Light Rain
Light Rain

Weather

Palmer

Conditions:
Light Rain
Temperature:
52° F

Wasilla

Conditions:
Cloudy
Temperature:
54° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
Cloudy
Temperature:
53° F

Visitor Guide

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MAP EXPLORER

Borough Map 2

Find lodging, dining, activities, attractions and more in each region of the Mat-Su Valley. More Info


Online Availability Report

Check the upcoming availability of local accommodations. More Info


Video and Photo Tour

Take a look at Mat-Su Valley's Video and Photo Tour. More Info

Alaska Ice Fishing

Alaska Ice FishingIn Alaska, winter is primetime ice fishing season. Grab your tackle and pick up some bait. The fish are easy to find in more than 80 Alaska lakes stocked annually with landlocked salmon, Arctic grayling, Arctic char and rainbow trout.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game provides great resources for ice fishing in Alaska:

Fishing Reports and Regulations
List of Mat-Su Valley Stocked Lakes
Search the Lake Stocking Database
Purchase Your Fishing License Online

Winter Ice Fishing Derby

The Houston Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Lions Club hosts the Mat-Su Valley Pike Derby on weekends in March. Prize categories include most number, pounds and lengths of pike, as well as longest, heaviest, shortest and lightest pike. Fish will be cooked at the derby awards banquet and donated to local food pantries.

Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

Click here to launch the Mat-Su Valley Video Photo Tour. More Info

Social Media

Social Media

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Helpful resources

Helpful resources

So you're planning a trip to Alaska and need some help getting started. You've come to the right place! More Info

Maps and more

Maps and more

Find Alaska Highway maps and mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su… More Info

Great outdoors

Great outdoors

Discover more about boating, rafting, fishing, flightseeing and how to get into the backcountry of… More Info

Denali Flightseeing

Denali Flightseeing

Alaska's majestic scenery appears magnified from a Cessna window and the vantage point makes for good… More Info

glaciers

glaciers

You can see a glacier just about anywhere in Alaska. But in the Mat-Su Valley, you can actually get out… More Info

Alaska Rafting

Alaska Rafting

Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Hover in rapids through canyons, see glaciers calve fall… More Info

Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

Fine dining to cafes and everything in between. Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized.… More Info

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Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play

The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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