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Drive the Richardson Highway from Glennallen to Delta Junction Alaska and discover the many campgrounds along this scenic Richardson Highway between Glennallen Alaska through Delta Junction and on to Fairbanks Alaska.

Richardson Highway - Glennallen to Delta Junction

Richardson Highway - Glennallen to Delta Junction.Heading north from Glennallen the Richardson Hwy takes you through some of Alaska's more interesting country. This is a unique drive through Alaska's interior region and follows the path of the famous Alaska Oil Pipeline. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is visible from the road and there are many pullouts where the views of the pipeline and surrounding wilderness still today will take my breath away. Our family especially loves this drive in the fall months when the leaves and bushes are turning all red, gold and blue.

Dry Creek State Recreation Site - Alaska State Parks; Located just 4 miles north of Glennallen at milepost 117.5 Richardson Highway you find the entrance to Dry Creek State Recreation Site. There are a total of 50 campsites in two at Dry Creek SRS of which all are dry boondocking sites. There are 10 pull through's available in the center of the loop. Water, outhouses, hiking trails and fishing is available in the 360 acre campground. The back-in sites on the outside of the campground vary in size but are generally limited to medium sized rigs up to 35 feet. There is a small fee, currently $12.00 for each night of camping.

Sourdough Creek Campground at Mile 147.5 of the Richardson Hwy, offers 47 dry campsites with 12 of them pull-through sites. Tent sites, picnic tables, fire-rings, hand pump water spigots, outhouses, fishing in the Gulkana River for salmon and grayling, hiking trails, boat launch. Sourdough Creek Campground offers semi secluded camping in a heavily wooded area with individual campsites on a well groomed gravel base. Each campsite is isolated by trees and brush making this campground perfect for that deep woods feeling. Wide trails of hard packed gravel make daily walks enjoyable. Water should be boiled or treated before drinking. Currently there is a $12.00 fee for each night of camping.

Paxson Lake Campground at Mile 175 of the Richardson Hwy, offers 50 campsites plus 10 walk-in tent sites as well. Don't get discouraged when the road into the campground seems to be a bit long, it's 1½ miles down the hill from the Richardson to the campground so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Paxson Lake Campground has a total of 50 campsites of which 10 are walk-in tent sites and 40 are vehicle sites with tables, and a fire ring, Paxson Lake Campground also has a boat launch, outhouses, self guided information/interpretive panels, and a fee station. Paxson Lake Campground has hand pump for potable water but we once again suggest boiling or chemicle treatment. There is also an RV dump station with non-potable water for washdowns. Currently there is a $12.00 fee for each night of camping.

Richardson Hwy near Paxon

Paxon Lake, Alaska

Glacier near Paxon Lake

Paxon Lake Campground


Richardson Highway - Delta Junction to Fairbanks

It's common to see wildlife along the Richardson Highway like this young Caribou we came across in the early part of May. Moose, bears, wolves and caribou are plentiful as are smaller species of animals and birds including the Willow Ptarmigan.


Drive The Richardson Highway in Alaska

Summer months along the northern Richardson Highway you can expect just about any kind of weather. Typically, June is usually somewhat dry and sunny. July is often rainy and August varies, with autumn arriving about mid-month. It can snow during any month, but also can get in the 80's too.