Coal Mine Road, near Delta Junction, Alaska. Image was taken this past solstice evening, June 21, at 1:00 AM. We had a little more than 22 hours of daylight this particular day. LOVE Alaska !!! Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Coal Mine Pond is a small (~ 5 acres) stocked lake in the foothills of the Alaska Range, about 2 miles up the Coal Mine Road off the Richardson Highway, 24 miles south of Delta Junction. The Coal Mine Road begins at Richardson Highway mile 242.1. The Coal Mine Road is not passable by standard automobile, and requires the ground clearance of a truck or SUV. The Division of Sport Fish manages four public-use cabins located on fishing lakes in Interior Alaska. The cabin is available without fee by advance reservation only, and these reservations must be made by phone or in person during normal office hours at (907) 459-7228.
Look what we saw on a recent outing to Coal Mine Road! This was our first sighting of pussy willows this year. Spring must be just around the corner! Photo by Cindy Lou Aillaud