winters are long in this region with spring, summer and fall taking place from May through September. The western coast of Alaska experiences long, cold winters and short, chilly summers. This area is very far north and at the mercy of huge water bodies that don't warm. Southwestern Alaska experiences foggy, wet summers with high temperatures reaching 60 degrees F. Winters are severe on this long peninsula of land with storms rising from the surrounding waters frequently. The average rainfall for the region is 75 inches/year.
Clearwater State Recreation Site is reached by turning onto Clearwater Road at mile 1415 of the Alaska Highway and driving 8-1/2 miles, or by turning onto Jack Warren Road at mile 268 of the Richardson Highway and driving 11 miles.