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Susitna Flats State Game Refuge

Susitna Flats State Game Refuge

The Susitna Flats State Game Refuge encompasses 300,000 acres surrounding the Susitna and Little Susitna River deltas. The landscape you see here is representative of the entire refuge: swampy muskegs, meandering streams, lowlands, mud, some trees and oilwells. I assume the game animals to be found here are salmon and waterfowl - land-bound creatures would have difficulty negotiating such an area. There's even a campground, but don't forget to pack mosquito repellant!

The body of water at the top of the picture is a combination of the Cook Inlet and mudflats; the river snaking in and out of the picture and through the muskegs is the Little Susitna; the Susitna River splits into three streams that combine into two streams forming a large delta - its picture didn't make the cut for this website and it isn't visible in the photo. Our plane was 12-15 miles WNW of Anchorage on its way to Kotzebue.

 

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