With its crystal water rushing over cobble-and-gravel bed, the creek has the feel of big water, with noisy riffles and deep pools. And move upstream or around a corner, and Brushkana Creek shifts to a more intimate mood as it narrows beneath steep banks or overhanging brush. It’s one of the most popular Denali Highway streams for fishing grayling, especially with dry flies, beloved among anglers. Also check out Seattle and Canyon creeks further west for classic fly-fishing pleasure.
The old, well-appointed campground on the west bank of Brushkana Creek is very popular among seasoned Denali Highway travelers. The 22 campsites are well laid out, offering a modicum of privacy, with excellent access to the wide gravel bars along the clear-running creek and its famous grayling. All the usual amenities in a spruce forest with angler trails. It can be buggy through mid-summer.