Summer Activities  




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Community soccer fields play host to friendly evening matches throughout the summer months

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have fun on a canoe trip      canoe tours

Rent a canoe for a day, $45 a day. There are many local lakes; Chena Lake, Harding Lake, or Birch Lake that you may wish to explore via canoe.




Harding Lake – Lake trout and arctic char
Chena Lakes – stocked with Rainbow trout, salmon and char
Birch lake - stocked with Rainbow trout, salmon and char

We offer a free drop off and pick up service at the Pile Drivers Slough, a nearby Salcha waterway. This scenic and beautiful float trip almost always entails seeing, moose, beaver, birdlife such as waterfowl, eagles, owls and cranes, etc. The fishing is good for arctic grayling. You are in a real wilderness setting, with amazing photo opportunities on this beautiful picturesque float trip. Shallow water encounters do require some walking and may involve portaging around a beaver dam. Recommend participants be in good physical condition and bring a snack and water.

For information call us at (907) 322-8207

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Bike Rentals

$20.00 ½ day (4 hours or less)
$30.00 full day (up to 8 hours)

Bike the historic “old Valdez to Fairbanks trail” to a beautiful view of the Tanana river and Alaska Range. Other biking opportunities would be biking to Harding Lake or up to the Alaska Oil Pipeline on Johnson Road.

For information call us at (907) 322-8207

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Salcha has summer hiking trails that are cross-country ski trails in the winter. These trails range from moderate to difficult and offer splendid views of the local flora and fauna as well as a scenic view of the Salcha River valley and the Tanana River. Or we can direct you to other hiking areas down the highway.

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  • plenty of hiking trails around the hostel
  • along the Tanana river
  • grizzly hill trail
  • blueberry picking
  • call for information phone:(907) 322-8207




Berry Picking

Berries ripen mid summer starting in July and peaking in August. These flavor packed berries are abundant in our local area and within easy walking distance. Pick enough berries and you can make your own jam back at the hostel or enjoy them on your pancakes.

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