This area consists of the southern section of the Dalton Highway and parts of the Steese and Taylor Highways. The primary species in this area is arctic grayling, but char and rainbow trout can also be caught in stocked lakes. There are a few salmon present, but all would be in a deep spawning phase and thus not good for consumption.
Chena Lake has two distinct personalities: The Lake Park and The River Park. The two parks were created at the same time an earthfill dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers in response to devastating Chena River floods in 1967. The dam is 7.1 miles long and controls nearly 1,500 miles of watershed that would otherwise freely flow into Fairbanks.
Overview The Yukon River is such a giant; no words can accurately describe the scale of things along its more than 2000-mile length. There are sloughs running through large wooded islands that are bigger than most rivers, and if you need to be on one side of the river at a certain point, you better start many miles in advance getting to that side. Running out of the Canadian subarctic and across the entire breadth of Alaska to where its… ...more