Talkeetna Riverfront Park

Where else can you walk to the end of Main Street and find yourself at the confluence of three wild rivers, overlooking a 20,000-foot peak? Close to downtown, this large, river-centered park offers wide open, untouched spaces, along with great panoramic view of the Alaska Range.

Come here to see the mingling of 3 swift glacial rivers: the Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna join to form the "Big Susitna River." Walk right to water's edge, or just take a romantic stroll on the gravelly, scenic sand bars. You might see people enjoying a campfire while sitting on huge, fallen cottonwood trees; rafters floating by after a day on the river; or jet boat drivers speeding by in the broad expanse of water.

Come by in the early morning to witness the crimson alpenglow on the mountain, or in the evening when the sky glows orange behind Denali (Mt. McKinley), Foraker, and Hunter. Walk a full loop around town by strolling downstream, along the Susitna River, until you come to the end of the village airstrip. Then walk up D Street, which will bring you right back to Main Street. Be aware that the trail is unimproved and you may encounter campers along the route. In the winter, people come here for snowshoeing, skiing, dog mushing, and snowmachining.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 62.322846
Longitude: -150.121177

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