Delta WSR - Upper Tangle Lakes

Delta National Wild and Scenic River BLM asks that all users do their part to help maintain the pristine character of the Delta River through

low impact camping techniques.


Upper Tangle Lakes

Upper Tangle Lakes

To explore the Upper Tangle Lakes, use the boat launch at the Delta Wild and Scenic River Wayside at mile 21.5 of the Denali Highway. Two short portages provide access to an unnamed muddy, shallow lake. Three routes may be taken from there: 1) continue across the lake which then drains into Tangle River and loops back to the first lake; or 2) two more short portages and one-mile long portage to the south will take you to Dickey Lake (which flows into the Middle Fork of the Gulkana River); or 3) travel/line up the Tangle River out of the muddy lake and paddle to the one-mile portage above Dickey Lake.

Note: Portage trails are not marked or maintained in the Upper Tangle Lakes. Float planes may land at Dickey Lake and the Tangle Lakes. For further information on the Middle fork trip, please visit our Gulkana Wild and Scenic River Page.