Delta Nat'L Wsr River

Bureau of Land Management, Alaska.

Alaska’s Upper and Lower Tangle Lakes, the Tangle River, and the upper stretch of the Delta River were all designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. Consisting of approximately 44,617 acres, spread over 62 river miles, it was designated for its recreation, scenic, fisheries, wildlife, and cultural values.


Lower Tangle Lakes and Upper Delta River trip: Put-in is at Tangle Lakes Campground (MP 21 Denali Highway) and take out is north of Phelan Creek (MP 212 Righardson Highway). If continuing on to Lower Delta River past MP 212 of the Richardson highway there is no designated take-out point but the Richardson Highway parallels the river in