Bentalit Village Subdivision has year round activities:
Wildlife viewing, fly fishing, king salmon fishing, silver salmon fishing, pink
salmon fishing, rainbow trout fishing, northern pike fishing, bowfishing, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, boating,
and four wheeling.
Animals commonly seen in the area are:
Moose, coyote, black bear, brown bear, wolf, marten, fox and beaver.
Bald Eagles, hawks and ravens are a daily sight, as are numerous species of waterfowl.
Trumpeter swans gather in May on Swan Lake which
is next to the subdivision and then nest during the summer in surrounding areas. They gather again on the lake in September and fly South
This area is famous for its fishing activties:
Salmon fishing, Rainbow Trout fishing, Northern Pike fishing - fishing galore!
You can fish lakes, streams and rivers, from the shore or from boats, and spin-cast, troll or go fly fishing.
More information on fishing:
King Salmon Fishing(Chinook) is best from late May to mid-July and will average 35 lbs., but often go to 50 or even 60 lbs.
Red Salmon Fishing
(Sockeye) peaks from mid-July to mid-August. Some people think this is the best salmon for eating(especially when it is smoked).
Silver Salmon Fishing (Coho) run from late July into early September and the fish will average from 7 to 9 lbs. with many larger than that.
Not only do they put up a good fight, they love to jump and dance on top of the water.
Pink and Chum Salmon Fishing is best in the late summer.
Rainbow Trout Fishing is good all season from May through September with the best fishing being from late August through late September. Catch
and release is encouraged for the "bows".
Northern Pike Fishing is an option any time of the year and there are trophies running more than 20 lbs.
to be caught in our series of lakes.
Some winter activities:
Cross-country skiing....There are limitless opportunities for back-country
skiing and snowshoeing. Just step outside and choose a direction.
Dog Mushing....Bentalit Village Airpark is ideally located to view the world
famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race that is run from Anchorage to Nome. The trail runs up the Yentna River right by Fish Creek, providing plenty of
excitement as the best mushers in the world pass on their journey up the frozen river to the Skwentna checkpoint.
snowmobiling trails pass by the Airpark. Also the frozen Yentna River becomes a major thoroughfare providing easy access to explore the Alaskan
Skiplane....A long groomed runway is maintained for skiplanes on the Marsh next to the Airpark.