Finger Lake State Recreation Site is located 0.7 mile west of the Trunk Road/Bogard Road intersection. The campground offers a quiet retreat between two cities, Palmer and Wasilla. There are 24 campsites, 2 group-use campsites, 25 picnic sites, water, toilets, and a boat launch. The recreation site provides lake access for boaters and sport fisherman. Finger Lake has good fishing for Rainbow, Arctic Char, and Grayling with access to winter ice fishing.
Lake Louise State Recreational Area is located near Glennallen in the Copper Valley. Lake Louise is a favorite playground for Alaskans year-round. Area activities include camping, fishing, boating, bird watching, hiking, biking, berry picking, snow machining, skiing, skating, hunting, and Northern Lights viewing. Lake Louise offers great year round fishing and sports four species of fish: lake trout, whitefish, burbot and arctic grayling. The lake trout run from 8 to 12 pounds, but 20 pounders are not uncommon.
This quiet, family campground is nestled on Byers Lake at the foot of Kesugi Ridge and is an access point to Kesugi Ridge trail via the Cascade trail. The area offers spectacular views of Mt. Denali. It is located 147 miles north of Anchorage and 90 miles from the National Park Service entrance. Burbot, Lake and Rainbow Trout fishing. Byers Lake has three Public-Use Cabins for nightly rental.
The broad Susitna river Valley, including what is now the recreation area, was scoured by massive glaciers, which once covered it. When the ice retreated some 9,000 years ago, it left a rolling landscape of elongated glacial deposits, called drumlins, dotted with hundreds of lakes and ponds.