Description - *This information is provided by Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation*
A city airstrip next to the site allows for fly-in camping.
Directly across the highway from the recreation site lies the Delta River. This allows for some spectacular views of the Alaska Range beyond. On a clear day one of the tallest mountains of the Alaska Range, Mt. Hayes with an elevation of 13,832 feet, can be viewed from the park. Because of their high elevation, Mt. Hayes and five other mountains that can be seen from the park remain snow covered year round.
- Delta State Recreation Site is a popular campground for those traveling between Tok and Fairbanks. This campground gives visitors a wilderness feel, but keeps them conveniently close to town for events or shopping. There are stores, commercial showers and other services nearby.
Recreation - Delta State Recreation Site has 25 developed campsites, a picnic area, a covered picnic shelter, 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.
Delta State Recreation Site is located in Delta Junction at mile 267 of the Richardson Hwy.