Big Delta State Historical Park

Big Delta State Historical Park was an important crossroad for travelers, traders, and the military during the early 1900’s and Rika’s Roadhouse is the centerpiece of the park.

Honestly, I knew nothing of the place until reviewing the Traveler’s Guide to Alaskan Camping which outright stated, “even if you are not going to camp here, this is a place you must stop”. So, with that endorsement it made the list for a stop at the least. Once we did make the stop, the calm quiet of “no-where Alaska” bribed us into staying two nights before moving onto Fairbanks.

IMG_4643Although the camping consisted of only a space in a gravel parking lot, camping so close to the old farm had it’s benefits. Waking to the roster ka-kaw’ing and hear the sheep do their thing from time to time was nice, but simply having a well groomed area to walk among each morning and evening made it a stop not easily forgotten.

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