Description - *This information provided by Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation*
Cost to camp is $10 per night. Use of boat launch costs $10. King salmon, arctic grayling and northern pike are the most common species of fish caught in the Salcha River.
- Salcha River State Recreation Site, located at Mile 323.3 of the Richardson Highway, offers campsites, boat launch and a public use cabin.
Recreation - Cost to camp is $10 per night. Use of boat launch costs $10.
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.
Salcha River State Recreation Site, located at Mile 323.3 of the Richardson Highway.