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About Donnelly Creek State Rec Area
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Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Donnelly Creek State Rec Area is located in Alaska
Latitude
63.677 N
Longitude
-145.883 W
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4 Reviews of Donnelly Creek State Rec Area
So Sweet

12 pretty tree filled sites, tables, firepits, $15 a night. The road through is full of pot holes but don't let it deter you, it just requires a little navigation. Nice space between sites for quiet and privacy. Restrooms, bear proof trash. One public use cabin. A great place to get away for quiet to reconnect and think.

Stunning Getaway

We ended up here Memorial Day weekend because the other sites around Delta were full, but boy am I glad we made it. The campsites are large enough for multiple tents, have fire rings, and most have picnic tables. The bathrooms are also well maintained and the spots spaced out enough so you’re not right on top of your neighbors. What really makes the campground, though, are two things: Number one, NO BUGS! We saw maybe 5 mosquitoes over two days (which is unheard of in interior Alaska), and number two, THE VIEWS! Behind most of the sites is access to Donnelly Creek and boy oh boy the views of the Alaska Range are magnificent. We had a beautiful walk along the path and while it was windy, it was a beautiful day. The only negative is the amount of traffic in the highway nearby because of the proximity to the pipeline, but it’s not something that will keep us away.

Quiet hidden GEM

Convenient location near Delta Junction. Excellent camping spots with jaw dropping views on clear days. The Alaska Range is breathtaking. Bathrooms well maintained. Great place stay a night or two and if you’re lucky to enjoy the Northern Lights.

First to Review
Quiet Area with Amazing Views on a clear day

We stumbled upon this campground by accident while exploring the area between Paxon Lake and Delta Junction and it was such a hidden gem! The night we stayed it was super quiet with hardly anyone else staying there, which was surprising for the middle of July. Great camp spots, no host when we stayed but the bathrooms were very well maintained. It was a clear sunny night and the views of the Creek with the Alaska Range in the background were pretty spectacular! Whether stopping for the night while passing through or as a destination, I totally recommend this campground.