(NOTE 1/15/19: reports coming back from the Willow Trail Committee is the lakes and rivers are solid and safe–no apparent damage from Saturdays’ 5.0, last week’s deep-freeze did the trick)
One of the most beautiful club rides, Nancy Lakes State Park affords gorgeous trails among giant Spruce and open swamp-meadows of untouched powder riding hard to find anywhere else in the lower Susitna Valley drainage. Nothing technical and no steep hills etc, but this is an intermediate ride for the deeper snow in some areas (we’ve had entire families join us in the past for this ride with young riders that shined us on !). Typical 50-75 miles total.
Nancy Lakes State Park requires your snowmachine be registered with the State of Alaska: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/reg/snow.htm and there is a $5.00 daily parking fee unless you already have a state parks parking pass (no change available at parking lot).
At Milepost 67.3 on the Parks Highway 1/2 MILE JUST PAST HATCHERS PASS POLARIS WILLOW STORE ON THE LEFT you’ll find Nancy Lakes Parkway (turn on the left/west off the Parks) large street sign says “Nancy Lakes Parkway”, Travel approximately 2 miles (the road dead-ends into parking area where we’ll meet.) We’ll depart at 10am after a brief riders meeting and return to the cars between 4 and 5pm.
AS ALWAYS, BE SURE TO ALWAYS CHECK THE HOTLINE 907-689-7777 BEFORE DEPARTING FOR THE RIDE