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Delta Junction: Area North

Moose grazing in a pond.
Kayaking on Clearwater Lake. Photo by Steve DuBois.

Clearwater Lake is just a few miles north of Delta, off Jack Warren Road. This spring-fed lake freezes late and thaws early. It's an important stopover for migrating birds and is home to nesting waterfowl, eagles and osprey. Moose and songbirds inhabit the shores.

About 12 miles north of Delta, Quartz Lake sits at the edge of Shaw Creek Flats. The lake, two adjacent smaller ponds and the surrounding recreation area offer opportunities to see beaver, moose and waterfowl. Black bears may be found here as well. Nature trails provide access to the area to the west of the lake. Loons may be found on both Clearwater and Quartz Lakes.