Welcome

Located two hours north of Anchorage in the Susitna Valley along Montana Creek, the campground offers plentiful, extreme fishing.

  • Grayling
  • Rainbow trout
  • Dolly varden
  • King salmon
  • Silver salmon
  • Pink salmon

Flightseeing around Denali, Jet-Boat tours, river-rafting, dog mushing and other activities await!

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Food

Tired of burning your beans over the campfire?

Business Name Location Distance Phone Website
Denali Brewing Company Tasting Room Talkeetna 4 miles north 907-733-2536  
H & H Cafe Mile 100 Parks Hwy 4 miles north 907-733-2415  
Sheep Creek Lodge Mile 88 Parks Hwy 8 miles south 907-495-6227  
Kahiltna Bistro Talkeetna  9 miles north 907-733-3366  
Latitude 62 Talkeetna  10 miles north 907-733-9500  
Talkeetna Alaska Lodge Talkeetna  16 miles north 907-733-9500  
Twister Creek Talkeetna  16 miles north 907-733-2537  

 

Upper Susitna Senior Meals

This is a great opportunity to chat with and hear remarkable stories from the original homesteaders. Join Upper Susitna seniors at the senior center, which is two miles north on the Parks Highway.

Tuesday at noon: Enjoy an entrée, salad bar and beverage.

Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Brunch accompanied by salad and dessert bars.

 

Go to church

The Montana Creek Baptist Church, 2 miles north on the Parks Highway, welcomes visitors of all denominations. You can call the church if you need transportation (907-733-2591).

Sunday School: 10 a.m.

Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Shopping with a view

Campground shuttle services are available for day trips!

 

Take the Talkeetna Spur Road for the perfect day or afternoon trip. Stop at the Mount McKinley viewpoint; it is absolutely the best place in the state from which to view McKinley. Then park in town and stroll through beautiful downtown Talkeetna. The town is filled with many historical buildings and cabins. Talkeetna is home to many craftspeople and artists, so be sure to stop in at the little shops to see what they’ve done. And if you're looking for gifts or mementos, you’ll find those in Talkeetna, as well.

 

Museum

To learn about the history of Talkeetna as a mining town, visit the Talkeetna Museum, located in the little red schoolhouse. Admission to the museum’s three buildings is $43 per person. Children under 7 years of age are free.

Walking tours of Talkeetna are available for $10 per person. Please call the museum for details or to pre-schedule and make payment arrangements: 907-733-2487

 

Observe the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis (northern lights) are viewable on clear nights in May, late August and September. The northern lights are turned off during June and July.

The northern lights exist year-round, but it is not dark enough to see them during the bright nights of summer in Alaska. If you feel like taking a late-night stroll, walk out to the open part of the campground for the best opportunity to see the lights. They may appear as a rainbow-shaped, pale green glow, pale green and/or pink waving curtains or as spectacular flat planes of light. Occasionally, they’ll appear as a swirling, cloud-like mass. The northern lights are always exciting to see and are worth staying up or getting up for.