Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Trails and campgrounds reopen for summer

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Thursday, June 28, 2007

PALMER—Three popular trails and campgrounds are reopening for summer in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Trailheads will open this Friday for Matanuska Peak, Lazy Mountain, and Crevasse Moraine. The trails were closed temporarily to dry out.

Bathrooms and trash cans are supplied at the trailheads. Parking permits at trailheads help pay for this service at $3.00 per day or $30.00 for a season pass. Homeowners also received a coupon either for a free season pass in the mail or a free haul to the landfill.

Campgrounds are opening May 18 at the Talkeetna River front, the Matanuska River, and Lake Lucille. Fees are $10.00 per night for camping with no hookups or $15.00 for electric hookups (available only at Mat-River Park).

Those trails and campgrounds saw 50,358 visitors last year.

For more information call Community Development Director Ron Swanson at 745-9868.